Friday, December 26, 2014 Tevet 4, 5775

It's always good to have a heap of old magazines lying around, especially in my line of work. Such haphazard compilations come in handy when Jewish news slows down, as it does on some weeks. Then you can skim something off the pile and find a topic of interest. And I've always loved perusing old news. Not only do I...
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Sure, Peace Will Come - When Israel's Gone! Jonathan Tobin's conclusions about Israeli politics (A Matter of Opinion: "The 'Big Bang' Will Echo Here," Sept. 22) are as viable as disengagement itself, which purportedly was a huge success. Meaning: You can fool some of the people all of the time. Enabling homicidal attacks by Palestinians and enabling those who would...
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It is an intrinsic element of Judaism to approach the beginning of a New Year with introspection. During the Days of Awe, we look at ourselves and ponder what we did in the past year. It is just as necessary to perform the same act of self-examination as a community. In conducting our communal cheshbon nefesh - a spiritual accounting...
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Columnist Diana West writes on www.JewishWorldReview.com on Sept. 16 about the payback for America's handouts to the Palestinians: "Maybe it was that last $50 million that George W. Bush forked over to the Palestinian Authority in May that made the Gaza transfer between Israel and the Palestinian Authority this week so … what was Condoleezza Rice's word for the Palestinian...
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Of the plump literary quarterlies that now dot the magazine horizon, none is more consistently interesting - even downright surprising - than the reconditioned Virginia Quarterly Review. With editor Ted Genoways at the helm, the magazine has stocked up on pages, and been redesigned with an emphasis on glossy illustrations and spirited layouts. It has also published new and famous...
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