Friday, November 28, 2014 Kislev 6, 5775
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It was Gen. Douglas MacArthur who supposedly said, "Old soldiers never die; they simply fade away." I began wondering recently if there were some commensurate phrase that might sum up the fate of old editors, since in the case of at least one, he's refusing, rather insistently, to fade away. These notions popped up while I was perusing Lapham's Quarterly,...
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Healthy Skepticism's Still the Best Response to Annapolis
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John R. Cohn, M.D.
The recently completed Annapolis conference provoked a vigorous debate in the American Jewish community, as it did in Israel. Finding the right mix of inducements to produce a genuine and secure peace with the Palestinian Arabs, while avoiding futile concessions to an enemy that often seems impossible to satisfy under any circumstances, is a thorny dilemma for those committed to...
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Counting the Blessings of Freedom by the Light of a Special Menorah Columnist Jeff Jacoby writes in The Boston Globe ( www.boston.com/bostonglobe ) on Dec. 16 about the the light reflected by the White House menorah: "On the seventh night of Hanukkah in 1944, my father was in Auschwitz. He had been deported with his parents and four of his...
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Fine Moments?
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You never really know what Heeb magazine is going to do next, but you do know one thing -- there will definitely be something outrageous about the concept. Take the last few issues, for example. The fall 2007 number was dubbed the "Chosen Issue" and announced the launch of Heeb100.com , a new Web site that was conceived as "an...
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What the media is saying about Judaism and Israel
U.S. Intelligence Asks the Wrong Questions, Then Gets Wrong Answers Former U.S. diplomat Dennis Ross writes in The New Republic ( www.tnr.com ) on Dec. 11 about the Bush administration's Iran-intelligence folly: "The National Intelligence Estimate on Iran presents an interesting paradox: Though almost certainly the product of rigorous assessment and questioning, it may actually leave us less secure over...
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