Wednesday, July 30, 2014 Av 3, 5774
By:
Bonna Devora Haberman
Some ultra-Orthodox crowds in Jerusalem have adopted new modes of Shabbat observance -- stone-throwing outside the Intel plant, and cursing and havoc-wreaking at a parking lot in town. While many of us smell spices to soothe our souls at the departure of Shabbat, men and boys in black hats and jackets dump garbage into the streets and ignite a toxic...
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By:
Mike Weilbacher
Last week, President Barack Obama dragged America kicking and screaming across a critical threshold, committing us to a 17 percent reduction in greenhouse gas levels by 2020. Forget for a moment that this is not an effective enough response; forget also what Congress might do to that number. Rather, let's rejoice that we have a leader who is stepping up...
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By:
Tevi Troy
Officials in the Obama administration have decided that they will be cutting the guest list in half for this year's Chanukah party at the White House. The Jerusalem Post , which first reported this development, suggested that this will be politically harder for Obama the Democrat than it would have been for Bush the Republican. As one of President Bush's...
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By:
Neal M. Sher
The espionage charges leveled against American scientist Stewart David Nozette raise more questions than they answer; and those questions should trouble, and perhaps even outrage, the American Jewish community. The affidavit of FBI agent Leslie Martell, made public last month, lays out the factual underpinning for the complaint. It seems that Nozette was initially targeted because he boasted to friends...
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By:
Ira Forman
I am a lucky man, some might say blessed, as earlier this year I had a heart attack and survived -- physically and financially. I'm fortunate to have a comprehensive health insurance plan. Yet even someone with good insurance can't go through a medical calamity without getting a glimpse of what lies over the precipice of financial and medical disaster...
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