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  • February, 27, 2013

    By Shmuel Rosner

    February 27, 2013 | 3:31 am

    The US

    Headline:  Hagel Approved for Defense in Sharply Split Senate Vote

    To Read: Micah Zenko believes that the recent hysteria around sequestration signifies a larger more problematic US tendency to inflate the severity of security threats-

    In 1961, President Dwight...

  • Destroyed New Orleans synagogue to break ground

    April 16, 2010 | 10:52 am

    A New Orleans synagogue destroyed by Hurricane Katrina will break ground on a new building.

    Congregation Beth Israel, a century-old congregation destroyed by the 2005 storm, will mark the occasion on Sunday at a new location five miles from its former home.

    “Since Katrina, our...

  • Vandals Destroy Large Menorah

    By Tom Tugend

    December 29, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    Vandals destroyed a large public menorah in Orange County last weekend, an act classified as a hate crime by authorities.

    The steel menorah, weighing 150 pounds and standing 15 feet high and 10 feet wide, was located in Ladera Ranch, a planned community near Mission Viejo.


  • Religions Hold Mix of Justice and Mercy

    By Reuven Firestone

    January 1, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Religion did not begin with compassion. The gods of the ancient Near East were not exactly epitomes of goodness.

    In the flood story of the Gilgamesh Epic, the gods destroyed humanity not because they were reacting to unbridled violence and sin, as in the biblical (and...