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From Israel: Season of Our Rejoicing

Posted: October 14, 2017 at 1:00 pm   /   Features, National, Politics, Top Stories

By Arlene Kushner,  Last Wednesday night began the week-long holiday of Sukkot, which is referred to as Z’man Simchatenu – the season of our rejoicing. It is a holiday of many delights, rich in mystic symbolism. A couple of days earlier, I had begun work on a pre-Sukkot posting focused on the joys of the […]

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View from the North: Ten years since the Dziekanski tragedy

Posted: October 14, 2017 at 10:00 am   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories, World

By Mark Wegierski Mark Wegierski remembers the incident from October 14, 2007. Ten years ago, on October 14, 2007, Robert Dziekanski, a forty-year-old Polish immigrant to Canada, met a tragic death at Vancouver Airport. Having arrived at the airport, he waited in the airport’s enclosed baggage area. His mother was in another part of the […]

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Dan Backer: Political Speech Faces 2018 Onslaught

Posted: October 5, 2017 at 5:00 pm   /   Features, National, Politics, Top Stories

By Dan Backer The 2018 election is already upon us. Americans can expect an expensive one. Outside groups have spent tens of millions on Senate and House races already. A projected $3 billion will be spent on political advertisements through 2018. And there’s nothing wrong with that. “Money in politics”—long vilified by liberal commentators—simply translates […]

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Action Step: Child Abuse in the Classroom, a Legal Challenge to ESSA

Posted: September 29, 2017 at 11:00 am   /   Features, National, Politics, Top Stories

By Donna Garner   http://www.educationviews.org/action-step-child-abuse-classroom-legal-challenge-essa-send-e-mail-pres-trump/ [Please join this effort to let Pres. Trump know how desperately concerned we are about the new ESSA (replacement for NCLB) and its codification into law of the implementation of social, emotional, and behavioral standards and interventions into our nation’s classrooms. Simply cut/copy/paste this article but add your own name and home […]

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From Israel: Deplorable!

Posted: September 28, 2017 at 12:00 pm   /   Features, National, Politics, Top Stories

By Arlene Kushner, Solomon Gavriyah, of Be’er Yaacov, was a Staff Sergeant with the Border Police. Last year, he was wounded in a knife attack but insisted that he wanted to return to duty. Now he is dead, shot Tuesday morning by a terrorist. He was 20 years old. At his funeral, Police Commissioner Roni […]

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From Israel: Auspicious

Posted: September 27, 2017 at 1:00 pm   /   Features, National, Politics, Top Stories

By Arlene Kushner, On the second day of Rosh Hashana, the Haftora (prophetic reading following the Torah reading) is from Jeremiah 31. So said Hashem…’I have loved you with an eternal love, therefore have I extended kindness to you. I shall yet rebuild you and you will be rebuilt…You will yet plant vineyards in the […]

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Cut Taxes, Rein in The IRS

Posted: September 25, 2017 at 5:42 am   /   Features, National, Politics, Top Stories

By Gary James President Donald Trump promoted his tax cut plan in Missouri recently, highlighting how it would bring much needed relief to hardworking taxpayers across the country. As the President of Dynalab Inc., an electronics manufacturing company based near Columbus, Ohio, I can say first-hand that tax cuts would allow us to give raises, […]

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From Israel: Horizon Shrouded

Posted: September 24, 2017 at 1:00 pm   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories, World

From Israel: Horizon Shrouded September 18, 2017 The Hebrew year 5778 is almost upon us now. It’s natural, I think, to want to know what lies ahead. But our tradition tells us that this knowledge lies in Heaven. We pray that that the Almighty will keep us. We pray for strength, and for the wisdom […]

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House Freedom Caucus members: Karl Rove, stop blaming us for dysfunction in Congress

Posted: September 24, 2017 at 7:00 am   /   Features, National, Politics, Top Stories

By Congressman Biggs, Congressman Brat, Congressman Franks, and Congressman Gosar Karl Rove’s recent column blaming the House Freedom Caucus for Washington dysfunction was wrong and misguided. It is unfortunate that he has chosen to exert this swamp-like influence. Contrary to Rove’s piece, the House Freedom Caucus does not exist to obstruct our leadership. Rather, we do our […]

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