Archive by Author: TTN

Zionist Rabbi Suspends ‘Prayer for Israel’

By TTN

Jeremy Kalmanofsky, the senior rabbi of Ansche Chesed, a Conservative congregation on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, made news on January 6th as the subject of Jody Rudoren’s weekly column as editor-in-chief of The Forward.  (Interestingly, both of Rudoren’s immediate predecessors, Jane Eisner and J.J. Goldberg, are or have been members of Anshe Chesed […]

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Review of Eric Alterman’s ‘We Are Not One’

By TTN

Steven Richard Sheffey reviews TTN colleague Eric Alterman’s new book,  “We Are Not One: A History of America’s Fight Over Israel.”  The following is taken by permission from Sheffey’s weekly e-newsletter, Chicagoland Pro-Israel Political Update:    [This is] the perfect gift for someone who wants to understand the history of the U.S.-Israel relationship, attitudes of […]

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New Gov Would Undermine Israel

By TTN

TTN colleagues are anguished over Netanyahu’s proposed new governing coalition, as are many stalwart supporters of Israel.  One striking example is Abe Foxman, the retired head of the Anti-Defamation League, featured in a recent Jerusalem Post news article (and in a JTA article), declaring that he will not support a “non-democratic Israel”: “If they change the Law […]

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Project Rozana: Building Bridges Via Healthcare

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Ken Bob, the president of Ameinu (TTN’s sponsor), also serves as the chairperson of Project Rozana USA.   Project Rozana is a global initiative that seeks to build bridges between Israeli citizens and Palestinians through health.  (This links to the story of Rozana Salawhi, the four-year old whose survival inspired Project Rozana’s name.)  What follows is a […]

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Israel Easing Access to Abortion

By TTN

Abortions have always been widely accessible in Israel but subject to the approval of a local review committee, which typically meets at neighborhood health facilities.  In more religious neighborhoods, pregnant applicants may be subject to a somewhat aggressive interrogation, but they are generally approved.  What follows are snippets of a NY Times opinion article by […]

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Boycotting Israel is Wrong, but Legal

By TTN

This is from the latest issue of Steven Sheffey’s newsletter, “Chicagoland Pro-Israel Political Update,” about a judicial ruling in Arkansas (Sheffey, pictured here, cites a TTN colleague, David Schraub):   [T]he Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, among the most right-wing courts of appeal in the country, ruled that an Arkansas state anti-BDS law was constitutional. This is the […]

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Some Good News and Very Bad News

By TTN

The good news first: In the case that TTN’s Ken Bob wrote about the other day, Israel’s Supreme Court has just ruled in favor of giving the people of al-Walaja six more months to submit a zoning plan, which would allay and hopefully end the threat of eviction for 38 Palestinian families.    Now the […]

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