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  • ‘Selma’ forgot the Jews

    by Amanda Botfeld

    1 day ago

    Don’t get me wrong: Selma is an important movie. It’s worth seeing. It shines much-need light on the Civil Rights Movement, focusing on the pivotal 54-mile march from the city of Selma to Montgomery, the capital of Alabama.

    But it forgets the Jews.

    Just look at the photos from...

  • Bibi must stop an Iran bomb even if it offends Obama

    By Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

    2 days ago

    There is nothing wrong with an Israeli prime minister doing his utmost to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon, even if it offends the sensibilities of the American president. A nation that has experienced the world’s worst genocide just 70 years ago has not just a right...

  • Me and La Migra

    by Harold Brackman

    2 days ago

    I am carrying through here on my prior post about the Wong family by making visits on Xmas and New Year’s to their rented beach front manse (for one third of San Diego rents) in Rosarita Beach.

    I found Northern Mexico rugged but beautiful, the people friendly to a fault.  I ate...

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  • Drones, Jews and morality

    By Rob Eshman

    3 days ago

    My address to the first interreligious conference on the morality of drone warfare didn’t go over particularly well.

    This happened last Saturday afternoon at Princeton Theological Seminary, where I was among 150 clergy, theologians, academics and peace activists gathered to...

  • Israel needs fans, not cheerleaders

    by Alan Elsner

    4 days ago

    As the New England Patriots qualified for yet another Super Bowl, my thoughts went to my late father-in-law, Harvey Kirstein, z”l, a huge fan of the team and season-ticket holder who died tragically before they became successful and never saw any of their triumphs.

    It was Harvey...

  • Improving the aging experience: completing life’s story

    By Bill Boyarsky

    4 days ago

    My interest in the active aged has been stimulated recently by hanging out with several of them and reading Dr. Atul Gawande’s powerful book “Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End.” My curiosity was heightened, of course, by an event that occurred last October — my...

  • Iran is mankind’s enemy

    By Dennis Prager

    4 days ago

    Iran today is America’s greatest enemy, Israel’s greatest enemy, the Jewish people’s greatest enemy and the greatest enemy of moral civilization.

    There is, apparently, no evil that the Iranian Islamic regime will not engage in to further its ends. 

    It is one of the only...

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