Thursday, September 29, 2016 Elul 26, 5776
By:
Basil Herring and Joel Finkelstein
Circumcision, or brit milah, has long been the stuff of cheap jokes and comedy. But in recent weeks, what used to be nothing more than harmless fare has taken on a much more serious tone. So-called "intactivists" on the fringe left of American politics have pushed the radical notion that infant circumcision is an act of genital mutilation, so unacceptable...
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By:
Newt Gingrich
Israel and America are at a dangerous crossroads in which the survival of Israel and the safety of the United States both hang in the balance. Terrorism becomes stronger each year, while the claims of terrorists become more acceptable to our European allies and more powerful in the United Nations. Iran, with its stated wish to annihilate Israel, is closer...
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By:
Stuart E. Eizenstat
As a government official in several administrations, an American and a Jew, I see Israel from multiple perspectives. Israel plays a strategic role in advancing American interests in the Middle East; Israel and the United States share a common set of democratic values; Israel is the Third Jewish Commonwealth, returning the Jewish people to their homeland after 2,000 years of...
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By:
Marji Goldman
Our two sons Billy and Zach loved playing all sports. So it was a no-brainer when my husband, Andy, who was on the board of the JCC, and I decided to have them try out and participate in the JCC Maccabi Games throughout their teenage years. Our boys are grown now. Zach, 25, a graduate of the University of Michigan...
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By:
Michael Oren
Nearly 35 years ago, on July 4, 1976, the streets of America were aglow. The nation was celebrating the bicentennial -- the 200th anniversary of its independence. In Israel, too, the streets were radiant. Israel Defense Forces commandos had rescued some 100 hostages held captive by Palestinian terrorists at Uganda's Entebbe Airport. This was one of history's most audacious raids,...
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