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As children growing up, one of the first lessons our parents teach us is to be respectful of others. As we grow older we learn another valuable lesson: While others may disagree on an issue you think important, you should once again be respectful … more
JTA – After years of fighting against anti-Semitism in the Soviet Union and later in an independent Ukraine, the Ukrainian Jewish community is now confronting a new threat. This threat comes from an unprecedented effort by the Russian government … more
For the last few years, there has been some serious debate over Rhode Island’s sales tax. It’s a tough decision – do we stay at 7 percent or do we lower it a little to stay competitive with our border states? Some people think we should just … more
Sometimes the media will execute unscrupulous tactics to chase a story. Dirty politics can often incite or provoke controversy. Last week’s news surrounding Gordon Fox seems to prove my point. On Friday, March 21, news broke that the Rhode … more
 JTA  –  All in favor of a strong Jewish future, say “aye.” On that core question, there is resounding unanimity, but there have been some unnecessarily polarizing articles in the Jewish press suggesting that we have to select either … more
JTA – Leaders of the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement say they are protesting Israel’s policies in the West Bank. They are doing far more than that. BDS advocates routinely oppose a two-state solution and seek to delegitimize the … more
That’s a comforting statement to one who, like me, opposes hunting, even if it’s not strictly true. I understand thatAllyson Schwartz, a Jewish congresswoman running for governor of Pennsylvania, is involved in an effort to end a … more
The hostile intentions of the international boycott, divestment and sanctions movement toward Israel are clear. But some believe it is possible to be pro-Israel while supporting just a little BDS – boycotting Israeli businesses located on the West … more
John Kerry is not a naive man. While deeply aware of the complexities and obstacles to peace, Kerry is undeterred by the acrimony and intransigence that imprison Israelis and Palestinians in a devastating and soul-corrupting status quo even as the … more
From Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s speech to the Israeli Knesset in Jerusalem Jan. 20: Israel is the only country in the Middle East which has long anchored itself in the ideals of freedom, democracy and the rule of law. And … more
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