Friday, October 31, 2014 Heshvan 7, 5775

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Gail Naron Chalew, JE Feature
In the first weeks after Katrina, when my husband and I would worry out loud about our home or our "stuff," our 14-year-old son would admonish us, "Look, you are so much better off than those people in the Superdome. You shouldn't feel sorry for yourself." And he was right. We evacuated without enduring suffering, my husband still had his...
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By:
Gerald M. Steinberg
Like waiting for the Messiah, Israelis have been waiting for many years for the coming of the political "Big Bang" and a new beginning. Israeli tolerance for idiotic and embarrassing microphone wars - both between the combatants for control of Likud and within Labor's shattered remains - has now run out. We have also grown tired of the corruption, the...
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Facing Up to Terror President Bush's speech last week on the war on terror has garnered criticism for his insistence that the triumph of democracy in the Middle East remains the theme of American policy. There are plenty of reasons to find fault with Bush's foreign policy, but Bush's commitment to the spread of democracy remains admirable and a good...
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Understanding the Need for a Policy of Defense Thank you for Jonathan Tobin's column about how foolish and dangerous it is to apologize for opposing Islamic fundamentalism (A Matter of Opinion: "Apologies Aren't Necessary," Oct. 6). My one hesitation with his argument has to do with my not wanting my own son to fight. I respect and admire the men...
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Bush envoy 'listens' and critics bash away, but neither approach is right
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With Yom Kippur only days away, a lot of us are spending time apologizing for our misdeeds in the past year. That's all to the good, but when we look at the international scene these days, we have to wonder about who should really be apologizing. Two curious news events took place last week that showed just how ridiculous much...
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