Wednesday, October 1, 2014 Tishri 7, 5775

Media Clippings
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Fred Vogelstein, a Wired magazine writer, set out to do a recent assignment -- a profile of Silicon Valley blogger, Mike Arrington -- in much the same manner he'd always begun such things: He planned to talk to the people central to the story, either in one-to-one interviews or over the phone. That's how the majority of journalists proceed. But...
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Douglas Bloomfield
The Middle East is in for another round of pseudo-diplomacy as the Arab League prepares to send a delegation to Israel that is something less than its "historic" billing in the media. Of course, nobody takes this very seriously because they know nothing will come of it. The Egyptian and Jordanian foreign ministers are making another trip to Israel --...
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David Rosen
The directive issued last week by Pope Benedict XVI concerning the use of the traditional Catholic Latin ("Tridentine") Mass has led to some extreme reactions. As a result, there have been suggestions -- echoed uncritically in the media -- that there is some kind of new Catholic initiative for the conversion of Jews, and that Jewish-Catholic relations are regressing. This...
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Stu Goldman
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Fear About Iran Won't Change Political Equation Jonathan S. Tobin is right about one thing: The overwhelming majority of Jews will vote for the Democrats next year (A Matter of Opinion: "Pandering Won't Be Enough," July 5). The reason is that they want a president and a Congress that will pull us out of a disastrous war in Iraq and...
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