Saturday, February 28, 2015 AdarI 9, 5775

In recent years, Jewish groups have been in the forefront of the campaign to stop the genocide being committed in the Darfur region of Sudan. These efforts have brought about a greater awareness of the situation, even if action to halt the tragedy has been lacking. This commitment to the principle of human rights is to be commended, but in...
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In the hearts of those who dream of peace, hope can never be extinguished. That's why the majority of Israelis and American Jews still believe in and seek peace with the Palestinians, in addition to the rest of the Arab and Islamic world. And yet, there are times when it is vital that even the most ardent dreamers of peace...
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Israel Shouldn't Become Pennsylvania's Ethanol Jonathan Tobin's suggestion that Pennsylvania's Jews should use the upcoming Democratic presidential primary to support Israel or to lay the groundwork for war with Iran is as absurd as it is wrong (A Matter of Opinion: "The Circus Comes to Town," March 13). Unlike Iowans, who, as Tobin points out, have used their caucus to...
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By:
Samuel G. Freedman
Six springs ago, when a suicide bomber infiltrated a Passover seder in Netanya, the repercussions of the second intifada finally reached American Jewry. What the lynching in Ramallah and the Dolphinarium attack and scores of other terrorist acts had not accomplished, the devastated, desecrated seder did. It closed the psychic gulf between Jews in the United States and Israel. It...
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Andrew Silow-Carroll
Nothing I am going to write about Barack Obama and his controversial pastor -- check that, former pastor -- will help you better understand the issue than what Obama himself has to say on the subject. So I urge you to read the speech he gave last week in Philadelphia. Many Jews are going to focus on his brief remarks...
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