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Not playing ‘A’ game

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“Yeah, you go ahead and bar the first black president from your country club. Forget what the 1950s felt like.”

Obama was, for better or worse, the face of liberal Zionism

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During his campaign for president in 2008, I wrote a column suggesting that Barack Obama was struggling to connect with Jews because they were…

Responsible leaders on both sides should dial down Israel rhetoric

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Whatever the motivation of the Obama administration, the events of the waning days of last year mark a dramatic low point in U.S.-Israel relat…

Increase in reports of acts of intolerance demands vigilance

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The Phoenix Holocaust Survivors’ Association and Generations After has issued the following statement:

Hier will honor the presidency

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A presidential inauguration has always been a celebration of the peaceful transfer of power. This year, after a crude and divisive election ca…

UN declares Mideast a restricted neighborhood

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Last week’s UN Security Council vote against Israel’s right to allow Jews to buy land and build homes in the historic Jewish homeland of Judea…

What Kerry failed to mention

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When the Secretary of State of the United States, John Kerry, has to go on television and speak for 72 minutes in an attempt to explain and ju…

Justice for Rubashkin

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President Barack Obama has been using his waning days in office to cement his legacy as the most merciful president in recent memory. Two week…

Election reflection: Wisdom from my parents

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Since Nov. 8, I have been trying to make sense of the presidential election. I’ve considered the forensic analyses from sources all over the p…

Treating the wounds of Aleppo

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The Syrian city of Aleppo is 400 miles from the Israeli border. It is closer to Turkey, Cyprus and Lebanon than it is to any hospital in Israe…

Time to heal the election wounds

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Hanukkah: A major holiday?

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Trump’s man in Jerusalem

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Donald Trump says he wants to move the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, and in David Friedman, the president-elect has nominated an am…

Answer the call to touch lives worldwide

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Chairing the Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix’s campaign reminds me daily of the mitzvot that our donors do by allowing our Jewish family …

Let us all hope for the best

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An epidemic of hopelessness

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The health news last week from the federal government was startling. Overall, mortality is up and life expectancy has fallen for the first tim…

BDS empire and campus anti-Semitism

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The New Israel Fund (NIF) recently received a grant to “research and report on anti-Semitism on U.S. campuses.” On the surface, this appears t…

Saving a world by changing lives

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Recently my wife, Lynda, and I were privileged to participate in a World ORT mission to Moscow and St. Petersburg, Russia. This opportunity to…

Nonreligious Zionists founded Israel

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Mathew Karlovsky’s assertion that Jews voted contrary to their own best interests in the Nov. 8 election by overwhelmingly voting for Hillary …

ADL seizes the center

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It’s not often that a Jewish organization revises its position on a public matter. Most groups are beholden to an ideological slice of donors …