Friday, October 31, 2014 Heshvan 7, 5775
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Leonard Fein
By now, the McCain-Hagee incident has run its course. Pastor John Hagee has been revealed as a theological boor and John McCain has deftly, if belatedly, stepped away from the Hagee embrace he had earlier so assiduously sought and so gratefully welcomed. "Boor" is a rough word, I know. So let Hagee speak for himself in his book Jerusalem Countdown:...
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Elliot Jager
This past month brought two more reasons -- if any were needed -- to bolster the case for disbanding Israel's established "church" and its ultra-Orthodox curia. The first was the ruling by a panel of High Rabbinical Court judges upholding an earlier decision by the Ashdod rabbinical court that retroactively annulled a 15-year-old conversion to Judaism by Rabbi Haim Druckman,...
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By:
Jon Erlbaum
Imagine you were the recipient of a priceless super-computer, possessing the technology to help you make wondrous advances on behalf of humankind. There's only one problem: the great super-genius who created this technology gifted it to you without including an instruction manual. No customer support Web site, no online training videos, no FAQ links -- just a few blogs by...
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Is it right for Israel to cross the United States by engaging in talks with Syria?
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Jonathan Tobin
When you live in a dangerous neighborhood, having big, strong friends is a must. But what happens when you disagree with that friend over something important? The dilemma that is always faced by small nations that come to depend on larger friends is a delicate one. Even when such friendships are built upon a solid foundation of common values, such...
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Media Clippings I've said it numerous times before: Once David Remnick took over as editor of The New Yorker nearly a decade ago, the quotient of identifiable Jewish content in the magazine markedly rose -- and continues to rise. And one of the most intriguing of these pieces, which also happened to be written by one of my favorites among...
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