Kol Ami: The Rally against the Agreement with Iran...

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?   I’m a Democrat, and I am here to urge Israel’s supporters in Congress to vote “no” on this deal, which is good only for Iran. New York Assemblyman David Weprin 24th Assembly District Fresh Meadows, NY   I’m here on behalf of the 400,000 members of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, to represent their interests against this terrible deal which guarantees Iran a path to a nuclear weapon with the means to deliver it. This deal will give Iran $150 billion to continue its role as the number one state-sponsor of...

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Rabbi Dr. Wallace Greene: “College Isn’t the Only Path to a Good-Paying and Rewarding Career”...

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. Those who participate will be able to train for careers in automotive technology; electrical work; CNC machining and manufacturing; heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC); computer and network-support technology, and medical assisting. Rabbi Dr. Wallace Greene, the founder of the Sinai Schools for children with a wide variety of special needs and learning disabilities, says the programs he has put together with Lincoln Tech are not for students who are learning disabled. The programs are for those who, with the proper training, will become skilled mechanics, appliance repairmen, electricians, nursing and medical assistants,...

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Pollard Applied for—and Was Denied—Parole; Now Even Those Initially Not Supportive Demand a Pardon...

May 29, 2015 by

The American-Jewish community has long been divided on the issue of Jonathan Pollard’s incarceration, now in its 30th year. The community has also been divided on how to help him win his freedom. Some have sided with Mr. Pollard, now 60, in insisting that he be granted Presidential clemency or a pardon. Others have advised him to ask for parole, especially when he became eligible for a hearing after serving ten years in prison. Now, because there is doubt that Mr. Pollard can ever win parole, some strong voices are issuing harsh words for the Jewish community, insisting that, at every meeting with officials in the Obama administration, leaders of Jewish organizations, and especially financial political contributors, raise the issue of Mr. Pollard’s release. Last month, for example, when President Barack Obama tried some...

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Do You Want Al-Jazeera in Your Living Room? Al Gore’s Current TV Makes It a Real Possibility...

May 22, 2013 by

If your cable TV company carries Current TV, it is very important to ask the company to drop the station now that it has been bought by Al-Jazeera. Time Warner dropped Current TV as soon as the sale was made public. All other cable providers should do so as well, and you can help make sure this happens. Start by issuing a complaint, but remember, when you call the company, the first person to whom your call is directed may not be the proper person at all. Politely but insistently go up the ladder of authority and ask to speak with a supervisor. Remember: everyone you speak to has a supervisor. Keep climbing until you reach receptive ears. Current TV may be part of the package you are currently receiving. When you tell your...

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A Mother’s Plea: An Armed Guard For My Child...

Jan 21, 2013 by

By Sharon Gordon Editor’s note: Ms. Gordon wrote this op-ed in 1999, which is when it appeared in The Jewish Voice and Opinion, shortly after a JCC in Los Angeles was attacked by an antisemitic gunman who came looking for blood. I am a Jewish mother whose child attends a Jewish day school in New Jersey. When I first heard about the carnage in Los Angeles at the Jewish center, I thought that it could have been my child. Along with the rest of the country, I am horrified at the attempted massacre by the neo-Nazi monster Buford Furrow. Unfortunately, this type of violence is hardly a rarity nowadays. Much attention is paid to the notion that such horrors can be prevented, primarily by eliminating the tools of destruction. Certainly, keeping guns out of...

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Romney Supporters Say Even When He and Obama Agree on Mideast Policy, the GOP Candidate’s “Music” Is Better for Israel...

May 22, 2012 by

The difference between President Barack Obama’s and Republican Governor Mitt Romney’s policies and feelings towards Israel were apparent, when Mr. Romney was asked during one of their debates how he would handle a “surprise attack by Israel on Iran. It was a scenario the Obama administration had prepared for in public, with various players and spokesmen emphasizing that they would be livid and there might be a price Israel would be forced to pay. On the other hand, Mr. Romney told the moderator he was not concerned, because the hypothetical could not happen. “Our relationship with Israel would be so close, there would be no way or reason for us to be surprised,” he said. In Israel, Gil Ronen, an analyst for Arutz Sheva, said the difference between Messrs Obama and Romney is often...

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