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The Fallen Statue of Dagon

I often look through Torah portions or Jewish historical narratives and find parallels with issues and events of the day in preparing sermons and when teaching classes. Certainly, reminders such as that we “were strangers in the land of Egypt” … Continue reading

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Rabbi Kaufman on Recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital

NOTE: I publish this as my opinion. I know that others may disagree. Yesterday, President Trump said, “I have determined that it is time to officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.” As my friend, Rabbi Mickey Boyden, noted … Continue reading

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If Only We Could Will Amnesia

In our tradition, we “pray for the peace of Jerusalem.” We call forth visions of a time, as we pray, when broken things will be made whole, when strife will cease, when the world will be at peace. We imagine … Continue reading

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The State of the Peace Process. What is a Reasonable Resolution?

Palestinian Observer State officials are threatening to bring a resolution before the UN Security Council that essentially calls for all of their demands to be met. The US will veto the proposal. Nothing will be accomplished. The only result will … Continue reading

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The E-1 Gambit Explained

The Palestinians sought to upgrade their status in the UN in order to pursue diplomatic and legal efforts to against Israel rather than engaging in negotiations that would involve making painful concessions. Israel almost immediately announced that it would advance … Continue reading

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Impediments to Peace

In recent days, there have been a number of terrorist attacks against Israeli civilians. As we consider the implications of this fact and its causes, we must remember that peace could have come multiple times since 2000 at Camp David. … Continue reading

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Passover at the White House 2011

Happy Passover! May we continue to be able to say, “This year in Jerusalem!”

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This Year in Jerusalem

From Rabbi Daniel Allen of ARZA – Published with permission. Emphasis Mine. This Year in Jerusalem For centuries we have written our own personal versions of the Pesach Haggadah. We reflect different world views; different religious perspectives, all the while focusing … Continue reading

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The Truth about Silwan Rock Throwing

If you have not seen the video of the clearly orchestrated rock throwing attack on an Israeli MK’s car in Silwan, you should. This video shows children being used by adults as tools, putting them into danger, making them stand … Continue reading

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