Thursday, July 30, 2015 Av 14, 5775

By:
Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz
After the great miracles of the Exodus, the splitting of the Red Sea and all of the major events that the Jewish people experienced before arriving at Mount Sinai came the giving of the Torah. What was the purpose of the sublime revelation itself? The actual contents of the Ten Commandments -- for instance, belief in God, honoring one's parents...
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By:
Evelyn Gordon
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is not purposely trying to destroy all of Israel's hard-won security gains of the last five years. But if she were, she could hardly have improved on her new benchmark proposal for Israelis and Palestinians. The proposal comprises two parallel sets of "benchmarks": steps (mainly Israeli) to increase Palestinian freedom of movement, and steps (mainly...
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Media Watch
By:
John R. Cohn, M.D.
At their annual meeting in April, Britain's National Union of Journalists passed a resolution asking for "a boycott of Israeli goods similar to those boycotts in the struggles against apartheid South Africa led by trade unions, and [for] the [Trades Union Congress] to demand sanctions be imposed on Israel by the British government." In itself, this is a remarkable display...
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Why Do People Still Subscribe to the 'Times'? Thank you for Jonathan Tobin's piece on The New York Times' Andrea Elliott's mini-novel on the "moderate" imam (A Matter of Opinion: "Another Pulitzer Prize Disgrace," April 19). I recall reading the first few paragraphs and feeling revulsion. The remarkable thing is the number of Jews who still subscribe to that Israel-...
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The collegiate academic year coming to a close this month has been another contentious one for those who care about Israel. But as students and faculty head off on summer break, it's important to note that the influence of anti-Zionist propagandists has helped to create an atmosphere at many schools where Jewish and pro-Israel students no longer feel comfortable. Also...
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