Archive for February, 2015

Wishful Thinking

February 27, 2015 Leave a comment

BW RW moonThis Shabbat, I’ll talk about “Barack Obama, Brian Williams …
and Me.” Don’t Brian and I look good together?

Here are some articles to read before then:

Ben Cardin’s creative proposal for tax reform, The Washington Post
A credibility gapThe Washington Post
Rock, Paper, Scissors of PC Victimology, Tablet Magazine

Just wait until you see what I’m wearing for Purim… see you on Wednesday and Thursday at BT!

Shabbat shalom!


Mr. Netanyahu Goes to Washington – Yes or No?

February 18, 2015 Leave a comment

Okay, class. Here is the question for today: should Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu address a joint session of the U.S. Congress on March 3rd?

First, let me first provide the background. The Speaker of the House, Republican John Boehner, invited Prime Minister Netanyahu to address Congress about negotiations regarding Iran’s nuclear program. To date, the negotiations have passed their deadline, with a new extended deadline approaching. There are many in Congress, as well as Israel’s leaders, who feel that the threat of more sanctions can help push Iran into making necessary concessions. Others, including President Obama and some world leaders, argue that Congress resolving to add more sanctions would only push the Iranians away from the table. Everyone agrees that Iran going nuclear will be a threat to Israel, yes … but throughout the Middle East and  way beyond as well. READ MORE

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Should Mr. Netanyahu Go to Washington?

February 12, 2015 Leave a comment

This Shabbat, I’ll look at the various opinions on Bibi’s planned speech before a joint meeting of Congress on March 3.

But first…you should read these articles:

Netanyahu’s planned speech to Congress now dominates Israeli elections, The Washington Post

Why Benjamin Netanyahu Is Right on Speech to Congress, The Jewish Daily Forward

The emerging Iran nuclear deal raises major concernsThe Washington Post

Kayla Mueller, Self-Sacrificing, Misguided Humanitarian, Brutally Murdered by SavagesIndependent Sentinel