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Friday, June 23, 2017 8:19 pm

Opinion

  • Judaism requires us to pursue the goals of the Paris climate accords

    By jwadmin on June 17, 2017
    By DAVID KRAEMER NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – The Trump administration’s decision to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement has demanded that we all ask ourselves where we stand on questions of climate change, global warming and our collective responsibility for the planet we call home. That the earth has been warming in recent years is indisputable. At issue are the […]
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  • Thom Yorke calls critics of Radiohead’s Israel concert on July 19 ‘offensive’

    By jwadmin on June 14, 2017
    By GABE FRIEDMAN NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – After dozens of high-profile artists signed a letter in February urging Radiohead to cancel their upcoming concert in Tel Aviv, some might have assumed that the band would not respond to the criticism. After all, the British band’s lead singer, Thom Yorke, rarely gives interviews, and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is a particularly fraught issue to […]
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  • What If: Fifty Years After the Six-Day War

    By jwadmin on June 8, 2017
    by Daniel Pipes The Washington Times June 5, 2017 Originally published under the title “Fifty Years After the Six-Day War.” Israel’s military triumph over three enemy states in June 1967 is the most outstandingly successful war of all recorded history. The Six-Day War was also deeply consequential for the Middle East, establishing the permanence of the Jewish state, dealing a […]
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  • “Where Have Our Ethics Gone?” A Lunch and Learn 5-part conversation at Beth Emeth

    By jwadmin on May 31, 2017
    ALBANY–Rabbi Norman Mendel of Temple Beth El in Glens Falls will lead a five-part Lunch and Learn program beginning Wednesday, June 7, and ending July 5. The  program conversation is entitled “Lost & Found . . . Found & Lost —Where Have Our Ethics Gone?” The free program, at  Beth Emeth, 100 Academy Rd., Albany, is open to the community and begins at […]
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  • Opinion: Shavuot—breaking the tablets, and putting them back together!

    By jwadmin on May 24, 2017
    By ADINA LEWITTES NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Shavuot, which begins at sundown May 30, focuses on Moses receiving the tablets of the law. But a fascinating part of the story is when he shatters them. In an astounding midrash, or rabbinic commentary, Moses’ act is portrayed as the epitome of loyalty to the people, but also teaches God about community and continuity. Descending Mount […]
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  • Who gave Jared and Ivanka permission to fly on Shabbat?

    By jwadmin on May 24, 2017
    By BEN SALES NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Which Orthodox rabbi gave Jared and Ivanka permission to fly on Shabbat? We don’t know who it was, but we know who it wasn’t. It wasn’t Haskel Lookstein, who oversaw the first daughter’s conversion to Judaism. It wasn’t Marvin Hier, who gave the invocation at President Donald Trump’s inauguration. It wasn’t Levi […]
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  • We stand against hate

    By jwadmin on May 22, 2017
    To the Editor, We stand together with LaQuan and Jennifer Madison and their family against hate, in support of the family, in support of interfaith understanding and cooperation and a peaceful community. We join together in support of the Madison family in the wake of the arson which destroyed their garage and the hateful words and images which defaced it.  […]
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  • Arab-Israeli Ties: Hostage No More?

    By jwadmin on May 19, 2017
    The reality is changing faster than “expert” preconceptions. Evelyn Gordon Commentary Magazine On any other day, the Wall Street Journal’s report on Tuesday would have been a major bombshell. Instead, it was unjustly overshadowed by the news that Donald Trump had shared sensitive third-party intelligence (apparently provided by Israel) with Russia. Granted, the intelligence story reveals something important about the […]
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  • Rabbi Shmuley: We Do Not Forget — President Trump Promised Jerusalem

    By jwadmin on May 17, 2017
    By: Rabbi Shmuley Boteach The World Values Network This Sunday, I will be flying to Israel immediately after the gala dinner of our organization, the World Values Network. I am going to attend the 50th anniversary of Jerusalem Day, when Israel reunified Jerusalem in the 1967 war, affirming the Jewish people’s rebirth in their ancient capital after the devastation of the Holocaust. President Donald […]
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  • Misplacing items, but holding on to the important stuff— Marilyn is no Sherlock Holmes

    By jwadmin on May 17, 2017
    Mostly it is loss, which teaches us about the worth of things—Schopenhauer By MARILYN SHAPIRO I have spent half of my life looking for things I’ve misplaced. I have spent the other half finding things for Larry, my husband, which he claims that I lost to make his life more difficult. Recently I was visiting my daughter Julie, her husband Sam, […]
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