Saturday, October 25, 2014 Heshvan 1, 5775
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Rabbi Avi Shafran
It's easy and tempting to wax cynical about Mel Gibson, the once-famously outraged-for-being-called-an-anti-Semite Hollywood powerhouse who recently, under the revealing effects of alcohol, proved his erstwhile accusers to have, if anything, underestimated the depth of his animus for Jews. And, indeed, cynics abound. I am not among them. Not that I am beyond cynicism, unfortunately. But Mr. Gibson's apology, in...
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Tom Gross
Large sections of the international media are not only misreporting the current conflict in Lebanon. They are actively fanning the flames. The BBC World Service [heard locally on WHYY-91FM] has a strong claim to be the No. 1 villain. It has increasingly come to sound like a virtual propaganda tool for Hezbollah, and as it desperately attempts to prove that...
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Michael Levin's sacrifice is a stark contrast to contemporary American Jewish culture
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This week, a family in Bucks County is facing the ultimate tragedy. The Levins have lost their son, Michael, a 22-year-old graduate of Council Rock High School, who was killed in Lebanon on Aug. 1 while serving with the Israel Defense Force. The Levins are not alone in their grief. Dozens of Israeli families have also been faced with the...
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Media Cl​ippings
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Technology has made life better in so many ways, perhaps most especially in assisting many women who have trouble conceiving to eventually give birth to the children they so desperately want. And technological advances have especially helped those young people who've postponed their childbearing efforts till somewhat later in life. But who would have known that having these bundles of...
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Media Clippings
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Several months ago, I wrote about a phenomenon that's been plaguing many metropolitan centers in America these days: the fact that so few people, especially men, dress up for work anymore. My thoughts on the subject were pegged to an article that appeared in New York magazine called "Up With the Grups." "Grups" was the name the editors applied to...
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