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Statement about the President’s Islamophobic Tweets

Tuesday morning, President Trump retweeted several outrageous (and, reports indicate, phony) Islamophobic videos from a fringe British ultranationalist group. The outburst represents a continuation of a disturbing pattern. President Trump routinely targets and vilifies Muslims. The pattern seems to intensify … Continue reading

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The Jewish Necessity to Question the Israel-Gaza Conflict

Over the past few years, Hamas operatives in Gaza have been indiscriminately firing rockets into Israeli civilian population centers. When the shelling dramatically increased last week, the Israeli government decided to initiate a strong military response. The Israeli government claims … Continue reading

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Israel, Iran, and Trayvon Martin

Reposted from: http://www.haaretz.com/jewish-world/the-line-connecting-trayvon-martin-and-an-israeli-attack-on-iran-1.426760 “If it looks like a duck, walks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, then what is it? That’s right, it’s a duck. But this duck is a nuclear duck and it’s time the world started … Continue reading

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Would God Want Israel to Attack Iran?

Reprinted from: http://www.haaretz.com/jewish-world/would-god-want-israel-to-attack-iran-1.416343#article_comments Israeli officials have recently ramped up their arguments for striking Iranian nuclear facilities. So far, there has been silence among Jewish religious thinkers about whether attacking Iran would be consonant with Jewish values. So what would Judaism … Continue reading

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