Monday, September 1, 2014 Elul 6, 5774

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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An industrial park pervaded by the rotten-egg stench of chemicals is hardly an ideal place for most people. But for Andrew Seligman, a U.S.-government-sponsored trip to just such a place represented a wish come true. "From the day I started working for the Environmental Protection Agency, I always thought a dream experience of mine would be to work on a...
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What the media is saying about Judaism and Israel
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Ronald Radosh (www.weeklystandard.com)
Historian Ronald Radosh writes in The Weekly Standard ( www.weeklystandard.com ) on Jan. 2 about why a professor of terror beat a federal rap: "The acquittal on Dec. 6 of Sami al-Arian, a former professor of computer engineering at the University of South Florida, on eight counts relating to terrorism was a setback not only for the Department of Justice...
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I have written several times that the Nobel Prizes, especially those for literature, have been given primarily for the politics of the writers rather than for any intrinsic quality of the work. And each time I've said this, I've been denounced by a number of readers. But it seems clear to me, especially if you look at the recent writers...
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By:
Douglas M. Bloomfield
With all the bowl games being played this time of year, one should be named for Jerusalem - that perennial political football that politicians like to kick around in hopes of scoring an electoral touchdown. Israeli, Palestinian and American politicians are once again playing the game with gusto as elections in all three places shape up. Often, it's less a...
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