Wednesday, October 1, 2014 Tishri 7, 5775
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We all know about the epidemic of overscheduled children -- one of modern society's most well-documented ailments. But now an article in the Oct.15 New York magazine warns that the overscheduling -- and the overstimulation that goes with it -- is causing kids to lose at least an hour of sleep, and thereby setting their cognitive skills back by years...
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Jack Rosen
There has been a flood of criticism of Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf in the United States in recent months. This shows a lack of understanding of the very real dangers that would face Pakistan and the world if he were to be removed. The Islamists in Pakistan are a well-armed and well-financed force that wields considerable influence within many parts...
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Douglas M. Bloomfield
Ibrahim Issa and Sahar Zaki are going to prison for a year for the crime of telling the truth about President Hosni Mubarak. That's because the truth is no defense when the Egyptian dictator finds it embarrassing or insulting. Issa is the chief editor of Al-Dustour and Zaki a reporter on the opposition paper. Their accuracy wasn't refuted by the...
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Bestseller turned into cinematic disaster perpetuates muddled-headed myths
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History has always had a tough time at the movies. From the earliest days of Hollywood, epic biopics depicting the lives of figures out of the history books have often had little resemblance to the actual events depicted. Though much about the movies has changed since MGM and its competitors were bowdlerizing the complex lives of the famous into simple...
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Mara Sokolsky, JE Feature
Each time my Grandpa Morris visited us from Brooklyn, he'd grab my cheek and exclaim in his Old World accent, "Oy, let's have a look at you!" So I'd stand there, half-flattered and half-embarrassed by the attention, cheek held hostage, until with a sigh he let me go. Underneath, it seemed a little silly: How different could I be since...
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