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The Legacy of Passover: America and Israel

April 4th, 2012 | by JLedger

By Yoram Ettinger ~ Passover, and especially the legacy of Moses and the Exodus, has been part of the American story since the seventeenth century, inspiring the American pursuit of liberty, justice and morality. The special ... Read More


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Seizing the Lull

March 28th, 2012 | by JLedger

By Rabbi Avi Shafran ~ A memory from when I was a teen remains vivid. A middle-aged fellow had come to shul one Thursday morning because he had yahrtzeit. The shul hosted a mixture of Jews, ... Read More


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Scholarship and Anti-Semitism at Yale

March 28th, 2012 | by JLedger

By Ben Cohen ~ Almost a year has passed since Yale University shuttered the five-year-old Yale Interdisciplinary Initiative for the Study of Anti-Semitism, known by the unwieldy acronym “YIISA,” and replaced it with the Yale Program ... Read More


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Tolerating Hamas Invites a Mideast War

March 28th, 2012 | by JLedger

The U.N. ignores 12,000 rockets launched into Israel. By Ambassador Ron Prossor ~ ‘War is the unfolding of miscalculations.” So noted historian Barbara Tuchman decades ago, yet this principle continues to fall on deaf ears in ... Read More


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Israel’s Arabs, Living a Paradox

March 28th, 2012 | by JLedger

By Daniel Pipes ~ Can Arabs, who make up one-fifth of Israel’s population, be loyal citizens of the Jewish state? With this question in mind, I recently visited several Arab-inhabited regions of Israel (Jaffa, Baqa al-Gharbiya, ... Read More


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Response to ‘Zionist BDS’

March 28th, 2012 | by JLedger

By Asaf Romirowsky ~ Jewish individuals like Peter Beinart, author of the forthcoming “The Crisis of Zionism,” fuel the notion that Israel’s so-called settlement activity is at the core of the Israeli-Palestinian strife. Furthermore, Beinart questions ... Read More


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Presidents, emperors, and volunteer forces

March 21st, 2012 | by JLedger

By Shoshana Bryen ~ Some things should be difficult — like sending your sons and daughters to war.  The Founding Fathers, in their wisdom, separated the commander-in-chief of the force from the war-making authority; it was ... Read More


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