Friday, July 3, 2015 Tammuz 16, 5775
By:
Mitchell Bard
Debates still rage over the actions of American Jewry during the Holocaust. Given the outcome, however, it's hard to dispute that that generation of leaders failed. While today's threat is not the same as the one they faced then, the danger posed by a nuclear Iran is considered an existential one by Israel. The question is whether we are repeating...
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By:
Joshua I. Shuman
How do you teach your children that the world is not black and white? How do you teach your children that a split-second decision can change your life forever? How do you teach your children to appreciate the gray zone -- the area that cannot be defined, the area that is, well, unknowable? Frankly, I just don't know, and I'm...
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By:
Joel Einleger
With winter's snow at an end, thousands of parents are now imagining their children swimming in a mountain lake after a long, hot run in the sun as they finalize plans for their children to attend summer camp. But only some parents will choose a camp that can also help build their child's Jewish connections, identity and pride, while they...
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By:
Lee S. Bender and Jerome R. Verlin
American supporters of Israel have differing views on how to arrive at the Arab-Israeli peace we all hope for, but an important element upon which we should all agree is that unfairly blaming Israel for key historical and current occurrences does not bring peace closer. In fact, encouraging the public to adopt and advocate for unrealistic Arab-espoused distortions and demands...
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By:
Philip A. Cunningham
Although Holocaust Memorial Day, Yom Hashoah, has become an important annual commemoration in many places, there is a danger that remembering the Holocaust can be regarded by the wider community as primarily a Jewish concern. Clearly, the Shoah is uniquely significant for Jews who have to deal with the enormity of the devastation it wrought. Yet it is also important...
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