Friday, July 25, 2014 Tammuz 27, 5774

As the world contemplates the progress that Iran is making toward nuclear capability, the latest revelations about the Israeli airstrike on a site in northern Syria last month are beginning to put together pieces of a frightening regional puzzle. Front-page stories in The New York Times over the past week have reported that U.S. intelligence sources have confirmed what many...
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Someone is always saying something outrageous these days. So when right-wing columnist Anne Coulter opined last week on MSNBC that Jews were "incomplete" and should convert to Christianity, it set off a predictable wave of outrage. But those who seek to debate the risible Coulter and to prove to her that Jews are quite complete as they are miss the...
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An unpopular war doesn't dim the patriotism or the courage of our armed forces
After Israel's War of Independence, Hebrew poet Nathan Alterman famously memorialized those who fell in that struggle in his poem "Magash Hakesef" -- "The Silver Platter." The reference was to a statement by the country's first president that no one was going to hand the Jews a state "on a silver platter." In other words, it would have to be...
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Assigning blame for Annapolis summit's probable failure presents clear danger
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Israel's first prime minister, David Ben-Gurion, was famous for saying that it was more important what the Jews did than what the non-Jewish world said about what they were doing. There was, and still is, a great deal of truth to that proposition. When it comes to matters of self-defense and building your own home, there are times when true...
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Mara Sokolsky, JE Feature
I have an old friend, Jonathan, who one day announced that he was ready for true love. He'd been through several girlfriends and a brief marriage, but now, he was looking for someone to fill -- as he put it -- a "tenure-track position." My friend is very smart but decidedly alternative. At age 60, he lives in a group...
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