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  • Rosner’s Torah-Talk: Parashat Vayetze with Rabbi Ammiel Hirsch

    November 8, 2013 | 5:00 am Our special guest today is Rabbi Ammiel Hirsch, Senior Rabbi of the Stephen Wise Free Synagogue in New York City. Prior to his arrival at Stephen Wise, Rabbi Hirsch served for twelve... read on
  • November 8, 2013

    November 8, 2013 | 3:27 am The US Headline: Kerry and Fabius heading to Geneva for Iran nuclear talks To Read: According to Ray Takeyh, the US has the upper-hand in the negotiations with Iran- During... read on
  • Law and Values Demand Punitive Measures Against Egyptian Regime: A Conversation with Senator Levin

    November 7, 2013 | 7:07 am My meeting with Senator Carl Levin – a Michigan Democrat, Chairman of the Armed Services Committee, to retire at the end of this term – was mentioned in yesterday’s post about the Iran... read on
  • November 7, 2013

    November 7, 2013 | 3:05 am The US Headline: Grappling with troubled peace process, Kerry urges Israeli settlement limits To Read: Jeffrey Goldberg talks to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel about Israel and... read on
  • Washington Notes: The Hill’s Pause on Iran Sanctions Might Be Short

    November 6, 2013 | 7:26 am There have been conflicting reports in recent days regarding a supposed agreement to halt the push for stronger US sanctions against Iran. The storyline is somewhat blurry: the White... read on
  • November 6, 2013

    November 6, 2013 | 3:24 am The US Headline: Poll: Americans strongly favor Israel, wary of Iran entanglement To Read: Flynt Leverett and Hilary Mann Leverett believe that the future of America's standing as... read on
  • The State and Synagogue Exchange, Part 2: Why Does Israel Need a Chief Rabbinate?

    November 5, 2013 | 7:24 am Professor Guy Ben-Porat is a member of the Department of Public Policy and Administration at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. He is a co-author of Israel Since 1980 (2008) and... read on
  • November 5, 2013

    November 5, 2013 | 3:20 am The US Headline: Kerry Reassures Saudis U.S. Shares Their Goals To Read: Kimberly Ann Elliot presents the case for easing the sanctions against Iran- History suggests that... read on
  • Toronto Notes: Israel’s Judaism- Circumvention, Not Revolution

    November 4, 2013 | 7:05 am There are two essential ways to try to solve the many problems that Israel's dogmatic and stubborn rabbinate (and law) burden Israel with. One way is the radical revolutionary way:... read on
  • November 4, 2013

    November 4, 2013 | 3:04 am The US Headline: Iran: Protesters Swarm Former US Embassy in Tehran To Read: Hussein Ibish thinks that Kerry's trip to Egypt is a step in the right direction- So, some US aid... read on
  • Three Short Notes from Toronto: Kotel, War, Pew

    November 3, 2013 | 9:23 am 1. Kotel I wrote an article last week about the Kotel, and about the empty platform that needs to be filled with Jews, or else… (you can read it here). Since then I have had several... read on
  • November 3, 2013

    November 3, 2013 | 3:14 am The US Headline: Kerry lands in Egypt a day before Mursi trial To Read: Eliot Abrams disapproves of the US changing the rules of its engagement with its allies in the Middle... read on
  • Rosner’s Torah-Talk: Parashat Toldot with Maharat Ruth Balinsky Friedman

    November 1, 2013 | 7:40 am Our special guest this week is Ruth Balinsky Friedman, Maharat at Ohev Sholom: The National Synagogue in Washington, DC. Maharat Balinsky Friedman graduated from Barnard College in... read on
  • November 1, 2013

    November 1, 2013 | 3:42 am The US Headline: U.S. feels pressure to show progress in peace talks between Israelis and Palestinians To Read: According to Robert Kaplan, the US' Defense elites need to figure... read on
  • So What is Pew’s Verdict: Are Young American Jews Attached to Israel?

    October 31, 2013 | 8:47 am At some point my line of questioning seemed to get on Prof. Steven Cohen’s nerves – and it was my fault, I guess. We will get to that later. But first of all- Cohen’s numbers, the... read on

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