Monday, February 8, 2016 Shevat 29, 5776

By:
Lisa Keys
I will admit it: Chanukah is a holiday I've approached with diminishing enthusiasm over the years. I'm not into latkes; I prefer egg rolls. Dreidel games aren't nearly as much fun as Scrabble. And as the holiday approaches, so, too, does our loaded debate: Are we giving gifts this year or what? It wasn't always this way. Growing up in...
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President-elect Barack Obama and his transition team have a lot on their plate. The ordinary problems of a presidential transition are exacerbated by the economic crisis, and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. In addition to these obvious problems, Obama and his administration will face a host of smaller, yet still troubling, problems to deal with once he's sworn in...
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For Jewish families, the "dilemma" of December generally revolves around the challenge of maintaining a Jewish identity amid a deluge of Yuletide cheer. The solution for many has been to inflate the festival of Chanukah into a blue-tinseled version of Christmas. But aside from the fact that Chanukah is a minor festival on the Jewish calendar, there is nothing wrong...
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Time Is of the Essence: Free Jonathan Pollard! President George W. Bush has the power to pardon Jonathan Pollard who received a life sentence and was the victim of false charges of passing classified intelligence. He was not charged with treason, only of supplying Israel with information pertaining to the situation in the Middle East. I did an investigation of...
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By:
Amitai Etzioni
During an off-the-record meeting in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 10, one of President-elect Barack Obama's senior foreign-policy advisers stated that pushing a two-state solution on Israel and the Palestinians had to take place with great urgency. This was because it was seen as the best way to turn around the Middle East (which he defined as including Afghanistan and Pakistan)...
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