Wednesday, July 29, 2015 Av 13, 5775

By:
Adam Levick
On May 20, at 9:30 a.m., I became a citizen of Israel, the first sovereign Jewish state in more than 2,000 years. And, as I walked around Jerusalem on that first day, what struck me most was the feeling of responsibility -- that I wasn't just a supporter anymore. This was now my country, and the responsibilities of citizenship weighed...
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By:
Mike Weilbacher
As a naturalist who has spent decades sharing nature's wonders, I am trembling in trepidation of our upcoming Torah readings. For me, the juxtaposition between text and reality is just too jarring. As we cycle back on Simchat Torah to the opening words of Bereshit this Saturday night, the Bible begins with a bang--"let there be light"-- and Creation unfolds...
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By:
Nathan Bloom
Israel has committed war crimes, and possibly crimes against humanity. That is the conclusion of the report issued last week by a U.N. fact-finding mission investigating the three-week war in Gaza last winter. The response of Israel and its media allies to this latest calumny against the Jewish state has been the predictable one: mustering facts and logic to counter...
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The American Jewish Committee is out with its annual survey of U.S. Jewish opinion, and the major conclusion is not very surprising: When it comes to Mideast issues, at least, most Jews cling close to the center. Among the findings from the 800 respondents interviewed between Aug. 30 and Sept. 17: Some 60 percent favor the dismantling of some or...
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Report on the Gaza War Rightly Outrages Israelis Israelis are rightly outraged at the content of the recently issued Goldstone Commission Report on Israel's war in Gaza (Cover story: "Report on Israel's War in Gaza Sparks Debate and Much Protest," Sept. 24). A few days after the report was published, Richard Goldstone's daughter wrote in The Jerusalem Post that her...
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