Saturday, April 19, 2014 Nisan 19, 5774
By:
Ilana Goldhaber-Gordon
There was a time when I could not read the story of the binding of Isaac without wishing for a different ending -- that Abraham would stand up to God, refusing to harm his son. Some of my rabbinic colleagues redefine the story, ignoring God's words, "because you did this thing and did not hold back your precious son from...
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By:
Harris Devor and Asaf Romirowsky
As almost everyone knows by now, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is planning to march into the United Nations this month and demand statehood for the Palestinians by way of a Unilateral Declaration of Independence. Such a state would be in lands east of the 1949 armistice lines, established after Israel's War of Independence, as well as in the Gaza...
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By:
Abby Stamelman Hocky
When extremists attacked the United States on Sept. 11, 2001, it was, at the heart of it, an attack on our ideals and on our founding principles as a nation -- on democracy, freedom, pluralism. It was an attack on our core belief that all perspectives have a place and a voice -- and we can talk to one another...
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Abraham H. Foxman
The terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, were a national and personal tragedy. It was one of the darkest days in the history of America. Many of us knew people who died that day at the World Trade Center. But it was also a day of resolve. For those of us who have been combating hate for decades, we realized...
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Abraham H. Foxman
The threat of the infiltration of Sharia, or Islamic law, into the American court system is one of the more pernicious conspiracy theories to gain traction in our country in recent years. The notion that Islam is insidiously making inroads in the United States through the application of religious law is seeping into the mainstream, with even some presidential candidates...
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