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Israel now: A free state vs. a police state

LET’S drop the names “Hamas” and “Israel” and make a list of the characteristics of two imaginary warring entities. We’ll call them Entity A and Entity B.

Entity A:

• Declares that its raison d’etre is to annihilate Entity B.

• Sends missiles to explode in the most populated parts of Entity B in order to kill as many civilians as possible.

• Uses families and individual civilians as human shields to protect its own leaders from attack.

• Tortures and kills domestic political opponents.

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View from Central Park

Life vs. Death

While here in Colorado the sky has recently sparkled, be it with colorful fireworks of all shapes and sizes celebrating our freedom on The Fourth, or the other night’s powerful thunderstorm with claps of thunder so strong and white electric threads of lightening so bright. Israelis’ heads are looking to the sky, too. Not for celebration or to revel in the glory of nature. But for war. The Iron Dome, as it does its thing — intercepting flying rockets — lights up the sky, sparkling for ...
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View From Denver

Did Pinchas the Zealot win or lose?

Did Pinchas the Zealot win or lose?IN this country we have learned that it is not enough to win the war. Did we win the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, Vietnam or South Korea? For my purposes here, that’s moot. “Wars” are too big to comprehend. Individual soldiers are not. Even if they were heroes, even if we did win the wars in which they fought, individual soldiers may have lost. Today we speak of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. PTSD.
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View From Denver

What’s with the number seven?

What’s with the number seven?EVERYONE knows that the Sabbath falls once every seven days. Did you also know: David, King of Israel, was the seventh son of Yishai. Seven weeks divide Passover from Shavuot. Moses was the seventh generation after Abraham. Genesis describes the creation of the world in seven days. The seventh generation after Adam was Henoch, the only person described in all of scripture to be “taken by G-d” due to his righteousness. The Land of Israel is to lie fallow once every seven years (shmita)....
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View from Central Park

Seared into the story of the Jewish people

LIKE you, dear readers, “libi bemizrach,” “my heart,” at this very moment shredding to splinters, “is in the East.” For 18 days we traveled a painful, yet hopeful, journey together. As this painful chapter draws to a close, the release of the pent up hope we were all holding in has now turned to unbearable grief. The hope has burst forth in a wave of collective pain and sadness. We hoped together, now we weep together. We are all hurting. Together. That is the legacy that our bel...

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 02 July 2014 09:50 )

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Senators call for full funding for joint U.S.-Israel defense systems

Marcy Oster The programs include the Iron Dome anti-missile defense system as well as the David’s Sling and Arrow weapons systems. ... [Link]

Virginia State Bar cancels Jerusalem seminar, cites ‘discriminatory’ border policies

Marcy Oster The president of the state agency said the trip was canceled due to concerns that “many of its members” would not be let in to Israel. ... [Link]

ZAKA rescue team heading to Germanwings crash site

Marcy Oster The eight volunteers from the rescue organization will assist in the search and recovery mission, including working to find the remains of Eyal Baum, an Israeli citizen. ... [Link]

These 5 new Haggadahs are keepers

Gabrielle Birkner Every year, a sea of a new Haggadahs vies for our attention, money and a seat at our seder table. JTA sorts through this year’s crop. ... [Link]

Haggadah collection includes pop-up books, world’s tiniest seder guide

Gabrielle Birkner The University of Michigan was recently given a massive and eclectic collection of Passover Haggadahs. ... [Link]

Op-Ed: At Passover time, remember those struggling with infertility

Gabrielle Birkner Every Passover we read the section of Exodus that reminds us to keep in mind the convert, the orphan and the widow. To this group, add those longing for a child, blogger Amy Klein writes. ... [Link]

Report: Many Jewish leaders sought leniency for Met Council’s Rapfogel

Marcy Oster The Rapfogel backers included 19 rabbis, several politicians, and some of the most prominent Jewish leaders in New York City and the country, according to the investigative report on the City & State ... [Link]

Netanyahu to visiting senators: Proposed deal ‘paves way’ for Iranian bomb

Marcy Oster Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the majority leader, said the U.S. delegation in Israel shared the Israeli prime minister’s concerns about the potential agreement. ... [Link]

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