Tuesday, September 30, 2014 Tishri 6, 5775
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To commemorate the fifth anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, New York magazine gave over much of its Aug. 21 issue to four stories of that analyzed the subject. One was a photo essay showing artifacts recovered from ground zero. Another was a dialogue held among eight survivors of the twin towers who came together to compare notes. Another piece...
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Calev Ben-David
"You listen to me, and listen carefully, because this is your goddamn life I'm talking about today! When one company wants to take over another company, they buy a controlling share of the stock, but first they have to tell the government. That's how CCA took over the company that owns this network. "But now somebody is buying up CCA...
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Barry Rubin
Why is the West so eager to appease the state sponsor of Osama bin Laden's Al Qaeda? Five years after Al Qaeda carried out the Sept. 11 attacks, amid all the mourning and commemoration for that anniversary, the United States, Europe and even some misguided Israeli leaders are rushing to negotiate (and aching to make concessions to) the country that...
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Two fairly remarkable pieces of journalism appeared recently in back-to-back issues of The New York Times Magazine, remarkable because of the things that were written in both -- certain words and phrases that I would never have expected to see in the Times in any form. The first of these was a lengthy piece by French writer Bernard Henri-Levy, titled...
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Gary Tobin
Roland Stanton's recent $100 million gift to Yeshiva University is the largest ever to a U.S. Jewish institution. Yet as Stanton himself admitted, "There are plenty of people who could do it." Research shows that he's right: Dozens of Jewish philanthropists are capable of equaling Stanton's offer. So why don't they? It's not that wealthy Jews have no reputation for...
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