Tuesday, January 27, 2015 Shevat 7, 5775

Sage Predated Hagee on Cause of Holocaust While everyone was jumping all over Pastor John Hagee for his comments about the Holocaust (A Matter of Opinion: "Real Friends and Real Enemies," June 26), I wonder how many were aware of the book by Rabbi Yisachar Shlomo Teichtel that advanced a similar position. A noted scholar in prewar Hungary, Teichtel originally...
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The reaction of most of the civilized world to the terror attack in Jerusalem last week was sheer horror. No wonder. Unlike most such atrocities in the past, this one occurred on a street where some of the massive international media presence in Israel's capital is located. Thus, unlike most instances of terrorism, the cold-blooded nature of the Palestinian murderer...
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Media Clippings When a recent issue of Preservation magazine, published by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, crossed my desk, I was both pleased and heartened to see that its cover story concerned the extraordinary renovations done to the Eldridge Street Synagogue on New York's Lower East Side. No tale of restoration after decades of decay was ever more worthy...
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Douglas Bloomfield
The only thing missing at the White House last month was the old "Mission Accomplished" banner as President Bush announced an agreement with North Korea to end its nuclear program. This may become his administration's most important foreign-policy achievement if the notoriously unreliable North Koreans keep their end of the bargain. President Bush's Rose Garden announcement was wrapped in some...
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Isi Leibler
I recently signed a petition with more than 100 Israeli intellectuals and public figures encompassing the entire political spectrum -- from the Likud's Moshe Arens to Meretz's Yossi Beilin. The petition appealed to Yad Vashem to emulate the recent decision of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington and add an exhibit relating to the valiant efforts of Hillel Kook...
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