Thursday, December 18, 2014 Kislev 26, 5775
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Author and radio talk-show host Dennis Prager writes in the Los Angeles Times ( www.latimes . com) on Oct. 9 that a status symbol in Jewish life is now a huge problem for American Jewry: "American Jewry is experiencing a cognitive dissonance the likes of which it has never known. "Education has a religion-like status in both religious and secular...
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Why have so many Jews been drawn to the study of medicine, far out of proportion to their numbers? Why have so many achieved distinction in the profession, far out of proportion to their numbers? And why, at least in centuries past, have Jewish doctors been thought to have accomplished more cures than their gentile counterparts, far out of proportion...
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Alan M. Dershowitz
A colleague of mine recently attended a demonstration in Trafalgar Square in London against the war in Iraq. He is opposed to the war, and wanted to lend his support to the anti-war movement. After a few minutes he left in disgust, because the thrust of the demonstration appeared to be against Israel and its alleged violation of Palestinian rights,...
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Samuel G. Freedman
Ariel Sharon has redefined the landscape for American Jews on the issue of Israel and the Palestinians. Like Richard Nixon, who left his anti-Communist past behind in order to go to China, he has leveraged his right-wing credentials to establish a new centrism. The prime minister has confounded his detractors by contradicting his former self. No Israeli leader, after all,...
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Planner's Persepective with Howard Silverman
This bimonthly column, written by members of the Estate Planners Advisory Committee of the Federation Endowments Corporation, offers advice on insurance, estate, tax and investment planning opportunities to help both you and the community. Did you know that life insurance can be a great tool to support your favorite charity? For the committed donor, the question is: "How can I...
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