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09/29/2013 - 20:00 | | Special To The Jewish Week | Opinion

In the last two weeks we have witnessed potentially historic diplomacy in the Middle East. One hopes that this yields a safer Middle East and lessens the likelihood of the United States or Israel engaging in dangerous military operations. As the President pursues diplomacy with Syria and Iran, the U.S. Congress must reaffirm the tough policy positions that have gotten us to this point.

09/24/2013 - 20:00 | | Special To The Jewish Week | Opinion

Here’s my end of Elul routine: I drive out to the cemetery to visit my mother’s grave, and on the way, I drive past the house where I grew up.

09/23/2013 - 20:00 | | Special To The Jewish Week | Opinion

A   place where the guy at the local falafel greets you with a “ma nishma?”(what’s new?); where the neighborhood Aroma Café feels like is like your living room as you browse through the day’s Haaretz or Yedioth; where the streets are filled with music from the local chapter of Tzofim (Israeli scouts); and where the cultural offerings range from an Idan Raichel performance to a community theater production of Moshe Samir’s “He Walked through the Fields” — only in Israel, right?

09/22/2013 - 20:00 | | Special To The Jewish Week | Opinion

Nairobi, Kenya — As the terrorist attack enters its third endless day at Westgate, an upscale mall in the center of the city, with the death toll reaching 70, and the terrorists still holed up with an unknown number of hostages, I sit in my new home glued to the television and wondering just how on earth I ended up here.

09/16/2013 - 20:00 | | Special To The Jewish Week | Opinion

As its rich literature attests, baseball is the quintessential American experience, with particular meaning for immigrants and minority populations.  For immigrants, baseball opens a door to American culture and language.  For minority populations, baseball can offer both a respite from the challenges of assimilation and a possible pathway to acceptance and even success.  All of this is particularly true for American Jews, an immigrant, minority group for which baseball has held almost mystical meaning as a ticket into the American mainstream. 

09/16/2013 - 20:00 | | Special To The Jewish Week | Opinion

Which is worse for Israel’s security and for the volatile Middle East: a tyrannical Syrian regime in an unsteady alliance with a nuclear Iran, or an anarchic Syria, run by “the rebels,” becoming a petri dish for al-Qaeda, situated along 375 miles of borderland with Iraq?