Friday, January 30, 2015 Shevat 10, 5775
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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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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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Media circus around Iranian shouldn't obscure the high-stakes debate on nukes
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The biggest show on Broadway this week wasn't any of the plays or musicals packing in the tourists in a midtown theater. Rather than "The Drowsy Chaperone," "Spamalot" or the revival of "A Chorus Line," the hottest ticket was to the traveling show starring the man whom The New York Post dubbed a "pint-sized Persian" -- Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, president of...
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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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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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