Saturday, December 27, 2014 Tevet 5, 5775
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David Twersky
What does Scott McClellan's tell-all book on his years at the White House have in common with Jimmy Carter's comment on the number of Israeli nukes and congressional hearings on War Powers? They all, intentionally or inadvertently, have the effect of weakening those who advocate a potential end-of-term strike by American planes and missiles against Iranian nuclear and military targets...
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Samuel Freedman
As the Havdalah ritual serves to remind us, Judaism sanctifies separation. We separate holy days from ordinary days, Shabbat from the rest of the week, light from darkness, purity from impurity. There is one sort of division, however, that Judaism refuses to hallow. That is the disengagement of cause and effect. If anything, our holy texts, prophetic injunctions, historical memory...
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Media Clippings As I read the small item in the arts section of the April 30 New York Times , it felt as if my heart were being sliced into small pieces. New York University was proposing to demolish the near-mythic Provincetown Playhouse in Greenwich Village as part of an expansion project. And, as reporter Felicia R. Lee noted, not...
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Gilead Ini
"Part anarchy, part mob rule" might seem like a description of the American frontier in the days of the Wild West, but it's actually a reference to today's Internet frontier. It's how Larry Sanger describes Wikipedia, the hugely popular online encyclopedia that, to the dismay of teachers everywhere, is used as an educational tool by millions worldwide. Sanger isn't just...
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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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