Monday, September 1, 2014 Elul 6, 5774

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Rabbi Alan Silverstein
In a new study, "Beyond Distancing: Young Adult American Jews and Their Alienation From Israel," Steven M. Cohen and Ari Y. Kelman document a "growing distancing from Israel of [non-Orthodox] American Jews that seems to be most pronounced among" the young. Alarmingly, the authors report that among 1,800 interviewees under the age of 35, only 48 percent agreed that "Israel's...
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Mara Sokolsky, JE Feature
The Festival of Booths is upon us, and the Menorat-ha-Maor teaches: "The commandment to dwell in the sukkah is intended to teach us that a man must not put his trust in the size or strength or salutary convenience of his house, even though it be filled with the best of everything ... ." A timely quote, since my husband...
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Can You Say 'Paranoid'? Despite Their Bemoaning, the Book's Selling Well! Columnist Jeff Jacoby writes in The Boston Globe ( www.boston.com ) on Sept. 23 that despite earlier fears, no one is silencing the authors of The Lobby: "When John Mearsheimer and Stephen Walt embarked on The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy, which argues that a mighty pro-Israel machine...
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Book It Here!
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Information technology seems to have sped up in recent months -- remarkably so, even for such a lively and volatile market. Correspondingly, there's been a burst of discussion in the old-style media about the fate of, well, old-style media, especially books. As an article in the Business section of the Sept. 6 New York Times pointed out, technology advocates have...
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By:
Leonard Fein
The instant reason for Peace Now's founding back in 1978 was the aftermath of the Sadat visit to Israel and the Begin-Sadat Camp David meetings hosted by President Jimmy Carter. Shalom Achshav was determined to press Prime Minister Begin to take the steps necessary to achieve peace with Egypt. So, back then, the word "Now" made perfect sense. But ever...
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