Thursday, July 30, 2015 Av 14, 5775

By:
Basil Herring and Joel Finkelstein
Circumcision, or brit milah, has long been the stuff of cheap jokes and comedy. But in recent weeks, what used to be nothing more than harmless fare has taken on a much more serious tone. So-called "intactivists" on the fringe left of American politics have pushed the radical notion that infant circumcision is an act of genital mutilation, so unacceptable...
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Two states would be a disaster; and which one is more important — the sentence or the paragraph?
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This week, as we celebrate the independence of the United States, is a propitious time to reflect on just how far we have come as Jews in this country. Founded on the abiding principles of democracy, religious liberty and minority rights, we have gained -- and earned -- a level of religious freedom, economic success and political status unparalleled in...
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By:
Newt Gingrich
Israel and America are at a dangerous crossroads in which the survival of Israel and the safety of the United States both hang in the balance. Terrorism becomes stronger each year, while the claims of terrorists become more acceptable to our European allies and more powerful in the United Nations. Iran, with its stated wish to annihilate Israel, is closer...
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By:
Stuart E. Eizenstat
As a government official in several administrations, an American and a Jew, I see Israel from multiple perspectives. Israel plays a strategic role in advancing American interests in the Middle East; Israel and the United States share a common set of democratic values; Israel is the Third Jewish Commonwealth, returning the Jewish people to their homeland after 2,000 years of...
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