Monday, April 27, 2015 Iyyar 8, 5775

By:
Douglas M. Bloomfield
After eight years of praising George W. Bush as the best friend Israel ever had in the White House, his most ardent Jewish supporters may be having second thoughts as he leaves office. Even long-standing Bush loyalists like the American Israel Public Affairs Committee accused his administration of "succumbing to Arab pressure," and working to "undermine" Israel's Gaza operation by...
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By:
Rabbi Marc Schneier
Since claiming the presidency, Barack Obama has been universally praised by foreign leaders as a breath of fresh air for American diplomacy. On Dec. 27, however, world leaders' jubilant anticipation of his inauguration took a backseat as Israel began its current operation in Gaza and questions arose as to how the incoming president would respond to the conflict. While President-elect...
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Barack Obama's inauguration on Tuesday will mark the end of one very long road and the beginning of another. His historic ascent to the highest office in the land comes as our nation and our world face their gravest challenges in decades. Jan. 20 will also, hopefully, close the door to a period of political divisiveness that at times unsettled...
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Bush Critic Says Prez Now Deserves Jews' Praise President George W. Bush deserves the Jewish community's appreciation for his stalwart support of Israel's current actions in Gaza. The Israeli government is taking necessary moves against Hamas and merits international support, and here the president has taken the lead in standing behind Israel. This is coming from one who has been...
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By:
Mara Sokolsky, JE Feature
The week between Christmas and New Year's Day found my husband and me nursing aching calves and sore backs. The effects of rambunctious sledding? Daredevil skiing in the mountains of New Hampshire? Not this time. We spent that week de-cluttering my mother's Bronx apartment. She and my father moved there when I was 2. Our aching backs were the result...
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