Friday, May 29, 2015 Sivan 11, 5775

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Was I the only one who was totally offended by the Oct. 2 Metro section of The New York Times ? First, there was the photo below the fold on page one showing two men, one checking a PDA, the other his phone, standing outside the doors of what was clearly a synagogue. The small headline read "Checking Market Before...
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Sharansky's Right: Back Palestinian Democracy, Not Mahmoud Abbas Columnist Jackson Diehl writes in The Washington Post ( www.washingtonpost.com ) on Sept. 22 that changing Palestinian society should be the priority, not vainly pursuing a peace agreement: "Amid the din of the financial crisis and the presidential campaign, the Bush administration's attempt to broker an Israeli-Palestinian peace has quietly expired. Secretary...
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Douglas M. Bloomfield
While Sen. John McCain was using the first presidential debate with Sen. Barack Obama to threaten to veto any legislation crossing his desk containing earmarks if he's elected president, his colleagues on Capitol Hill, in both parties and both chambers, were putting the final touches on a $630-billion spending bill that included 2,321 separate earmarks worth $6.6 billion. It was...
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Gideon Aronoff
As we engage in our time of collective Jewish reflection and take stock of the past year, one issue of social justice jumps ahead of other strong competitors: For most Jewish Americans, 5768 was the year immigration came of age. The luxury of musing about our grandparents and great-grandparents who arrived in this country with nothing but their hopes and...
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Winning Election's More Important Than Iran Your editorial, "Partisanship Run Amok," which appeared in the Sept. 25 issue, fails to understand the mistake made by the organizers of the Iran protest rally in New York City. They were either being disingenuous or they really believe that Iran is a more important issue than winning the election. Nothing is more important...
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