Monday, December 22, 2014 Kislev 30, 5775
Time to take the 5766 Jewish pundit quiz on next year's news
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Did you enjoy 5765? For Jews around the world, it was the usual mixed bag of bad and even worse news. It was another year of anti-Semitism in Europe, stalemate in Iraq, and ups and downs in Israel's battle for survival as the terror war waxed and then waned, and Israel left Gaza. But if you were looking to avoid...
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Leonard Fein
Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's speech before the General Assembly of the United Nations on Sept. 15 was widely praised as confirmation of the old warrior's turn toward peace. Even Ha'aretz, Israel's most resolutely liberal major newspaper, called it "a speech of historical importance." Perhaps. Medical technology, for all its sophistication, has yet to develop any machinery that will enable...
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Lori Lowenthal Marcus
Tell American Jews about a disaster anywhere in the world, and they rush to respond. Whether it be the tsunami in Southeast Asia or the war in Kosovo, the Jewish community has always contributed resources out of proportion to its numbers. And last month, we were presented with yet another horrific disaster. The response? Silence. While Jews are falling over...
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Adina Matusow, JE Feature
What would you do if you woke up to find that your marriage had been prearranged by your parents? You'd probably reject the idea, just as the three elder daughters did in "Fiddler on the Roof." Each daughter had insisted upon the importance of finding true love, and each wanted to seek a match of her own: the eldest with...
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Israeli journalist Fiamma Nirenstein writes in The New York Sun ( www.nysun.com ) on Sept. 16 that some Jewish extremists are echoing Israel's enemies when they talk about Ariel Sharon: "Something weird has happened after the disengagement, and I feel worried. There was, once upon a time, not such a big bunch of people, who shared a common and not...
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