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Monday, December 17, 2018

Editorials

Congressman Garrett Issues Statement on Iran Deal

Congressman Scott Garrett (R-NJ) reacted to the Iran Nuclear Deal as follows: “As I’ve said since the beginning of these negotiations, any agreement that allows Iran to acquire, build, or proliferate nuclear weapons—now or in the future—is a threat to the United States and its allies. The Iranian regime has done nothing to

Nix This Deal, Mr. President

It seems that deadlines can be issued and then broken.

According to the Iran Nuclear Review Act of 2015, President Barack Obama was to submit a deal with Iran to Congress by June 30. That changed to Thursday, then Friday. Lawmakers then would have 30 days to review the agreement. If negotiations go

Neo-Nazism and Freedom of Speech in England

British police made the correct decision to move an offensive neo-Nazi demonstration scheduled for this Shabbos afternoon out of a heavily populated Jewish neighborhood.

We applaud that action.

It will move the demonstration away from offending the Jewish residents of

Murder in Houses of Worship

There is no way we can even begin to pretend we can’t feel the collective community pain endured after the hate-induced murders of nine worshipers at Emanuel African Methodist Church in Charleston, S.C. last week.

It is not a pain that stays in a nice compartment in an area where the Confederate Flag

A Summer Wish: Take Time to Enjoy

Typically in this space, we take on the issues of the world, Israel, nation and our own local Jewish communities. Much of the time, those stories are filled with positive messages such as hope and giving and caring. Sometimes, though, the angst of the community gets mentioned here.

This past school year,

The Supreme Court, Obama and the Zivotofsky Case

So, hold on here.

If you are an American citizen born in or living in Washington, D.C., when it comes time to travel overseas, your passport would list you as a citizen of the United States of America.

But if you are an American born in Jerusalem, the capital of the

Rochie Shoretz’s Work Will Continue

Sometimes champions die so young that it is difficult for the rest of us to get our arms around their passing. Such is the case for Rochie Shoretz, z”l, the Teaneck resident and founder of Sharsheret, who passed away last week at age 42. Shoretz created Sharsheret, the national cancer organization, when she learned of her own

Can We Change City Hall?

Generally one-third to one-half of people who are eligible to vote, actually do. What happened to everyone else? Do people not care about who governs, or more importantly, how? Well, the truth is, if you have any doubts, your one vote doesn’t matter. Have you ever heard of an election decided by one vote? So why bother? More importantly,

Launching a Grassroots Movement for Our Children

Should all children have the same state benefits, whether they attend public or private school? In the areas of nursing care, textbooks, technology and security, could New Jersey be doing more to help our students?

“The issue we’re all rallied around is education affordability and portability,”

Amnesty International’s Charges ‘Spine-Chilling Actions’ Against Hamas

Finally, some truth.

Amnesty International, which always seems to have Israel in its crosshairs, charged Hamas of carrying out “extrajudicial killings” of at least 23 Palestinians who were accused of collaborating with Israel during last summer’s Operation Protective Edge. The report also charges

Synagogue in Houston Devastated by Flooding

Rabbi Steven Weil shared this picture on Twitter of the devastation by flood of United Orthodox Synagogue of Houston. You may help the community there by donating at http://www.uosh.org/.

Don Greenberg’s Hall of Fame Moment

Sandy Koufax’s ERA: 2.76, a Major League MVP pitcher for the Dodgers. Don Greenberg’s GPA: 3.93, a triple major valedictorian for Binghamton University (See story on page 31).

Many of us draw Jewish pride from the legendary story of how Koufax refused to pitch the opening game of the 1965 World