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Diary of An Office Rabbi

By Nancy Brenner

As Rosh Hashanah approaches, the number of questions regarding my religion intensify and increase.Read More


10 Questions for George Allen

By Sonny Goldreich

Now that George Allen has ’fessed up to the truth of his origins, shedding the aspersion and joining the Dispersion, the voting public is entitled to a full accounting of the affair. Here are 10 questions that we believe the senator needs to answer.Read More


He Who Is Fit To Judge

By Leonard Fein

Israel’s most significant Barak is not Ehud, the former prime minister, but, by a furlong, Aharon, until last week president of Israel’s Supreme Court. Widely respected in Israel and abroad, Aharon Barak’s imprint on the Israeli court, and thereby on Israeli society, is second to no other living Israeli.Read More


Multilateral Enrichment in Iran Is An Investment in Nonproliferation

By John Thomson and Geoffrey Forden

If the goal is to prevent Iran from getting a nuclear bomb, the West needs to change course. Simply put, present Western policies are failing.Read More


Speaking Out on Darfur Cannot Wait for a More Convenient Time

By Steve Gutow

Israel’s northern cities and towns need massive reconstruction aid to repair the widespread damage caused by a month of indiscriminate Hezbollah rocket attacks. Without a doubt, Israel is, and should be, the main foreign-policy priority for American Jews. But we must seriously consider the cost of spending our time and resources solely on helping Israel.Read More


What Jobs?

By Gus Tyler

The September headline read, “U.S. Created 128,000 Jobs in August as Wages Rose.” Translation: It’s time to rejoice — that is, until we take a good, hard look behind these figures. It turns out they’re quite misleading. Why?Read More


Consequences of Our Coarsening

By Leonard Fein

In September 1982, in an article in Moment Magazine that was written and mailed before the events in Sabra and Shatila, I wrote the following words: “There are two kinds of Jews in the world…Read More


The Bible Is on Joe’s Side

By Hal Lewis

To whom does Joseph Lieberman owe his loyalty? To whom is the sole member of the newly created Connecticut for Lieberman party ultimately responsible?Read More


Radical Visions of A New Middle East

By Yossi Alpher

President Bush was not the first to introduce the term “new Middle East.” Shimon Peres preceded the American president by a decade. But Bush’s vision for a new Middle East — that aspiration to Arab reform and democracy that Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice was presumably referring to when, visiting Beirut at the height of the recent war, she incredibly described the scene as the “birth pangs of the new Middle East” — remains the presumed frame of reference for discussing possible changes in the region.Read More


Call War-weakened Leaders To a Second Madrid Conference

By Yossi Beilin

The fate of the Middle East, over which recent events in both Gaza and Lebanon cast a foreboding shadow, is dependent on five weak leaders.Read More


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