Saturday, September 20, 2014 Elul 25, 5774
Offbeat musings on arts, culture and Philadelphians
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The Young & the Marching As Victor Newman, Eric Braden has been on “The Young and the Restless” for 25 years (well, maybe not so young anymore). But TLW gives him the distinction of actually being the bold and the beautiful. How else to describe the heartfelt move the gentile German native made by taking part in the recent March...
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Sometimes, you just have to marvel at the American legal system. It's far from perfect, but the ability of American jurisprudence to closely follow the election and polls results is something that citizens of other countries must marvel at. Take, for example, the dueling decisions issued last week by the U.S. Supreme Court about the display of the Ten Commandments...
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Excerpts from international writers with commentary on issues relating to the Middle East, Israel and world Jewry: 'The Downfall' Offers Germans a Way to Get Off the Hook Shalem Center scholar and historian Michael B. Oren writes in The New Republic ( www.tnr.com ) June 23 that a new film absolves the German people for the Third Reich: "Israelis are...
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There is nothing better than combining support for a good cause with a good time. That's the point behind the Live 8 rock concert that takes place this weekend on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. The event, which will be held simultaneously with similar concerts in eight other spots on the globe, is organized by British promoter Sir Bob Geldoff, who...
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Judea Pearl
The age of terror, it seems, has sprouted an era of dialogue. A host of conferences meant to bring together East and West have been cropping up. There was World Economic Forum's recent Middle East regional summit in Jordan. A few weeks before the star-studded Mideast "Davos" conference, I had the opportunity to attend the similarly high level U.S.-Islamic World...
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