Friday, February 12, 2016 AdarI 3, 5776
As is the case with just about every policy dilemma facing the State of Israel, the best that can be said for the decision to accept a truce with Hamas is that it is the least-bad option currently available to a beleaguered government. The cease-fire along the border with Gaza will never be confused for anything that resembles real peace...
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Every publishing season brings a new crop of Holocaust titles, adding to an already voluminous library, and with these new tales of sorrow come calls for a cessation to the flow -- people are tired of hearing about it, we're told. Even worse, criticism is directed at what's called an ever-burgeoning Holocaust industry. All of these critiques are nonsense, especially...
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The fearsome bout of record-breaking heat and humidity that held the East Coast in its grip last week instilled some local residents with two separate but related worries. The first had to do with the immediate future -- i.e., what kind of July and August could we expect if such grueling weather could descend upon us even before the official...
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Since Sept. 11, 2001, coverage of the war against Islamist terrorism has mostly focused on the fighting in Afghanistan and Iraq, as well as attempts to prevent further catastrophic attacks like those that subsequently occurred in London and Madrid. But another front in the battle against this deadly virus can be found in American courtrooms. As a special report in...
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It is no small irony that although Shavuot is probably the least observed and least understood of all major Jewish holidays by American Jews, it is in some ways the most relevant to our lives. Shavuot, which will be celebrated this coming week, principally commemorates the giving of the Torah to the Jewish people on Mount Sinai. But given the...
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