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No two-state solution

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This is a response to the opinion piece “Settlements hurt chances for peace” (Jewish News, Nov. 18). I take the exact opposite view, i.e., not…

Settlements are not the problem

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Settlement policy is not the problem

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Over 600 rabbis, cantors sign pledge to hold Trump administration accountable for human rights

Over 600 rabbis, cantors sign pledge to hold Trump administration accountable for human rights

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More than 600 rabbis and cantors have signed a pledge to hold the Trump administration accountable for protecting the human rights and civil l…

‘Worst fears, best hopes’ for the Trump presidency

‘Worst fears, best hopes’ for the Trump presidency

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 The upset victory by Donald Trump in the 2016 elections stunned a Jewish activist and leadership class that is at times as divided as the ele…

Jews and the Golden Calf: 2016

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According to a New York Times exit poll, 70 percent of American Jews voted for Hillary Clinton while only 24 percent voted for Donald Trump, a…

‘What will be?’ 3 election takeaways

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“What will be?” a friend asked me yesterday.

'Worst fears, best hopes' for a Trump presidency

'Worst fears, best hopes' for a Trump presidency

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The upset victory by Donald Trump in the 2016 elections stunned a Jewish activist and leadership class that is at times as divided as the elec…

After the election

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When President-elect Donald Trump met with President Barack Obama at the White House last week, most observers expected a frosty encounter, bu…

Settlements hurt chances for peace

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Yishai Fleisher, the international spokesperson for the Israeli settlement of Hebron, came to speak at the Valley of the Sun Jewish Community …

Jewish delegation to House grows, in Senate drops by one

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Election night brought mixed results for Jewish politicians vying for seats in Congress. In the House of Representatives, the Jewish delegatio…

McCain is the only choice for Senate

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This year, more than ever, Arizona needs experienced leadership in the U.S. Senate. There is only one candidate on the ballot we can count on …

Ann Kirkpatrick represents true best interests of Arizonans

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In this year's elections, we’ll be deciding on candidates who will shape the future of American leadership and foreign policy in the world.

Rabbis at interfaith weddings can have positive effect on Jewish life

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At a summit meeting held last week at the National Museum of American Jewish History, several hundred communal professionals, rabbis, scholars…

The blessings of being an American Jew

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In the week before Election Day, there is ample reason to be dejected as we seemingly reach the nadir of political discourse in the public squ…

The potential lethality of the UNESCO vote

The potential lethality of the UNESCO vote

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Seeming to parallel the dystopian world described by George Orwell in 1984 in which history and fact are manipulated to serve political ends, …

On the way to the future

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Beginning a new year usually involves moments of reflection about the previous year and newfound determination to tackle the infinite To Do li…

‘How can this happen again?’

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“Anne Frank Today Is A Syrian Girl” was the headline on an Aug. 25 Nicholas Kristof column in The New York Times this year. He wrote about let…

Welcoming the stranger

Welcoming the stranger

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I have a beautiful poster hanging in my office emblazoned with the words of Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel. It reads, “A Jew is asked to take a …

Board of Rabbis takes leadership role

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For generations upon generations, rabbis have served as leaders in their communities. Rabbis have provided Halachic interpretations of Jewish …