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Kudos: Four free Jews who personify Passover

Kudos: Four free Jews who personify Passover

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Every year the IJN salutes people — known or obscure — who bring freedom into our lives. It is always time to say ‘thank you,’ but Passover, with its eternal message of gratitude to G-d for our freedom, seems an especially appropriate moment.

David Fogel: Leadership

In his community activism, David Fogel embodies the bon mot of the late, beloved Max Frankel, who, when asked whether he’d lived his whole life in Denver, replied: “Not yet.” And thank G-d it’s so, since one of Fogel’s main strengths is institutional memory, knowledge of all the players and the accompanying sense of where things need to go. On top of which, Fogel is not hide bound, the very opposite of “this is the way we’ve always done it.”

Last Updated ( Friday, 11 April 2014 04:26 )

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The Pollard obsession comes home to roost

The Pollard obsession comes home to roostDo not conflate history. The fact that Jonathan Pollard’s release is now a humanitarian matter should not shroud the truth: From the day he was arrested some 30 years ago, few if any of the top Jewish leadership in this country thought that he actually did something wrong. Thus began the Pollard obsession, and now the chickens are coming home to roost.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 03 April 2014 11:37 )

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Peter Guthery, 1937-2014

Peter Guthery embodied the most delightful words in our language, and the highest precepts of our religion. Let’s start with words. He was loving, brilliant, funny, intellectually curious, accepting, a faithful friend, joyful. One of the most respected and accomplished tax attorneys in Denver, he never set himself above others. In fact, Peter raised people up in ways too numerous to mention. A reassuring twinkle in his eye could banish the darkness and recharge the spirit. This wasn’t an emp...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 10 April 2014 01:41 )

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Defensible borders, not pious promises

Surprise. Israel doesn’t trust US assurances on its security. Why? US didn’t stick by its assurances to Ukraine. I. ‘Assurances’ to Ukraine Secretary of State John Kerry will ask Israel to forgo territory and settlements if and when he unveils his plan for an Israel-Palestinian peace. Kerry will assure Israel that the security of Israel, without this territory or these settlements, will remain intact because the US will guarantee it. The US and Russia guaranteed the security and te...
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Malaysia 370 mystery puts Israel on high alert. Why?

Malaysia Flight 370 disappeared nearly two weeks ago. While suppositions — mechanical failure, rogue pilots, hijacking, terrorism — run rampant, only Israel has put itself on high alert. Why? Michael Oren, former Israeli ambassador to the US, was interviewed last Tuesday evening by CNN guest host Bill Weir about Israel’s decision. Oren, in his calm, implacable way, said:

Last Updated ( Thursday, 20 March 2014 02:48 )

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Marcy Oster Hundreds attended the funeral for Israel Police Chief Superintendent Baruch Mizrahi, who was killed near Hebron while on his way to a Passover seder with his family. ... [Link]

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Marcy Oster Israeli and Palestinian peace negotiators postponed a scheduled meeting, as the U.S. State Department reiterated its support for the talks. ... [Link]

Temple Mount closed to Jewish visitors following Arab rioting

Marcy Oster The Temple Mount was closed to Jewish visitors on the second day of Passover following rioting at the site by dozens of Arab youth. ... [Link]

Court allows Lev Tahor children to remain near sect in Ontario

Marcy Oster The haredi Orthodox sect Lev Tahor has successfully appealed a ruling to place 14 children in foster care in Quebec. ... [Link]

Study: Amsterdam unjustly taxed Holocaust survivors

Cnaan Liphshiz The City of Amsterdam collected more than $10 million from Holocaust survivors who were charged ground lease fees for periods they spent in hiding or in concentration camps, researchers said. ... [Link]

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