Voices

J Street without spin

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The Washington Jewish Week featured J Street, the self-described “pro-Israel, pro-peace” lobby in page one articles twice in April, published J Street opinion columns...

Islam vs. Islamism

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by Daniel Pipes What motives lay behind last month's Boston Marathon bombing and the would-be attack on a VIA Rail Canada train? Leftists and establishmentarians variously...

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...

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...

For peace, if not now, when?

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by Alan Elsner One of my favorite quotations from Pirkei Avot (The Ethics of the Fathers) is attributed to Rabbi Hillel who said: "If I...

Federation and USHMM: Strengthen both

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by Dottie Bennett Sunday, April 28 was a special day which involved two organizations I feel strongly about, The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington and...

Affirming our common destiny

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The JFNA 2013 Rabbinic Cabinet mission of 32 rabbis to Kiev, Ukraine, and Israel offered the rabbis representing all denominations from across the country...

Happy Passover

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Every erev Passover, I sit down with a number of different Haggadot, or with various pieces of information from the Internet. I try to make...