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  • Jews and Liberalism: Is the civil religion going to last?

    3 weeks ago

    In what may be an urban legend, a rabbi with a luxurious beard is said to have sat on the left side in the Frankfurt Assembly during the Revolution of 1848. Asked why, he replied: “Because Jews have no right.”

    Although the identification with the left first appeared among...

  • Reeva Steenkamp, Monica Lewinsky, Renee Zellweger

    By Ilana Angel

    October 23, 2014 | 8:16 am

    Reeva Steenkamp

    There are three women in the news this week that I want to comment on. I am fascinated by this group of people and find myself with strong opinions and feelings about all of them. They are all in the news for the wrong reasons and I find myself feeling compassion...

  • Monica Lewinsky joins Twitter. Should we listen?

    October 22, 2014 | 11:01 am

    Monica Lewinsky has come full circle. The Jewish woman who, with some justice, described herself as “the first person to have their reputation completely destroyed worldwide via the Internet” returned to the cybersphere on Monday with a Twitter account.

    Is she a glutton for...

  • When Bill and Hillary Clinton turn to Judaism…

    By Danielle Berrin

    October 13, 2014 | 6:26 pm

    What do you do when you are president of the most powerful nation on earth and you get caught red-handed having an affair? 

    You turn to the Talmud, of course.

    At least that's what former President Bill Clinton did, according to recently released documents from the Clinton...

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  • Bill and Hillary disagree on Netanyahu? Not so much

    September 16, 2014 | 10:42 am

    Politico and Haaretz have seized on C-Span video from Iowa that they claim suggests Bill and Hillary Clinton diverge on how ready Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is for peace.

    Hillary Rodham Clinton appears to be stumping for an as yet unannounced presidential bid in...

  • Hillary, Israel and the Jews

    August 29, 2014 | 2:08 pm

    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...

  • Israel, Palestinians locked in vicious circle of Gaza wars

    July 31, 2014 | 11:53 am

    When Israel ended its 38-year occupation of the Gaza Strip by withdrawing settlers in 2005, then-Prime Minister Ariel Sharon hailed it as a "disengagement" from conflict with Palestinians in the densely populated coastal enclave.

    But the conflict did not end, it only changed.

    ...
  • Maya Angelou: ‘As Seen Through These Eyes’

    June 23, 2014 | 12:57 pm

    This story originally appeared on hollywoodjournal.com.

    As I watched the memorial celebrating Dr. Maya Angelou I was deeply moved by the words expressed by former President Bill Clinton. “Maya called our attention with a clarity and power that will wash over people as long as...

  • David Geffen graduates with top honor from UCLA—sort of

    By Danielle Berrin

    June 4, 2014 | 1:23 pm

    Philanthropist and entertainment mogul David Geffen was awarded the UCLA Medal, the university’s highest honor, during the Hippocratic Oath Ceremony for Geffen School of Medicine graduates on May 30.

    Presented by UCLA Chancellor Gene Block, who described the prize as...

  • Regrets? She’s had a few, Lewinsky says of Clinton scandal

    May 6, 2014 | 2:22 pm

    Monica Lewinsky, the onetime White House intern whose 1990s affair with Bill Clinton nearly brought down his presidency, broke a long silence on Tuesday, saying she regretted what happened.

    Writing in Vanity Fair magazine, Lewinsky, 40, said it was time to stop "tiptoeing around...

  • Christie’s Weiner

    By Marty Kaplan

    January 13, 2014 | 10:38 am

    I did not have sex with that bridge.

    That was Chris Christie’s Hail Mary play at his press conference last week.  He looked us in the eye, he told us he’d done nothing wrong and he prayed it would turn out better for him with George Washington than it did for Bill Clinton with...

  • Opinion still matters more than money

    By Raphael J. Sonenshein

    September 17, 2013 | 3:21 pm

    New York City voters appear to be moving beyond the era of their three-time mayor Michael Bloomberg, who has long dominated the city’s politics. With the Sept. 16 concession of William C. Thompson, the winner of New York’s Democratic mayoral primary is the liberal Bill de Blasio,...

  • The shandah factor: What makes Jewish sex scandals different?

    July 23, 2013 | 1:09 pm

    The guy with the socks up. The guy with the pants down. The guy with the headlocks. The guy who tweets and deletes.

    What is it with these male politicos? And why are they all Jewish?

    The cloistered community that is Washington’s Jewish elite collectively choked a little...

  • Do men and women matter?

    By Dennis Prager

    July 17, 2013 | 11:48 am

    Most Americans do not realize that, as large as the issue of same-sex marriage is (and it is very large), there is an even larger issue at stake in the same-sex marriage debate.

    That issue is whether gender matters: Do male and female, man and woman, matter?

    In the brief span...

  • Hillary Clinton, private citizen, reflects on Israel, Benghazi and Middle East unrest

    By Susan Freudenheim

    June 25, 2013 | 11:11 am

    “Live your values, embrace your traditions, but open yourselves up and never stop trying to heal the wounds of the world,” former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton implored an audience of 4,000 at Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City on June 24. Without revealing any...

  • This week from Israel - Facing tomorrow?

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    June 24, 2013 | 12:34 pm

    This week, our President, Shimon Peres, celebrated his 90th birthday, followed by the 2013 Presidential Conference, named "Facing Tomorrow." More than a joyful week of celebration for our nation, this past week gave us, Israelis, a glance of a utopic fantasy.

    The guest list of...

  • Shimon Peres won’t stop believing

    June 20, 2013 | 10:23 am

    He’s one of the oldest heads of state in the world and the star of his own two-day conference. Celebrities from Bill Clinton to Sharon Stone lavish praises on him. He walks into a room and it erupts into applause. Israel’s Presidential Conference is, in part, a tribute to Israeli...

  • This week in power: Clinton, Syria, Waze, Streisand

    By Danny Groner

    June 20, 2013 | 3:45 am

    A roundup of the most talked about political and global stories in the Jewish world this week:

    Clinton's speech
    Former President Bill Clinton spoke in Israel on Monday night and encouraged a two-state solution with the Palestinians. “No matter how many settlers you put out there...

  • 9 bittersweet comments on Peres’ 90th

    By Shmuel Rosner

    June 19, 2013 | 9:05 am

    I was thinking about writing ninety comments about Shimon Peres' 90th birthday celebration, but I got tired at nine. I should also say at the outset of this post that I am moderating a panel at the conference on Thursday. This means I'm walking a tightrope here, trying to be both...

  • June 19, 2013

    By Shmuel Rosner

    June 19, 2013 | 3:50 am

    The US

    Headline: U.S. military team in Jordan planning ways to deal with Syria’s chemical weapons

    To Read: Jefrrey Golberg writes about the disagreement between State and Defense on Syria-

     It is possible, even for those of us who have been inclined toward intervention, to...

  • Happy 90th, Shimon Peres!

    June 18, 2013 | 2:44 pm

    Dignitaries from around the world gathered in Jerusalem today to celebrate the 90th birthday of Israeli President Shimon Peres. Bill Clinton, Sharon Stone, Tony Blair, Dr. Ruth, Robert DeNiro and Barbra Streisand (who sung the traditional song “Avinu Malkeinu”) joined thousands of...

  • Bill Clinton to Israelis: Share future with a Palestinian state

    June 17, 2013 | 5:18 pm

    There is no alternative to a two-state solution to the Israel-Palestinian conflict, Bill Clinton said at an event to honor Israeli President Shimon Peres.

    Clinton was speaking Monday night at the Peres Academic Center in Rehovot in honor of Peres’ 90th birthday.

    “Your neighbors...

  • June 13, 2013

    By Shmuel Rosner

    June 13, 2013 | 3:20 am

    The US

    Headline: Bill Clinton splits with Obama on Syria

    To Read: FP's Gayle Tzemach Lemmon gives an update on the Syria intervention debate in Washington ('The Washington intervention war', as Foreign Policy call it)-

     But even if the White House is not primed for a...

  • “You Shall Not Stand Idly By?” America and Syria – What to Do?

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    May 5, 2013 | 8:00 am

    It should be clear that the last thing the Obama Administration wants is to get caught in another Middle Eastern war, with no “good guys” and no viable exit strategy. What else can explain American passivity in the face of 70,000 Syrian dead and 1 million refugees in two years?...

  • Leader of the free word

    By David Suissa

    March 22, 2013 | 2:40 pm

    Words matter, especially when spoken by people of power. I once read a book that dissected the 271 words of President Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. Would that speech have become historic if, instead of phrases like “a new birth of freedom,” he had used phrases like “a reaffirmation...

  • Ed Koch remembered as quintessential New York City mayor [VIDEO]

    February 4, 2013 | 4:10 pm

    Former New York City Mayor Ed Koch was memorialized on Monday as an in-your-face, wisecracking leader who helped transform the city from a symbol of urban decay to the vital, glittering metropolis it is today.

    As Koch's casket was led out of Temple Emanu-El, a soaring Fifth Ave....

  • New York to name subway station after Koch

    February 4, 2013 | 9:47 am

    New York City will rename a subway station in memory of Edward Koch, the three-term mayor who died last week.

    U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) will announce Monday that the station at East 77th Street and Lexington Avenue will be renamed the Mayor Ed Koch Subway Station, the...

  • Will Republicans let Lew get to Treasury?

    January 10, 2013 | 9:29 am

    Jacob Lew, nominated Thursday morning by President Barack Obama for the post of secretary of the Treasury, helped Orthodox observance reach the highest precincts of governance. But can a man that Republicans say “can’t get to yes” be confirmed for the job?

    Obama nominated Lew,...

  • Obama to tap Lew as treasury chief

    January 9, 2013 | 1:55 pm

    President Obama is set to nominate Jack Lew, his chief of staff, to be secretary of the treasury.

    Lew will be tapped to succeed Timothy Geithner on Thursday, multiple media reports said.

    Lew, a chief of the Office of Management and Budget under both Obama and President Bill Clinton, is an Orthodox Jew and has spoken often about balancing observance with the demands of the highest precincts of government.

  • Hillary Clinton leaves New York hospital, then returns

    January 2, 2013 | 3:59 pm

    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton briefly left New York-Presbyterian hospital on Wednesday, only to return about 15 minutes later, the New York Daily News reported.

    The State Department declined to comment on where Clinton may have gone or the status of her hospital stay. She...

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