Chemical weapons are beyond the pale because they make killing innocents unconscionably easy, J.J. Goldberg writes. Punishing Syria may make this dictator (and the next) think twice.
Solicitations from Jewish non-profit organizations may peak during the High Holy Days, but mailboxes at American homes are now filling up with mail from every manner of charitable organization. Those groups are trying to tap into the “season of giving” spirit and nudge people to send in their tax-deductible donations before the end of the calendar year.
It’s not every day that New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof cites a rabbinical student, but Rachel Barenblat won that distinction on Sunday, when the writer mentioned her recent success raising money so that a vandalized Queens mosque could replace its damaged prayer rugs.
The New York Times had a fantastic package of stories in its magazine on Sunday focusing on women in the developing world and the impact of their poverty, poor health care and disenfranchisement on overall political and economic progress.
Foundations with monikers such as Eisenberg, Felder, Gottleib, Gottesman, Greenman and Kaufman are among those that may have lost big as a result of Bernard Madoff’s alleged Ponzi scheme.