Tuesday, July 7, 2015 Tammuz 20, 5775

Who would have imagined that there would be a Jewish angle to the sex-abuse scandal plaguing the Catholic Church? Yet here we are, still reeling from the stunning pronouncement by the pope's preacher comparing the scrutiny of the Vatican to collective violence against Jews through the ages. The comparison was irresponsible at best, pernicious at worst. That it would happen...
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Torah Was Given to All, Not Just to the Haredi Rabbi Julie Schonfeld's opinion piece, "Deciphering a New Equation in Israel-Diaspora Relations," in the April 1 issue is spot on in highlighting the need to stand up to the attempt by the exclusionary haredi black-hat culture to impose its "fundamentalism" upon Israeli society. Since when is stringency the hallmark of...
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With Passover fresh in President Barack Obama's mind this week, he would do well to remember that 3,500 years after our liberation from Egypt, the Jewish people aren't about to willingly retreat back to the wilderness. This is a season that inspires our historical memory, reminding us of the persistence needed -- and the obstacles overcome -- before our ancestors...
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Do You Choose Obama, or Israel and Survival? Passover has always been a time for making choices. So it is time for Jews, even those Jews who voted for our president, to choose sides. Do you choose Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton -- with their attacks on Jews, attacks on Israel's right to build homes for Jews in Israel and...
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By:
Julie Schonfeld
Israeli officials faced "coalition challenges" on three fronts in recent weeks: U.S.-Israel relations, the cohesion of the governing coalition and Diaspora-Israel relations. A seismic shift took place that should not be missed. The Diaspora community, which has been too silent on issues of religious freedom when challenges to Israeli security and internal political unity were present, spoke out. The U.S...
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