Wednesday, September 17, 2014 Elul 22, 5774

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I have referenced this remarkable development in the publishing world in two previous articles, and now, at last, The New York Times has written about this fascinating product -- the Espresso Book Machine -- in considerable detail in its Aug. 2 issue. As the article by reporter Anthony Ramirez noted, books in the Middle Ages were written by hand, and...
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Hebrew charter is the latest attempt to avoid the need to fund day schools
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On its face, it is the quintessential story of the success of American Jewish life: a public school where the teaching of Hebrew will be at the center of its core curriculum. But behind this facade, the founding of the Ben Gamla School in Broward County, Fla., has generated controversy and criticism. As reported in a recent dispatch by the...
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Critics of religion like to claim that the source of most of the world's ills can be traced to believers who wage wars in the name of their distorted fanatic faiths. Needless to say, proponents of this trend have pointed out that the vast majority of the deaths incurred by conflicts in one of history's bloodiest centuries -- the 20th...
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Don't Turn Our Backs on Intermarried Couples! We read with interest the two columns on intermarriage (Opinions: "Traitor or Tribe Member? Handling the Intermarried," Aug. 16). We think that Shmuley Boteach's approach is the only one we should heed. Research on conversion has shown that it takes about 17 years for a person to feel comfortable enough to convert. Given...
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