14th of January 2012 / Serving Oregon & Southwest Washington since 1959

Article prompts letter about experience of ‘other’

Every week I am grateful for the scores of responses I receive from community members about my weekly email. I am amazed at what people share with me and appreciate their thoughtful comments.  read more »

Stories meant to inform, not persuade

Newspaper offices routinely receive telephone calls, e-mails and letters from readers who take issue with the paper’s coverage of a particular topic.  read more »

Jewish differences with Christian Zionists, evangelicals tied to basic human, civil rights

In “Pirkei Avot,” the collection of ethical sayings of our rabbinical sages, it is said that some disputes are truly worthy of engaging in.  read more »

We owe it to our children to let them wrestle with Israel

I have long straddled two worlds with regard to diaspora engagement with Zionism and the state of Israel.  read more »

As Israeli Editors see it

Israeli left said living in two-state dream world  read more »

Recognizing the power of 'we' in a generation of 'I'

Ever have an epiphany when you read something that takes you aback and makes you think in a very different way?  read more »


Rabbis respond
to Cairo speech
To the editor:
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As Israeli Editors See It

The Jerusalem Post discusses the cold shoulder displayed by the White House regarding Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Nov. 9 meeting with President Obama, and opines that the current halt in the talks with the Palestinians is, to a large extent, the fault of the U.S. administration.  read more »

Search for Middle East peace goes beyond Ramat Shlomo

WASHINGTON (JTA)—At the 2010 AIPAC Policy Conference opening session, Washington Institute Director Robert Satloff described U.S-Israel tensions surrounding the announcement by the Interior Ministry of Jewish housing in Ramat Shlomo as 5 to 6 on the Richter scale: Not cataclysmic, but strong enough to cause some lasting damage.  read more »

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