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Posted: Wed, 07/29/2015 - 22:46 | Political Insider

Prime Minister Netanyahu has unswervingly – and correctly -- insisted that the Iranian nuclear threat is a global problem and should not be allowed to be portrayed as an Israeli issue.  Shifting the focus to Israel would be harmful to the Jewish state and undermine the campaign to de-nuke the ayatollahs, he said.

Good advice.  So why didn’t he take it? 

Posted: Tue, 07/28/2015 - 12:31 | Well Versed

Noga, Israel’s first modern dance company to give the stage to religious women performers, brings to life the dance between Jewish spirituality and contemporary choreography.

Posted: Tue, 07/28/2015 - 06:16 | The New Normal

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Legacy bus has been touring across the United States for some months as part of the 25th anniversary celebration. The bus travels with important displays about the history of civil rights of people with disabilities in the U.S.

The Legacy Tour bus made one of its stops in Atlanta at the end of May while I was attending the Summer Institute on Theology and Disability (SITD). The SITD participants, people involved in diverse faith community disability inclusion initiatives, posed for a photo with the bus.

Posted: Mon, 07/27/2015 - 22:40 | Political Insider

AIPAC, which is spending upwards of $20 million to block the Iranian nuclear deal, is not about to take no for an answer. 

Whatever the outcome of the vote in September on the agreement, AIPAC isn't going to drop its bread-and-butter issue.  Not even throttle back. 

Posted: Sun, 07/26/2015 - 16:42 | Well Versed

E.L Doctorow was often described as a writer of historical fiction, but he disliked that term and preferred to say that he was “an American novelist writing about my country.”

Posted: Sun, 07/26/2015 - 14:26 | Political Insider

There are valid arguments to be made both for and against the Iran nuclear agreement, but it is sometimes hard to tell because the debate is too often being drowned out by an excess of political obfuscation.