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Visit To Israel Gives Romney Chance To Shore Up Foreign Policy...

15 Tammuz 5772 – July 4, 2012
WASHINGTON – Mitt Romney’s announced trip to Israel, at the height of his campaign to wrest the presidency from Barack Obama, could be a twofer, drawing closer two critical constituencies: evangelicals and foreign policy hawks.

Half of US Reform Rabbis Officiate at Intermarriages

While the Central Conference of American Rabbis (CCAR) does not have statistics on how many of its 2,000 Reform rabbis in North America officiate at intermarriages, when pressed, Rabbi Hara Person, director of CCAR Press, estimated "it's about half." A resolution proposed at CCAR's 2008 annual convention called for dropping the official opposition to intermarriages. The resolution was tabled but the practice is now commonplace.

Southern Comfort for Orthodox and Reform Campers on the Fourth

When a Reform summer camp in Mississippi invited an Orthodox summer camp for a Fourth of July celebration, the get-together became national Jewish news. The onslaught of publicity caught both camps off-guard. One camp director explained that in the deep South, Jewish camps offers a place where Jewish campers “get to be in the majority instead of the minority.”

Abraham Foxman: The Professor Who Wants To Give Iran The Bomb

7 Tammuz 5772 – June 27, 2012
Worried about a nuclear Iran? Do you think such a development would not only threaten Israel's existence but would intimidate the Arab countries of the Gulf, put the radical Islamist regime in position to threaten the West, and lead to unmanageable nuclear proliferation? Have no fear! Kenneth N. Waltz, the highly respected professor of international relations at Columbia University, argues in a recent article of Foreign Affairs magazine that "Iran Should Get the Bomb."

Romney Would Restore Closer, Warmer U.S.-Israel Ties

When Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney told the passionately pro-Israel members of the Faith and Freedom Coalition that he would “do the opposite” of the things that President Obama has done regarding Israel, the room erupted in applause. They understood exactly what he meant because they know the Obama administration has not strengthened the U.S.-Israel relationship. President Obama has brought that strategic alliance to its lowest point in decades.

Too Little, Too Late: Parliament Grills BBC Chief on Belittling Fogel...

5 Tammuz 5772 – June 24, 2012
The British Broadcasting Corporation “got it wrong” in its reporting of the massacre of the Fogel family by Palestinians in the West Bank village...

Behind The Left’s Betrayal Of Israel

1 Tammuz 5772 – June 20, 2012
The main title of my new book, From Ambivalence to Betrayal: The Left, the Jews, and Israel, may raise a few eyebrows. To what “betrayal” am I referring? Surely neither anti-Semitism nor hostility to Israel can be seen as prerogatives of leftism; and if they do exist in some quarters of the Left, is that not an example of “legitimate criticism” of Israel, a country regularly pilloried in international forums as one of the last remaining bastions of Western colonialism?

Knesset Committee Ejects Top Reform Clergyman from Meeting

23 Sivan 5772 – June 13, 2012
The head of the Reform movement in Israel was ejected from a discussion on state funding for non-Orthodox rabbis Tuesday. Gilad Kariv, a Reform rabbi...

Hollywood Star David Arquette Celebrates Bar Mitzvah at the Wall

22 Sivan 5772 – June 11, 2012
American actor, film director, producer, screenwriter, fashion designer, and occasional professional wrestler David Arquette is in Israel to film a segment in the popular Travel Channel series "Mile High." On Monday he celebrated his bar mitzvah at the Wailing Wall.

The Lessons Of Lidice

16 Sivan 5772 – June 6, 2012
By bus Lidice is a 35-minute ride from Prague. It is a ten-minute walk from the Lidice bus stop through the well-kept gardens to the main building and entrance of the Lidice Memorial Museum. In the season of bloom the gardens display thousands of roses. There is little that suggests the vast human tragedy that transpired there in the course of one night seventy years ago.

Diagnosing Mental Illness: How DSM-5 Will Change the Rules

11 Sivan 5772 – May 31, 2012
Mental health specialists tend to speak about their patients according to a classification referred to as the DSM, which stands for the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. This classification system was first published in 1952 by the American Psychiatric Association as a method to classify mental disorders and develop a statistical baseline through which disorders can be understood, studied and treated. It is not the only classification system available.

Honoring The Memory Of Jan Karski

By the time he was 26, Jan Karski had been imprisoned by the Soviets, tortured by the Gestapo, and nearly drowned while escaping from a hospital in German-occupied Slovakia.

Jewish Press Radio with Yishai Fleisher: Votes to Make a Difference

Yishai is joined by Elie Pieprz, director of I Vote Israel to discuss the importance of votes cast by Jewish Americans living in Israel to American elections.

Seasons Of Respite Offers Relief

9 Sivan 5772 – May 29, 2012
Motherhood is often referred to as the hardest job in the world. For families thrown into the nightmare of pediatric illness, normal feelings of anxiety and worry become a daily reality. On Sunday, May 6, 20 mothers of seriously ill children exchanged the daily fear they experience for fun, connection, and friendship at a day “Just for Us” at Tigertail Lake in Dania, Florida.

Jewish Press Radio with Yishai Fleisher: Hitting Them Where it Hurts

2 Sivan 5772 – May 23, 2012
Nitsana Darshan-Leitner, director of Israel Law Center Shurat HaDin, and a winner of the 2012 Moskowitz Prize for Zionism, join Yishai Fleisher to discuss stopping funds to terrorists, defending families of victims of terror attacks, and educating the public about terrorism.

Church Official: ‘If You Flatten a Globe, Israel Is at the...

26 Iyyar 5772 – May 18, 2012
Malcolm Hedding, an associate pastor of the World Outreach Church in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, was executive director of International Christian Embassy Jerusalem, which has a constituency of 14 million in 110 countries, according to Hedding. “Its main mission is to repair bridges opened up between Christians and Jews because of historical anti-Semitism.”

Why Do Some Jewish Groups Have A Problem With Legal Protection...

25 Iyyar 5772 – May 16, 2012
Imagine if the NAACP had responded with skepticism to the passage of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act and urged African Americans to exercise their civil rights cautiously under this law. Title VI was landmark legislation when it was passed in 1964 to remedy racial and ethnic discrimination in programs receiving federal funding.

Polanski to Shoot the Dreyfus Affair

19 Iyyar 5772 – May 11, 2012
Polish director Roman Polanski’s next film will be a political thriller based on the Dreyfus Affair. The acclaimed director announced Wednesday that the new film, titled "D," will reunite the team that produced his award-winning film "Ghost Writer."

Tunisian Boy “Brave” for Refusing to Compete With Israeli in Chess

15 Iyyar 5772 – May 7, 2012
A ten year-old Tunisian boy is gaining fame across the Aram world for having refused to compete against an Israeli opponent in the World...

Extreme Makeover: Orthodox Edition 2012

11 Iyyar 5772 – May 2, 2012
By now everyone has heard of Deborah Feldman’s Unorthodox: The Scandalous Rejection of My Hasidic Roots. The book received much more attention than it should have.

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