Monday, July 25, 2016 Tammuz 19, 5776
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Stu Goldman
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Purim is the quintessential Diaspora holiday. Its popularity is not only based in its tradition of carnival-like celebration but also because its story tells of Jews who struggle with the dilemma of life as a minority amid a not-always-friendly host country. This is a narrative that has spoken loudly to embattled Jews throughout the long centuries of oppression. Ours is...
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In contemporary American politics, as in love and war, it seems all's fair as candidates and their surrogates use any material at their disposal to discredit a rival. And in a race as close as the battle for the Democratic presidential nomination, it isn't likely that any detail from the past or present of either Sen. Barrack Obama or Sen...
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For much of the world's media, the latest atrocity produced by the Palestinian war against Israel is just another tit-for-tat example of violence in which both sides behave badly. Thus, the eight young Torah scholars slaughtered mercilessly by a Palestinian gunman have become mere statistics in a conflict that is seemingly without end. After all, we are told, many Palestinians...
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Stu Goldman
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