Sunday, December 28, 2014 Tevet 6, 5775

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It's two years now since Nobel Prize-winning novelist Saul Bellow died, and yet the tributes keep appearing, especially in the the literary quarterlies which, because of their printing schedule, often take a certain amount of time to catch up to major events. One such magazine, the ever-resourceful Salmagundi, edited by Robert and Peggy Boyers at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs,...
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Henry Feingold
Using its huge gas and oil reserves, and its massive armaments industry, the Putin regime has embarked on an effort to retrieve its rank as a world-class power. Some strategists welcome the effort at restoration of the comparatively predictable bipolar world of the Cold War. But few former refuseniks, the Jewish dissenters who applied for emigration visas and were rejected,...
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Barry Rubin
In Istanbul, Turks of every political position told me the same story to explain their situation: To cook a live frog, you don't put it in a pot on a high flame. You put it in cool water and raise the temperature very slowly. This is what they fear is happening following the victory of the Islamic-oriented Justice and Development...
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For more than 100 years, that little blue box has been a mainstay of Jewish life. The coins that accumulated in the Jewish National Fund's trademark pushkas helped purchase land in that became the bridgehead for the Jewish state envisioned by Theodor Herzl, the founder of modern Zionism. In the nearly 60 years since Israel's founding, the fund has continued...
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The literary world is fast evolving, and the changes appear to be so unalterable that the very business of publishing is being reconfigured beyond recognition on a daily basis. It's not just that magazines and newspapers are disappearing, and that the Internet is coming out the victor; it's the fact that there are now things like "espresso" machines, specifically tailored...
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