Wednesday, January 28, 2015 Shevat 8, 5775
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Douglas M. Bloomfield
I'm going out on a limb and predicting that when the blockbuster movie "The Da Vinci Code" opens this week, Christians outraged by what they consider the film's blasphemy will not riot in the streets, fire-bomb theaters or issue fatwahs on actor Tom Hanks, director Ron Howard or author Dan Brown. Many Christians may feel the book and film blaspheme...
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One thing I've noticed after working in Center City for 36 years - aside from the fact that the young people seem to be getting far more numerous and far younger than ever before - is that so few people dress for work. No one's going to congratulate me for that insight and, by writing such a sentence, I know...
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Hopes for co-existence live, but they must be placed in the context of ongoing strife
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Visitors to Israel are often hard-pressed to assimilate much of what they see. But occasionally, all of the disparate elements of Israeli society with its heavy baggage of history, culture and politics can be placed into a comprehensible perspective. Such a moment came for me last week while attending the International Conference of Jewish Newspaper Editors. Among the many interesting...
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Media Clippings
I've often written about how I like old book stores and how much fun it is to run across something I've never known before. But I like best those used-book stores that keep old magazines lying about and offer those for sale as well. Without such a place, I would never have caught up with novelist Herbert Gold's tribute to...
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Media Watch
By:
John Cohn, MD
No journalist would consider it appropriate to be even-handed in describing the murder of hundreds of thousands and the displacement of several million in Darfur, but moral equivalence has become the mantra for reporting on Israel. This is seen in daily coverage, where territory is "occupied" rather than "disputed," or those who attack restaurants and buses are "militants," not "terrorists."...
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