Op-Ed

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What Would Students Protest Today?

Twenty-five years ago, I joined hundreds of thousands of fellow Americans on the National Mall to draw attention to the plight of Soviet Jews....
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Obama’s Anti-Genocide Fighter Seeks U.N. Office Space?

Eight months after President Barack Obama appointed Samantha Power to direct the new Atrocities Prevention Board, it still has no website, phone number or...
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‘Refusenik’ Still Defines Her

I have now lived in freedom for almost half of my life but who I am as a person, as a parent and a...
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How the Soviet Jewry Movement Changed My Life

I’ve often been asked why I chose a career in public service and what the impetus was for such a life decision. I’ve often been...
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The United Nations Has Now Legitimized Terrorism

The U.N. General Assembly has voted to make “Palestine” a “non-member state” of the United Nations.  The U.N. General Assembly has voted to make “Palestine”...
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Welcomed Despite Being ‘The Stranger’

A local attorney reflects on the 'Abrahams' who welcomed her as she set out to learn how to be a Jewish mother and eventually converted. Parsha...
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How to Keep the Precious Balance

When it comes to welcoming interfaith families, our struggle is to find the right balance between tradition and change, between Jewish practice and secular...
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Has the ‘December Dilemma’ Become an Anachronism?

As we enter the holiday season, we need to be able to embrace all the people we love and respect all their traditions. In 1958,...
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Worrying About War, Heading for the IDF

Local high school graduate Rebecca Richman reflects on the gravity of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as she readies to join the Israel Defense Forces through...
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Local Diplomat: No Country Would Tolerate This Situation

On Nov. 14th, Israel embarked on Operation Pillar of Defense. The main purpose of the operation has been to restore security to the civilian...