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All sizzle, no steak

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Most American Jews would agree that the place for the U.S. Embassy in Israel should be Jerusalem. But the cheers of some to rumors, hints and …

The transcendental power and value of immersive spiritual retreat

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Part of the modern condition is the constant lurch toward burnout. The grinding hours at work are long and stressful. Deadlines for important …

Why we just had our ninth child

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Esther and I were blessed with the birth of our ninth child several weeks ago. Here’s how some people greeted the news:

A Trump peace plan?

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Recently, Jared Kushner, the president’s son-in-law who is tasked with working on Israeli-Palestinian peace, paid a visit to Saeb Erekat. The …

And now, Al Franken

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Donald Trump, a Republican. Harvey Weinstein, a Democrat. Roger Ailes, a Republican. Dustin Hoffman, a Democrat. Roy Moore, a Republican. And …

Looking for hope in all the (wrong?) places

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It’s easy to spot revolutions where none exist, which is why claims to see anything beyond mere realignments in historic electoral results mus…

Three questions about the state of our democracy

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Political power transitions are always shocks to the system. Our country’s democratic form of governance is both stable and unstable simultane…

Challenges for the Democrats

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At a reception in Washington last week, a group of Jewish Democrats announced the creation of a new organization to support the election of De…

Letter to Editor

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Jewish War Veterans marching in Veterans Day parade

Uneven responses to acts of terror

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"Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families. We cannot put into words the grief and pain we all feel.” This is how Presi…

Letters to the Editor

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Supporting the Jewish News

Modesty has nothing to do with it

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In response to the Harvey Weinstein scandal and the flood of women coming forward to participate in the #MeToo social media campaign, there ha…

Drawing Dershowitz

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For decades, civil liberties lawyer and Harvard Law School professor emeritus Alan Dershowitz has been a riveting and sometimes polarizing pub…

Supporting the Jewish News

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If the Phoenix Jewish News goes away, how will we post notices about events? Who will publish the calendar? How will we learn about upcoming h…

The right thing at the University of Florida

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It took a declaration of a state of emergency and $600,000 worth of security, including snipers, paid for by taxpayers, but the appearance of …

The Balfour Declaration at 100

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Theodore Herzl stated in the First Zionist Congress in Basel in 1897 that “Zionism strives to create for the Jewish people a home in Palestine…

Gun regulation: Less is more

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More than any group, the Jewish community should demand less, not more regulation (“Needed: sensible firearm regulation,” Oct. 13, Jewish News).

Films as Jewish learning opportunities

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When one thinks of the most effective means of transmitting Jewish knowledge through the generations, what are the first places the mind goes …

Bird talk

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Interesting article on the advantages of brining chicken (“Brining: A quick way to flavor and tenderize the humble chicken breast,” Oct. 6) in…

Denouncing DACA?

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It was with a sense of both sorrow and annoyance that the undersigned read the article in the Sept. 15 issue of the Jewish News about the spir…