Saturday, July 4, 2015 Tammuz 17, 5775

Just Whose 'Holiday' Does That Tree Represent? Your article on holiday observances (Cover story: "Deck the Halls -- With What?" Dec. 20) reminded me of an issue that I faced as a teacher last December. I'd been employed for 12 years at Pemberton Township High School. During the last three of those years, the high school building had a Christmas...
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The news business tends to view the end of December as a time for soft holiday features. Yet for some major outlets, there was no break from media bias against Israel. In what was only the most egregious example of a growing genre of stories, The Wall Street Journal published a feature on Dec. 24 by Kenneth Woodward that claimed...
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While many differences exist between the various candidates in this presidential election season, it's worth noting that, of all the domestic-policy issues being debated this year, none is as divisive or nasty as the battle over immigration. The backlash in the country against illegal immigrants is a powerful force in this election. Anti-immigrant sentiment can be heard from voters across...
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Can the voters think straight about the one thing we elect presidents to do?
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Events have a way of clarifying even the muddiest political puzzles. As Americans prepared to pick the finalists for the presidential contest, the chaos in Pakistan served as a reminder of a simple truth about electing our chief executive. No matter what the candidates say about their priorities or even what voters say they care most about, the one thing...
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Tiff over oath scratches the surface of a far more difficult clash of values
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In late November, radio talk-show host and columnist Dennis Prager penned an article criticizing an incoming member of Congress for announcing that he would take the oath of office in January by swearing upon a Koran. Prager is a respected Jewish author who was recently added to the roster of the board of the United States Holocaust Memorial Council, which...
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