Friday, July 31, 2015 Av 15, 5775

By:
Menachem Genack
The severe sentence of 27 years in prison for Sholom Rubashkin is a victory for a prosecution that from the outset pursued a win-at-all-costs strategy. But the success comes at a price, and not just to the 51-year-old facing a virtual life sentence, his wife and children. The government's handling of this case has sullied our justice system. One recalls...
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By:
Nathan Diament
Lynn Schusterman, a passionate philanthropic leader in the American Jewish community, has called upon Jewish organizations to adopt policies that will foster greater inclusion of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered Jews in the community. In a recent piece published in these pages, Schusterman asked Jewish organizations to join her foundation "in adopting non-discrimination hiring policies that specifically mention sexual orientation...
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Divestment Bill Was Just the Right Thing to Do New legislation in Pennsylvania will send a clear message to foreign companies: If you want to do business in this state, then cut your ties to the terrorists in Iran and Sudan. A nuclear Iran and a genocidal regime in Sudan will no longer be aided with Pennsylvania dollars under a...
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The prospect of a third Jew on the U.S. Supreme Court -- and the second Jewish woman -- is both exciting and mind-boggling. In many ways, Elena Kagan's story exemplifies par excellence the typical Jewish American story: the granddaughter of Russian immigrants whose parents instilled a strong commitment to education and social justice. And by most accounts, Kagan's Jewish connections...
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It is far too early to determine if the recent flurry of economic sanctions against Iran will have the intended effect of halting Tehran's march toward nuclear capability. The activity over the past few weeks reflects a new and sorely needed resolve among key players locally, nationally and internationally that taking a chance on a nuclear Iran is not an...
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