Saturday, April 19, 2014 Nisan 19, 5774

Author Says Book Questions Authenticity In his letter, Micah Sachs criticizes my book Dear Rabbi, Why Can't I Marry Her? and its review by Robert Leiter ("Biased, Offensive Books Don't Deserve Praise," April 19). I take issue with the accusations stating that praise for my book implies "denigrating sincere converts," "dignifying intolerance" and "supporting attitudes that diminish the community." Apparently,...
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Stu Goldman
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A weak government's survival will impact the future of the U.S.-Israel alliance
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As a matter of principle, it is not the business of American friends of Israel to tell Israelis who should, or should not, be their prime minister. That is, unfortunately, a proposition that has been observed largely in the breach over the course of the last 30 years. American Jews, and American politicians, for that matter, have done their best...
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Congressional fight over Turkish genocide of Armenians puts Jews in a difficult spot
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If you had the choice between telling the truth about 20th-century genocide -- and thereby alienating a contemporary strategic ally of the United States and Israel -- or ignoring or downplaying the genocide and keeping the ally happy, which would you do? Is this just an interesting hypothetical for grad students in ethics or philosophy to chew on? No. It...
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Media Clippings
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What do you do when your child simply marches to a different drummer? Do you try to straightjacket him -- metaphorically speaking -- make him conform to the rules until he learns how to "succeed" in school and eventually in society? Or do you encourage him go his own way, and let the pieces fall where they may? I'm not...
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