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Two-faced hypocrisy of Republican religious freedom

The Syrian refugee crisis has lately become political cannon fodder for a supposed clash between Muslim and Western values. Donald Trump and American conservative media organizations like the Daily Caller have claimed that the existence...

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What to do about Syria?

The violence and danger in Syria have ratcheted up another notch this week. Hundreds of thousands in the rebel-held areas of Aleppo are cut off from food and water while the 1.5 million living in the government-held areas of the city have limited...

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What I witnessed in Berlin last week

I just returned from what used to be a City Hall on the outskirts of Berlin, now home to 1,200 refugees sharing 60 toilets and 30 showers. I joined sixteen rabbinic colleagues from across the U.S. on a critical mission: to deepen my understanding...

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The future of work

The dog days of summer are waning, pools are closing, and parents are taking a deep breath as they get to send their kids back to school. It’s Labor Day. But Labor Day is about more than a last hurrah before getting back to work after a summer of...

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GOP is calling for IPAB repeal for the wrong reasons

Health care analysts predicted this year’s Medicare Hospital Insurance Trustees’ report would show that Medicare spending had grown to a level that would awaken the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB), the Affordable Care Act's sleeping...

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