Saturday, March 28, 2015 Nisan 8, 5775
Media Clippings
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In the annals of clever ideas for magazines, the one behind One Story has a place high on the list. According to its Web site, One Story , which appears 18 times a year by subscription only, is no more or less than what it says it is - "a literary magazine that contains one story." The publication is sent...
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Hillel Halkin
I don't know whether National Geographic deliberately timed its announcement of the dramatic discovery of an early Christian "Gospel of Judas Iscariot" for the Pesach season. It's a nice touch, in any case, because it was on the night of the seder that Judas, according to the New Testament, betrayed Jesus to his captors and set in motion the events...
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Leonard Fein
It all sounds so depressingly familiar: We are told that we are giving diplomacy a chance, any suggestion that we are preparing for military action is "wild speculation." But, at the same time, Iran represents a grave threat to world peace and is a haven for terrorism. If we wait too long, it will have obtained nuclear weapons, international inspection...
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Payoff for 'Lobby' conspiracy theorists would be Jewish silence on Iran threat
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The controversy over two leading academics who published a scurrilous essay claiming that Israel and its American "Lobby" control American foreign policy is, mercifully, starting to die down. The pair, John Mearsheimer of the University of Chicago and Stephen Walt, academic dean of Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, have been roundly criticized by figures spanning the political spectrum for pawning...
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Don't let non-Exodus theme Seders overshadow the original story
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Are the four most unpopular words of the seder in North America the last four? The concluding refrain of the Haggadah is a rousing messianic pledge “Next Year in Jerusalem!” Yet I wonder how many American Jews are actually saying, let alone singing, this messianic pledge nowadays? According to surveys of American Jewish life, a Passover seder is the most...
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