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Spicer’s Yom Hashoah lesson

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It would be simple to play the moral outrage card on White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer’s confused comparison of Syrian President Bashar …

Time to start listening to immigrant leaders

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Jews everywhere, myself included, have been horrified to see the beginnings of a crackdown on undocumented immigrants, which threatens to shat…

Haggadah supporter finances anti-Israel projects

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Spending this year in Jerusalem

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Passover in America is widely reported to be the most-celebrated Jewish holiday of them all. More American Jews will have attended Passover se…

Bye, bye Bannon

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In another sign that the Trump administration is moving toward greater stability and more traditional governance, the president last week sign…

A strong showing of bipartisanship in Arizona

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Arizonans should be proud of their U.S. representatives and senators.

The bomb threatener

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We were as surprised as anyone else by the arrest of a suspect in the bomb threats against JCCs and other Jewish institutions in the United St…

What made David Friedman's confirmation so contentious?

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David Friedman was confirmed last week by the U.S. Senate as America’s ambassador to Israel. But that was only after a highly contentious deba…

Letters to the Editor – 03 31 2017

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Sometimes destruction is necessary for peace

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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