Tuesday, September 16, 2014 Elul 21, 5774
Eat It Up!
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Bucks, which bills itself as The Art + Culture + Lifestyle Magazine, is an oversized, glossy, picture-book kind of publication that must be giving Philadelphia magazine apoplexy, since it's been getting better each time it appears. The May/June number, christened "The Decadence Issue," is fairly typical of what the magazine is trying to accomplish: living opulently "from Philadelphia to New...
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Leonard Fein
There is an old saw: If you want to get a mule's attention, hit him on the head with a two-by-four. Now try this: Think of the word "gulag" as a two-by-four, and pick your own favorite mule. All the world's press covered the flap that resulted from Amnesty International's use of the word "gulag" to describe the American prison...
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David Kimche
We are all - left and right - entrenched in our views, convinced that we know best what's good for Israel. But what if diehard right-wingers and diehard leftists started listening to each other's arguments? What if sane rightists (not the messianics) and sane leftists (not the Israel-bashers) opened themselves up to the other point of view? We'd all become...
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M.J. Rosenberg
In the years immediately following the Six-Day War of June 1967, Israelis and Israel's supporters worldwide celebrated the IDF's victory without any ambivalence whatsoever. Israel's pre-emptive attack had deterred a combined Egyptian and Syrian onslaught against the Jewish state that might have destroyed it. For those of us who remember the anxiety of May 1967, Israel's victory will always be...
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Spin-Cycle Blues for GOP: Bush's romance with Abbas leaves Republicans with some explaining to do
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Jews are an especially paranoid lot. Often, it doesn't take much to set us off. In the latest case, it was the mere mention of a date that set alarm bells ringing: 1949. At a joint press conference held at the White House May 26, President Bush uttered the following statement in the presence of Palestinian Authority head Mahmoud Abbas:...
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