Thursday, October 2, 2014 Tishri 8, 5775

What the media is saying about Judaism and Israel
How Did Two Men Reduce Global Politics to a Single Issue? Columnist Steve Huntley writes in the Chicago Sun-Times ( www.suntimes.com ) on Sept. 7 that attacks on supporters of Israel reveal the authors' own bias: "It's no secret that the Israeli lobby has a record of success. A number of strongly motivated organizations advocate for Israel -- a cause...
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Won for the Web
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Over the last few weeks, I've been extolling the wonders of the Internet. And just the other day, I discovered another of them. It used to be that when the print version of a magazine died, it was gone forever. But that's not the case now that the Web's around. Take The New Leader . The venerable journal that was...
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The veneration of powerlessness is not a legitimate or a useful Jewish value
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Part of the standard liturgy of Jewish prayer is the pronouncement that "we were exiled for our sins." The victories of the Babylonians and the Romans were not ascribed to the imperialist aggression of those predatory powers. Nor did our tradition assign blame for those defeats to the weakness of the Jewish forces, or even to the stupidity of both...
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Museum Speaks of Past, Present and Future Jonathan Tobin's column (A Matter of Opinion: "Golden Ticket to Oblivion," Aug. 30) advocating increased funding for Jewish day schools is well taken, but his gratuitous attack on the National Museum of American Jewish History was unfortunate. Tobin clearly doesn't understand the dynamic role the museum will play in furthering Jewish education in...
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The arrival at an agricultural research facility in northeastern Syria of a shipment marked "cement" earlier this month apparently set in motion a chain of events that will have international repercussions. According to published reports, the "cement" was, in fact, a shipment of nuclear equipment from North Korea. The research being conducted at the Syrian facility close to the Turkish...
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