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  • In his final State of the Union, Obama pleads for multilateralism

    January 13, 2016 | 8:12 am

    President Barack Obama in his final State of the Union address called on the United States to sustain a foreign policy that emphasized multilateralism after his presidency ends.

    Obama devoted a significant chunk of his speech Tuesday night to defending his insistence throughout...

  • Mormon missionaries meet modern Judaism

    By Amy Klein

    May 8, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    "Do Jewish people still practice sacrifices?"

    This was among the questions asked recently by a group of Mormon missionaries, 50 students who came to Palos Verdes' Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to hear a lecture by Rabbi Isaac Jeret of Congregation Ner Tamid, located...

  • From generation to generation

    By Arthur Cohn

    May 8, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    The first chief rabbi of the Jewish community of the Swiss city of Basel was my grandfather, Arthur Cohn, after whom I was named and whom I know only through hearsay and stories told by my father.

    For 40 years, my grandfather held the office of chief rabbi of Basel, a city to...

  • Over-clamor over Coulter’s comments

    By Omri Ceren

    October 18, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Almost a decade ago, James Gleick observed that "the acceleration of just about everything" was going to have less than sanguine impacts on how the traditional news cycle filters events. What used to take weeks now takes days or hours. It's been less than a week since Ann Coulter...
  • Time to crapple with ‘real’ Israel

    By Naomi Chazan

    October 18, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Uninformed readers of the general American press these days learn only two things about Israel. One is that it is consumed with war and peace. The other is that this small state of 7 million people deploys -- or does not, depending on whom you are reading -- the most powerful,...
  • Books: Seeds of peace revealed in early coexistence of Jews, Christians and Muslims

    By Rabbi David Wolpe

    June 28, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    History is unkind to generalizations. The confident assertion is too often slain by an inconvenient fact or made obsolete by a new way of looking at the evidence.

    Yet one can be sure that each new crisis -- as well as each old, settled truth -- will call forth a new round of...