April 29, 2009

Israeli Museum Doubles as Law Office

Attorney Boris Z. Gorbis celebrated Israel Independence Day by adding a few more items to his private collection of some 4,500 Israeli artifacts.

So Far, So Good With Obama Administration

The U.S. Jewish community has taken great comfort with the performance of President Obama in his first 100 days in office. He already has begun to develop a deep and substantive relationship with the community by, among other things, hosting the first presidential Passover seder, creating strong outreach and communications, and working on key domestic and international issues of interest to American Jews.

Obama’s First 100 Days Offer Cause for Concern

As Americans examine the first 100 days of the Obama administration, it is important to make a candid assessment of the president\’s actions so far. These first months are widely considered an indicator of the policies the president will pursue in the years to come. So what have we seen in the first 100 days of this presidency?As Iran continues to work feverishly to acquire nuclear weapons, the United States continues to pursue its policy of \”engagement.\”

Beautiful. Intense. Israeli.

One look at the photograph Esquire used to declare actress Shirly Brener one of five Israeli women they love, and you want to wish the rest of her persona good luck in catching up.

Leo Frank Case, Smart Jews

\”I left and saw the world for myself. Indeed, seeing the world opened my eyes and forced me to openly challenge ideas poured into my head as a child.\”

Beyond Tolerance

Over a 48-hour period last week, through a series of Jewish events, I discovered the limitations of tolerance.

Creating a Jewish GDP

Think of the American Jewish community as a business — a more than $10 billion annual business. If our organizations and leaders made programming decisions based on that notion, perhaps they would be building a stronger, larger and more effective Jewish community.

Act Now to Stop Nuclear-Armed Iran

Why hasn’t prevention of a nuclear-armed Iran become a priority of the highest order for the American Jewish community, particularly at the grass roots?

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