Author Archives: ArchitectGuy

UAE minister Anwar Gargash:”if Israelis take strategic approach, ‘more doors will open to them’ in the Arab world”

TIMES OF ISRAEL UAE minister: Iran’s aggression made Arab world look at Israel ‘with fresh eyes’ by Edith M. Lederer September 26, 2020 The United Arab Emirates didn’t need peace with Israel to counter Iran, a top UAE official said … Continue reading

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Never Apologize to the Mob

What once was the start of healthy debate is now just as often a catalyst for personal and professional destruction. “The mob” is out to cancel anyone who crosses it. Paris Dennard describes the problem and offers a solution.

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A personal message from ArchitectGuy

I would prefer to do this personally, but…If I have said or done anything, in the past year, that has offended or hurt you, either by accident or on purpose, I apologize and ask for your forgiveness. I forgive anyone … Continue reading

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Yom Kippur (the 10th day of the Jewish year) concludes 10 days of soul-searching, atonement and repentance– the holiest Jewish time – which begins on Rosh Hashanah, the first day of the Jewish year, commemorating the creation of the first human-being, Adam

THE ETTINGER REPORT Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) Guide for the Perplexed, 2020 by Yoram Ettinger September 23, 2020 …Asking forgiveness of fellow human-beings – and not only of God – is a major feature of Yom Kippur. From acrimony … Continue reading

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Synagogues are shortening the typically long Yom Kippur services to head off Zoom fatigue. Find your service here.

TIMES OF ISRAEL Want to attend a US online Yom Kippur service? Here are some options by JTA September 27, 2020 The global pandemic has upended traditional High Holiday services this year, closing synagogues or severely limiting attendance for the … Continue reading

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“At a time when Jews are supposed to look within and admit fault, too many of us are virtue signaling and delegitimizing our opponents. Can we stop?”

ISRAEL HAYOM (by agreement with JNS) Can we forgive each other? by Jonathan S. Tobin September 27, 2020 …The Days of Awe are a moment in time when we should focus on finding the courage and the moral strength to … Continue reading

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“The PLO era officially began at the White House on Sept. 13, 1993. It officially ended at the White House on Sept. 15, 2020. It is time for Israel, the US and the rest of the world to recognize this truth and act accordingly”

ISRAEL HAYOM (by agreement with JNS) Time to hold the PLO accountable for its crimes by Caroline B. Glick September 25, 2020 Earlier this month, the Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government announced that PLO Executive Committee Chairman Saeb Erekat has … Continue reading

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“Ginsburg embodied a particular ambivalence in Jewish life that is found in no other faith community”

JNS RBG: An American Jewish justice warrior by Melanie Phillips September 24, 2020 The obituary in Britain’s Guardian newspaper of the iconic liberal US Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died last weekend, provoked outrage among a number of … Continue reading

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University of Illinois student government conflates #BDS and #BLM

ALGEMEINER Jewish Students at University of Illinois Decry Passage of Anti-Israel Divestment Resolution During High Holidays by Benjamin Kerstein September 24, 2020 The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s student government on Wednesday night voted in favor of a pro-BDS resolution … Continue reading

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Doran: “Trump’s masterstroke came by breaking the hold of the Washington foreign policy establishment on the Middle East peacemaking business”

TABLET MAG The Emperor’s New Clothes by Michael Doran September 23, 2020 …When dealing with the ruthless and unsentimental Middle East, Trump’s obsession with winning is in fact a net positive. Trump may be hated by some, but leadership in … Continue reading

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