Tuesday, September 16, 2014 Elul 21, 5774

By:
Hershel Shanks
No one really cares. But that puts me in an elite group: It includes two of Israel's most prominent Jerusalem archaeologists (Gaby Barkay and Eilat Mazar) -- and me. And a few religious or Zionist kooks. That's about it. Meanwhile, the Muslim Wafk goes on tearing up Jerusalem's Temple Mount, where the Jewish Temple stood. The week before last, they...
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Mara Sokolsky, JE Feature
Vacht oif yidn! "Awake, fellow Jews!" Summer is fading, and small winds blow the first leaves off the trees. Soon, the shofar will sound, and we'll be asked for this year's accounting. Are we ready? Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur give us the chance to reflect on the texture of our days. When we're young, that task is easier. Ten-year...
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What the media is saying about Judaism and Israel
British Parliament member Dennis MaShane writes in The Washington Post ( www.washingtonpost . com ) on Sept. 4 about the new anti-Semitism: "Hatred of Jews has reached new heights in Europe, and many points south and east of the old continent. Last year, I chaired a blue-ribbon committee of British parliamentarians, including former ministers and a party leader, that examined...
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At Your Fingertips
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Lots of people, myself included, have written over the past decade or so about how the Internet and the Web -- to say nothing of e-mail, iPods, cell phones and all sorts of other paraphernalia -- have begun to undermine the dominance that books, newspapers, magazines and other traditional forms of media have maintained for so many centuries. There's a...
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New version of anti-Israel screed finds discredited authors gaining unlikely allies
Back in the spring of 2006, two distinguished but otherwise largely unknown American political scientists managed to break out of the obscurity that is generally the fate of academicians. And the debate about Israel and its supporters hasn't been quite the same ever since. The two, John J. Mearsheimer of the University of Chicago and Stephen M. Walt of the...
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