Thursday, January 29, 2015 Shevat 9, 5775
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There's something truly exciting about running across the very first issue of a new magazine, one you haven't heard a word about in advance, especially in these precarious times for all ventures that deal with the printed word. That happened recently to me during a visit to Barnes & Noble, where I stumbled upon 12th Street . This new journal,...
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Can a New Mayor Help 'Save' Jerusalem From Itself? Columnist Shmuel Rosner writes in www.slate.com on Sept. 24 about the upcoming election for mayor of Jerusalem: "Overused, overquoted, and overanalyzed, Yehuda Amichai's poem 'Mayor' has become a familiar cliché in Israel: 'It's sad,/To be the Mayor of Jerusalem./It is terrible,/How can any man be the mayor of a city like...
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Stewart D. Friedman
Now is the time of year when we return to what matters most in our lives. We reflect on what we've done and we commit to making things better in the year ahead. What a great and powerful moment in the Jewish cycle. For without this annual taking stock, how can we evolve to become the person we want to...
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Jon Erlbaum
Imagine the world's wealthiest investor finally gives you an appointment after you've waited an entire year for meaningful face time. You know all too well that if you can only manage to get him on board with your vision, he can effortlessly transform your creative dreams into a concrete reality. After painstaking preparation, you arrive at the meeting and begin...
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It's time once again to take the 5769 Jewish pundit quiz on next year's news
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Jonathan S. Tobin
Did you have a good time in 5768? For Jews around the world, it was the usual assortment of bad -- and even worse -- news. Of course, not everything was awful. It was a year in which the tide turned in favor of the American war effort in Iraq. The rocket barrage on southern Israel was halted (for the...
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