Tuesday, January 27, 2015 Shevat 7, 5775

What the media is saying about Judaism and Israel
Columnist John Podhoretz writes in The New York Post ( www.nypost.com ) on Oct. 12 about the folly of America trying to be peace-broker: "Here we are again, on the verge of another Middle East peace conference -- this one in Annapolis, starting Nov. 1. And so, again, here we are, with Israeli politicians leaking possible territorial concessions and Palestinian...
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Mara Sokolsky, JE Feature
I have an old friend, Jonathan, who one day announced that he was ready for true love. He'd been through several girlfriends and a brief marriage, but now, he was looking for someone to fill -- as he put it -- a "tenure-track position." My friend is very smart but decidedly alternative. At age 60, he lives in a group...
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Assigning blame for Annapolis summit's probable failure presents clear danger
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Israel's first prime minister, David Ben-Gurion, was famous for saying that it was more important what the Jews did than what the non-Jewish world said about what they were doing. There was, and still is, a great deal of truth to that proposition. When it comes to matters of self-defense and building your own home, there are times when true...
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The scramble for the post-9/11 pot of federal allocations aimed at strengthening homeland security has not always been an edifying spectacle. As is inevitably the case where millions of taxpayer dollars are distributed, the results can be as much the result of patronage and politics as with real need. But the recent allocation of Homeland Security grants for security at...
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Andrew Silow-Carroll
You've seen the images dozens, perhaps hundreds, of times. The self-amused face of Hitler, addressing an outdoor rally. The row upon row of jack-booted soldiers, marching in industrial lockstep. The piles of books being put to the flames. And though the images are as familiar to you as home movies, they take on a new immediacy in Ken Burns' latest...
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