Saturday, November 1, 2014 Heshvan 8, 5775
Honoring Soviet Jewry movement should not lead to an orgy of self-congratulation
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The words "Let My People Go" and cries for "Freedom for Soviet Jewry" are expressions that, for many of us, still set our hearts racing. But those battle cries are now as much the property of historians as entreaties to "Remember Pearl Harbor." The reason is that, contrary to the expectations of a largely skeptical world, the Soviet Jewry movement...
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Ori Nir
A call for American Jewish organizations to support the current peace efforts came from an unexpected direction: Israel's Chief Rabbi Yonah Metzger. For years closely associated with the right-wing National Religious Party, Metzger recently asked representatives of American Jewish groups in Washington to "influence the American administration" to do their utmost for the success of the Annapolis peace conference. He...
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Anchors and Editors Eye Annapolis Conference
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John R. Cohn, M.D.
A date hasn't even been set for the proposed Annapolis Peace Conference, but media pundits, editors and self-styled diplomatic experts are springing into action like offsides rookie linemen, unable to wait for the snap of the ball because they yearn so badly to be the first to pile on. In a July 23 editorial, "What Would a Diplomat Do?" The...
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What the media is saying about Judaism and Israel
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Condi Looks for Tips on the Mideast; Will the Advice Amount to Anything? Columnist Diana West writes on www.Townhall . com Nov. 2 about Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice's recipe for diplomatic failure: "Funny thing happened recently. Or, rather, it didn't. "A hunk of juicy news broke, hit the wires and fell with a thud into media oblivion. No one...
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For two weeks in a row in this space, I wrote about sleep disturbances among infants and overstimulated teens -- and then, as if to put a very fine point on the matter, indeed, the Science Times section of the Oct.23 New York Times did a large and multi-pronged examination of the subject of sleep, with a stunning layout on...
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