Tuesday, July 29, 2014 Av 2, 5774

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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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When It Comes to Iraq, Is Anyone Better Off? Concerning whether the neocons were wrong (A Matter of Opinion: "Were They Really So Wrong?" Jan. 31) in determining if America should fight Islamic terror, the answer is: Of course, they were! Do we want to force democracy on Arabs? That's as stupid as Hamas winning an election. Staying in Iraq...
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