Friday, August 22, 2014 Av 26, 5774

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Elliot Jager
Most Americans may have missed it, but last week, in schools across the country, students commemorated the 220th anniversary of the Constitution during what a presidential proclamation had designated as Constitution Week. The philosophical foundations of the U.S. Constitution deserve to be studied not only by students of American politics, but also by those who wish to spread democracy to...
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Money Spent on Museum: A Tragic Loss for the Area With all due respect to George M. Ross and Ronald Rubin, Jonathan Tobin is correct on this point: a Jewish museum is one of the last things the community needs (Letters: "Museum Speaks of Past, Present and Future," Sept. 20). This project has diverted precious funds that might have gone...
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The festival of Sukkot that begins this week is regarded by most secular American Jews as a "minor" holiday outside of the two or three days that they generally recognize as "high" holidays of the Jewish year. This is, of course, a misconception, as Sukkot is, according to Jewish law and historical tradition, a very major date in the calendar...
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Seven years ago, the death of a Palestinian child rocked the world. Captured in a famous photo that was reprinted in virtually every newspaper across the globe, the agony of Mohammed al-Dura, a boy who, we were told, had been shot by Israeli soldiers, was the symbol of the supposed cruelty of the Jewish state at the beginning of the...
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Media circus around Iranian shouldn't obscure the high-stakes debate on nukes
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The biggest show on Broadway this week wasn't any of the plays or musicals packing in the tourists in a midtown theater. Rather than "The Drowsy Chaperone," "Spamalot" or the revival of "A Chorus Line," the hottest ticket was to the traveling show starring the man whom The New York Post dubbed a "pint-sized Persian" -- Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, president of...
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