Friday, March 6, 2015 AdarI 15, 5775
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Leonard Fein
Different interpretations abound but, unexplained, there could hardly be a greater contrast than that between two sentences, one from the New Testament (Matthew 26:11) -- "The poor you will always have with you," the other from Deuteronomy (15:4), "There will not be any poor among you." Odds are that most people would accept the first of these as a sensible...
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How many people can say that, while perusing a college alumni periodical, they ran across a photo of an Orthodox Jew? I'm not speaking about those people who may have gone to school in a great metropolis like New York or went to a religious institution, like Yeshiva University. I'm thinking of people who went to traditional state schools or...
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Willingness to deal with renewed Iran threat needs to be campaign issue
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Jonathan S. Tobin
A couple of months ago, the question of what to do about the possibility of a nuclear Iran was on the verge of becoming the No. 1 foreign-policy issue in 2008. Though not exactly eclipsing the Iraq war, Iran's nuclear program was the red-hot focus of attention, with speculation rising as to what, if anything, the United States was prepared...
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M.J. Rosenberg
Last week, millions of voters in 21 states made their choice for president. Super Tuesday marked the end of the preliminary stage of "The Making of the President 2008" and will move us very close to the main event. From a roster of more than a dozen potential presidents, we are now down to just Sens. Hillary Clinton and Barack...
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Morton A. Klein
Do Jews outside Israel have the right to criticize Israeli policies relating to defense and security matters or eternal issues, like concessions on Jerusalem? Some argue that while Diaspora Jews may debate a range of Israeli policies, national security and defense policies should be debated only by Israelis, seeing that only Israelis directly reap the benefits -- or pay the...
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