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Second Guessing Syria

Rabbi Jack Moline | Posted 10.19.2014 | Politics
Rabbi Jack Moline

Late in 2012, I attended a small briefing with a senior White House security official. Each of the dozen people there had a chance to speak, and most took the opportunity to lobby for something. I asked this question: Who are we rooting for in Syria?

Disproportionality in Gaza

Rabbi Jack Moline | Posted 10.07.2014 | Home
Rabbi Jack Moline

No innocent life, no matter age, faith or ethnicity, has blood that is redder than any other. War is awful, even when it is necessary. And no group should sacrifice innocent life in an attempt to generate sympathy for its cause.

In Israel's Hour of Need, Neocons Want to Divest

Rabbi Jack Moline | Posted 09.27.2014 | Politics
Rabbi Jack Moline

NJDC rejects the notion that the United States should divest itself of investments in Israel's security. Israel is one of the very few places where Democrats find common ground with Republicans these days, and that agreement is good for our country, good for our community and good for Israel.

The Gilded Shtetl

Rabbi Jack Moline | Posted 09.09.2014 | Politics
Rabbi Jack Moline

What typifies the Republican base, according to the data collected by Pew? Here is one example: more than three-quarters of conservatives agree that "poor people have it easy because they can get government benefits without doing anything."

This Just Doesn't Fly

Rabbi Jack Moline | Posted 08.25.2014 | Politics
Rabbi Jack Moline

There are tens of thousands of people, including U.S. citizens, who may not travel on a commercial airline. The reason is mostly well-known: their na...

My Israel Is a Strong Israel

Rabbi Jack Moline | Posted 08.19.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Jack Moline

Writings like Horovitz's column appeal to American Jews who cling to a notion of Jewish powerlessness and who need enemies to define their identity. They resist celebrating a US-Israel bond that is stronger than it has ever been.

WATCH: Barbra Streisand's Obama Ad

Posted 11.02.2012 | Entertainment

Barbra Streisand appears in a new pro-Barack Obama ad released by the National Jewish Democratic Council and repeats her belief that this election, "t...

Luke Johnson

Sheldon Adelson Sues Democratic Jewish Group For $60 Million | Luke Johnson | Posted 08.08.2012 | Politics

Billionaire casino magnate Sheldon Adelson, who, along with his family, is the biggest disclosed donor in the super PAC-era, filed a $60 million libel...

Ending Holocaust Rhetoric in Politics

David A. Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David A. Harris

Regardless of where a candidate stands on policy matters, every candidate should be willing to stand up for what is right and for the memory of those who perished and survived the twentieth century's greatest horror.

Sam Stein

Nazi-Democrat Analogies Leaves Jewish Groups Alarmed | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

There is growing alarm among Jewish groups and anti-defamation activists over the increased use of Nazi analogies in the political arena after two mor...

Sam Stein

Biden's Team Restricting Press Access Too | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

John McCain's campaign isn't the only one in the game of restricting press access. As Joseph Biden addressed the rope line of supporters following h...