Tuesday, July 22, 2014 Tammuz 24, 5774

By:
​Derek Penslar
The winter of 2009 might appear to be an indelicate time to discuss the relationship between Jews and money. The world is in economic crisis, and Jews have figured in a number of discredited enterprises in the United States. Their alleged involvement in recent criminal financial activities (i.e., Bernie Madoff, Herbert and Marion Sandler) is particularly sensitive to the Jewish...
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By:
Gregg J. Rickman
The 2001 World Conference Against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance -- otherwise known as the Durban Conference -- was a parley hijacked by radicals betraying the real purpose of the event -- the confrontation of racial discrimination worldwide. The April 2009 Durban II conference promises to top that fiasco, despite the Obama administration's decision to attempt to influence...
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President Barack Obama is wading into risky waters as his administration mulls a U.S. role in a controversial U.N. conference on racism. The conference, slated to be held in Geneva in April, is a follow-up to the notorious 2001 conference in Durban, South Africa, that deteriorated into a virtual hate-fest of Israel and Jews. The Jewish -- and civilized --...
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'Brainwashing' Reference Offends Aish HaTorah What a shame that the article about Rabbi Noach Weinberg ("Aish HaTorah's Founder Viewed as a Visionary," Feb. 12) ended in such poor taste, suggesting that Aish HaTorah "brainwashed" people. My organization and I are shocked and offended that this comment was included in an article meant to pay tribute to him. Rabbi Weinberg's life...
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By:
Yossi Alpher
Once again, Israel's elections reflected the dominant role played by the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in determining the direction of Israeli politics. Now, it appears likely that the conflict will also dictate the creation of a centrist coalition that may not resolve it, but at least will do it no harm. It was pessimism toward prospects for a viable Israeli-Palestinian peace process,...
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