Monday, September 1, 2014 Elul 6, 5774
Prominent 'progressive' Jewish critics of Israel stake a false claim of victimhood
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Sometimes, the most daring thing a scholar or an organization can do is to mention the obvious. That is a lesson that Indiana University's Professor Alvin H. Rosenfeld and the American Jewish Committee have recently learned to their sorrow. Rosenfeld is the author of a 30-page study titled 'Progressive' Jewish Thought and the New Anti-Semitism , which was published in...
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Media Clippings
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With the New Year, The Wall Street Journal transformed itself yet again -- and in even more drastic ways than it had the first time. About a year-and- a-half ago, the paper took its traditional gray self and submitted to a redesign that included swaths of color, the introduction of a lifestyles section and a technological realignment that promised "print-online...
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Media Clippings
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Something's definitely up at The New York Times. I wrote a few weeks ago about the fact that the paper's travel section hadn't written about Israel as a splendid destination for intrepid tourists for so long I'd forgotten when the last time was. I said it had to be years ago, perhaps in the 1990s, once the Oslo peace accords...
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Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz
Love is such a used, abused and misused word that people should possibly stay away from it. How would I define it? In essence, love is the basic experience of caring about another, of going out from myself toward the Other. Love requires caring -- not caring about what benefit or enjoyment I can gain from you, but finding joy...
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M.J. Rosenberg
You know you are in trouble when it takes former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to dispel some of the gloom about the Iranian nuclear threat to Israel. But that's what happened at last month's Herzliya Conference on National Security. Netanyahu said: "I am optimistic, and my optimism is not baseless because I understand our capabilities." His remarks (surprising coming from...
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