Wednesday, June 3, 2015 Sivan 16, 5775
By:
Mike Weilbacher
Sundown Friday night marks the beginning of Tu ­B’She­vat, the New Year for trees. In shuls across the region, Jews mark the occasion in a variety of ways, many recreating the seder invented by those clever kabbalists in Tzfat 500 years ago, drinking four glasses of wine that progress from winter white to the deep red of summer. But what...
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By:
Morton A. Klein and Dr. Daniel Mandel
President Barack Obama spent his first term pushing from power long-standing Arab allies in Egypt and Tunisia, seeking to engage the now blood-soaked Syrian dictator Bashar al Assad, pulling his punches against Iran’s nuclear program, and putting “daylight” between his administration and Israel. Now for his second term, he has nominated for the highest posts bearing on the Middle East...
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By:
Daniel Gordis
Israelis across the spectrum are acknowledging what they used to only whisper: The old paradigm is dying.
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By:
Kenneth Jacobson
For those of us who closely follow the progress in America in the battles against racism and anti-Semitism, the observance of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday this year has particular relevance.
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By:
Rabbi Dr. Donniel Hartman
This election season started with great promise, and new parties and talented individuals have emerged across the political spectrum. The problem is that this influx hasn’t generated new ideas.
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