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

StandWithUs Israel meet sharpens student’s focus

I attended the StandWithUs “Israel in Focus” Conference in Santa Monica, Calif., Nov. 14-16. The stimulating conversations about Israel and activity surrounding Israel on college campuses were truly thought-provoking and eye-opening.  read more »

U.S. should work to bypass U.N. human rights panel

Question: What do Libya, Egypt, Bahrain, Tunisia and Algeria have in common? The obvious answer is that all five of these Arab states have had to deal with widespread unrest and rebellion this year  read more »

Regarding our decision to close the Jewish Review

Ouch! A “kick to the gut.” That may be how you felt reading about the federation decision to cease publication of the Jewish Review effective Jan. 1.

I know this decision caught you “by surprise.”  read more »

Israel was on the table, if not actually at the table

GENEVA (JTA)—After the theatrics of the first day, April 20, and the drama of the second, the third day of the Durban II conference was all about what everyone ostensibly came here to discuss.
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With peace brokers like Britain, Israel has a real problem

Over the past few months, British policy toward Israel has taken a disturbing turn, seemingly playing into the hands of a growing international movement to delegitimize the Jewish state.  read more »


Soros seen as threat  read more »

PJ Library opens doors to imagination

Many parents savor memories of cozy nights reading to their young children, looking at beautiful illustrations, and appreciating the cadence of a story told well.  read more »

Sitting on the shelf is perfect

Sept. 10, 2001 was one of those proud moments in my professional career. I was the vice-president for campaign at the Baltimore Jewish Federation and we had just launched our Annual Campaign. The event was held at the National Aquarium in Baltimore (including a special dolphin show) and had record attendance. Professor Reuven Hazan from Hebrew University in Jerusalem was our speaker and talked about the challenging prospects for peace in the Middle East.  read more »

Land for peace? Now, it’s peace for land

The division in the American Jewish Community concerning Israel’s continued holding of the disputed territories is a curiosity.  read more »

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