Saturday, August 23, 2014 Av 27, 5774

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How many people can say that, while perusing a college alumni periodical, they ran across a photo of an Orthodox Jew? I'm not speaking about those people who may have gone to school in a great metropolis like New York or went to a religious institution, like Yeshiva University. I'm thinking of people who went to traditional state schools or...
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Leonard Fein
Different interpretations abound but, unexplained, there could hardly be a greater contrast than that between two sentences, one from the New Testament (Matthew 26:11) -- "The poor you will always have with you," the other from Deuteronomy (15:4), "There will not be any poor among you." Odds are that most people would accept the first of these as a sensible...
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Country's Porous Borders: Nothing to Brag About I respectfully disagree with Jonathan Tobin's article on illegal immigration (A Matter of Opinion: "Know-Nothing Flameout," Feb. 7). First of all, it's important to note that opponents of illegal immigration are not opposed to legal immigration. They are not know-nothings or racists. A country that does not control its borders is not much...
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In the last few years, it has become almost impossible to avoid the doom and gloom emanating from the publishing industry. In an Internet era when fewer and fewer people are getting their daily news from a hard copy of a publication on newsprint, the conventional wisdom of the day is that papers, and even many magazines, are doomed. While...
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The death in Damascus last week of Hezbollah terrorist Imad Mughniyeh by as yet undetermined hands has provoked discussions about whether or not his fellow murderers will attempt to extract revenge for his slaying. This is a legitimate fear, but it is important to examine Mughniyeh's life and see what it really symbolizes. His résumé of crimes stretches back to...
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