JCC Salutes the Arts Featuring the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra – Thursday, March 30, 2017

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For information: 914-747-0519 or direct email to:  Benefit2017@jccmw.org. To accomplish ticket purchase online visit the jccmw.org/benefit2017 Website.

Hezi ArisJCC Salutes the Arts Featuring the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra – Thursday, March 30, 2017

Disaffected Catholics Do Not Call for Boycotting the Vatican
By Dr. PHYLLIS CHESLER, PhD

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Many Catholics disagree with the Vatican, but do not try to delegitimize it. Only American Jews–our precious people, our remaining remnant, launch campaigns against the one-and-only Jewish state. Many Catholics disagree with Vatican policies. Some no longer follow tradition. Many such Catholics still enter churches at times of birth, baptism, marriage, and death. Some Catholics take confession–but continue sinning. Many …

Hezi ArisDisaffected Catholics Do Not Call for Boycotting the Vatican
By Dr. PHYLLIS CHESLER, PhD

Team Israel Baseball Gear a Home Run with Kvelling American Jewish Fans
By ANDREW TOBIN

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TEL AVIV, ISRAEL (JTA-Jewish Telegraphic Agency) — March 14, 2017 —  A couple weeks ago, Adam Atkins didn’t know Israel had a baseball team. But since the squad started winning games last week in the World Baseball Classic, he has become a fan. Atkins and his friends wanted team caps, but were frustrated to discover they were sold out online. …

Hezi ArisTeam Israel Baseball Gear a Home Run with Kvelling American Jewish Fans
By ANDREW TOBIN

Why Poland?
By DAVID HARRIS

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I grew up in a home that was hardly pro-Polish. Poland was seen as a country where anti-Semitism was historically widespread and, at times, lethal. So, how did I go from such a home to leading a global Jewish organization in the forefront of writing a new chapter in Polish-Jewish relations? And how would my family feel about the fact …

Hezi ArisWhy Poland?
By DAVID HARRIS

JCC Salutes the Arts Featuring the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra – Thursday, March 30, 2017

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For information: 914-747-0519 or direct email to:  Benefit2017@jccmw.org. To accomplish ticket purchase online visit the jccmw.org/benefit2017 Website.

Hezi ArisJCC Salutes the Arts Featuring the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra – Thursday, March 30, 2017

Jordan at the Precipice
By DANIEL PIPES

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“We’re in dire straits.” So spoke Jordan’s King Abdullah a half-year ago. A just-completed week of intensive travels and discussions throughout Jordan finds no one disagreeing with that assessment. Jordan may no longer be hyper-vulnerable and under siege, as it was in decades past; but it does face possibly unprecedented problems. Created out of thin air by Winston Churchill in …

Hezi ArisJordan at the Precipice
By DANIEL PIPES

Grand Purim Fiesta and Megilla Reading Featuring Purim IN MEXICO! – Sunday, March 12th @4:00pm

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Grand Purim Fiesta and Megilla Reading Featuring Purim in Mexico * Mexican Buffet Dinner * Live Mariachi Band * Hamentashen * Megillah Reading * Kids Arts’n’Crafts *Come Dressed up in Mexican attire * Fun for the whole family! COME DRESSED UP! For more information or to RSVP, please call 914-963-8888. Direct eMail to Rabbi@JewishYonkers.com Suggested Donation:$15 Adult, $10 Child, Family Rate: $36 …

Hezi ArisGrand Purim Fiesta and Megilla Reading Featuring Purim IN MEXICO! – Sunday, March 12th @4:00pm

Engel Statement on the Rise of Anti-Semitism

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WASHINGTON, DC — February 27, 2017 — Congressman Eliot L. Engel, Ranking Member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, a leading member on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, and co-chair of the Bipartisan Taskforce for Combating Anti-Semitism, issued the following statement in response to the alarming rise of anti-Semitism over the weekend: “An alarming uptick of anti-Semitic attacks has …

Hezi ArisEngel Statement on the Rise of Anti-Semitism

Is Judaism a Good Model for Islamic Reform?
By ALEXANDER H. JOFFE

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Mustafa Akyol‘s recent New York Times column, “What Jesus Can Teach Today’s Muslims,” bravely broaches one of the most important issues today: reform in Islam. The separation of church and state, the position of women, the role of violence— all of these factors and more must be addressed for the Muslim world to experience its own form of “modernity,” characterized …

Hezi ArisIs Judaism a Good Model for Islamic Reform?
By ALEXANDER H. JOFFE

Keith Ellison’s Questionable Ties
By OREN LITWIN

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The Middle East Forum has written before about Representative Keith Ellison, who is currently in the running for chair of the Democratic National Committee. Rep. Ellison does not merely associate with extremist groups; he has espoused support for convicted terrorists and peddled conspiracy theories about the September 11 attacks. Our research now shows it goes even further than that: Ellison …

Hezi ArisKeith Ellison’s Questionable Ties
By OREN LITWIN