Thursday, December 18, 2014 Kislev 26, 5775
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Alan H. Luxenberg
Jews have observed with great consternation the transformation of America's college campuses into hotbeds of anti-Zionism. The traditional narrative saw the birthing of Israel as an answer both to the urgent needs of a persecuted people who had no place else to go and to that people's yearning over two millennia to return to a cherished homeland, which, for the...
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Friends of Israel must still hold leaders accountable for their stands on terror
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Group solidarity is one trait that has earned Jews both plaudits and criticism. But according to a spokesman for a national Jewish organization, it's long past time to stop the group-think. M.J. Rosenberg, the director of the Israel Policy Forum's Washington Policy Center wrote last week on the eve of the annual conference of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee...
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Media Clippings
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Magazines are having to rethink themselves in all sorts of drastic ways due to Internet dominance, but I never thought that would happen to The New Republic, which has been a fixture in my reading life for more than 40 years. But according to two New York Times articles -- one on the arts pages, the other in the business...
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Media Clippings
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I recall thinking, shortly after the Sept. 11 attacks occurred -- and especially once The New York Times began printing, day after day, those small, heartbreaking biographies of the victims who'd perished in the twin towers -- that this heartache would never end, not ever for the survivors, and perhaps not for the country as a whole. But the majority...
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Elliot Jager
I used to be an avid Soviet watcher, but with the empire's collapse in December 1991 and the vanishing of the Soviet Jewry issue, I frankly lost interest. Absent the winner-take-all rivalry between liberty and tyranny, the travails of Russia didn't much interest me. But what belatedly captured my attention was Russian President Vladimir Putin's in-your-face Feb. 10 speech at...
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