Monday, April 27, 2015 Iyyar 8, 5775

The notion of an Israeli 'defeat' tests Diaspora support in more ways than one
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For generations of Diaspora Jews raised on the idea of an invincible Israel, the last month has been something of a blow. While historians will probably have better luck sorting out the results of the recent weeks of fighting between Israel and its Hezbollah antagonists than journalists, there is little question that the result was a lot less than most...
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Spats between the leaders of various components of the alphabet soup of American Jewish organizations are not usually worthy of comment. But this week, it's interesting to note a difference of opinion between one of our "major" Jewish organizations and most of the rest of the bunch. The Anti-Defamation League broke ranks from some of its fellow "majors" because of...
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The start of a new school year next month is a milestone for every family. But as the kids get ready to hit the books again, it's not a bad moment to think about what sort of marks our community might be getting on its next education report card. The good news is that quality educational resources are available for...
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A Meeting With Destiny: His Deeds Remembered Michael Levin, whom I had not seen for a few years, was the person Jonathan Tobin described so well (A Matter of Opinion: "Somebody Else's Job," Aug. 10). Michael knew what he wanted and perhaps what his destiny was to be, as he had told a number of his friends. His love of...
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Media Watch
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John R. Cohn M.D.
Israel's battle with Iranian-backed Hezbollah has produced numerous opportunities for media commentary. A Reuters' photographer has been fired for altering images, and much has been made of efforts by Hezbollah to manipulate the coverage from territory they control. Photographers are escorted and supervised in areas of damage, with evidence suggesting that some of these events are stage-managed to facilitate news...
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