Friday, July 29, 2016 Tammuz 23, 5776
President Bush's decision to go to Israel this week as part of the celebration of the Jewish state's 60th birthday is an altogether appropriate gesture. Israel remains the only democracy in the Middle East, and as such, is America's only genuine ally in a region ruled by Arab and Islamic authoritarians. The diplomatic focus of Bush's mission remains the attempt...
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Democrats Would Turn Out to Stop 'Turncoat Joe' Jonathan Tobin's column about the impact of the Jewish vote on the race for the U.S. presidency included his speculation that the "unlikely" choice of Sen. Joseph Lieberman as John McCain's running mate would mean that we could "throw all previous commentary about Jewish voting patterns out the window" (A Matter of...
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Don't Make Assumptions About Lobbying Group! Jonathan Tobin's column on J Street, the new lobbying group in Washington, sent me to its Web site to assess his claims (A Matter of Opinion: "Making Sense of the J Street Jive," April 24). How is one to take the column seriously when his tactic is to misrepresent and ridicule positions he disagrees...
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Israel Shouldn't Become Pennsylvania's Ethanol Jonathan Tobin's suggestion that Pennsylvania's Jews should use the upcoming Democratic presidential primary to support Israel or to lay the groundwork for war with Iran is as absurd as it is wrong (A Matter of Opinion: "The Circus Comes to Town," March 13). Unlike Iowans, who, as Tobin points out, have used their caucus to...
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Outreach? Yes, but Also Prioritize Education I read Gary Tobin's article, "America's Filled with Potential" (Opinions, March 6) with great interest. As a pulpit rabbi for 53 years, I had a dual approach to intermarriage. The issue is not resistance or acceptance. It is both -- respectful resistance before the marriage and drawing the couple close afterward. Where possible, I...
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