Wednesday, April 16, 2014 Nisan 16, 5774

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John R. Cohn, M.D.
Arab rejection of Israel has included boycotts not only of Israeli goods, but often even acknowledgement of Israel's existence. On Nov. 25, 2005, U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan and other officials marked an "International Day of Solidarity With the Palestinian People" in front of a map of the region, where member state Israel had been erased. It is in this...
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In advance of the Super Bowl, Bruce Weinstein, Ph.D., aka "The Ethics Guy" at BusinessWeek.com , decided to make himself the most popular fellow around the water cooler by going after office gambling, which he definitively declared to always be a "bad bet." "Office pools involving cash are common, exciting and potentially lucrative," he wrote. "But they can violate corporate...
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Interfaith dialogue must be based on the principle that respect is a two-way street
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Jonathan S. Tobin
In 1263, the great Spanish scholar Rabbi Moses ben Nahman, better known as Nahmanides, was summoned to Barcelona by King James I of Aragon to engage in a rather stressful form of interfaith dialogue with representatives of the Dominican and Franciscan religious orders. Their debate is known to history as the Disputation of Barcelona. The purpose of those who initiated...
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It is a given that Israel has no good options available to it in dealing with the Hamas leadership of Gaza and its determination to continue raining missiles down on southern Israel. No one in the Jewish state wishes to reoccupy Gaza in order to stop it from being a launching pad for nonstop terror; the casualties on both sides...
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The New York Times reported last week that Iran had begun to deploy a new generation of centrifuges that can be used to fuel nuclear reactors or, after more processing, nuclear weapons. This revelation came days after the U.S. director of national intelligence, Mike McConnell, told Congress that he now regrets how his agency's National Intelligence Estimate about the Iranian...
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