Saturday, September 20, 2014 Elul 25, 5774
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George D. Hanus
Everyone is familiar with the adage that the only things absolute in life are death and taxes. Even though many high-priced trust and estate lawyers claim that they can eliminate one of those items, the certainty of death has not yet been eliminated. The only other certain thing in life is uncertainty. Religion, belief in God and its accompanying rituals...
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Lots of Glee Expressed in Tehran Over America's Economic Woes Analyst Jonathan Schanzer writes in the Washington Times ( www.washingtontimes.com ) on Oct. 22 about high spirits in Tehran: "As Americans struggle with the loss of wealth resulting from the ongoing credit crunch, subprime mortgage meltdown, and subsequent stock drops, the leading figures of the Islamic Republic of Iran are...
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The universe of Paul Celan, one of the central poets of the 20th century, continues to expand for English-speaking readers, thanks to certain enterprising translators. This year saw the publication by Sheep Meadow Press of the demanding Snow Part , rendered by Ian Fairley. Now the intrepid American Poetry Review , based here in Philadelphia and considered by many to...
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Israel's security will be affected more by its own voting than by our election
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Jonathan S. Tobin
American Jews have spent much of the past year tying themselves in knots debating which of the presidential candidates is the stronger supporter of the U.S.-Israel relationship. To the last week of the campaign, Republicans continued to argue that Barack Obama's protestations of sympathy for the Jewish state were faked. Their last-ditch efforts centered around Obama's appearance at a 2003...
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By:
Mitchell Bard
Imagine that you are 9 years old, sleeping soundly in your warm bed. Before going to sleep, you went through the normal bedtime ritual of brushing your teeth and washing your hands and face. Your mother came in to read a story. When you wake up, you'll eat breakfast and then go to school like you do every day. But...
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