Thursday, October 30, 2014 Heshvan 6, 5775
By:
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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By:
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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The downward spiral of American will affects resolve to deal with Iran
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According to the Associated Press, this past weekend "technicians assembled two small uranium enrichment units at Iran's underground Natanz complex." The article, which cited diplomats and officials linked to the International Atomic Agency as sources for the information, went on to say that "two cascades of 164 centrifuges connected in series had been set up in recent days" by the...
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Media Watch
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John R. Cohn, M.D.
I had the chance to hear Jimmy Carter last year at the Herzliya Conference on the subject of Israel's national security. He was in Israel to supervise the imminent Palestinian elections, and was invited to stop by the conference. After his remarks, questions were taken. The last, by Israeli politician Uzi Landau, was about Palestinian incitement of hatred toward Israel...
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Media Clippings
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Hands-down, the most entertaining and informative article I've read recently was "The Good Book Business" by Daniel Radosh, which appeared in the Dec. 18 issue of The New Yorker . The piece described why book publishers continue to love the Bible -- a surefire winner with readers -- and how the drive by evangelicals to get the Scriptures into the...
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