Wednesday, July 23, 2014 Tammuz 25, 5774
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Those of us concerned about how books get published and how reputations are molded were offered more than a glimpse into such literary machinations in the Aug. 22 New York magazine, which ran an article titled "Don't Hate Him Because He's Good-Looking, Privileged, Impeccably Connected and About to Publish His Second Novel." The "him" they were referring to was Nick...
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Natan Sharansky
The looming civil war, which Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon prophesied from the pages of The New York Times, did not materialize. It did not because a civil war requires two opposing camps fighting each other, hating each other, and most importantly, convinced that their survival depends on the annihilation of each other. Over the past two months, I spent...
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Columnist Susan Estrich writes in the St. Petersburg Times ( www.sptimes.com ) on Aug. 24 that the media's embrace of Iraq-war protester Cindy Sheehan ought to worry Jews: "Did an ABC staffer insert the following lines in an e-mail sent by celebrity antiwar mother Cindy Sheehan? " 'Am I emotional? Yes, my firstborn was murdered. Am I angry? Yes, he...
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An odd article appeared recently, titled "The Book." It wasn't badly written or muddled; in fact, author Patrick Symmes crafted it smoothly and made it compelling to the end. The odd thing was where it was published, the subject matter and, in a lesser sense, that Symmes had written it at all. Here's how the piece was summed up on...
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Leonard Fein
"All the wellsprings of the great deep burst and the casements of the heavens were opened" (Genesis: 7:11). But in New Orleans, the order was reversed: First, it was the casements of the heavens that were opened, and only then did the wellsprings of the great deep burst. "A flood of biblical proportions," many people called the surging waters of...
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