Wednesday, October 1, 2014 Tishri 7, 5775
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Media Clippings When the immensely successful director Sydney Pollack died at age 73 of cancer several months ago, there was an outpouring of praise for him as an artist and a person. I read a lot of the pieces, but just caught up with one of the best, thanks to a colleague who passed on the June 9 issue of...
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The fate of the electronic book and its effect on publishing was the subject of yet another article in the Arts section of The New York Times . Reporter Edward Wyatt began by asking "Is the electronic book approaching the tipping point?" This was a topic, he wrote, that both "energized and unnerved" people attending BookExpo America out in Los...
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Media Clippings Whenever intellectual quarterlies approach the issue of Israel -- and especially if it's a journal I admire -- I tend to cringe. Such was the case when I picked up a recent volume of Salmagundi . On the cover, I read the words Zionism and Apartheid , which was the headline affixed to an essay by Derek Cohen...
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Barbara Ribakove Gordon
The cold, rainy season in northwestern Ethiopia is at its peak, adding to the misery of thousands of Jews who recently have learned that Israel intends to abandon them in Ethiopia, and that funds essential to their survival have run out. When the rains stop and malaria mosquitoes breed in the puddles, some of the most poorly nourished -- usually...
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Danny Adeno Abebe
The 125,000 Ethiopians who live in Israel immigrated here in dribs and drabs. When Ethiopians first started coming to Israel in the 1970s, some members of Israel's political elite referred to us as "temporary migrant workers." Things began to change only during the waves of aliyah in the 1980s, under Menachem Begin's Likud government. The biggest of all was Operation...
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