Tuesday, August 4, 2015 Av 19, 5775

A weak government's survival will impact the future of the U.S.-Israel alliance
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As a matter of principle, it is not the business of American friends of Israel to tell Israelis who should, or should not, be their prime minister. That is, unfortunately, a proposition that has been observed largely in the breach over the course of the last 30 years. American Jews, and American politicians, for that matter, have done their best...
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Stu Goldman
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Author Says Book Questions Authenticity In his letter, Micah Sachs criticizes my book Dear Rabbi, Why Can't I Marry Her? and its review by Robert Leiter ("Biased, Offensive Books Don't Deserve Praise," April 19). I take issue with the accusations stating that praise for my book implies "denigrating sincere converts," "dignifying intolerance" and "supporting attitudes that diminish the community." Apparently,...
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In the wake of the release of the Winograd Committee's report on the conduct of the Second Lebanon War (as it is now officially called) last summer, Israelis are weighing the consequences of their government's failures, and pondering whether or not Prime Minister Ehud Olmert can now remain in office. We will leave judgment on that question to the Israeli...
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Rabbi Avi Shafran
The U.S. Supreme Court's upholding of the federal Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act has elicited the usual cries of protest from abortion-rights advocates and, also as usual, they include an assortment of Jewish groups and The New York Times. That latter institution characterized the term "partial-birth abortion" itself as a "provocative label" for the presumably more descriptive "intact dilation and...
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