Voices

God bless America and Israel

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  I have long considered sharing some thoughts on these pages and felt that America's 237th birthday would be the perfect time to do so....

U.N. nominee bad for Israel and America

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Recently, President Barack Obama nominated Samantha Power for the post of U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, a Cabinet-rank post requiring Senate confirmation. Why...

What were Sen. Rand Paul’s ‘surprises’?

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During Sen. Rand Paul’s (R-Ky.) 2010 run for the Senate, Republican Jewish Coalition executive director Matt Brooks said, “Rand Paul is outside the comfort...

Sharansky plan for Wall — worthy of support

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Many of us recall the classic story about Secretary of State Henry Kissinger’s visit to Israel when Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir took him...

Holocaust struggling to resume

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The leaders of the Allies knew full well what was happening in the death camps. They could have acted, but they didn’t. We, the...

My father’s tallit

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by Rabbi Steven C. Wernick For working parents of school-age children, the logistical relay race that constitutes our daily lives often makes us feel like...

More than just knaidel

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by Rabbi Eric Linder Knaidel .... K-N-A-I-D-E-L ... Knaidel. With that utterance, Arvind Mahankali won the 86th National Scripps Spelling Bee. Arvind is a 13-year old...

Navigating health-care policy

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by William Daroff Sandy Teplitzky is a lawyer in Baltimore who represents health-care providers every day. Last week, his Jewish activism took him to Washington,...

Remembering Frank Lautenberg

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by Senator Ben Cardin Frank Lautenberg, the senior U.S. senator from New Jersey, was a friend and colleague. He was an outstanding senator, a patriot...

Women of the Wall – a different perspective

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by Chana Keleman As a religious woman, I am struck by some glaring inconsistencies in the Women of the Wall's cause and, because they have...