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  • Is God a Democrat or a Republican?

    January 23, 2013 | 12:25 pm

    With President Obama having just taken the oath for his second term in office, we can allow ourselves the luxury of thinking about substantive issues in ways that transcend party affiliations and divisions. We no longer have to debate how and for whom Jews should vote, and instead...

  • DC Jews react on Obama inauguration, honor MLK with service

    By Jeffrey Hensiek

    January 22, 2013 | 9:46 am

    Monday’s 57th Presidential Inauguration officially sent off Barack Obama into a second term as America’s 44th President and the country’s first African American commander-in-chief. After being formally sworn in Sunday at the White House, Obama gave his inaugural address to about...

  • Opinion: The Post-Kumbaya President

    By Marty Kaplan

    January 21, 2013 | 8:42 pm

    I wonder where Eric Cantor and Paul Ryan are having dinner tonight.

    Four years ago, while Democrats danced at inaugural balls, Reps. Cantor and Ryan dined at The Caucus Room, a Capitol Hill steakhouse, along with other top Republicans, including Rep. Kevin McCarthy, and Sens. Jim...

  • Obama in second inaugural speaks of a united America, U.S. involvement abroad

    January 21, 2013 | 10:18 am

    President Obama in his second inaugural address spoke of U.S. involvement throughout the world and Americans working together at home.

    Obama was sworn in publicly for his second term at 11:50 a.m. Monday by Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts. Some 800,000 people reportedly...

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  • The Science of Forty-Four

    By Marty Kaplan

    January 20, 2009 | 7:36 pm

    “We will restore science to its rightful place” — that’s the line I didn’t see coming.

    Anyone watching the backgrounders leading up to the inaugural knew that the incoming president would call for “a new era of responsibility.” His call to service, to find meaning in...

  • Day Five at Sundance:  Jim Carrey Kisses Ewan McGregor

    By Larry Mark

    January 20, 2009 | 5:45 pm

    By Larry Mark

    As moths are drawn to the flame, celebrities are drawn to the cameras.  Sundance usually provides the necessary flashbulbs, but this year, the media is in Washington D.C. And so, the word here in Park City is that most celebrities have left Utah and flown East for the...

  • Rice Promises More Mideast Presence

    By James D. Besser

    January 20, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    U.S. Mideast policy during the second Bush administration will be even more focused on the White House, with a new secretary of state who will be more directly involved in implementing the president's policies.

    That was one message Condoleezza Rice, the president's choice to...

  • Spiritual Redevelopment

    By Mike Levy

    November 1, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Cantor Mark Saltzman spent Sunday, Oct. 28 wearing a smile that could solve California's energy crisis.

    Leading his congregation in a member-composed rendering of "Ki Bayti" ("Because This Is My Home"), Saltzman had reason to smile. After nine years of searching, fundraising,...

  • Berlin Bound

    By Tom Tugend

    December 14, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    More than 300,000 visitors have thronged the Jewish Museum in Berlin since it opened to the public in February 1999, and more are coming at a clip of 20,000 each month.

    The figure is astonishing, considering that the building is completely empty. The exhibits, tracing the...

  • A Jewish Revival

    By Ruth E. Gruber

    November 11, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    For European leaders, the recent inauguration of three Jewish schools in Central Europe symbolizes far more than a Jewish revival.

    They also reflect hopes for a return to normalcy in the heart of Europe more than 50 years after the Holocaust -- and 10 years after the fall of...

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