Wednesday, November 26, 2014 Kislev 4, 5775

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There's something truly exciting about running across the very first issue of a new magazine, one you haven't heard a word about in advance, especially in these precarious times for all ventures that deal with the printed word. That happened recently to me during a visit to Barnes & Noble, where I stumbled upon 12th Street . This new journal,...
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Iran deserves a stronger response from the candidates, the country and the Jews
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Jonathan S. Tobin
On the threat from Iran, we got some good news, bad news and even worse news last week. The good news: Both presidential candidates think the prospect of Iran going nuclear is a bad thing. Republican candidate John McCain went straight to the bottom line in the first presidential debate last week when he flatly stated, "We cannot allow a...
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Stu Goldman
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In this era of "a la carte" services being offered by a variety of Jewish groups, supporters of synagogues have been doing their best to "reinvent" their institutions with programs and services that will attract what many fear is a dwindling base of families. Competition for synagogue Hebrew schools, the main drawing card to get families through the door, is...
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One of the most distressing aspects of contemporary athletics is the way unsportsmanlike behavior has gone mainstream. In our "Sports Center" culture, taunting of opponents is not only commonplace but more vicious than ever. So it is hardly surprising to learn that youngsters raised in such an atmosphere would emulate the worst examples set by major league players. And though...
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