Sunday, November 23, 2014 Kislev 1, 5775
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Mahmoud Ahmadinejad may know something no one in the Western media, let alone governments, seems to know. What is it? We're all bluffing. I had assumed that the ludicrous surge in interest in playing poker was limited to the United States, but it certainly appears that the president of Iran has managed to tie into one element of the culture...
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What're These Guys Grinning About?
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There's nothing I enjoy more than stumbling across a magazine I've never heard a word about. Luckily, these days, bookstores apportion a huge amount of space to such displays. The usual items can always be found there - Time, Newsweek, People, Vogue - but you can also come across some really different items, some strange and quirky, others just off-the-beaten-track...
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Fair, Just and Good for the Job
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Jeffrey N. Wasserstein
I'm a pro-choice, registered Democrat who supports progressive candidates. I'm also a graduate of the Jewish Theological Seminary, and an observant Jew who is active in my community. Notwithstanding numerous areas of commonality I have with the liberal groups opposing Judge Samuel Alito's nomination, I disagree with them now. While the Jewish community may be suspicious that certain statements made...
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His Stance Threatens Our Rights
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Phyllis Snyder
"But is it good for the Jews?" That was the question many of our grandparents voiced when they perused the morning papers - a question we may have dismissed, even with affection, as a narrow or parochial expression. Today, we know that what's "good for the Jews" extends beyond ourselves: It encompasses a concern for the well-being of society as...
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Focus on pliability of Sharon's successor ignores the real 'peace process' story
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A week into the post-Ariel Sharon era of U.S.-Israeli relations, some things are already clearer than they were just a few days ago. The first is that although the Bush administration is worried about whether any of the prime minister's possible successors will be as skillful at orchestrating territorial withdrawals as Sharon was, no change in policy toward Israel is...
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