Thursday, November 27, 2014 Kislev 5, 5775
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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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One of the indignities of traveling to foreign countries these days - aside from lost luggage and jet lag - is having to put up with only the BBC, Sky News and Channel 2, to say nothing of the ubiquitous CNN, if you want to find out what's going on in the world. The offense mushrooms if something significant happens...
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