Monday, September 22, 2014 Elul 27, 5774

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Hillel Halkin
Perhaps it's an ancient streak of totemism in me, but I've always been struck by how many politicians remind me of animals. George W. Bush makes me think of a lean hunting dog. And Ariel Sharon? He's easy. He's an old sea turtle. You can't mistake him for anything else. The huge, almost round girth of him. The leathery neck...
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Caroline B. Glick
A district attorney in a Middle Eastern country last week indicted a citizen for writing a letter to a public servant accusing him of being a quisling. The remarkable thing about it is that it did not take place in Syria or in Egypt. It took place in the only democracy in the Middle East. The Jerusalem District Attorney's office...
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What the media is saying about Judaism and Israel
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Author David Gelernter writes in the Los Angeles Times ( www.latimes.com ) July 8 about the contrasting views of Woody Allen and Natan Sharansky: These two men "are celebrity Jewish intellectuals who offer radically different worldviews for your contemplation. Allen's is more popular with intellectuals worldwide. Sharansky's whole life says that Allen is wrong. "Allen recently explained his view of...
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It’s Getting Hot in Here: Series a Timely Reminder I applaud the Jewish Exponent for including a discussion of global warming in its excellent series on environmentalism (Cover story: “Love Your ‘Mother,’ More Than Before,” June 23). Global warming is a pressing environmental and social-justice concern that our elected officials are just now taking to heart. In late June, the...
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Anglican Church's 'Useful Idiots': More Fixated Than Ever! Editor-in-chief of The New Republic ( www.tnr . com) Martin Peretz writes on June 30 about the animus for Israel on the part of Christian churches: "The Episcopal Church in the United States has long been threatening to disinvest from U.S. companies that 'support the occupation of Palestinian lands'- such as Caterpillar,...
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