Monday, December 29, 2014 Tevet 7, 5775

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Steven M. Brown
Jewish day schools have come of age in North America, and you may be surprised by who's attending these schools. Jewish day-school enrollment in the United States has tripled over the course of the last 30 years, from about 70,000 to 200,000 students. Today, about 40 percent of all students who are receiving a Jewish education do so in day...
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Lots of Glee Expressed in Tehran Over America's Economic Woes Analyst Jonathan Schanzer writes in the Washington Times ( www.washingtontimes.com ) on Oct. 22 about high spirits in Tehran: "As Americans struggle with the loss of wealth resulting from the ongoing credit crunch, subprime mortgage meltdown, and subsequent stock drops, the leading figures of the Islamic Republic of Iran are...
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Livni Faces Formidable Obstacle of Sexism Embedded in Israeli Society Columnist Shira Herzog writes in the Toronto Globe and Mail ( www.theglobeandmail.com ) on Oct. 22 about the prospects for Israel's next prime minister: "Israel's Tzipi Livni promised a 'new brand' of politics that's cleaner and more transparent, but she's already being tested. Not surprisingly, the new chair of the...
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The current issue of Azure magazine, dated summer 2008, appeared in my office recently and looked much like all the other issues of the quarterly that I've seen over the last seven or eight years. You might recall that Azure is published by the Shalem Center in Jerusalem, which is generally characterized as a think tank with a neoconservative bent...
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The next president should not repeat the Middle East mistakes of Bush or Clinton
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Jonathan S. Tobin
Has there ever been a lamer duck than George W. Bush? How he went from winning a clear majority of the 2004 popular vote to his current dismal showing is a topic that will fascinate historians in the future. The answers will assuredly revolve around Hurricane Katrina, the war in Iraq, and the financial meltdown that has panicked Wall Street...
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