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Posts Tagged ‘President Trump’

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Publisher’s Notebook: Staying Mission-Focused In Turbulent Times

As we enter the new year 5779 and the accompanying Days of Awe, we are compelled to reflect on our shortcomings, seek reconciliation with those we have wronged and commit to a path of self-improvement. This period of somber introspection is currently framed and besmirched by a loss of civil discourse, absence of empathy and…

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Commentary: It’s Time To Return To Civility

The toxic level of divisiveness in American political life today is driving families and friends apart and hurting our country. The hatefulness and intolerance that fuel it must be called out wherever they appear. Let’s stop looking for someone to blame and start looking in the mirror! It showed up in our own community when…

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Letters – Zero-Tolerance Immigration

A Man Named Jack I knew a man named Jack who was born in Germany before the beginning of World War II. He survived the war as part of the Kindertransport, a program that rescued thousands of Jewish children who were brought to England between 1938-1940. Jack’s parents died in the Holocaust. He made his…

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On Roseanne Barr

Unlike many others, I was not surprised when, on May 29, Roseanne Barr tweeted a highly offensive racial “joke” about former Obama administration adviser Valerie Jarrett. This “joke” prompted ABC/Disney head Bob Iger, who is Jewish, to cancel the “re-boot” of the TV show Roseanne, despite the fact that it was highly rated and the cancellation…

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Hollywood’s Celebrity Jews: At The Movies And On TV

AT THE MOVIES How to Talk to Girls at Parties is a sci-fi film based in part on the writings of our Brit landsman, super-star fantasy writer Neil Gaiman, 57 (Gaiman recently played himself in a small but important part on The Big Bang Theory). Adding to Gaiman’s work was Parties script co-writer John Cameron…

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Letters – The Power Of Jewish Unity – May 31, 2018

[similar id=45864 type=all] [similar id=45862 type=all] I can’t remember when Jews were as polarized as they are today. The May 17 issue of the Jewish News shows this schism, displaying some of the intense disagreements regarding Trump’s withdrawal from the Iran deal (the JCPOA) as well as the controversial installation of the new U.S. Embassy…

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Letters – May 24, 2018

Where Were The Dems? Why was there no Democratic leadership at the opening of the United States embassy in Jerusalem on May 14, 2018? Ed Kohl West Bloomfield IfNotNow Is No Friend To Israel [similar id=45183 type=all] Rabbi Jeffrey Falick is proud of the anti-Israel group IfNotNow (May 10, page 8). He is proud of…

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Trump’s Iran Deal Withdrawal: It Should Never Have Come To This

One line in U.S. President Donald Trump’s withering dissection of the 2015 P5+1 negotiators’ inadequate and now tottering agreement with Iran is worth particular attention. “A constructive deal could easily have been struck at the time, but it wasn’t,” said the president, announcing the U.S. withdrawal from the accord on May 8. The Obama administration,…

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