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The Catmage Chronicles
It's been hundreds of years since the Darkness last surfaced, a grim time when both humans and Catmages lost their lives. But now the Wild Ones work with humans again, and thirteen-year-old Andy Cohen gets the surprise of his life when a talking cat shows up in his front yard. Goldeneyes, a powerful Catmage, needs Andy’s help. In the exciting first installment of this new series, Meryl Yourish takes the reader into a world of magical cats, dark powers, and a boy who finds himself entangled in their war.
Author Archives: Rabbi Kaufman
The dramatic increase in active advocacy for Israel in the Reform movement was obvious at the URJ’s recent Biennial Convention held in Washington DC. That convention featured a number of speakers whose speeches primarily focused on Israel and a number … Continue reading
This article is cross-posted on the We Are For Israel blog. There are many of you around the country wondering, “Why Iowa?” One of the main reasons is that in Iowa people can actually meet the candidates and interact with … Continue reading
My own take. It is problematic that the media chose to keep this secret or frankly that they were asked to do so. That said, let me offer what I think would be the pro-Obama angle on this conversation just for … Continue reading
According to a recent New York Times article: The Palestinian decision to apply for full United Nations membership at the Security Council, announced Friday by President Mahmoud Abbas, was the most viable of the only options possible: surrender, return to violence or appeal … Continue reading
I have never wondered why negotiations between the Israelis and Palestinians are so difficult. There are many obvious reasons. You can probably name a half-dozen without much thought. Yet, there is one reason that they have gotten more difficult in … Continue reading
I have spoken to more people about potential Palestinian action in the United Nations over the past month than I can remember. Some argue for the United States to take the UN to the woodshed and teach it a lesson. … Continue reading
PM Erdogan of Turkey said, speaking of Israel’s raid on the Mavi Marmara, in an interview on Al Jazeera last week: The attack that took place in international waters did not comply with any international law. In fact, it was … Continue reading
Shalom, Salaam, blessings be upon our friends the Turkish people. We in Israel are sorry for what occurred in regard to the episode of the Free Gaza Flotilla. We are sorry that lives were lost because militants on board attacked … Continue reading
What is wrong with “the 1967 borders and mutually agreed upon swaps?” As a stand alone statement, it is problematic for a number of reasons. First, the pre-1967 lines are actually armistice lines, not borders. This means that they were … Continue reading
When President Obama spoke last week at the State Department, he said something, different things, that upset virtually every Middle Eastern nation or group. Pissing off the Mullahs does not bother me. Calling out Bahrain while not mentioning Saudi Arabia … Continue reading
I have been reading through the various analyses of the President’s speech on Thursday and have found most to miss quite a bit while picking out one or two things either to highlight as wonderful or to criticize as awful. … Continue reading
President Obama is going to lay out his new Middle East policy this week including a new attempt to force a start to Israeli-Palestinian negotiations. We can discuss later a fact which we have discussed many times before, namely the … Continue reading
Both the video and the text of Rabbi Rick Jacobs speech to the Religious Action Center’s Consultation on Conscience are available by permission on the We Are For Israel Blog. Rick is the designated successor to Rabbi Eric Yoffie as … Continue reading
There is a lot going on in the Jewish world these days. There is more to talk about concerning Israel and the Middle East than I have time to write about. Tomorrow is Yom HaShoah, a day when we remember martyrs … Continue reading
In Mark Perry’s recent article in Foreign Policy, he wrote: In Cairo, in June of 2009, President Obama linked the Palestinian quest for freedom to the American civil rights movement. “Palestinians must abandon violence,” he said. “Resistance through violence and killing … Continue reading