Friday, August 22, 2014 Av 26, 5774

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Media Clippings As I read the small item in the arts section of the April 30 New York Times , it felt as if my heart were being sliced into small pieces. New York University was proposing to demolish the near-mythic Provincetown Playhouse in Greenwich Village as part of an expansion project. And, as reporter Felicia R. Lee noted, not...
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The Blessings of Diversity Realized in One Boy's Life The article, "Funny, You Don't Look Jewish: Panel Considers New Faces in the Crowd" (City & Suburb, May 29) struck a cord. When our son, Casey (Meir) entered this world years ago, we realized that he had been born to a tiny minority group, a Sioux Jew. He didn't look Jewish,...
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Gilead Ini
"Part anarchy, part mob rule" might seem like a description of the American frontier in the days of the Wild West, but it's actually a reference to today's Internet frontier. It's how Larry Sanger describes Wikipedia, the hugely popular online encyclopedia that, to the dismay of teachers everywhere, is used as an educational tool by millions worldwide. Sanger isn't just...
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Leonard Fein
By now, the McCain-Hagee incident has run its course. Pastor John Hagee has been revealed as a theological boor and John McCain has deftly, if belatedly, stepped away from the Hagee embrace he had earlier so assiduously sought and so gratefully welcomed. "Boor" is a rough word, I know. So let Hagee speak for himself in his book Jerusalem Countdown:...
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Media Clippings I've said it numerous times before: Once David Remnick took over as editor of The New Yorker nearly a decade ago, the quotient of identifiable Jewish content in the magazine markedly rose -- and continues to rise. And one of the most intriguing of these pieces, which also happened to be written by one of my favorites among...
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