Monday, September 26, 2016 Elul 23, 5776
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's propaganda tour of New York City, and his offensive speeches at Columbia University and the United Nations, provoked a variety of reactions. But among the most astonishing is that his presence incited the editorial column of The Philadelphia Inquirer to claim that this was the perfect opportunity to "engage" with a leader of a country that...
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Women's Work
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Quietly, unobtrusively, Jewish Woman magazine, a glossy quarterly put out by Jewish Women International, which is based in Washington, D.C., has reached its 10th anniversary -- and has marked the occasion with one of its strongest editions. (There's also an online version that can be accessed by going to: www.jwmag.org .) The fall issue has a pretty standard mix for...
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Seven years ago, the death of a Palestinian child rocked the world. Captured in a famous photo that was reprinted in virtually every newspaper across the globe, the agony of Mohammed al-Dura, a boy who, we were told, had been shot by Israeli soldiers, was the symbol of the supposed cruelty of the Jewish state at the beginning of the...
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The festival of Sukkot that begins this week is regarded by most secular American Jews as a "minor" holiday outside of the two or three days that they generally recognize as "high" holidays of the Jewish year. This is, of course, a misconception, as Sukkot is, according to Jewish law and historical tradition, a very major date in the calendar...
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Book It Here!
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Information technology seems to have sped up in recent months -- remarkably so, even for such a lively and volatile market. Correspondingly, there's been a burst of discussion in the old-style media about the fate of, well, old-style media, especially books. As an article in the Business section of the Sept. 6 New York Times pointed out, technology advocates have...
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