Thursday, July 24, 2014 Tammuz 26, 5774

It's hard to think of any cause that has as broad an appeal these days as environmentalism and concern for the future of the planet. So it's no surprise that a Jewish festival associated with such issues -- Tu B'Shevat, the annual holiday or New Year of Trees -- should also be rising in popularity. The 15th day of the...
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Effort to ban Israel's internal critics pits free speech against crisis of delegitimization
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It was one of those American Jewish dust-ups that play out along predictable lines and concluded with a predictable outcome. The left outrages the right, and the right responds in knee-jerk fashion by calling for banning the left from something that most people had never heard of. In the end, the left emerges with their right to speak triumphantly undiminished...
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Stu GOldman
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Earmark reform, energy, tax issues point out contradictions in groups' stands
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For most Jewish groups and their supporters, the results of last November's congressional elections was a dream come true. With the Democrats ending the Republicans' 12-year-reign on Capitol Hill, there was no question that most of mainstream liberal Jewish organizations were going to be lining up behind the new agenda. The "100 hours" plan put forward by new House Speaker...
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