Friday, July 31, 2015 Av 15, 5775

By:
Joseph Smukler
With the rapid rise of anti-Semitism around the world, and a growing list of Islamic governments and Muslim extremists actively sponsoring it, strong words from the leader of the Catholic Church are necessary. So when Pope Benedict XVI denounced all forms of anti-Semitism, he added a powerful and important voice to our fight against this old and very ugly form...
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'Kristallnacht': Too Soft a Word to Describe Pogrom In reviewing Martin Gilbert's new book, Kristallnacht: Prelude to Destruction, Robert Leiter notes that the author claims that "the perpetrators saw in this name both their sense of triumph and their contempt: triumph at what they had destroyed, laughter at the thought of the sound of broken glass" (Books & Writers: "Kristallnacht,...
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Deciding where to invest the scarce resources available to Jewish groups is a deeply controversial issue. The question has often been put as one of choosing between whether to fund projects that serve the unaffiliated or the intermarried, or those that serve individuals already in the community's core. That is something of a false dilemma, since it makes sense to...
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The bizarre and unbalanced nature of the struggle of the State of Israel to defend itself against terrorist attacks was never more apparent than in the last week. Some 15 months after Israel withdrew its troops and its settlements from Gaza, the densely populated strip of territory is now fairly bristling with arms of all sorts. In response to the...
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Are There No Moral Barometers on Campus?
By:
Asaf Romirowsky
Critic Edward Alexander, in his latest book -- co-authored with Paul Bogdanor and titled The Jewish Divide Over Israel: Accusers and Defenders -- writes that "Hitler's professors were the first to make anti-Semitism both academically respectable and complicit in murder. They have now been succeeded by [Yasser] Arafat's professors: not only the boycotters, not only the advocates of suicide bombings,...
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