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Do all believers believe in the same G-d?

Most Americans say they believe in G-d. Around the world, religious Jews, Christians and Muslims say they believe in G-d, as do many people who do not identify with any formal religion.

But this statement is actually meaningless.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 19 May 2016 10:18 )

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A note to secular conservatives

The most profound thinkers in America are conservative. There are, of course, bright liberal and leftist thinkers, but I can’t think of one who approaches the depth and wisdom of the best conservative writers and thinkers. What liberal historian, for example, approaches the understanding of life and history that author Paul Johnson has exhibited in his many works of history? Who on the left matches psychiatrist-writer Theodore Dalrymple’s insight into the underclass?
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Who can save the world?

I cannot imagine any thinking person who does not believe the world is getting worse. The number of slaughtered and the number of refugees from slaughter is immense and growing. Islamic State now controls territories from Afghanistan to West Africa. Libya is in the process of being added to that list. Other sadistic Islamist movements hold additional territory.
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You don't know what Obama said at the mosque

If you seek to understand Barack Obama and his views, the best place to go is his speeches. But you have to read them in their entirety, not rely on hearing them or on the media’s summary of them. When you do, you realize how often what Obama says is morally and intellectually confused and even untrue. The most recent example was his speech last week at a mosque in Baltimore. In addition to reassuring Muslim Americans, President Obama spoke a lot of nonsense, some of it dangerous. President ...
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Yes, Muslims should be asked to condemn

IN LATE December, an opinion piece appeared in the Washington Post that tells you much of what you need to know about the moral fabric and intellectual depth of the ACLU and much of the left. Written by Rana Elmir, deputy director of the Michigan chapter of the ACLU, the title says it all: “Stop asking me to condemn terrorists just because I’m Muslim.” Here is how her column begins: “As an American Muslim, I am consistently and aggressively asked — by media figures, religious leader...
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Netanyahu, Liberman partially endorse Arab peace initiative

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Israeli soldier, 19, wounded in Tel Aviv attack seen as terrorism

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Vandalism at 3 New England synagogues aims to intimidate community, ADL regional leader says

mbrodsky BOSTON (JTA) — Recent vandalism targeting three New England synagogues is aimed at intimidating the Jewish community, the director of the New England office of the Anti-Defamation League said. R... [Link]

75th anniversary of Baghdad pogrom to be commemorated in 4 cities

Ron Kampeas WASHINGTON (JTA) — The author of a work on the Nazi-era massacre in Baghdad believed to have precipitated the Jewish exodus from Iraq is commemorating its 75th anniversary with candle lightings ... [Link]

Historic Jewish wedding in Turkey triggers hate speech online

Cnaan Liphshiz (JTA) — A historic wedding in Turkey triggered a deluge of anti-Semitic speech online, a leader of the country’s Jewish community said. Ishak Ibrahimzadeh, president of the Jewish Community... [Link]

Ohio Israeli eatery to close following February machete attack

Cnaan Liphshiz (JTA) — An Israeli restaurant owner from Ohio whose eatery was targeted by a knife-wielding assailant said the incident has caused him losses requiring him to declare bankruptcy. Hany Baransi, t... [Link]

Holocaust monuments vandalized in Poland, Italy

Cnaan Liphshiz (JTA) — Newly erected Holocaust monuments in Poland and Italy were vandalized. In Poland, a monument in Raigrod, 130 miles northeast of Warsaw, was hit last week for the second time since its un... [Link]

Bernie Sanders: Israel has a right to US protection

Cnaan Liphshiz (JTA) — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders said Israel has a right to be protected by the United States. Sanders, who has spoken out in favor of Palestinian interests as well as I... [Link]

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