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  • Bennett and Weston: The politics of scapegoating

    by Reuven Firestone

    3 days ago

    John Bennett, a Republican Representative in the Oklahoma State Legislature,  urged people recently on his Facebook page to “be wary of the individuals who claim to be Muslim-American” because, presumably, they pose a threat to us all. Leaders of several civil rights organizations...

  • Charles Bronfman: The most wonderful gift I’ve ever received

    by Charles Bronfman

    3 days ago

    Ten years ago, my children Ellen and Stephen, and their spouses Andrew Hauptman and Claudine Blondin Bronfman, gave me the most unbelievable gift.

    They founded and endowed The Charles Bronfman Prize, which annually recognizes a humanitarian under the age of 50 who is changing the...

  • To be read at the NYC Rally protesting “The Death of Klinghoffer”

    By Judea Pearl

    3 days ago

    Friends and Fellow protesters: 

    In joining you today to protest the New York Metropolitan Opera production of this opera, I echo the silenced voice of my son, Daniel Pearl, and the silenced voices of other victims of terror, including James Foley and Steven Sotloff, and including...

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  • Our Jewish obligation to make an impact on climate change

    by Barbara Weinstein

    3 days ago

    When the 2014 United Nations Climate Summit convenes this Tuesday in New York City, the international community will have an opportunity to build a more sustainable and just future by making a meaningful impact in the global effort to address climate change. Advocates and...

  • New rule: Fanatics can’t use Twitter

    By Rob Eshman

    4 days ago

    Each week, we are forced to bear witness to hideous acts of terrorism committed on a piece of barren sand thousands of miles away, then transmitted to our eyeballs via miracles of modern technology, like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, the Internet.

    Evidently, fanatics...

  • Anti-Semitism creeps into ‘Natural Childbirth’ movement

    by Wendy Kenin

    4 days ago

    It’s the special treatment reserved for Jews that earns the anti-circumcision “intact-ivism” movement the label “anti-Jew.” And it’s the large space created for intactivist representation within the natural childbirth movement which unfortunately poisons this otherwise effective...

  • Let soldiers and haredim swap roles

    by David Benkof

    4 days ago

    Controversy over haredi military service roils Israeli society, but respect for each side’s concerns and values can help resolve it.

    Haredim believe Jews of all backgrounds are equally commanded to learn Torah. So Israel could diffuse Torah study by allowing non-religious,...

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