Sunday, April 20, 2014 Nisan 20, 5774

Stressing Over Past Bias: It's a Futile Exercise Bertha Chirlin Roth's letter "Another Local Resident Declined Christian Bible" merits a reply (Letters, Jan. 17). What is it you would have had Supreme Court Chief Justice Roberts reply to you when you wrote him of the religious intolerance you experienced in school 69 years ago? Would a written apology from him...
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Samuel G. Freedman
Nearing his 80th year, more than a decade removed from his pulpit as editor of Commentary magazine, Norman Podhoretz signed on this past fall as a foreign-policy adviser to the presidential campaign of Rudy Giuliani. It is an endeavor that can only leave the "World War IV" monger Podhoretz looking irrelevant as the Giuliani bandwagon rapidly loses its wheels. You...
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Elliot Jager
It's been hard for Israel to rid itself of the Gaza Strip and its 1.3 million Palestinian Arab inhabitants. Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin tried to convince Egyptian President Anwar Sadat to take Gaza in 1979, when Israel turned over the Sinai Peninsula as part of the Egypt-Israel peace treaty. No thanks, said Sadat, though Egypt had occupied the strip...
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Renowned critic George Steiner has suggested in his book In Bluebeard's Castle that the Nazi concentration camp is the Christian idea of hell made real, and that the most accurate guide to the terrain wouldn't be found in survivor testimony or in the historical record but in Dante. Robert Pinsky, a former poet laureate, was asked to comment on this...
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Caroline B. Glick
Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni opened negotiations last week with her Palestinian counterpart Ahmed Qurei regarding the partition of Jerusalem; the destruction of hundreds of Israeli communities in Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem; the expulsion of more than 100,000 Israelis from their homes; the borders of Israel; and the right of immigration of foreign, hostile Arabs to Israel. The Palestinian policies of...
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