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Opinion

  • Intermarried Jews are not a second Holocaust!

    By jwadmin on July 19, 2019
    By Rabbi SHMULY YANKLOWITZ PHOENIX (JTA) – Israeli Education Minister Rafi Peretz’s recent tone-deaf declaration that intermarriage is akin to a “second Holocaust” was shocking and shameful, and desecrates the memories of those who perished in the Holocaust. While Peretz leads the Jewish Home party as well as the United Right coalition, and is known for a Kahanist ideology, we […]
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  • The Chabad rebbe fought bias by spreading pro-Semitism

    By jwadmin on July 17, 2019
    By DAVID SUISSA (Jewish Journal via JNS) – We take it for granted that the way to address the evil of anti-Semitism is to fight it. It’s a natural part of our vocabulary. We fight, we confront, we condemn, we call out. We refuse to stand idly by. All of that makes perfect sense. But on this 25th anniversary of […]
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  • Eric Fingerhut served in Congress. He says leading Hillel was a harder job.

    By jwadmin on June 21, 2019
    By BEN SALES NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Eric Fingerhut believes in the “big tent.” But is the tent collapsing? For six tumultuous years, he has served as the president of Hillel International, the umbrella group for more than 500 Jewish centers on college campuses across the country. He is leaving that position on July 1 to become the president […]
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  • Yoram Ettinger: Ambassador Friedman’s NYT interview reflects US interests

    By jwadmin on June 13, 2019
    Ambassador (ret.) Yoram Ettinger, “Second Thought: a US-Israel initiative” June 13, 2019 US Ambassador David Friedman’s June 8 interview in the NY Times was inconsistent with the worldview of the State Department establishment, but quite consistent with Middle East reality and US national security interests. Ambassador Friedman stated: “The absolute last thing the world needs is a failed Palestinian state […]
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  • We Orthodox Jews desperately need gay rabbis

    By jwadmin on June 12, 2019
    Rabbi DANIEL LANDES JERUSALEM (JTA) – The Jewish Telegraphic Agency recently reported that I would be ordaining a gay Orthodox rabbinical student who was denied the opportunity to receive smicha from his own Orthodox yeshiva.  I have now done so, ordaining Rabbi Daniel Atwood during a ceremony attended by more than 200 guests. I have been an Orthodox rabbi for a […]
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  • Shavou’ot (Pentecost) guide for the perplexed, 2019 (The US connection)

    By jwadmin on June 9, 2019
    Ambassador (ret.) Yoram Ettinger, “Second Thought: a US-Israel Initiative” May 6, 2019, https://bit.ly/2Z91TNN More on Jewish holidays: http://bit.ly/137Er6J Shavou’ot and the roots of the special US attitude toward Israel: *The holiday of Shavou’ot (Pentecost) – which commemorates the receipt of the Torah (the Five Books of Moses) and the Ten Commandments on Mount Sinai some 3,500 years ago – sheds […]
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  • What the biblical Boaz can teach men in power in the age of #MeToo

    By jwadmin on June 7, 2019
    By RABBI DONNA KIRSHBAUM, RABBI RICHARD HIRSH (JTA)  – “I have ordered the men not to molest you.” (Ruth 2:9) With these words, Boaz, the wealthy landowner, tells Ruth, the destitute Moabite, a stranger in Bethlehem, that she is not only free to glean in his fields and to gather what the reapers may drop, but that she will be […]
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  • A Chicago couple lives like Orthodox Jews —but are Christians

    By jwadmin on May 23, 2019
    By JOSEFIN DOLSTEN NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – A few months ago, a couple got involved in the Chicago Jewish community. Rivkah Weber and David Costello started attending an Orthodox synagogue in the West Ridge neighborhood. They looked and acted like Orthodox Jews: Weber covered her hair and wore long skirts, while Costello sported sidelocks and a kippah. The latter […]
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  • A stowaway in the air; a true military story from World War II

    By jwadmin on May 22, 2019
    as imagined by grand-nephew By LANCE ALLEN WANG As we approach Memorial Day, our thoughts may turn to those who have served, and especially within our community, our Jewish veterans, especially those who have passed. My uncle, known at one time as Lieutenant Julius “Julie” Zlasner, served as a B-17 navigator for 27 missions over the Third Reich and I’m […]
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  • Larry will be 71 and so will Israel! Bonding with Israel still seems like a good investment!

    By jwadmin on May 15, 2019
    By MARILYN SHAPIRO My husband Larry was born the week that the State of Israel was born. For the rest of his life, his birthday celebration would be entwined with the founding of a new country. In 1961, Larry’s entire bar/bat mitzvah class and their families participated in a presentation conducted by Israeli Bond representatives. As a result, Larry’s parents, along […]
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