Tuesday, September 30, 2014 Tishri 6, 5775

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Sometimes, you just have to lean back and revel in how certain writers can so dexterously put words together. I find that the awe their powers elicit is even more astonishing when they approach subjects that don't innately interest me. I've long been a fan of Natalie Angier, who writes on science for The New York Times. I think she's...
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Bush is deluded, but the decision to push ahead on talks remains Israel's
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Jonathan S. Tobin
If you believe the opinion polls -- and there's no reason not to -- George W. Bush doesn't have many fans. And last week, the dwindling number of Bush loyalists got a bit smaller. For the majority of American Jews who are Democrats, nothing -- not even Bush's first visit as president to Israel -- was bound to win him...
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Stu Goldman
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With the revival of the peace process heralded by the visit of President Bush to Israel and the Palestinian territories last week, debates about the rights and wrongs of the issues at stake are revving up. As such, Israelis and American Jews are engaged in arguments about settlements, borders and the future of Jerusalem. And those discussions will continue, whether...
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Many American Jews will be attending a seder this week, but not because they're three months early for Passover. The celebration of Tu B'Shevat -- the New Year of Trees -- which this year falls on Tuesday, Jan. 22, seems to be spreading far and wide. The growing concern over the environment and issues like global warming has had an...
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