Saturday, August 30, 2014 Elul 4, 5774
April is the cruelest month ... " Perhaps T.S. Eliot never prepared for a Passover seder. Then again, maybe he did. Anyone can link his words to the cruelty this month that's involved in scrubbing refrigerator shelves; cleaning out cabinets; and shopping and cooking for the holiday. Even if you didn't go the extra mile in preparing for unleavened foods,...
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"Let all who are hungry come and eat." It's a central tenet of our Passover seder, yet how often do we stop and reflect on the powerful message that this line imparts -- the mandate to remember the hungry. In all probability, most of us will not be sharing our seders with those who are truly hungry, those who don't...
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Talk about a case of too little, way too late. Despite all the hype surrounding Richard Goldstone's sudden change of heart -- admitting that he erred in accusing Israel of deliberately targeting civilians in its war against Hamas -- the damage is done. The fallout from the initial report struck an incalculable blow to Israel's image in the global arena,...
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We all know by now that Facebook can fuel revolutions. Look at nearly every country in the Middle East and Northern Africa engulfed in uprisings against longtime dictatorial regimes. In every instance, it was the power of social media that helped enable disparate sectors of society to come out in the streets to protest. So perhaps it shouldn't be a...
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Maybe it was envy that the world's attention was shifted to other Arab hot spots. Or maybe it was precisely because of these distractions that Hamas figured now would be a good time to resume its attacks on Israel. Maybe, the group thought, no one would notice. But Israel can't afford not to notice. And now, as a result of...
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