Thursday, August 21, 2014 Av 25, 5774
What the media is saying about Judaism and Israel
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Palestinians Still Play at Democracy Editor in chief of U.S. News & World Report (www. usnews.com) Mortimer B. Zuckerman writes in its Aug. 15 issue that these days, Israel is alone: “Don’t look now, but the Middle East’s old diplomatic game of make-believe is back. The peace process is hopelessly deadlocked, but the key players pretend otherwise, hoping that wishing...
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It’s quite unusual to come across a tribute to a first-rate Philadelphia journalist in a national magazine. Philly is not necessarily known for producing stellar reporters; editors, perhaps, but not daily journalists. But just such a tribute appeared in the June/July issue of the American Journalism Review. Rem Rieder, the magazine’s editor and senior vice president, who is also both...
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Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz
Everyone who lives in Jerusalem - especially those like me, who were born here - is in love with the city, really in love. For us, it is not just a place, not just a house; it's a home. But it is even more than that: It is an object of love. Even visitors are in some way ensnared by...
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Stewart Weiss
Along the coast of Norway, not far from North Cape, Europe's northernmost point, is the quaint city of Trondheim. There, among the troll dolls and fishing paraphernalia is a most unusual sight: a synagogue. Though a minyan's hard to come by - the shul is open only on Friday nights, weather-permitting - the president struggles valiantly to keep the place...
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Discovery offers glimpse of both ancient Israel and the travails of the modern state
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For those who hate Israel, one of the most dangerous things a Jew can do in Jerusalem is to start digging. Because the more you dig there, the worse it gets for those who would like to pretend that Israelis are alien colonists imposing their rule on the so-called indigenous people of the region. That's why an interest in archaeology...
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