Friday, July 11, 2014 Tammuz 13, 5774

Desperate candidates should be pressed for answers about life-and-death issues
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Jonathan S. Tobin
For decades, Americans have looked on with amazement and disgust as a few hundred thousand farmers in Iowa made monkeys of anyone who was crazy enough to run for president. For a couple of months every four years, Des Moines replaces Washington, D.C., as the political capital of the United States. Though it competes for attention with New Hampshire, whose...
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By:
Stu Goldman
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For much of the world's media, the latest atrocity produced by the Palestinian war against Israel is just another tit-for-tat example of violence in which both sides behave badly. Thus, the eight young Torah scholars slaughtered mercilessly by a Palestinian gunman have become mere statistics in a conflict that is seemingly without end. After all, we are told, many Palestinians...
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Soldiers Want Israel to Be a 'Light Unto the Nations' In a number of ways, the "Breaking the Silence" exhibit at the University of Pennsylvania was actually pro-Israel (Advocacy Corner: "What 'Silence' Are IDF's Critics Really Breaking?" Feb. 28). I spoke with the two soldiers who were there and was touched by their sincerity, humanity and internal conflicts. I felt...
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By:
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach
The sight of Gazans rejoicing at the cold-blooded murder of eight yeshiva students who had not hurt anyone was particularly jolting for me. I am a religious man, and feel an immediate affinity with all who profess a love for God and strive to live a life of religious devotion. Meeting religious people of different faiths is always a great...
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