Thursday, December 25, 2014 Tevet 3, 5775

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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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Is it right for Israel to cross the United States by engaging in talks with Syria?
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Jonathan Tobin
When you live in a dangerous neighborhood, having big, strong friends is a must. But what happens when you disagree with that friend over something important? The dilemma that is always faced by small nations that come to depend on larger friends is a delicate one. Even when such friendships are built upon a solid foundation of common values, such...
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It is no small irony that although Shavuot is probably the least observed and least understood of all major Jewish holidays by American Jews, it is in some ways the most relevant to our lives. Shavuot, which will be celebrated this coming week, principally commemorates the giving of the Torah to the Jewish people on Mount Sinai. But given the...
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