Opinion

Lullaby

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by Meredith Jacobs Managing Editor Seventy years ago, in 1943, there were many in America, including Jews, who did not believe the rumors of the Holocaust....

The headlines of our lives

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by Phil Jacobs Executive Editor Our summer Rehoboth Beach rental comes with cable TV. Who watches TV when the beach summons? A news junkie, that's who. Yes, I...

We Jews were all at Sinai – and in the death camps

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by Meredith Jacobs Managing Editor Last week I attended a lovely lunch hosted by the German embassy. They had invited Dr. Rafael Seligmann, publisher of The...

Our goal is to be whole

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by Rabbi Jack Moline Just before Passover, a colleague shared (a slightly longer version of) this story with me. One Pesach eve, Rabbi Levi Yitzchak of...

How secular, Orthodox Israelis can coexist

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by Daniel Kurtzer Harsh words in the Israeli Knesset and fisticuffs at the Western Wall have come to define the growing alienation of secular and...

What is global Jewish advocacy?

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by Jeremiah Baronberg As young Jewish professionals living and working in Washington, D.C., we all know there is no shortage of organized Jewish opportunities to...

Logical errors

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Logical errors The WJW editorial entitled "Jimmy Carter's lesson" (April 18) contained two common logical errors. The first error, sometimes known as the false analogy,...

Pleasing refutation

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Pleasing refutation When I read the headline "J Street's growing pains" (WJW, April 11), I braced myself for an ode to J Street. I was...

Letters

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Washington Jewish Week presents a sampling of comments from our website (washingtonjewishweek.com). Go to the website In his letter of May 8 entitled "Pleasing Refutation," Melvin...

Abbas dumps P.A.’s MVP

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by Douglas Bloomfield Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has dispensed with the closest thing the Palestinian Authority has to an indispensable man, Prime Minister Salam Fayyad. No...