Saturday, May 28, 2016 Iyyar 20, 5776

Deciding where to invest the scarce resources available to Jewish groups is a deeply controversial issue. The question has often been put as one of choosing between whether to fund projects that serve the unaffiliated or the intermarried, or those that serve individuals already in the community's core. That is something of a false dilemma, since it makes sense to...
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The bizarre and unbalanced nature of the struggle of the State of Israel to defend itself against terrorist attacks was never more apparent than in the last week. Some 15 months after Israel withdrew its troops and its settlements from Gaza, the densely populated strip of territory is now fairly bristling with arms of all sorts. In response to the...
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Are There No Moral Barometers on Campus?
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Asaf Romirowsky
Critic Edward Alexander, in his latest book -- co-authored with Paul Bogdanor and titled The Jewish Divide Over Israel: Accusers and Defenders -- writes that "Hitler's professors were the first to make anti-Semitism both academically respectable and complicit in murder. They have now been succeeded by [Yasser] Arafat's professors: not only the boycotters, not only the advocates of suicide bombings,...
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Pundits are saying that one consequence of last week's congressional elections will be that John Bolton, America's ambassador to the United Nations, will once again be denied confirmation by the U.S. Senate. But that's only half-true. Many Democrats opposed Bolton and some, like Sen. Joseph Biden (D-Del.), deserve much of the blame for this. But Bolton's chance for a permanent...
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The General Assembly of Jewish Federations in North America met this week in Los Angeles. But as is often the case with such gatherings, the one item that makes a headline usually has something to do with an Israeli saying something silly. The latest victim of hoof-in-mouth disease was Jewish Agency chair Zeev Bielski, who managed to raise hackles by...
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