Friday, August 1, 2014 Av 5, 5774
Will the Lion Die Down With the Lamb? Not a Chance, Mr. President! Columnist Cal Thomas writes in the Washington Times ( www.washingtontimes.com ) on Jan. 16 about President Bush's misplaced faith: "On his recent trip to Israel, President Bush visited several places that reaffirmed his faith, including Bethlehem and the Sea of Galilee. Then exhibiting far greater faith than...
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Renowned critic George Steiner has suggested in his book In Bluebeard's Castle that the Nazi concentration camp is the Christian idea of hell made real, and that the most accurate guide to the terrain wouldn't be found in survivor testimony or in the historical record but in Dante. Robert Pinsky, a former poet laureate, was asked to comment on this...
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Asaf Romirowsky
An Islamic group came to Temple University last spring with an offer to provide $1.5 million for an endowed chair in Islamic studies to honor religion professor Mahmoud Ayoub. After months of talks, the deal never got off the ground, once trustees and others raised concerns about the contributor, the International Institute of Islamic Thought, a nonprofit research group that...
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Acknowledge the Truth: Palestinians Don't Deserve Special Treatment! Author Rachel Neuwirth writes on AmericanThinker.com Jan. 6 about the myths surrounding the Arab "right of return": "A media and propaganda campaign has been under way since the Annapolis 'peace' conference to legitimate the longstanding demands made on behalf of the Palestinian 'Arab refugees' -- meaning, in practice, the grandchildren and great-grandchildren...
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Sometimes, you just have to lean back and revel in how certain writers can so dexterously put words together. I find that the awe their powers elicit is even more astonishing when they approach subjects that don't innately interest me. I've long been a fan of Natalie Angier, who writes on science for The New York Times. I think she's...
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