Monday, August 31, 2015 Elul 16, 5775

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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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Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert summed up the situation succinctly this week when he noted that Monday's Palestinian suicide bombing in Eilat shattered an "illusion of quiet" that had prevailed in recent months. The atrocity in Israel's sun-filled southern resort, which left three young Jewish men in a bakery dead, was the first suicide bombing in nine months. But those...
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Opposing Iran War Does Not Equal Anti-Semitism I was dismayed by your printing a full-page advertisement from the Republican Jewish Coalition, calling Wesley Clark an anti-Semite (Page 9, Jan. 18). That was because he indicated that America should not go to war with Iran, despite the fact that wealthy "New York people want us to." He also said that the...
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By:
Kenneth Stern
Holocaust Remembrance Day was observed in many parts of the world on Jan. 27, thanks to a landmark 2005 U.N. General Assembly resolution designating that day. One might say, "It's about time," as it took 60 years for the United Nations to memorialize the Holocaust, or "perfect timing," given Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's ongoing public denial of the Holocaust, which...
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