Tuesday, September 2, 2014 Elul 7, 5774
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Samuel Freedman
In her contribution to the essay collection The Modern Jewish Girl's Guide to Guilt, novelist Ayelet Waldman tells the story of her found and lost love for Israel. She was born there to a father who had fought in the War of Independence, and raised in Canada and America amid his insistence that no nation in the Diaspora could ever...
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Controversies over 'John Doe' bill and Ellison illustrate chasm over terror war
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Jonathan S. Tobin
It used to be that the only people I knew who were concerned about the behavior of fellow mass-transit passengers were Israelis. But that was before Sept. 11, the airline "shoe bomber," the Madrid railway attacks and the 2005 suicide bombings in the London subway. Like it or not, the mantra "if you see something, say something" is simply part...
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Media Clippings
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Fred Vogelstein, a Wired magazine writer, set out to do a recent assignment -- a profile of Silicon Valley blogger, Mike Arrington -- in much the same manner he'd always begun such things: He planned to talk to the people central to the story, either in one-to-one interviews or over the phone. That's how the majority of journalists proceed. But...
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By:
Douglas Bloomfield
The Middle East is in for another round of pseudo-diplomacy as the Arab League prepares to send a delegation to Israel that is something less than its "historic" billing in the media. Of course, nobody takes this very seriously because they know nothing will come of it. The Egyptian and Jordanian foreign ministers are making another trip to Israel --...
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By:
David Rosen
The directive issued last week by Pope Benedict XVI concerning the use of the traditional Catholic Latin ("Tridentine") Mass has led to some extreme reactions. As a result, there have been suggestions -- echoed uncritically in the media -- that there is some kind of new Catholic initiative for the conversion of Jews, and that Jewish-Catholic relations are regressing. This...
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