Thursday, August 28, 2014 Elul 2, 5774
Media Clippings
Those of us who love books and make them a central part of our lives had to withstand yet another blow in the continuing saga of print vs. the Web. An article in the May 2 New York Times brought the disheartening, but hardly unexpected, news that a number of newspapers across the country are cutting out their stand-alone book...
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Talk is cheap, but a diplomatic kashering of Syria and Iran could prove expensive
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A few weeks ago, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) took a bipartisan congressional delegation to the Middle East, including Israel. But the aspect of her trip that got the most attention was a visit to Damascus, which included a photo-op and talks with Syrian President Bashar Assad. The reaction from the White House and many conservative pundits was...
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Advocacy Corner
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Asaf Romirowsky
We recently marked the 64th anniversary of the Warsaw-ghetto uprising, which embodied Jewish resistance and self-sacrifice at a time where Jews were targeted for annihilation. Today, those Jews who stood up and fought against the Nazi plan to eradicate the Jewish people represent actions whereby Jews decided not to be slaughtered like lambs and took charge of their own destiny...
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Media Clippings
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So much has been written about the film director Orson Welles that you can convince yourself fairly easily that there's nothing new to say about him. And yet, when a great writer or critic tackles any topic, no matter how daunting or shopworn, he or she can often find some new wrinkle to investigate. Such was the case with a...
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Phyllis Snyder
The Supreme Court has made it clear that ideology trumps health in the nation's highest court. On April 18, the Supreme Court made it clear that respect for legal precedent is dead. Clear that Roe v. Wade's protections are no longer immutable. Clear that it doesn't mind letting its own self-described "moral concerns" trump constitutional protections. Clear that the religious...
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