Friday, August 1, 2014 Av 5, 5774
The Obama Administration's First 100 Days
By:
Marc R. Stanley
During his first 100 days in office, the U.S. Jewish community has already taken great pleasure with the performance of President Barack Obama. He has begun to develop a deep and substantive relationship with the Jewish community by, among other things, hosting the first presidential seder, creating strong outreach with our community, and working on key domestic and international issues...
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The Obama Administration's First 100 Days
By:
Matthew Brooks
As Americans examine the first 100 days of the Obama administration, it's important to make a candid assessment of the president's actions so far. These first months are widely considered an indicator of the policies the president will pursue in the years to come. So what have we seen so far? As Iran continues to work feverishly to acquire nuclear...
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By:
Adam Levick
It was March 2006, my first time in Israel. Shabbat had just arrived and, with a gentle breeze at my back, I tentatively approached the Western Wall. I had recently taken the first steps toward observance, and though I was anticipating a journey filled with joy and meaning, my life till then hadn't prepared me for the emotion that took...
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By:
Martin J. Raffel
Why hasn't prevention of a nuclear-armed Iran become a priority of the highest order for the American Jewish community? Many national agencies have long urged more activism, but the intensity at the grass-roots level is missing. One hears many reasons for the low-key response, including an overwhelming media focus on the domestic and global economic crisis. Iran does tend to...
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By:
David A. Harris
GENEVA — Instead of being at the podium, he should be in the dock. That's what I thought as I watched Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad address the supposed anti-racism Durban Review Conference in Geneva last week. It was tragedy masquerading as farce: perhaps no better symbol of all that had gone wrong with a process originally designed to advance the...
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