Saturday, July 26, 2014 Tammuz 28, 5774

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It was one of those distinctive Newsweek covers -- the ones that catch your eye immediately, piques your interest, but in the end don't hold up to prolonged scrutiny. The Jan. 22 cover showed a very young boy, clearly of Middle Eastern origin, holding a man-sized gun against a white background below the headline: "The Next Jihadists." The word "next,"...
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Time for plain talk about the racism of the anti-Zionists and their falsehoods
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In case you missed it, last month college campuses in the United States, Canada and Britain hosted an "Israeli Apartheid Week," in which prominent scholars and artists all got together to agree about the State of Israel's beastliness. That such nonsense is presented at places like Hunter College in New York City, the University of Toronto and even at supposedly...
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One cold war was bad enough. Do the current rulers of the Russian Federation really want another one? That's the question many observers were pondering following a recent speech by Russian President Vladimir Putin in which he threw down a challenge to American foreign policy on virtually every important front. Washington wisely decided not to be baited by Putin and...
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The wisdom of the Jewish calendar lies in its cycles of rejoicing and reflection. It wisely bridges the gap between the frightening narrative of sorrow and near destruction that animates so much of the Jewish past with the impulse to kick loose and enjoy ourselves. Hence, the absolute necessity for Purim. On Purim, we do not merely remember a narrow...
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Get American Troops Out of Iraq's Civil War! U.S. troops are right in harm's way in an Iraqi civil war (A Matter of Opinion: "One Defeat Might Yield Another," Feb. 8). Can America tell the world that we will not walk away from helping Iraq -- that we will help rebuild this country, but we no longer want to be...
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