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Opinion . Tradition . RON PAUL A2. AND THE SOCIAL CONTRACT JEWISH IDENTITY THEN AND NOW A9. ART INSPIRED BY THE SHTETTLE A11. algemeiner THE JOURNAL FRIDAY, January 13, 2011 18 Tevet 5772 VOL. XXXVIII NO. 2043 1.00 PRINTED IN NEW YORK On the Merits Jacob Jack Lew Appointed Chief of Staff Twitter Ignores Death Threats While British Labor Party Acts BY ZACHARY LICHAA Britains Labor Party acted swiftly in responding to antiIsrael death threats made by a man named Sherreef Abdallah on T

A2 FRIDAY, JANUARY 13, 2012 Opinion . Of course the decisions are not always popular, nor are they always fully consensus based and at times hindsight has shown them to be ill conceived and collateral damage has been tragic. However the same can be said of any police force. Following the 77 bombings in London, an innocent Brazilian national was shot in the head by officers who suspected him to be a terrorist, and in the United States, there have been countless cases of accidental killings by World News . A3 SHOCKING Katy Perrys Israel, India Present Father Says Having Money Economic Love Affair Makes Jews Jealous BY AIMEE GINSBURG BY ZACHARY LICHAA Sometimes controversial remarks have clear malicious intent. Sometimes they seem to be nothing more then idiotic, coming from a confused or misinformed source. But sometimes its hard to know what the person was thinking, or what the purpose was of the remarks themselves. The father of international music star Katy P

A4 FRIDAY, JANUARY 13, 2012 World News . British Knighthoods For Jewish Businessman and Scientist BY JESSICA ELGOT A Jewish professor and a city businessman have both been knighted in this years honours list. Professor Sir Mark Pepys received a knighthood for his groundbreaking biomedical work. He is currently director of the Wolfson Drug Discovery Unit, and a former Head of Medicine at the Royal Free hospital. As a clinical scientist, he developed new drugs for potential use is conditions World News U.S News .. A5 EXCLUSIVE Rick Santorum Explains West Bank Comments BY ZACHARY LICHAA With brighter lights shining on him since the Iowa caucuses, Rick Santorums views on major political issues are receiving more attention than ever. One of those issues is the West Bank, and in regards to comments he made six weeks ago about the contested territory, The Algemeiner spoke with Santorum. Here is my position on this and the reason I answered it the way I did, that ar

A6 FRIDAY, JANUARY 13, 2012 Opinion . As my book clearly demonstrates from Christian sources, Jesus drew upon the Torah for everything he taught and states emphatically that those who do not keep every last letter of the Torah will be the least in the Kingdom of Heaven. Matthew 518 It is high time that Judaism received credit for the riches it has brought the world through Christianity. It is also time that our Jewish brothers lost to us through conversion to Christianity come back to the re Opinion . A7 Ron Paul, Neoconservatism and Islamophobia, Plus a Thought Experiment GABRIEL MARTINDALE LOND ON Supporters and opponents of Ron Pauls foreign policy make a number of arguments, some good, some bad, and some, frankly, mad. Since Im in the position of supporting Ron Paul, whilst having significant qualms about his foreign policy positions and, more particularly, attitudes, Im quite sensitive to one of the more effective responses of those who argue that this r

A8 FRIDAY, JANUARY 13, 2012 Impressions . Kama 82b relates that during the civil war between the Hasmonean princes Aristobulus and Hyrcanus, someone who spoke Greek used it to get those besieging the Temple to send up a pig to be sacrificed. That was the moment that the sages decided to ban Chochmat Yavanit. It doesnt seem to be referring to Greek philosophy or science, but rather a language of deception and conflict. Another thread regards the preference of devoting time to Torah study. If

Continued from A9 Questions A9 Tradition. Jewish Identity, Then and Now JONATHAN SACKS LOND ON, UK Moses second question to God at the burning bush was, Who are you So I will go to the Israelites and say, Your fathers God sent me to you. They will immediately ask me what His name is. What shall I say to them Ex. 3 13. Gods reply, Ehyeh asher ehyeh, wrongly translated in almost every Christian Bible as something like I am that I am, deserves an essay in its own right I d

A10 FRIDAY, JANUARY 13, 2012 Tradition . magnificence around him, and went straight into the kings inner sanctum. There he asked the king for everything for wisdom, riches, beauty and the ability to appreciate and acquire the majestic treasures of the king. Says the Baal Shem Tov When you stand before the Heavenly King pray like a pauper. Suspend all your faculties, your sophistication, your intelligence and knowledge. And just stand naked and innocent before the King, enwrap yourself and p Social . BY YITZCHOK MOULLY A11 Art Inspired by the Shtettle What drives an artist to adopt a particular style, theme or pallet Growing up in post war Europe to survivor parents of the Holocaust , one would expect the work of Shoshannah Brombacher to have a heavy, somber overtone. That is not the case at all. The Shtettle images that come to life with Shoshannahs brush are not the harsh truths of some of the Shtettle experiences, but rather the uplifting soulful moments. S

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