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  • Civilian deaths — tragedy for Israel — victory for Hamas

    Israel was established 66 years ago as the reborn democratic nation-state of the Jewish People in its ancestral homeland. Our modern state was built upon the ancient Jewish values of social justice, civil rights, the rule of law, and respect for human...
  • The God Squad: Hitting a barrier on baptism

    Q: I'm an avid reader and fan of your column and follow it in our local paper, the Patriot-News (Harrisburg, Penn.). I'm Protestant by upbringing, but my husband is Catholic. We attend a Catholic church, and our three children were baptized Catholic. I...
  • Community & Clubs: Decades of Exchange Club service

    Having roots in the first Exchange Club, founded in 1911 in Detroit, today's Exchange Club of Newport Harbor is the oldest surviving service club in Newport Beach. This dedicated and honorable group of members holds onto the timeless morals, values...
  • Obama's breezy words for post-9/11 torture

    "...but we tortured some folks." -- President Barack Obama, Aug.1, 2014 OK, in the first place: "tortured some folks?" Really? Was there not something annoyingly breezy in the president's phrasing last week as he acknowledged the abuse of suspected...
  • The CIA vandalized American honor

     The CIA vandalized American honor
    " . . . but we tortured some folks." — President Barack Obama, Aug.1. OK, in the first place: "tortured some folks"? Really? Was there not something annoyingly breezy in the president's phrasing last week as he acknowledged the abuse of...
  • reFramed: In conversation with David Magnusson

     
    A purity ball is a ceremony where young girls promise to “live pure lives before God,” and to remain virgins until marriage. In return, their fathers sign a commitment promising to protect their daughters’ chastity. Sometimes rings are...
  • Orlando, most area cities feel pressure to raise taxes

    Orlando, most area cities feel pressure to raise taxes
    Since Florida's Legislature imposed the first of a series of reforms meant to lower homeowners' property-tax bills in 2007, politicians in most Central Florida counties and cities have adopted what amounts to double-digit increases in their property-tax...
  • Film official cautions against importing Hollywood values into China

    Film official cautions against importing Hollywood values into China
    It's now the world's biggest film market outside the U.S. But how do Hollywood filmmakers successfully penetrate the Great Wall of China? Find reliable partners, hire screenwriters who've actually visited the country and avoid grafting "Hollywood...
  • Homeowner association won't make repairs; is there recourse?

    Question: We bought our property in a homeowner association more than 15 years ago, influenced by the salesperson, board and managers who promoted "community." They emphasized amenities and goals of increasing and maintaining property values, ensuring...
  • Orlando city council gives preliminary OK to 17.7% tax hike

    Orlando city council gives preliminary OK to 17.7% tax hike
    The Orlando City Council gave preliminary approval to a 17.7 percent property tax increase on Monday, saying revenue collections aren't keeping pace with City Hall's expenses. The council voted unanimously to raise the property tax rate by $1, to $6....
  • JCC Maccabi Games almost here in Boca

    From the Opening Ceremonies on Sunday, Aug. 10, through the Closing Ceremonies on Thursday, August 14, the JCC Maccabi Games will be a major presence in the Boca Raton area for five days. About a thousand Jewish teen athletes — having at least...