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Syria – The Necessity of Responding by Rabbi Fred Guttman

In April 2009, I was standing in Auschwitz Birkenau at the top of the steps which led to the changing room and then to the gas chambers and crematoria. Scholars estimate that several hundred thousand people, mostly Jews, were gassed … Continue reading

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Our Response to the 100 Jewish Leaders Letter

We Are For Israel has been asked to offer a response to the letter written by 100 American Jewish Leaders seeking that Israel work with Secretary of State Kerry to produce a plan demonstrating “Israel’s readiness to make painful territorial … Continue reading

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Syria, Iran, and Fear of Regional War

Friends, as the situation in Syria deteriorates, it is becoming more and more likely that a major confrontation between Israel and the Iranian and Hizballah forces fighting in Syria and Southern Lebanon will occur. An article in the Times of … Continue reading

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Making Teshuva on Iran

Last week, I read Rabbi Eric Yoffie’s blog posting about PM Netanyahu’s recent appearances on American television wherein the Prime Minister condemned the Obama Administration’s policy of setting no red lines regarding Iran’s acquisition of nuclear weapons. Rabbi Yoffie’s assertion … Continue reading

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AIPAC, Iran, America and Israel

This week’s AIPAC Policy Conference was all about one concern, Iran. There appears to be agreement between the Israeli and American governments on most of the major issues related to Iran. Iran is a threat to the peace of the … Continue reading

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President Obama’s Speech at the URJ Biennial

Some have asked that I post President Obama’s excellent speech at the URJ Biennial. In some ways, it is really a D’var Torah. The President is very fluent in Jewish concepts and terminology.

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Remarks by the President at the 71st General Assembly of the Union for Reform Judaism

Remarks by the President at the 71st General Assembly of the Union for Reform Judaism Gaylord Hotel National Harbor, Maryland 2:37 P.M. EST THE PRESIDENT: Thank you so much. Thank you, everybody. Thank you. Please, please have a seat. You’re … Continue reading

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Who Slammed The Door?

This following piece was submitted by Rabbi Henry Karp as a comment to my article “Why Bibi’s Speech Worked.” Many thanks to Rabbi Karp. ********************************************************************************** Already the pundits have joined the Palestinians in claiming that Netanyahu’s remarks in Washington, both … Continue reading

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Why Bibi’s Speech Worked

I think that most of us expected Prime Minister Netanyahu’s speech on Tuesday before the US Congress to be a defiant right wing speech. Commentators, no doubt had their stories ready entitled, “Bibi rebukes Barack” or “Bibi Bashes O!” It … Continue reading

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Hamas, Fatah, and Negotiations

President Obama and Prime Minister Netanyahu each gave two significant addresses concerning Israel within a week. While the President’s speech given Thursday created a great deal of controversy, the President’s speech given on Sunday before the American Israel Public Affairs … Continue reading

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