Voices

Powell, Israel and the pro-Israel community

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In Colin Powell, Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir found the only senior national security official who was sympathetic to Israel’s reluctance to hold fire in...

Remembering Colin Powell

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By Dov S. Zakheim I met Colin Powell, who died on Monday at age 84, when he succeeded Maj. Gen. Carl Smith as Secretary of...

Truths of connection and struggle

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By Rabbi Amy Schwartzman Are you conflicted about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict? You are not alone. Most American Jews who bring both a deep commitment to our...

An open letter to the Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School

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By Dr. Brandy Shufutinsky and David Bernstein Also be sure to check out "A response from Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School." We are writing out...

A response from Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School

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By Rabbi Mitchel Malkus Also be sure to check out "An open letter to the Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School." CESJDS engages students in exemplary...

The hidden dangers to our democracy

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By Michael Gelman We now know that our democracy is far more fragile than we had assumed. Few would have believed that any president of...

The blessing and potential curse of prosperity

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By Douglas Altabef The history of the rebirth of Israel — the return to the land and its resettlement and flourishing — had very little...

My militant sister campaigns against intermarriage. I am engaged to a gentile. Here’s how...

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By Rachel Hartman My sister and I grew up in a small settlement surrounded by Arab villages in the disputed West Bank. We have ended...

The court decision that is a clear and present danger to America’s Jews

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By Nathan Lewin Try painting a swastika on the wall of a synagogue, and you’ll be arrested and charged with vandalism and probably serve jail...

Jews should be character witnesses on Israel’s behalf

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By Rabbi Stuart Weinblatt Most of us are familiar with the beautiful custom of dipping apples in honey at this time of year. As we...