Monday, December 22, 2014 Kislev 30, 5775
Hezbollah's war on Israel put threats against gay mission in perspective
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Real or imagined, fear is a terrible thing. It can grip you by the throat and leave you cold; it's paralyzing. Or it can lead you to do something rash or consequential; it's misleading. For Americans, fear before Sept. 11, 2001, had a mostly intellectual component. You sent your children off to school, and worried about their safety. You went...
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Barry Rubin
There have probably been more articles and interviews published in the last month advocating negotiations with Syria than Hezbollah has gunmen. Yet each of these statements does about as much damage as a terrorist. They make the West less able to respond to the current crisis while inspiring the radicals to be more intransigent. Talks may be good in principle,...
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David A. Harris
In the wake of the recent war with Hezbollah, Israel is going through a difficult but necessary process of self-examination. The questions are many, as are the lessons to be learned. But if American Jews do nothing more than follow the process in Israel with interest, they are losing an essential opportunity to learn a lesson of their own. The...
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The notion of an Israeli 'defeat' tests Diaspora support in more ways than one
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For generations of Diaspora Jews raised on the idea of an invincible Israel, the last month has been something of a blow. While historians will probably have better luck sorting out the results of the recent weeks of fighting between Israel and its Hezbollah antagonists than journalists, there is little question that the result was a lot less than most...
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Media Cl​ippings
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The German Problem. You could say, without exaggeration, that it was the animating force of 20th-century history. (The only other element to exert as much influence was the Russian Revolution, which was tied to the German problem in its way.) Germany's particular "complex" got a new reading recently in a book review published in the June 19 issue of The...
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