Tuesday, August 30, 2016 Av 26, 5776
Who's Keeping Count? In the coming month, the U.N. Security Council is due to vote on proposed sanctions against Iran for its pursuit of nuclear-weapons technology. The result of negotiations between the United States and the other members of the Council can be roughly characterized as something in between a complete failure and a joke. There's little doubt that Iran...
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The rising tension in the Palestinian territories between Hamas and Fatah is giving hope to some Middle East observers. The notion is that if the Fatah "moderates" are finally ready to challenge the Hamas "extremists," then there's a possibility that Palestinians will embrace peace. If only it were that simple. First, despite the call for new elections by Palestinian Authority...
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By:
Stu Goldman
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As Chanukah comes to a close this weekend, the flurry of gift-giving in our community will halt as the rest of the country prepares to bury itself in an avalanche of Christmas cheer. But before we assess the damage to our checkbooks by the transformation of the Festival of Lights into a celebration of consumerism, we should take a moment...
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A Time of Miracles The long and often sad history of the Jewish people has often given us reason to cry out to God and ask for a miracle. Not every such prayer has been answered positively, but a key to the continuing appeal of Chanukah has always been in the power of a story based in the unlikely triumph...
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