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02/24/2016 - 09:06 | Editorial

One of the most hallowed burial grounds in this country became a little less hallowed earlier this month — Willis Cato, a notorious racist, neo-Nazi and anti-Semite was interned in Arlington National Cemetery, four months after his death at 89.

02/24/2016 - 09:05 | Editorial

As Justice Antonin Scalia slips into history, across the fractured American spectrum there is a consensus: Beyond the specifics of any particular case, Scalia did something precious and vital: He challenged us to think seriously about the Constitution and its meaning; about the intentions and blessings that are the legacy of the Founding Fathers.

02/17/2016 - 08:46 | Editorial

For the first time ever, the White House is hosting an event to mark February as Jewish Disabilities Awareness and Inclusion Month. The speakers include a rabbinical student with autism, and this week’s program draws advocates for American Jews with disabilities — an estimated 20 percent of our community — and leaders and representatives from a variety of Jewish organizations and foundations.

02/10/2016 - 09:30 | Editorial

International pressure on Israel to initiate and carry out a resolution of its conflict with the Palestinians is mounting. But the latest peace proposal from France, including a statement by Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, is a perfect example of diplomatic bias against Israel. It delays rather than advances prospects for serious negotiations. That’s because in calling for an international conference, Fabius asserted that if the conference fails, France will recognize a Palestinian state.

02/10/2016 - 09:29 | Editorial

The Conservative movement, once the great center of American Judaism, has fallen on hard times, as have many sectors of modern Judaism. In 1971, the Conservative movement was the largest denomination, with 41 percent of American Jews affiliating. Today, the movement is down to 18 percent of American Jews, less than that among Jews younger than 30.

02/03/2016 - 09:16 | Editorial

All Jews should take pride in the historic compromise reached by the Israeli government this week in providing dignified access for prayer at the Western Wall, Judaism’s holiest place.