Saturday, August 2, 2014 Av 6, 5774
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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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Douglas M. Bloomfield
Hopes that President Bush would take advantage of what he called Israel's "courageous and painful" disengagement from Gaza to press the Palestinian Authority to finally begin dismantling the terror network were dashed last month when he appeared to retreat from that position. That was the message beneath the surface of this week's presidential praise of Israel and Bush's call on...
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Are hurricanes an indication of the Almighty's displeasure?
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According to most accounts of the last days of the Jewish settlements in Gaza, there were a considerable number among those waiting to be tossed out of their homes who thought some form of divine intervention would save them. That makes sense, since there is no other way to explain why so many of them really thought that the disengagement...
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