Tuesday, March 31, 2015 Nisan 11, 5775
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Diane Edbril
As I sat in shul over the last couple of weeks, I thought about what we as Jews ponder when one year draws to a close and another begins. At different times, I imagine, we pray for different things. Some of us, or our loved ones, are battling illness, and so we pray for a cure or recovery. Some of...
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Media Clippings
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There are times when it seems the morning paper is trying to tell me something specific about the Jewish experience or Jewish history, though not in any programmatic way. Usually, a number of disparate elements jump out at me, and I see a pattern -- and then wonder if the editors or any other readers see it as well. This...
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Washington's fantasies about the Palestinians will waste money and lives
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With congressional elections not far off, those politicians interested in Jewish votes are now talking about their support for Israel. Fair enough, but for the vast majority of us who weren't looking at events in Washington too closely, the pro-Israel side just received something of a setback. A bill that would have banned direct U.S. funding of the terrorist-controlled Palestinian...
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Advocacy Corner
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Asaf Romirowsky
In yet another shameful act by the United Nations, Iran's totalitarian leader Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was invited to address the body's General Assembly. Even more disgraceful was his invitation to address Columbia University's World Leader's Forum, a yearlong program that aims to unite "renowned intellectuals and cultural icons from many nations to examine global challenges and explore cultural perspectives." Eventually, the...
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By:
Barry Rubin
Why is the West so eager to appease the state sponsor of Osama bin Laden's Al Qaeda? Five years after Al Qaeda carried out the Sept. 11 attacks, amid all the mourning and commemoration for that anniversary, the United States, Europe and even some misguided Israeli leaders are rushing to negotiate (and aching to make concessions to) the country that...
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