Saturday, May 23, 2015 Sivan 5, 5775

Kindling an Idea
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Jeff Bezos, of Amazon fame, recently unveiled his effort at cornering the e-book market; this time out it's called the Kindle. Its nationwide presentation was executed with lots of pomp and circumstance, even while, almost simultaneously, there was talk of a decline in reading, especially among the young, who more than likely comprise the device's target audience. But none of...
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What the media is saying about Judaism and Israel
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Same Old Sad News From the U.N. -- Solidarity With Those Who Laud Suicide Scholar Anne Bayefsky writes in the National Review ( www.nationalreview.com ) on Dec. 5 about the United Nation's latest Israel-bashing fest: "Hate-mongers at the United Nations outdid themselves again at the annual U.N. Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, held every Nov. 29. This year...
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Mara Sokolsky, JE Feature
It's our first childless Chanukah in 22 years. Our older daughter has settled in Boston, living in an apartment with three other roommates who will light menorahs of their own. Our younger daughter, a college freshman, will no doubt have many candle-igniting options between Hillel, Chabad and dorm-room gatherings. It seems a bit odd to contemplate Chanukah with just adults...
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Bernard Harrison
French President Nicolas Sarkozy, during his recent visit to Washington, stated in widely reported remarks that the resurgence of anti-Semitic propaganda and associated violence around the world should not be minimized or explained away, but attacked head-on. Sarkozy recalled being aghast to hear a Gaullist minister dismissing recent anti-Semitic violence in France with the throwaway line, "Yes, there are synagogues...
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Naomi Chazan
The Annapolis conference held last week in Maryland coincided with the 60th anniversary of the ratification of the U.N. Partition Plan. The principle of two states for two peoples laid down then is -- despite the time that has elapsed, the changes that have occurred in the interim, the missed opportunities and the continuation of violent conflict -- as valid...
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