Thursday, October 2, 2014 Tishri 8, 5775

Hero to the End
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Several months ago, I got reacquainted with The New Leader , the longtime political journal, which discontinued its print version last year, but continues its long tradition of featuring fine pieces of analysis and incisive reviews of the arts at its Web site: www.newleader.com . And one of the distinct pleasures of reconnecting with the publication (which I had the...
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Lieberman's endorsement signals the end of an era for a certain kind of Democrat
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On the eve of the brief caucus and primary season that will probably determine the two major-party presidential nominations by mid-February at the latest, most members of Congress are playing their cards close to their vests. The reason is there's a lot to be lost in backing the wrong horse. Of the few congressional endorsements in this campaign, none is...
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Certain writers do one thing so well, they eventually become predictable, known for their schtick. Loyal readers, in fact, come to look forward to the next outing. Christopher Hitchens, for example, has been known for more than three decades as a dependable curmudgeon, good for a vitriolic rant every few weeks or so. His career also has taken some compelling...
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Abraham H. Foxman
Republican candidate Mitt Romney's recent speech to the American people about his Mormonism and faith in America was an important contribution to our ongoing national dialogue regarding the appropriate role of religion in politics. We agree that there is no place in our society for bigotry, and that one's religion should never be a test for political office. We also...
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Mara Sokolsky, JE Feature
"Sholem Aleichem!" I call out. "Aleichem Sholem!" they shout back in unison. I'm still self-conscious standing up here by the blackboard. What are my credentials for running a Yiddish class? I may have a decent accent, but what about my grammar? My vocabulary beyond a third-grade reading level? When officials from the local Jewish community center approached me, they made...
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