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09/08/2016 - 14:48 | | JTA | Editorial

NEW YORK (JTA) — Over 300,000 Jewish college students have arrived or will arrive shortly on American campuses — and what they experience there is likely not only to broaden their minds and uproot long-held assumptions, but shake their Jewish selves to the core.

09/07/2016 - 09:26 | Editorial

Last week’s Between The Lines column, “Anatomy Of A Takedown,” about a rabbi whose decision to consider including a stop at the grave of Yasir Arafat on an interfaith mission to Israel next summer, prompted sharply differing reactions. Not so much about the decision itself, widely seen as ill-advised. Mostly it was about those who condemned the rabbi, calling for his resignation and vilifying him as an enemy of the Jewish people and supporter of terrorists, and those who decried the critics — most of whom had never met or spoken to the rabbi — for character assassination.

09/07/2016 - 09:27 | Editorial

Justice that was delayed for more than a decade for 10 American families victimized by Palestinian terrorism was denied last week by a federal court here.

08/31/2016 - 00:16 | Editorial

Esther Jungreis was ahead of her time. A devoutly Orthodox woman, she took on the traditional role rabbis have held for centuries, encouraging countless numbers of Jews to appreciate their religion as a precious gift.

08/23/2016 - 23:47 | Editorial

Avigdor Lieberman, Israel’s minister of defense, appears to have changed the implicit rules of combat with Hamas this week.

08/23/2016 - 23:47 | Editorial

For all of Israel’s political and diplomatic efforts to bolster its image around the world, a 10-second encounter at the Olympic Games in Rio between an Israeli judo champion and his defeated Egyptian rival brought home the message of ongoing Arab bias against the Jewish state to millions of viewers in a most powerful way.