Wednesday, August 20, 2014 Av 24, 5774
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Ehud Olmert
The following is excerpted from Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's address to a joint session of the U.S. Congress on May 24. For the complete text of the speech, go to: www.mfa.gov.il . Israel must still meet the momentous challenge of guaranteeing the future of Israel as a democratic state with a Jewish majority, within permanent and defensible borders and...
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Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz
For most people, the act of studying stops abruptly at the end of formal schooling, whether after elementary school, high school or college. Few adults sit and study in a continuous, disciplined way. They find no compelling need or motivation. Curiosity is a characteristic of youth. Other primates abandon curiosity relatively early in order to deal with the problems of...
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Despite applause for Olmert, he can't count on unconditional American support
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Ehud Olmert emerged from his first meeting as prime minister with President Bush sounding as if the conclave couldn't have been more to his liking. The extended face time he had with the resident of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue and the cheers Olmert received when he addressed Congress last week are being put forward as a personal triumph for him as...
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Long ago, in what does seem like a galaxy far, far away, the Democratic Party was a varied, many faceted organism, with adherents who ranged across the political spectrum, from conservatives to middle-of-the-roaders to far-left types. In the mid-regions, there were people who leaned left and some right. And despite honest, strident debate, everyone got along, since they were all...
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Frustration on the right, cynicism on the left still trumped by a nation's ideals
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Last week columnist Joseph Farah told his readers on the Internet that "I give up on Israel." Farah, founder of the popular conservative WorldNetDaily. com site, is, as he puts it, of "Arabic descent," yet counts himself as one of "Israel's staunchest supporters." But Farah writes in a piece that has been widely circulated beyond his usual readership that he...
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