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Op-Ed Columns

Op-Ed Columns

Faith and the Scourge of Opioids

September 14th, 2016 | by LedgerOnline

By Rabbi Yehoshua S. Hecht The shocking statistics of fatal heroin overdoses being reported on the front pages of our local newspapers increasingly reflect the heartbreaking scourge of drugs and opioid dependency so prevalent today coast ... Read More

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The Betrayal of Syria’s Kurds

September 7th, 2016 | by LedgerOnline

By Ben Cohen/ From Moscow to Washington, we are told that the principle enemy in the Middle East is the Islamic State (IS) terrorist organization. At the same time, the outside powers that have intervened in ... Read More

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August 24th, 2016 | by LedgerOnline

How Mike Pence, Trump’s VP pick, supports traditional Jewish values By Elliot Bartky and Allon Friedman (JTA) — A number of progressive Jewish commentators have portrayed the Republicans’ vice presidential candidate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, as a ... Read More

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The Jewish Exception to Free Speech on Campus

August 10th, 2016 | by LedgerOnline

By Tammi Rossman Benjamin/ In 2012, the Electronic Intifada, an online anti-Zionist media outlet that aggressively promotes the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement, ran a lengthy article suggesting that “allegations of ‘antisemitism’ create a real ... Read More

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A Call to Action

August 3rd, 2016 | by LedgerOnline

The Yazidis of Northern Iraq are suffering unspeakable atrocities at the hands of the Islamic State. Will American Jewish communities help? On Tisha b’Av, Jews around the world will mourn the destruction of the First and Second Temples in ... Read More

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