Saturday, August 23, 2014 Av 27, 5774
Journalism Fails When Fantasies Dictate Bias
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John R. Cohn, M.D.
There is an apocryphal story of the man who goes to synagogue each week, praying that he should win the lottery. Finally, he hears a voice, "Moshe, you have to buy a ticket." While most of us would be happy to win the lottery, our survival's not dependent on a Powerball number. Still, we have much at stake in the...
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By:
Mara Sokolsky, JE Feature
The Festival of Booths is upon us, and the Menorat-ha-Maor teaches: "The commandment to dwell in the sukkah is intended to teach us that a man must not put his trust in the size or strength or salutary convenience of his house, even though it be filled with the best of everything ... ." A timely quote, since my husband...
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Can You Say 'Paranoid'? Despite Their Bemoaning, the Book's Selling Well! Columnist Jeff Jacoby writes in The Boston Globe ( www.boston.com ) on Sept. 23 that despite earlier fears, no one is silencing the authors of The Lobby: "When John Mearsheimer and Stephen Walt embarked on The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy, which argues that a mighty pro-Israel machine...
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By:
Leonard Fein
The instant reason for Peace Now's founding back in 1978 was the aftermath of the Sadat visit to Israel and the Begin-Sadat Camp David meetings hosted by President Jimmy Carter. Shalom Achshav was determined to press Prime Minister Begin to take the steps necessary to achieve peace with Egypt. So, back then, the word "Now" made perfect sense. But ever...
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By:
Elliot Jager
Most Americans may have missed it, but last week, in schools across the country, students commemorated the 220th anniversary of the Constitution during what a presidential proclamation had designated as Constitution Week. The philosophical foundations of the U.S. Constitution deserve to be studied not only by students of American politics, but also by those who wish to spread democracy to...
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