Friday, October 31, 2014 Heshvan 7, 5775

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Another plagiarism scandal has come and gone, and the amassed minions in the media dutifully bided their time, clocking every permutation. But the only real insight into the whole fiasco came in an opinion piece by novelist Whitney Otto called "Unoriginal Sins," which appeared in The New York Times of May 12. As you may recall, Harvard University undergrad Kaavya...
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Jonathan Rosenblum
The Torah contains many prohibitions against speaking derogatorily of others. When it comes to the laws of lashon hara , even truth is not a defense, except in certain narrowly defined circumstances. Underlying the proscriptions against derogatory speech is the idea that we create our world through our speech. One of the problems with today's Israeli society is that there...
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Media Clippings
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Just when I'd begun getting used to all the chic, self-deprecating humor that fills Heeb magazine, along comes another young editor named Mireille Silcoff with a new Jewish magazine to offer, called - not to put too fine a Jewish point on it - Guilt & Pleasure. And the first thing to be said about the finished product - at...
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Stu Goldman
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Media Clippings
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Soon after I'd complained in this space about the Democratic Party and its move to the far-left reaches of the political spectrum, I ran across a copy of the Feb. 13 issue of The Nation with a cover story titled "The New Face of the Campus Left." It confirmed some of my worst fears about how left-wingers view themselves and...
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