Monday, August 31, 2015 Elul 16, 5775
Interfaith dialogue must be based on the principle that respect is a two-way street
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Jonathan S. Tobin
In 1263, the great Spanish scholar Rabbi Moses ben Nahman, better known as Nahmanides, was summoned to Barcelona by King James I of Aragon to engage in a rather stressful form of interfaith dialogue with representatives of the Dominican and Franciscan religious orders. Their debate is known to history as the Disputation of Barcelona. The purpose of those who initiated...
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In advance of the Super Bowl, Bruce Weinstein, Ph.D., aka "The Ethics Guy" at BusinessWeek.com , decided to make himself the most popular fellow around the water cooler by going after office gambling, which he definitively declared to always be a "bad bet." "Office pools involving cash are common, exciting and potentially lucrative," he wrote. "But they can violate corporate...
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By:
John R. Cohn, M.D.
Arab rejection of Israel has included boycotts not only of Israeli goods, but often even acknowledgement of Israel's existence. On Nov. 25, 2005, U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan and other officials marked an "International Day of Solidarity With the Palestinian People" in front of a map of the region, where member state Israel had been erased. It is in this...
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By:
Barry Rubin
The Arab-Israeli conflict definitely holds the record for the most bizarrely treated issue in modern history. It is easy to forget just how strange this situation is, and the extent to which it is understood and handled so totally different from other, more rationally perceived problems. Let's take a very simple example, and examine the surrealistic, bizarre way in which...
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By:
Douglas Bloomfield
The race for the Republican presidential nomination has come down to the Big Dough vs. the Big Mo. Mitt Romney may have the money, but Sen. John McCain probably has the momentum. And the votes. Especially among Jewish Republicans. McCain is the clear favorite of Jewish Republicans now that former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani has dropped out. And he...
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