Tuesday, September 30, 2014 Tishri 6, 5775
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Rafael Medoff
As public debate grows over the Bush administration's eavesdropping policy, some American Jews are recalling a time when the Roosevelt administration undertook some questionable eavesdropping of its own - and Jewish activists, including some in Philadelphia, were the targets. The year was 1944, and the object of U.S. government wrath was the Bergson group, a political action committee led by...
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Tepid response to Spielberg film raises some 'Passionate' questions
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Whenever questions are raised about the accuracy or the truth of something portrayed in a film, the movie-makers and/or their public-relations representatives have a ready-made response. "It's just a movie," they say. The exchange invariably concludes with the film's people advising critics to "Lighten up. Nobody expects movies to be historically accurate or true." That answer has a lot of...
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Excerpts from international writers with commentary on issues relating to the Middle East, Israel and world Jewry: Roots of Denial Run Deep in Iran Columnist Jeff Jacoby writes in The Boston Globe ( www.boston.com ) on Dec. 18 about the extent of Holocaust denial in Iran: "Once again, the president of Iran repeated his foul lie. "On Dec. 14, in...
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One of the cover stories in the Exponent this month dealt with how Chanukah merchandising has exploded and how all of the December holidays - and not just Christmas - have been recognized, especially by those businesses that create holiday cards, food baskets, seasonal decorations and wrapping materials. It was just a matter of time before magazines caught up with...
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No Way to Explain Away the Crude Muslim Hatred of Jews Journalist Jonathan Freedland writes in Britain's Guardian ( www.guardian.co.uk ) on Dec. 14 about the sickness bequeathed by the West to the Muslim world: "There were few memorable moments in the [British] election campaign of 2005, but there's one I won't forget. It came when I was interviewing a...
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