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  • Abbas to U.S. Jews: Culture for peace better now than in 2000s

    September 24, 2013 | 9:41 am

    In a meeting with U.S. Jewish leaders, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said he was more hopeful now for peace than he was in the mid-2000s.

    “If you ask me this question during the intifada, I didn’t have an answer,” Abbas said Monday, referring to the 2000-2005...

  • Presidential candidates’ Jewish surrogates debate in Virginia

    October 11, 2012 | 1:19 pm

    Prominent Jewish surrogates for President Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney tackled domestic issues and foreign affairs during a cordial debate in Northern Virginia.

    Former Rep. Robert Wexler (D-Fla.), representing Obama, faced off against Dov Zakheim, an under secretary...

  • If I remember thee Jerusalem. The Democrats just brought it back again

    By Shmuel Rosner

    September 6, 2012 | 1:14 am

    The good news: The Democrats reinstated Jerusalem as the capital of Israel in ‎their platform. This confirms my initial response to this whole affair: it was a ‎mistake. I don’t understand why the Democrats decided to drop Jerusalem, and ‎even with the lame excuses they were giving...

  • If I forget thee Jerusalem. Oops! The Democrats just did

    By Shmuel Rosner

    September 5, 2012 | 3:55 am

    Why the Democrats have decided to omit Jerusalem from their party platform is utterly beyond me. ‎There is nothing more predictable than the ensuing attacks from the right following ‎such an omission. There's nothing more likely to trouble Jewish voters who still care ‎about Israel...

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  • Wexler urges Pollard release

    August 5, 2011 | 2:19 pm

    Robert Wexler, one of President Obama’s closest Jewish confidantes, urged him to release Jonathan Pollard.

    The July 25 letter from Wexler, a former Democratic congressman from Florida, was released Friday by advocates for clemency for the imprisoned spy for Israel.

    One of a recent...

  • AJU’s Robert Wexler looks ahead

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    May 3, 2011 | 6:45 pm

    Robert Wexler, president of American Jewish University (AJU), eschews the labels of Judaism’s mainstream denominations.

    “I’m Jewish,” Wexler said last week. “Religious.”

    That’s one way of putting it. Wexler is also an ordained Conservative rabbi who attends a Modern...

  • Dr. David Leo Lieber z"l: To know him was a privilege

    December 25, 2008 | 7:33 pm

    A big part of my adult life has involved trying to live up to what Dr. David Leo Lieber expected of me. Trying to emulate his wisdom, his learning, his kindness, knowing all the while that it would be impossible.

    It is told in the Book of Kings that the prophet Elijah announced to...

  • UJ President Robert Wexler has roots in three denominations

    By Julie G Fax

    March 22, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    We've been sitting at Starbucks over iced drinks for 20 minutes, and the subject of the University of Judaism (UJ) has yet to be brought up. We're schmoozing, Robert Wexler and I, and he asks a lot of questions about me -- where my grandparents are from, where I went to college,...
  • King David Gets His Day in Court

    By Andrea Adelson

    April 1, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    The high-profile defendant is a head of state accused of adultery and murder. The prosecutor is a trial veteran familiar to a nation of cable TV junkies enthralled by the O.J. Simpson case. The opposing defense attorney is a constitutional expert skilled at raising his own public...

  • A Beautiful Mind

    By Rob Eshman

    January 17, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Acuity, passion, the ability to hold several conflicting ideas at the same time, a wide-ranging and detailed understanding of the world we live in, and an ability to articulate a broad intellectual and moral vision -- watching Bill Clinton last Monday night at the Universal...

  • The New Face of the UJ

    By Tom Tugend

    November 29, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Sitting in his sunny Bel Air hilltop office, the president of the University of Judaism (UJ), Dr. Robert Wexler, is in a cheerful mood.

    A high-profile lecture series of top American and Israeli personalities is generating national attention and an unexpected financial bonanza. The...

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