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Wednesday 02/15/2017
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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Wednesday 02/08/2017
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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Wednesday 01/04/2017
UN declares Mideast a restricted neighborhood
Posted: January 04, 2017

Last week’s UN Security Council vote against Israel’s right to allow Jews to buy land and build homes in the historic Jewish homeland of Judea and Samaria was a blow against human rights and religious liberty.

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What Kerry failed to mention
Posted: January 04, 2017

When the Secretary of State of the United States, John Kerry, has to go on television and speak for 72 minutes in an attempt to explain and justify the decisions of the president, then it is obvious that those decisions were wrong. It can only be compared to an attorney delivering his closing remarks to a jury in a criminal case, completely ignoring the facts and the evidence that exists, but repeating the same baseless and unsustainable arguments over and over again, knowing full well that his client is guilty.

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Wednesday 12/14/2016
Nonreligious Zionists founded Israel
Posted: December 14, 2016

Mathew Karlovsky’s assertion that Jews voted contrary to their own best interests in the Nov. 8 election by overwhelmingly voting for Hillary Clinton instead of Donald Trump is predicated on the false equivalence premise of saying Trump is pro-Israel and therefore pro-Jewish (“Jews and the Golden Calf,” Jewish News, Nov. 25, 2016). His overly simplified assertion that Democrats have forsaken their Judaism by voting for Clinton is sophomoric and myopic. To the contrary, Jews in this election understood the candidates for exactly what they are. They voted for the most qualified person for the office and, by far, the lesser of two undesirables.

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Wednesday 10/12/2016
‘How can this happen again?’
Posted: October 12, 2016

“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 letters found in 2005 by a volunteer sorting WWII refugee files in New York City. The files looked like so many others until she saw the names of the children.  

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Wednesday 09/14/2016
Shabbos Island: The place for a mental fitness moment
Posted: September 14, 2016

We are living in unprecedented times. Everywhere we turn, there’s a whole lot of crazy going on. The political scene is a daily Theatre Of The Bizarre.

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Wednesday 07/06/2016
Aiding, showing solidarity with French Jews
Posted: July 06, 2016

France has seen numerous anti-Semitic incidents in recent times but none that touched so many lives as the senseless attack at the Hyper Cacher market. A routine Shabbat afternoon suddenly became a worldwide event that brought attention to the French Jewish community and growing European anti-Semitism. The global Jewish community responded and offered political, financial and emotional support. As part of that ongoing response, world Jewish leaders made a solidarity visit to Paris last week to show our support to our Jewish family and learn how our funds are being spent.

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