Friday, July 11, 2014 Tammuz 13, 5774

The Obama administration's current obsession over Jewish settlements in the West Bank is misguided. The president may think that publicly pushing the issue will enhance his standing in the Muslim/Arab world and aid his peacemaking efforts, but this approach is likely to backfire. With Iran on the cusp of developing nuclear capabilities -- and its extremist proxies, Hamas and Hezbollah,...
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When Did Abortion Become a Jewish Right? My knowledge of the Hebrew scriptures and Talmud must be far worse than I imagined. I cannot come up with anything anywhere to support your editorial claim that legalized abortion is a "cherished" Jewish freedom ("Yea or Nay for Nominee?" May 28). Howard R. Lurie King of Prussia Praise of Court Candidate May...
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Menachem Z. Rosensaft
A few weeks ago, I outed Patrick Buchanan, the former senior White House official in the Nixon and Reagan administrations, erstwhile candidate for the Republican presidential nomination and now a highly paid political commentator on MSNBC, for sponsoring a Holocaust-denial forum on his Web site. Within hours of this disclosure in a New York Daily News article, the forum in...
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American Jews, like all Americans, have much at stake in the next appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court. Which is why we need to pay close attention to President Barack Obama's nominee, Sonia Sotomayor, as the Senate confirmation process gets under way. Jewish groups were quick to identify with her poignant personal story and point out the significance of her...
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Har Zion and Its Rabbi Defined Wynnefield Shtetl I lived in the last days of "the Wynnefield shtetl," walking to Har Zion Temple with other kids on Shabbat mornings. In the early 1970s, Rabbi Wolpe was my rabbi and his sons were my friends (Obituaries: "Gerald I. Wolpe, Longtime Rabbi at Har Zion, Dies at 81," May 21). It was...
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