Saturday, July 4, 2015 Tammuz 17, 5775

What the media is saying about Judaism and Israel
U.S. Intelligence Asks the Wrong Questions, Then Gets Wrong Answers Former U.S. diplomat Dennis Ross writes in The New Republic ( www.tnr.com ) on Dec. 11 about the Bush administration's Iran-intelligence folly: "The National Intelligence Estimate on Iran presents an interesting paradox: Though almost certainly the product of rigorous assessment and questioning, it may actually leave us less secure over...
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Mara Sokolsky, JE Feature
"Sholem Aleichem!" I call out. "Aleichem Sholem!" they shout back in unison. I'm still self-conscious standing up here by the blackboard. What are my credentials for running a Yiddish class? I may have a decent accent, but what about my grammar? My vocabulary beyond a third-grade reading level? When officials from the local Jewish community center approached me, they made...
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The problem with Huckabee isn't his public religiosity, but his trading on prejudice
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One hundred and twenty-three years ago, a presidential election may well have been decided by a matter of religion. On the eve of the close 1884 race between Democrat Grover Cleveland of New York and Republican standard-bearer James G. Blaine of Maine, a Presbyterian minister named Rev. Samuel Burchard earned infamy by characterizing the Democrats as the party of "rum,...
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Donors met this week in Paris to hold yet another fundraiser for the bankrupt Palestinian Authority. While many philanthropies say that fundraising is down this year, the Palestinians have no such worries. P.A. President Mahmoud Abbas' tin cup was filled with a record $7.4 billion in pledges, including $555 million from the representatives of American taxpayers. The donors (it should...
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Trust Evangelicals When It Comes to Israel? Your report on a recent conference (City & Suburb: "Jews and Evangelicals: Is It Really a Marriage Made in Heaven?" Dec. 6) glossed over a key consideration affecting Jewish-evangelical relations. As the article noted, "Evangelicals accept the Bible as literal truth." This means that -- no if's, and's or but's about it --...
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