Sunday, April 19, 2015 Nisan 30, 5775

The news that The Philadelphia Inquirer is closing its Jerusalem bureau is, for many friends of Israel, a mixed bag. On the one hand, the lack of original material with a Jerusalem dateline in the area's paper of record will diminish audience understanding of the region. On the other, there will be one less potential source of bias against Israel...
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When Foxman Talks, the the Whole World Listens Having been present with Abe Foxman at recent meetings with Pope Benedict XVI, French President Jacques Chirac and Italian Prime Minister Romani Prodi, I can vouch for Jonathan Tobin's statement (A Matter of Opinion: "Out of Focus on Foxman," Jan. 18) that "when Foxman speaks, the mainstream media and government officials generally...
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By:
Stu Goldman
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By:
M.J. Rosenberg
You know you are in trouble when it takes former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to dispel some of the gloom about the Iranian nuclear threat to Israel. But that's what happened at last month's Herzliya Conference on National Security. Netanyahu said: "I am optimistic, and my optimism is not baseless because I understand our capabilities." His remarks (surprising coming from...
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By:
Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz
Love is such a used, abused and misused word that people should possibly stay away from it. How would I define it? In essence, love is the basic experience of caring about another, of going out from myself toward the Other. Love requires caring -- not caring about what benefit or enjoyment I can gain from you, but finding joy...
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