The Politics of Hate Crimes

Nov 30, 2016 by

We are now in the third stage of this post-election trauma: the weeping and the violence have given way to hysteria.

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Do Women’s Rights Matter to J ...

Nov 9, 2016 by

J Street’s controversial response to the sexual harassment of one of its staff members raises questions as to whether its attitude toward women’s rights is compromised by its political goals.

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Judaism Director Rabbi Jonah D...

Nov 7, 2016 by

Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner, Director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, made the following statement in regard to presidential candidate Donald J. Trump’s recently released campaign ad…

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Choosing Political Access over...

Nov 5, 2016 by

A number of years ago I pushed my colleague in Englewood, NJ, Rabbi Menachem Genack, who is national head of the Orthodox Union’s Kosher Division…

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Michael Bernardi: Third Genera...

Jul 14, 2016 by

To actor Michael Bernardi, who is currently playing the role of Mordcha the innkeeper as well as understudying the roles of the rabbi and Tevye himself in the current Broadway production of Fiddler on the Roof, the cherished musical is all about tradition and Jewish continuation.

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Sen. Cruz Exposes Obama Admini...

Jun 30, 2016 by

On Tuesday, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), chairman of the Subcommittee on Oversight, Agency Action, Federal Rights and Federal Courts, convened a hearing in which he exposed the Obama administration’s pattern of turning a blind eye to radical Islamic terrorism…

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At HaZamir, Jewish Teens Sing,...

May 9, 2016 by

Vivian Lazar knows that HaZamir, the International Jewish High School Choir, which she directs, is more than just a musical organization through which some 400 young Jewish students came together last month to present a gala concert celebrating four-part traditional and contemporary Jewish music.

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No, Mr. Trump, Why You Cannot ...

Mar 18, 2016 by

“My style of deal-making is quite simple and straightforward,” wrote Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump in his 1987 book, Trump: The Art of the Deal. “I aim very high, and then I just keep pushing and pushing and pushing to get what I’m after.”

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Who Influences Hillary Clinton...

Feb 10, 2016 by

Assessing the influence that Jewish associates, advisors, and relatives have on Presidential candidates is complicated. Just being Jewish does not mean automatically understanding the issues confronting Israel and world Jewry.

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At the Republican Jewish Coali...

Dec 8, 2015 by Those attending the Republican Jewish Coalition’s Presidential Candidates’ Forum on December 3 in Washington could be forgiven if they came away wishing they could choose their favorite candidate…

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The One Hundred and Ten Years ...

Nov 1, 2015 by

It took me three days to build up enough courage to visit what remained of Cong. Poalei Zedek in
New Brunswick, New Jersey. What was once a stately and ornate structure had almost instantaneously
become a burnt out shell…

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What Should AIPAC Do Now?

Oct 18, 2015 by

Now that the fight to defeat the Iran nuclear agreement is over, the pro-Israel community can begin to explore how AIPAC and other Jewish organizations should respond to the outcome.

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Kol Ami: The Rally against the...

Jul 31, 2015 by

The rally held in Times Square on July 22 attracted thousands of Jews who wanted to make sure Congress heard their cry to reject the deal the Obama administration has struck with Iran. At the rally, the question was: Why did you come?

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Rabbi Dr. Wallace Greene: “Col...

Jul 30, 2015 by

A noted educator and Jewish communal activist has joined forces with the Lincoln Technical Institute to offer members of the New York and New Jersey Jewish community the opportunity to participate in hands-on career training programs for a variety of fields.

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What’s Going On in Teaneck?

Jun 24, 2015 by

What’s going on in Teaneck? It seems that Chuck Powers and his wife, Barbara “People worry that there’s a group that wants [Teaneck] to become an Orthodox community like some of the ones in Rockland County” Toffler, are now part of a group that says its purpose is “to make sure that the wider public knows what’s going on.”

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