I have long had a pet peeve about the vulgar misuse and distortion of the Jewish concept of Tikkun Olam (repair of the world) by assimilationist Jewish liberals in the United States and elsewhere.
Here we are fourteen weeks into our series on Jewish voting habits, and the Monitor admits to having no single satisfactory answer to why Jews are still, after all these years, in such utter thrall to the Democratic party.
I am old enough to recall December 7, 1941 - the day that will live in infamy, when Japan stabbed us in the back.
The Pianist is a testament to the indefatigable spirit of life that refuses to go gentle into the night.
G-d's first dietary regime was strictly vegetarian (actually vegan - no animal products at all) (Genesis 1:29).
Consider a country in which the minister of
justice prepares an official ''speech code'' that
delineates the boundaries of permissible
speech, and where violators may be sent to
Before concluding our series on Jewish voting habits in next week's Monitor, we devote this week's installment to some of the more colorful responses we've received from die-hard Democrats. Wear your helmets.
The idea that history could repeat itself, which underlies many experts warnings about complacency in the face of the probability of new terrorist attacks, was strongly stressed by Prof. Rubin in his remarks.
Having been elected three times as mayor of the City of New York, I have been the beneficiary of this country's generosity and freedom from bigotry, and I will be eternally grateful.
It is impossible to understand politics in the world today without grasping the fundamental fact that there exist two different Lefts. I propose that the two be referred to by everyone as the Stupid Left and the Satanic Left.
Al Gore's surprise choice in August 2000 of Joseph Lieberman as his running mate electrified American Jews, and seemed to foreclose any possibility that George W. Bush would even approach the poor numbers put up among Jewish voters by his father in 1992 (15 percent) and Bob Dole in 1996 (16 percent).
I'm sure G-d appreciates being used as a political football.
The simple son at least makes an attempt to understand what is going on by asking for an explanation from the people in the know.
Refining Ran Cohen's recent lament that the settlers are despicable and responsible for the Hebron Massacre Haifa Mayor and Labor party leader Amram Mitzna has unequivocally declared that the solution is finally at hand.
But no one's running away. The Likud party primary didn't get canceled or delayed.
There is every reason to believe that had Bill Clinton been on the ballot in the 2000 presidential election, American Jews would have voted in overwhelming numbers to return him to office for a third term.
How can we expect the world's outrage against Israeli terrorism when Israel's own officials place the blame on the victims?
The tension was unbearable because it was already Shabbat in Israel which prevented me from communicating with our people there.
The responses brought into focus the changes that have taken place among liberal intellectuals over the past three decades.
What better examples could there be for a community?
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