Tuesday, February 9, 2016 Shevat 30, 5776

Counting the Blessings of Freedom by the Light of a Special Menorah Columnist Jeff Jacoby writes in The Boston Globe ( www.boston.com/bostonglobe ) on Dec. 16 about the the light reflected by the White House menorah: "On the seventh night of Hanukkah in 1944, my father was in Auschwitz. He had been deported with his parents and four of his...
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By:
Douglas M. Bloomfield
If George W. Bush were running for president today on his current Mideast policy, he probably would lose the votes of many who have praised him as Israel's best friend ever in the Oval Office. In 2000, right-of-center pro-Israel voters were attracted by his vow to quickly move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem, and his determination not to following the...
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Daniel Levy
At a recent Cabinet meeting in Jerusalem, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert asked his colleagues to shut their mouths about the recently released U.S. National Intelligence Estimate on Iran. Olmert's gag order followed two weeks of unhelpful, knee-jerk reaction by some Israeli politicians caught off guard by the reports' conclusions, which found that Iran suspended its covert nuclear-weapons program in...
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Statement on Guns: More Fiction Than Fact The front-page article, "Guns Represent 'Most Significant Public-Safety Issue,' " (Cover story, Dec. 13), has made me even more proud to be a parent of two Torah-observant teenage children who I can count on to shoot safely and well and, if needed, protect our family. No doubt "well-known Philadelphia philanthropist Lynn Honickman" wants...
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One of the most disturbing elements of the rise in anti-Semitism around the world has been the fact that supposedly philanthropic nongovernmental organizations have been among the factors that helped stoke hate against Israel and Jews. The most egregious example of this was at the U.N.-sponsored international conference on racism held in Durban, South Africa, in September 2001, which provided...
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