Thursday, September 18, 2014 Elul 23, 5774

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It’s quite unusual to come across a tribute to a first-rate Philadelphia journalist in a national magazine. Philly is not necessarily known for producing stellar reporters; editors, perhaps, but not daily journalists. But just such a tribute appeared in the June/July issue of the American Journalism Review. Rem Rieder, the magazine’s editor and senior vice president, who is also both...
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Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz
Everyone who lives in Jerusalem - especially those like me, who were born here - is in love with the city, really in love. For us, it is not just a place, not just a house; it's a home. But it is even more than that: It is an object of love. Even visitors are in some way ensnared by...
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Stewart Weiss
Along the coast of Norway, not far from North Cape, Europe's northernmost point, is the quaint city of Trondheim. There, among the troll dolls and fishing paraphernalia is a most unusual sight: a synagogue. Though a minyan's hard to come by - the shul is open only on Friday nights, weather-permitting - the president struggles valiantly to keep the place...
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The murder of four Israeli Arabs aboard a bus last week was the sort of crime many had feared would happen, despite all hopes to the contrary. The Jewish state mourned the deaths of the four persons killed in cold blood by a 19-year-old deserter from the Israeli army. Still, the prayer on the lips of every Jew this week...
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If Rubin, Pipes and ZOA Agree, It Can't Be 'Stupid' We at the Zionist Organization of America are disappointed that Jonathan Tobin has resorted to name-calling of the oldest pro-Israel group in the United States (A Matter of Opinion: "It's the Act That Counts!" July 28). Tobin is opposed to our opposing both the unilateral giving away of the 12...
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