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America the loser with ‘America First’

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In selling the new administration’s astonishingly thin budget proposal last week, Office of Management and Budget director Mick Mulvaney said …

Students committed to standing up for Jewish, democratic values, in United States and Israel

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Earlier this month, 85 students from Arizona’s universities traveled to Washington, D.C., for J Street’s National Conference. Last month, Pres…

How to stop the surge in anti-Semitism

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Almost daily accounts of vandalized cemeteries, spray-painted swastikas and bomb threats to JCCs and other Jewish agencies have naturally evok…

One voice against hate

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It is a rare day when the entire U.S. Senate speaks with one voice. That day was March 6, when a sixth wave of bomb threats were phoned in and…

Finding a balance between justice and kindness

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By now we are all familiar with the story of Guadalupe Garcia de Rayos, the Mesa mom who came to the U.S. from Mexico at the age of 14, and wh…

Do as we say, not as we did

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Last week, at its annual conference, the Jewish Council for Public Affairs did something commendable in our highly charged political environme…

Board of rabbis addresses recent incidents

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To the Jewish community:

Letters to the editor: March 3, 2017

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Supporting opposition

Sour on Sarsour

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What’s Linda Sarsour’s angle? The American activist, who was a surrogate for Sen. Bernie Sanders during his presidential campaign and an organ…

Valley rabbis speak out against Friedman

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As rabbis and community leaders in Arizona, we are grateful for Sens. John McCain and Jeff Flake’s unflagging support of Israel. In that spiri…

Friedman is ‘right man’

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The Mideast can’t live ‘with either one’

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In his month in office, President Donald Trump has challenged several long-standing American policies, only to back off later. The result has …

Letters to the editor in response to article about refugees

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Why aren’t Muslim countries welcoming refugees?

An open letter to senators about David Friedman confirmation

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This is on open letter to Arizona senators Jeff Flake and John McCain from two college students who are members of J Street U, the college and…

Everyone’s Talmud

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Until modern times, the Talmud was a major Jewish preoccupation. This sprawling compendium of the law, lore and commentary of successive gener…

Recognize reality of Israel relations

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Shmuel Bar, a former Israeli intelligence officer and founder of a company that sifts social media messages for terrorist threats, was recentl…

U.S. needs to defend borders

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In the many years that I have been reading the Jewish News, I never recall an editorial that dealt exclusively with politics and, other than e…

Letters to the editor: Feb. 10 issue

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Interest-free loans available for special needs, disabilities

Now is time to speak up

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Punishing Muslims for being Muslim

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Most of the organized Jewish community, along with most civil libertarians, shuddered as the new administration issued an executive order effe…