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No third-rate hack job

It is tempting to dismiss allegations of Russian hacking during last fall’s presidential election as blame shifting by sore losers in the Democratic Party and/or the work of a socially-awkward teen-age hacker working from his parent’s basement. Various figures on the right, including President Donald Trump himself, have intimated as much.
Wednesday 02/22/2017
Friedman is ‘right man’
Posted: February 22, 2017

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The Mideast can’t live ‘with either one’
Posted: February 22, 2017

In his month in office, President Donald Trump has challenged several long-standing American policies, only to back off later. The result has been to leave unclear exactly what American policy is toward China, Russia or NATO, among other things.

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Wednesday 02/15/2017
Letters to the editor in response to article about refugees
Posted: February 15, 2017

Why aren’t Muslim countries welcoming refugees?

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An open letter to senators about David Friedman confirmation
Posted: February 15, 2017

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 university campus organizing arm of J Street.

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Everyone’s Talmud
Posted: February 15, 2017

Until modern times, the Talmud was a major Jewish preoccupation. This sprawling compendium of the law, lore and commentary of successive generations of early rabbinic scholars provided Jews with a human map for following the law of the Hebrew Bible and the six books of the Mishna.

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Wednesday 02/08/2017
Recognize reality of Israel relations
Posted: February 08, 2017

Shmuel Bar, a former Israeli intelligence officer and founder of a company that sifts social media messages for terrorist threats, was recently disinvited from speaking on a panel at a London think tank. He was told that since a Saudi official would be attending the session, the Israeli couldn’t be seen in attendance with him. As related last week in Bloomberg Businessweek, “Bar told the organizers that he and the Saudi gentleman had, in fact, been planning to have lunch together at a Moroccan restaurant nearby before walking over to the event together.”

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U.S. needs to defend borders
Posted: February 08, 2017

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 expressions from Jewish organizations, had nothing to do with Jewish life or Jewish affairs in the Valley. So if we are going to get involved in politics, then so be it (“Punishing Muslims for being Muslims,” Jewish News, Feb. 3).

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Letters to the editor: Feb. 10 issue
Posted: February 08, 2017

Interest-free loans available for special needs, disabilities

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Wednesday 02/01/2017
Now is time to speak up
Posted: February 01, 2017

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Punishing Muslims for being Muslim
Posted: February 01, 2017

Most of the organized Jewish community, along with most civil libertarians, shuddered as the new administration issued an executive order effectively targeting Muslims who want to immigrate to the United States.

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Should local Jewish schools require vaccinations?
Posted: February 01, 2017

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 parents choosing to forgo vaccinating their children. So far, 20 people have been infected by the disease. According to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, none of these families were able to provide concrete proof that their children had been vaccinated. Not only was this choice counter to the interest of their children, it was a flagrant violation of the law (California lifted religious exemptions from vaccinations six months ago).

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