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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…

Should local Jewish schools require vaccinations?

Should local Jewish schools require vaccinations?

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Recently, a part of the Orthodox Jewish community in Los Angeles was struck by a serious outbreak of measles due to the actions of some parent…

More than ever, now is the time to give the gift of day school education

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Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, former chief rabbi of the United Kingdom, wrote once: “To defend a country, you need an army. But to defend an identity,…

Thanks for keeping it kosher

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No third-rate hack job

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It is tempting to dismiss allegations of Russian hacking during last fall’s presidential election as blame shifting by sore losers in the Demo…

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…