Monday, July 28, 2014 Av 1, 5774

If Church-State Division Narrows, I’m Headed Out! Something seems terribly wrong with American Jews if Jonathan Tobin’s “To the Abyss and Over” (A Matter of Opinion, July 7) is any indication. Could it be that many Jews are no longer aware of the reasons why so many of our ancestors first came to this country? Growing up, we learned from...
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Under what we laughingly call "normal" circumstances, Israel is inundated with foreign journalists. But this month and next, there will be even more newsies parachuted into the country than usual. And you can bet that most of them will be even more ignorant of the context of the events they cover than the regular crowd. The reason is Israel's scheduled...
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What the media is saying about Judaism and Israel
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Think-tank scholar Patrick Clawson writes in The New Republic ( www.tnr.com ) July 19 that the G8's aid package to the Palestinians is a big mistake: "The recent G8 summit produced a decision to double international aid to the Palestinian Authority - to $2 billion per year. The announcement, which comes on the eve of Israel's removal of settlers from...
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I wrote about Cargo magazine a year ago, when its first issue appeared, and intrepid reporter that I am, I missed the only Jewish wrinkle in the entire story - that the editor in chief is Ariel Foxman, son of Abraham Foxman, head of the Anti-Defamation League. I recall not even looking at the editor's note, which would have revealed...
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Leonard Fein
"At a time when we see around the world the violent consequences of the assumption of religious authority by government, Americans may count themselves fortunate. Our regard for constitutional boundaries has protected us from similar travails, while allowing private religious exercise to flourish. Americans attend their places of worship more often than do citizens of other developed nations, and describe...
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