Sunday, November 23, 2014 Kislev 1, 5775
By:
Jonathan Rosenblum
The Torah contains many prohibitions against speaking derogatorily of others. When it comes to the laws of lashon hara , even truth is not a defense, except in certain narrowly defined circumstances. Underlying the proscriptions against derogatory speech is the idea that we create our world through our speech. One of the problems with today's Israeli society is that there...
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By:
Douglas M. Bloomfield
If I forget thee, O Jerusalem - hey, that's politics. This month, President Bush, for the 10th time, signed a waiver delaying a congressional mandate to move the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. The event will go largely unnoticed, even in this highly charged election season. But not if Dick Hellman, head of the Christians' Israel...
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Gaza beach explosion once again exposes media sloppiness and bias
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When an explosion on a Gaza beach killed several Palestinians earlier this month, the international media didn't pause to think, research or ask questions about the incident. They simply jumped. On Israel. As a picture of a Palestinian girl grieving over the corpse of a dead relative spread around the world and onto the front pages of newspapers like The...
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Media Watch
By:
John Cohn, M.D.
The week of June 4 was a good week for the United States and Iraqis attempting to bring a halt to the carnage wracking that nation. On June 8, two laser guided American 550 pound bombs found their target, bringing to an end Musab al Zarqawi's life. As The New York Times observed, "It is good news for Washington, and...
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Media Clippings
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Just when I'd begun getting used to all the chic, self-deprecating humor that fills Heeb magazine, along comes another young editor named Mireille Silcoff with a new Jewish magazine to offer, called - not to put too fine a Jewish point on it - Guilt & Pleasure. And the first thing to be said about the finished product - at...
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