Thursday, September 29, 2016 Elul 26, 5776

Jerry Falwell embodied the great contradiction of modern American Jewish politics
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Jonathan S. Tobin
In 1984, the United States rectified a diplomatic anomaly when it formally recognized the Vatican and agreed to exchange ambassadors with the papal mini-state in Rome. But when Congress held hearings on the measure, at least one discordant voice was heard in dissent. Rev. Jerry Falwell, by then already a familiar figure as the head of the "Moral Majority" group,...
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Failure. Does anyone in 21st-century America really believe there are benefits to it, any lessons to be learned except by being an all-out winner? In our take-no-prisoners society, where people speak incessantly of win-win situations, is there a place for not coming out except on top? These days, in the creative world, you have one chance to make good, perhaps...
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Write On? Ten years ago, Granta magazine, which has long been a fixture in British literary life, dedicated an issue to the 20 "Best Young American Novelists." By young, the editors meant under 40; and their choices included Sherman Alexie, Edwidge Danticat, Jeffrey Eugenides and Jonathan Franzen. The most recent edition revisits the idea, and makes much about the fact...
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Obstacles to prioritizing day schools can't be allowed to thwart a community lifeline
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Jonathan S. Tobin
For those who have been promoting the idea that Jewish communities must cease talking about the importance of day school education and start funding it adequately, the news late last month out of New Jersey was long overdue. The Metrowest federation announced the launch on April 29 of a $50-million campaign that will seek to increase enrollment and academic excellence...
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Stu Goldman
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