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  • We can love Jerusalem as Jews without taunting its Muslims

    HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (JTA) — Normally, to quote the famous song, “I love a parade.” Except when I don’t. This weekend was the celebration of the 49th anniversary of the reunification of Jerusalem during the Six-Day War. The anniversary was accompanied by gleeful — one might even say ecstatic — observances throughout the capital of the Jewish world….

  • Op-Ed: How to teach kids to support Jewish causes

    If young Jews aren’t taught to support Jewish causes, those causes will eventually die, a Florida rabbi writes.

  • Op-Ed: Sing us the songs of Zion

    The recent death of Israeli rock icon Arik Einstein is a reminder of how far we’ve drifted from the days when Israeli pop music was a mainstay of American Jewish summer camp.

  • Op-Ed: The words behind the man behind the mosque

    Rabbi Jeffrey K. Salkin writes that the Jewish community has good reason to be worried about the imam behind the effort to build an Islamic center two blocks from Ground Zero.