Opinion

April 24, 2014

We at Har Sinai Congregation are enormously proud of our rabbi, Rabbi Benjamin Sharff (“Bald is Beautiful,” April 11). His participation in this effort was born out of love and compassion, not only for the Sommer family as they grieve for their son, “Superman Sam,” but also for all victims of childhood cancers. If any CONTINUE »

April 24, 2014

While there may be legislation passed to reduce the influence of individual givers to political campaigns, the use of intermediates, both individuals and organizations, will circumvent these restrictions (“A spectacle for King Sheldon,” April 4). But I am more comfortable with the contributions of Sheldon Adelson, who is devoted to supporting candidates concerned about the CONTINUE »

BY Justin Hayet
April 24, 2014

I often imagine a day perhaps in the not-too-distant future: A prisoner is released, but I don’t see Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas jumping with joy. Quite to the contrary, I don’t see the nation of Israel — American Jews included — feeling like it is being stabbed in its ever-growing and ever-paining wound. And perhaps CONTINUE »

BY Ari Rudolph
April 24, 2014

A key component that unifies a people or nation is a common language. The Jewish people are no exception; the Hebrew language is an essential element of what constitutes the Jewish nation. Hebrew often is the only common language in the room — the lingua franca — when Jews from different parts of the globe CONTINUE »

April 24, 2014

The agreement over Ukraine reached April 17 in Geneva will likely only offer each side some breathing room until the next threatening act by Russia on its western neighbor. Moscow was a signatory to the “agreement,” along with the United States, the European Union and Ukraine, which calls for all parties — including the pro-Russian CONTINUE »