Wednesday, September 28, 2016 Elul 25, 5776

Media Clippings
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It's two years now since Nobel Prize-winning novelist Saul Bellow died, and yet the tributes keep appearing, especially in the the literary quarterlies which, because of their printing schedule, often take a certain amount of time to catch up to major events. One such magazine, the ever-resourceful Salmagundi, edited by Robert and Peggy Boyers at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs,...
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Controversies over 'John Doe' bill and Ellison illustrate chasm over terror war
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Jonathan S. Tobin
It used to be that the only people I knew who were concerned about the behavior of fellow mass-transit passengers were Israelis. But that was before Sept. 11, the airline "shoe bomber," the Madrid railway attacks and the 2005 suicide bombings in the London subway. Like it or not, the mantra "if you see something, say something" is simply part...
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Stu Goldman
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Captured Soldiers Require Help From the Public "Free Them Now" was the refrain repeated over and over again across from the U.N. headquarters in New York City at a recent rally for kidnapped Israeli soldiers (Israel & Middle East: "Rally Takes Aim at U.N. Inaction," July 19). We had been here before, at that very spot, shouting the same refrain...
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News about the publishing industry this month has been dominated by the global infatuation with the Harry Potter book series. The release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows -- the seventh and final installment in the saga by British author J.K. Rowling -- generated record sales and massive media hype. Since the Potter books began being snatched up with...
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