Friday, May 27, 2016 Iyyar 19, 5776

Let's hope that the U.S. Congress musters the votes for Iran sanctions legislation quicker than it was able to push through expanded hate-crimes legislation. The Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act that passed the U.S. Senate last week was 10 years in the making. Long a top priority of Jewish communal organizations and hailed by such...
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By:
Ruth Messinger
We live in a world that has more than its share of inequity and injustice. Thus, we have to decide -- as citizens of this country and the world -- whether and how we can open our own eyes, challenge ourselves and, most importantly, not allow ourselves the convenience of being overwhelmed. While nobody can tackle all of the world's...
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By:
Amos N. Guiora
American decision-makers are on the eve of a decision of monumental importance. President Barack Obama is considering deploying tens of thousands of additional American soldiers to Afghanistan in a war he called "fundamental to the defense of our people" in his August speech to the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Similarly, Pakistan -- an unstable regime with nuclear warheads -- is...
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Agencies Should Have Received Proper Credit The Jewish Exponent's story about Dara Horn's book and "One Book, One Jewish Community" was very well-written (City & Suburb: " 'One Book' Program to Sound the 'Horn' Over Writer's Work," Oct. 15). Unfortunately, what was omitted is the fact that this program -- the largest of its kind in the country -- is...
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Doing community service has become a rite of passage for Jews of all ages. The "do-good" trend starts with preschoolers toting gently used toys to distribute to disadvantaged children. It continues with Bar and Bat Mitzvah teenagers, whose social-action projects are now required at most synagogues, and with college students opting for spring break and summer excursions to help post-flood...
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