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Whether you fire him or not, condemn Salaita’s words

by David N. Myers

17 minutes ago

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For the past month or so, the academic world in this country has been abuzz with impassioned debate about Professor Steven Salaita, whose proposed appointment as a tenured professor in... read full article

  • The secret signal

    by Rabbi Gershon Winkler

    1 hour ago

    Listen. There is a secret signal. It's sort of like a password, a code. And only we know it -- we who sound the shofar on Rosh Hashanah. Or at least some of us who sound the shofar know it. Others may know how to sound the shofar, how to blow their breath through the horn and make...

  • ISIS is much worse than Hamas

    by David Benkof

    1 hour ago

    Last Friday, Rabbi Shmuley Boteach began an advertising campaign to defend the State of Israel by arguing that Hamas and ISIS are equally vile. According to his press release, "The ad equates ISIS and its execution of American journalist James Foley and Hamas' actions in Gaza." 

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  • 5 Questions for Rabbi Block on the New York Times

    By Rob Eshman

    4 days ago

    Dear Rabbi Block:

    Today you announced you were cancelling your subscription to the New York Times because of what you call its biased and unfair coverage of Israel during the Gaza War.

    In an op-ed in Tablet, you wrote: “I am a lifelong Democrat, a political liberal, a Reform...

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  • Hillary, Israel and the Jews

    by Lazar Palnick

    4 days ago

    Last month, I read an opinion piece in a Jewish publication wrongfully accusing Hillary Clinton of being anti-Israel and not fighting for the issues that matter most to Jewish Americans. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Throughout her career, Hillary Clinton has fought for...

  • “We Will Never Die”—Again. Still.

    By Rabbi Jeffrey K. Salkin

    5 days ago

    It is 1943. A sizable percentage of Europe's Jews have already perished. In response to the world's (and America's) silence in the face of unremitting evil, as well as their growing frustration with American policy and their contempt for Hollywood's "fear of offending its European...

  • 5 Lessons drawn from the LAUSD iPad fiasco

    By Sam Gliksman

    5 days ago

    It’s becoming difficult to read the news in Los Angeles these days without running across yet another article about the problems faced by the sputtering LAUSD iPad initiative. Finally, LAUSD Superintendent John Deasy announced this week that they were suspending the contracts with...

  • Sofer case means draft Charedim

    by David Benkof

    5 days ago

    The disappearance of Aaron Sofer in the Jerusalem forest is of course alarming.

    But far more important is the instruction of Rav Aharon Shteinman shlita, today’s leading Lithuanian haredi rabbi, that Israeli students at the monumental Mir yeshiva put down their Talmuds and search...

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