Friday, August 28, 2015 Elul 13, 5775

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Kenneth Stern
Holocaust Remembrance Day was observed in many parts of the world on Jan. 27, thanks to a landmark 2005 U.N. General Assembly resolution designating that day. One might say, "It's about time," as it took 60 years for the United Nations to memorialize the Holocaust, or "perfect timing," given Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's ongoing public denial of the Holocaust, which...
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Samuel Freedman
In his controversial new book about Israel and the Palestinians, Jimmy Carter recounts his first visit to the Jewish state. It was a few months before the Yom Kippur War, he was the governor of Georgia, and his last stop was a visit with prime minister Golda Meir. "I said that I had long taught historical lessons from the Hebrew...
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Media Clippings
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Hands-down, the most entertaining and informative article I've read recently was "The Good Book Business" by Daniel Radosh, which appeared in the Dec. 18 issue of The New Yorker . The piece described why book publishers continue to love the Bible -- a surefire winner with readers -- and how the drive by evangelicals to get the Scriptures into the...
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Media Watch
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John R. Cohn, M.D.
I had the chance to hear Jimmy Carter last year at the Herzliya Conference on the subject of Israel's national security. He was in Israel to supervise the imminent Palestinian elections, and was invited to stop by the conference. After his remarks, questions were taken. The last, by Israeli politician Uzi Landau, was about Palestinian incitement of hatred toward Israel...
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Earmark reform, energy, tax issues point out contradictions in groups' stands
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For most Jewish groups and their supporters, the results of last November's congressional elections was a dream come true. With the Democrats ending the Republicans' 12-year-reign on Capitol Hill, there was no question that most of mainstream liberal Jewish organizations were going to be lining up behind the new agenda. The "100 hours" plan put forward by new House Speaker...
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