Tuesday, September 16, 2014 Elul 21, 5774

Bestseller turned into cinematic disaster perpetuates muddled-headed myths
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History has always had a tough time at the movies. From the earliest days of Hollywood, epic biopics depicting the lives of figures out of the history books have often had little resemblance to the actual events depicted. Though much about the movies has changed since MGM and its competitors were bowdlerizing the complex lives of the famous into simple...
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Anti-Semitism Hits Home via Google
With growing anti-Semitism in Europe and in North America, the Jewish and pro-Israel communities are facing new challenges. Books like The Israel Lobby by academicians Stephen Walt and John J. Mearsheimer add significant fuel to the fire in terms of the U.S.-Israeli alliance and force us to take a more direct approach when we evaluate the facts. Recently, we have...
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What the media is saying about Judaism and Israel
Scholar Amitai Etzioni writes on www.huffingtonpost.com on Oct. 4 that the main accusation of The Israel Lobby thesis is not backed up by the data: "To those of us for whom the claim that the Israel lobby is all-powerful is neither a well-established truism nor an ugly piece of anti-Semitism, the evidence presented in support of this claim matters a...
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We all know about the epidemic of overscheduled children -- one of modern society's most well-documented ailments. But now an article in the Oct.15 New York magazine warns that the overscheduling -- and the overstimulation that goes with it -- is causing kids to lose at least an hour of sleep, and thereby setting their cognitive skills back by years...
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Mara Sokolsky, JE Feature
Each time my Grandpa Morris visited us from Brooklyn, he'd grab my cheek and exclaim in his Old World accent, "Oy, let's have a look at you!" So I'd stand there, half-flattered and half-embarrassed by the attention, cheek held hostage, until with a sigh he let me go. Underneath, it seemed a little silly: How different could I be since...
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