The Celebrate Israel Festival on May 31 at Pier 94, slated to be the largest gathering to date of Israeli-Americans in New York.
We proudly salute those Jewish organizations that have rallied in support of the victims of last week’s devastating tornado that destroyed a large swath of the Oklahoma City region. As we reported last week, though there are relatively few Jews who live in the area, Jewish groups are providing an array of assistance.
The local Chabad affiliate has offered shelter, financial assistance, cell phones, food and clothing. Agri Star Meat & Poultry of Postville, Iowa, has donated 20,000 pounds of meat, the delivery of which is being coordinated by the National Council of Young Israel and the Masbia organization.
B’nai Brith International is pitching in with help from its Flood, Tornado and Hurricane Disaster Relief Fund and the Jewish federations have set up an Oklahoma City Tornado Relief Fund dedicated to gathering aid from federations across the country.
All of this is of course consistent with the Torah-driven trait of compassion. Yet it is also worthy of note that the Oklahoma City community has been very hospitable to Jews and their needs and has been strongly supportive of Israel. Hakarat Hatov is another key Torah value.
Our front page this week features a photograph of an official acknowledgement of the assistance provided by the Jewish community in the chamber of the Oklahoma House of Representatives. We think that says a lot.
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We take a whole person approach, giving our people assistance with whatever they need.
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The recent solid victory of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud Party produced something very different.
“Let’s get something straight so we don’t kid each other…[the Iranians] already have paved a path to a bomb’s worth of material,” said Mr. Biden. “Iran could get there now if they walked away in two to three months without a deal.”
The president is unwilling to cede any of what he considers his exclusive powers in the area of foreign policy and has struggled mightily to keep the Senate away from any role in the kind of deal to be negotiated.
A committed Religious Zionist, he was a sought-after adviser on Zionist affairs around the world.
More important, Mr. Obama is simply acceding to Iran’s position on the timing of the lifting of sanctions.
For our community, Mrs. Clinton’s foreign policy record will doubtless attract the most attention. And it is a most interesting one.
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