Friday, September 19, 2014 Elul 24, 5774

An existential question: Is there choice involved in the rescuing?
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How do you explain goodness, really get at the essence of what it is? Its properties are as mysterious -- as unexplainable -- as what motivates people to indulge in the worst sorts of evil. Goodness may, in fact, be even more resistant to explication than its opposite, since we've all been moved to hatred and so can tap into...
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Putting the brakes on the break-fast
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Ethel Hofman, JE Feature
Growing up, my island family always broke our fast with club soda and honeycake. For my father, however, it was a couple of sips of single malt whisky, which he insisted gave him "a lift." In my American home, it's orange juice, but after the first glass it's on to club soda -- old habits continue! So once again, at...
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Roy S. Gutterman, JE Feature
There must be something that makes guys like me look like a sucker for a beautiful Israeli girl. It seems like whenever I end up in a shopping mall, I'm targeted by these women selling so-called "Dead Sea" products at kiosks. They must see me coming from a mile away -- and it's even happened at malls in different states!...
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NBC may have yet another one in the flesh this season
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Hollywood Must "ESP" TV? Maybe. But can NBC increase its viewership by having an Israeli mentalist turning the remote on to its network without viewers even having to bother? Ben Silverman laughs at the very thought. Think of a number from 1 to 10 -- better yet, make it an audience share of 15. But then, as a primed prime-time...
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Adina Matusow, JE Feature
Rosh Hashanah brings change, and with this New Year, it's time for me to move in another direction. As I say goodbye, I wish everyone a happy and healthy 5768, and thank you for your reading loyalty. I also thank you for letting me come into your home for the last two years. I hope that those of you who...
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