Wednesday, September 17, 2014 Elul 22, 5774

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I don't think, in recent times at least, there's been a more vilified intellectual figure -- at least in certain circles -- than Leo Strauss. And especially, so long-deceased an intellectual figure. A German-Jewish émigré, Strauss, who died 33 years ago, taught philosophy for the most part for several decades at the University of Chicago. Few outside of some rarefied...
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After months of being left out of the headlines, it appears that the Palestinians are back, bidding to get our attention. By forging a long-sought coalition between his own Fatah Party and members of Hamas -- and other Palestinian factions, such as Islamic Jihad -- Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is hoping to put a new face on his government...
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These are difficult times for Israel's government. This summer's war with Hezbollah created enormous hardship for the Israeli people. Adjusting for the tremendous financial shortfalls these extraordinary circumstances have created is not easy. And even if the Diaspora steps up and gives all it can to support Israel's people, budget cuts from the top down are still going to be...
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Nobody Wins With War, but Don't Say Israel Lost Let me remind those who have turned so viciously on Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, who say that Israel lost the war and that there are no victors in war, only losers. That said, let us review the results of the war. Olmert made the same mistake that President Bush made...
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Martin Abramowitz
If Jews had pantheons, Shawn Green -- the premier Jewish baseball player of the last quarter-century -- would be right up there in the baseball wing, a notch below Hank Greenberg and Sandy Koufax. It would be hard to overstate the significance of Greenberg and Koufax in the history of American Jewish life. That two of the best ballplayers of...
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