Monday, November 24, 2014 Kislev 2, 5775

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Feeling a little stressed these days, as the blissful ease of summer abruptly comes to an end, and school and religious obligations come flooding back at you with the onset of the fated month of September? You're not alone, of course, and now there's a magazine that's right up your ally. It's called Going Bonkers? -- and it attempts to...
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At Holiday Time, Ask the Wealthy to Aid the Poor The debate concerning the Darfur asylum-seekers in Israel (Editorial: "Succor for Sudanese," Aug. 16) can be easily remedied. As noted in the editorial, a major sticking-point is financial: how to pay for the ongoing influx in the face of the crushing poverty experienced by thousands of Israelis left behind in...
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Six years after the planes crashed into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and a stark field in Pennsylvania, a lot of Americans are getting bored with the obsessive desire to commemorate the events of Sept. 11, 2001. That was the essence of a front-page story in this past Sunday's New York Times, dated Sept. 2. Indeed, the piece reflects...
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Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz
Where is the world going? Is it progressing in a positive way and moving toward some ideal state? Or is it sinking lower and lower toward immorality and disarray? In Greek mythology, a Golden Age of peace and happiness was thought to become gradually more corrupt, eventually degenerating into an Iron Age of greed and cruelty. Some scientists today have...
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Isi Leibler
As we review the events of 5767, there's no denying that Israel underwent yet another annus horribilis -- an awful year. The people lack confidence in their failed leaders. Despite the disastrous unilateral withdrawals that undermined Israel's security, missiles are still being launched from Gaza against Israeli citizens, who have been transformed into refugees in their own land. Much of...
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