Saturday, August 2, 2014 Av 6, 5774

What the media is saying about Judaism and Israel
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Author David Gelernter writes in the Los Angeles Times ( www.latimes.com ) July 8 about the contrasting views of Woody Allen and Natan Sharansky: These two men "are celebrity Jewish intellectuals who offer radically different worldviews for your contemplation. Allen's is more popular with intellectuals worldwide. Sharansky's whole life says that Allen is wrong. "Allen recently explained his view of...
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It’s Getting Hot in Here: Series a Timely Reminder I applaud the Jewish Exponent for including a discussion of global warming in its excellent series on environmentalism (Cover story: “Love Your ‘Mother,’ More Than Before,” June 23). Global warming is a pressing environmental and social-justice concern that our elected officials are just now taking to heart. In late June, the...
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Anglican Church's 'Useful Idiots': More Fixated Than Ever! Editor-in-chief of The New Republic ( www.tnr . com) Martin Peretz writes on June 30 about the animus for Israel on the part of Christian churches: "The Episcopal Church in the United States has long been threatening to disinvest from U.S. companies that 'support the occupation of Palestinian lands'- such as Caterpillar,...
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Keep the Peace! Public opinion in a democracy is a volatile commodity. That's what opponents of Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's plan to disengage from Gaza and dismantle Jewish settlements are learning in the wake of some bad decisions by protesters. The spectacle of extremists blocking traffic or even seeking to disable vehicles undermined the sympathy of Israelis for the settlers'...
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Melody Amsel-Arieli
I often stroll through Jerusalem's Zion Square, enjoying the fascinating mix of locals and tourists who window shop and linger at the ice-cream parlors. Last week, however, I stumbled into a Jewish version of Dante's Inferno - Jerusalem's Annual Gay Parade. This colorful event, organized by the Jerusalem Open House, coaxed not only local homosexuals and lesbians, but also smatterings...
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