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Op-Ed Columns

Op-Ed Columns


Peres’s Legacy of Peace and Strength

October 19th, 2016 | by LedgerOnline

By Rep. Elizabeth Esty In his 93 years, Shimon Peres played an unequaled role in conceiving of, fighting for, and serving the state of Israel. A list of his many awards and accolades – which include ... Read More

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September 27th, 2016 | by LedgerOnline

At a time of Jewish introspection, Donald Trump offers hope By Jason Dov Greenblatt NEW YORK (JTA) – As my family and I prepare for Rosh Hashanah, we look back with grateful hearts for the brachot, blessings, in ... Read More

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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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