Monday, November 24, 2014 Kislev 2, 5775

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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It is an intrinsic element of Judaism to approach the beginning of a New Year with introspection. During the Days of Awe, we look at ourselves and ponder what we did over the past year. It is just as necessary to perform the same act of self-examination as a community. In conducting our communal cheshbon nefesh -- or spiritual accounting...
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Advocacy Corner
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Asaf Romirowsky
Today, pro-Israel students confront a demoralizing challenge on campus defending Israel's right to exist as a democratic Jewish state, as well as expressing views that would be labeled as "conservative." Some examples: · Natana DeLong-Bas, a lecturer in theology at Boston College, as well as in the Department of Near East and Judaic Studies at Brandeis University, says that she...
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