Monday, September 22, 2014 Elul 27, 5774
What the media is saying about Judaism and Israel
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Author David Gelernter writes in the Los Angeles Times ( www.latimes.com ) July 8 about the contrasting views of Woody Allen and Natan Sharansky: These two men "are celebrity Jewish intellectuals who offer radically different worldviews for your contemplation. Allen's is more popular with intellectuals worldwide. Sharansky's whole life says that Allen is wrong. "Allen recently explained his view of...
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Our enemies think they are fighting a war, but even after London, do we?
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Have they got our attention yet? Last week's atrocity in London, like last year's in Madrid, added dozens more to the toll of those murdered by Islamic terrorists. But for all of the sympathy generated for the victims in London, there still seems to be something missing from much of the fallout from recent events. In the aftermath of Sept...
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Offbeat musings on arts, culture and Philadelphians
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White Noise Heard by Network The welcome mat has been pulled out from under the producers of ABC’s “Welcome to the Neighborhood,” in which a group of white residents in a white-bread community got to choose who their new neighbors would be — housing fairness laws be damned — from groups aiming to win a prize if chosen. The network,...
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Melody Amsel-Arieli
I often stroll through Jerusalem's Zion Square, enjoying the fascinating mix of locals and tourists who window shop and linger at the ice-cream parlors. Last week, however, I stumbled into a Jewish version of Dante's Inferno - Jerusalem's Annual Gay Parade. This colorful event, organized by the Jerusalem Open House, coaxed not only local homosexuals and lesbians, but also smatterings...
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Theodore R. Mann
There were three opinions in the Kentucky Ten Commandment case and six in the Texas case that were decided last week by the U.S. Supreme Court. But the opinions of Justice Sandra Day O'Connor in the Kentucky case and Justice Stephen Breyer in the Texas case were the most interesting and consequential. For both justices, the violence in today's world...
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