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Cantor’s Foreign-Aid Idea Would Hurt Israel

27 Heshvan 5771 – November 3, 2010
This election season in the United States was not a great one for the U.S.-Israel relationship. Republicans and the tainted Emergency Committee for Israel launched mendacious ads and campaigns against pro-Israel Democrats across the country threatening the historic bipartisan support for Israel that has existed in Washington. The lies in these campaigns have been called out by an array of independent journalists from The New York Times to Salon, and politicizing support for Israel in this way has been condemned by key figures such as Israel's U.S. ambassador, Michael Oren.

It’s My Opinion: Power

5 Tishri 5770 – September 23, 2009
Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Alvarez was recently involved in a controversy causing outrage throughout the community. The mayor's "State of the County" address spoke of the dismal economy and warned of the necessity of deep budget cuts. Shortly after the speech, the mayor acted. He gave generous raises to members of his staff.

Shrinking Coffers, Mass Layoffs Push Federations Into Crisis Mode

22 Adar 5769 – March 18, 2009
Three of the largest local Jewish federations in the United States announced significant layoffs during the past two weeks, raising concerns about the future health of the country's main Jewish charitable network.

Shrinking Coffers, Mass Layoffs Push Federations Into Crisis Mode

Three of the largest local Jewish federations in the United States announced significant layoffs during the past two weeks, raising concerns about the future health of the country's main Jewish charitable network.

Madoff Scheme Delivers Major Blow To FSU Jews

27 Kislev 5769 – December 24, 2008
MOSCOW - The Ponzi scheme perpetrated by Bernard Madoff is the latest in a string of financial blows to Jewish aid programs in the former Soviet Union, wiping out a major foundation that was the primary funder of Jewish higher education in Russia.

Preserving Human Dignity Through Capital Punishment

28 Iyyar 5764 – May 19, 2004
One of the most popular causes among Jewish liberals is opposition to capital punishment.

Favorite Websites List

26 Tishri 5764 – October 22, 2003
The votes have been received and tabulated, and the winner in the Monitor's first-ever readers' Favorite Websites poll is ... Jewish World Review, the daily webzine that, hard to believe, is the fruit of one man's labor.

Hide Your Wallet When You See A ‘Caring Leftist’

11 Tammuz 5763 – July 11, 2003
I have long believed that the one time the Left is even more dangerous than when it is pursuing "peace" is when it suddenly gets all caring-pooh about the underprivileged.

Passover Observance Is Not Grist For Anyone's Political Mill

23 Iyyar 5763 – May 25, 2003
We recognize that in the high-stakes, often take-no-prisoners budget negotiations in Albany, leverage is at a premium. And we also appreciate the particularly exquisite dilemma now facing Governor George Pataki with the advent of both houses of the legislature having united against him and their probable ability to override his vetoes of their budget proposals.

Anti-Orthodox Bias At The World Zionist Congress?

6 Tevet 5762 – December 21, 2001
Last week in these pages, we noted the significance of the upcoming World Zionist Congress elections. As we said, the Congress determines the policies and budgetary allocations of the Jewish Agency in Israel which is the central agency administering the distribution of the bulk of the hundreds of millions of dollars raised by the UJA-Federation system worldwide. However, the erosion of Orthodox representation in the Congress over the years has resulted in a substantial diminution of support for Orthodox institutions and a definite non-Orthodox tilt in positions on issues that are fundamental to the character of the Jewish people.

Lack Of Consideration (Conclusion)

10 Sivan 5761 – June 1, 2001
In last week's column, I published a letter from a young family who had started life as secular Jews and later became ba'alei tshuva.

Lack of Consideration

8 Sivan 5761 – May 30, 2001
Dear Rebbetzin Jungreis: My husband and I are the proud parents of six children, bli ayn hara. We are Yeshivishe people and live on a modest, tight budget.

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