Tuesday, December 6, 2016 Kislev 6, 5777

Blame the Man for All Those Killed in Iraq War Even for a right-wing conservative, Jonathan Tobin's column in defense of Douglas Feith was a stretch (A Matter of Opinion: "When Skepticism Is Dangerous," Feb. 22). Feith's job was to assess intelligence, not to manufacture lies that caused in excess of 3,000 American dead. This was the result of his...
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Douglas Bloomfield
Ronald Reagan, in his 1980 presidential campaign, famously asked the question that sucked the wind out of Jimmy Carter's re-election sails: "Are you better off today than you were four years ago?" It's a question that Israelis could be asking as we approach the fourth anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq this month. The Bush administration liked to stress...
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Elliot Jager
I used to be an avid Soviet watcher, but with the empire's collapse in December 1991 and the vanishing of the Soviet Jewry issue, I frankly lost interest. Absent the winner-take-all rivalry between liberty and tyranny, the travails of Russia didn't much interest me. But what belatedly captured my attention was Russian President Vladimir Putin's in-your-face Feb. 10 speech at...
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I recall thinking, shortly after the Sept. 11 attacks occurred -- and especially once The New York Times began printing, day after day, those small, heartbreaking biographies of the victims who'd perished in the twin towers -- that this heartache would never end, not ever for the survivors, and perhaps not for the country as a whole. But the majority...
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Steven M. Cohen
Not many years ago, it was taken as axiomatic that intermarriage constitutes a significant threat to Jewish continuity. For individual families, we understood that more often than not, the children of the intermarried would be raised as non-Jews. And since intermarrying Jews have fewer children -- and because most of their children won't identify as Jews -- intermarriage implied fewer...
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