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Vivek Murthy Isn’t Jewish, But He Embodies the ‘Jewish Doctor’

His nomination to be surgeon-general is being held up by NRA lobbying

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Daybreak: Obama Failing on Iran, Israel, Guns

But here’s Cynthia Ozick on the Belieber question

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The First Time I Shot a Gun

When I decided that my next book would include a gun, I went to a firing range for the first time—and loved it

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Jewish Presence in The Gun Control Debate

From actor to victim, expect to see more of it

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Gabrielle Giffords Launches Gun Control Effort

Two years after a vicious attack, a new campaign begins

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Congress Passes Sandy Relief

Plus Gabrielle Giffords visits Newtown

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Daybreak: Iran Slows Uranium Enrichment

Plus Michael Moynihan on the Newtown conspiracy theories

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David Gregory Is a Law-Breaking Monster

The ‘Meet The Press’ host reportedly breaks DC law on the air

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Daybreak: Syrian Revolution Is No Longer Syrian

Plus Jerry Seinfeld on the anatomy of a joke

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Sundown: Obama To Submit Gun Control Plan

Plus Jews lament their age

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The Jewish View on Weapons

As we debate gun policy in the wake of Newtown, we should heed the wisdom of the Jewish sages

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Iran Blames Israel for Newtown Shooting

And implicates President Obama in a cover up

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Gun Control and the Holocaust

Gun-rights advocates cite Nazi laws in their defense of the Second Amendment. Is the comparison fair?

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Sundown: Israeli Embassy Gaffes

Plus the Women of the Wall return

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Why Israel Has No Newtowns

It’s the Jewish state’s gun culture, not its laws, that prevents mass shootings like the one in Connecticut

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Daybreak: Newtown Brings Focus to Faith

Plus John Kerry to replace Clinton at State Department

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Sundown: Death Tolls Climbs in CT

Plus NSA declassifies Jonathan Pollard damage assessment

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Some Useful Reading on Guns and Gun Control

Ezra Klein and Jeffrey Goldberg weigh in