Jewish Republicans jump on Hagel appointment

Wednesday, October 28th, 2009 I was wondering how long it would take for Obama administration opponents in the Jewish community to respond to today’s announcement that former Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-Nebraska) will co-chair the Intelligence Advisory Board, an independent panel that provides recommendations to the President on key intelligence matters.

Prayer And Popularity

Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

I have never prayed as hard or as often in my life as I have over the past few weeks.


Rambam In Hebron

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009 (Everything below is excerpted from an e-mail sent by Hebron’s David Wilder)   In 1165 Moshe ben Maimon, known as Maimonides or the Rambam, visited Eretz Yisrael. In the preface to his commentary on the Talmudic tractate of Rosh Hashana he writes of his visit to Hebron.  

Rabbis for Human Rights at Israeli embassy. Topic: Goldstone

Monday, October 26th, 2009 Israeli ambassador Michael Oren may have brushed off J Street, which invited the new envoy to speak at their first national conference this week, but a lower-level official found time to talk to a group that takes even more critical positions when it comes to Israeli policy.

Baptist ethicist "clarifies" apology to ADL over Holocaust comparisons

This is just unbelievable. Well, maybe not.

Last week, the Political Insider reported that Richard Land, president of the Southern Baptist Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission,  had apologized to the Anti-Defamation League for saying the Obama administration’s health proposals resemble Nazi policies toward the elderly.

Media floods J Street conference. Will it help or hurt?

Sunday, October 25th, 2009 If you’ve been following the ongoing debate over J Street, the pro-peace process group that’s holding its first national conference in Washington starting today, you’ve undoubtedly heard this question: have all the attacks from pro-Israel leaders helped or hurt the lobby and political action committee?

Our Archives, And The Novelty Of Children

Does the novelty of having kids ever wear off?

The question came to mind yesterday when my daughter, in search of yearbook pictures, complained that there were no albums of her as a baby.

Pictures, yes, hundreds of them. But no albums. Her older brother has several, neatly organized. But her baby pictures are mostly scattered in a box in the basement.

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