Tuesday, June 30, 2015 Tammuz 13, 5775

By:
Douglas Bloomfield
Lawyers have an old saying: "If you have the facts on your side, pound the facts. If you have the law on your side, pound the law. If you have neither, pound the table." Jewish Republicans must have little faith in Sen. John McCain's version of the facts, because they are pounding the table with both fists and their reputation...
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By:
Abraham H. Foxman
The political campaign season is now in high gear. While much of the media's focus has been on handicapping the candidates and their chances in November, we would like to call attention to one less-publicized aspect of the U.S. political scene in 2008, which we find troubling. This year, there have been increasing signs that the presidential race will present...
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Why Would You Publish Ads Attacking Obama? I've noticed a recent rash of full-page ads purchased by the Republican Jewish Coalition claiming that Sen. Barack Obama's position on Israel is "dangerous, reckless, wrong, weak and naive." I am not sure which appalls me more: that the ads (likening Obama to Patrick Buchanan) so flagrantly twist the truth -- or that...
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One of the most distressing aspects of contemporary athletics is the way unsportsmanlike behavior has gone mainstream. In our "Sports Center" culture, taunting of opponents is not only commonplace but more vicious than ever. So it is hardly surprising to learn that youngsters raised in such an atmosphere would emulate the worst examples set by major league players. And though...
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In this era of "a la carte" services being offered by a variety of Jewish groups, supporters of synagogues have been doing their best to "reinvent" their institutions with programs and services that will attract what many fear is a dwindling base of families. Competition for synagogue Hebrew schools, the main drawing card to get families through the door, is...
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