Monday, December 29, 2014 Tevet 7, 5775

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By every published account, this continues to be a strenuous period for magazines and print media. And yet, you couldn't tell that by all the new magazines that have made appearances during the summer months. I wrote about Radar several weeks ago, which just published its second issue and seems bent on reviving the cheekiness of Spy. Now comes Weekend...
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Several months ago, Corby Kummer, an editor at The Atlantic, outed himself, Jewishly speaking - at least to me. I'd been reading him for years in the magazine, and had assumed from his name that he was of patrician stock. But in a piece titled "Kosher Conversion," he mentioned that during his childhood, his family had tagged meat-related items with...
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After the Storm As traumatic as the withdrawal from Gaza may have been for those involved, all who care about Israel can heave a sigh of relief this week that our worst nightmares were not realized. Yes, the scenes of families being forced out of their homes were heartbreaking. So, too, was the dilemma of Israeli soldiers and police who...
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Diaspora vision of Zionist icons ought to survive, despite changes and turmoil
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For Jewish youngsters of past generations, Israel has always provided two invigorating symbols for the future. One was that of the pioneering Jewish farmer, who had shaken off the dust of a debilitating Diaspora and returned to the land of our ancestors. The second was that of the soldiers of the Israel Defense Forces - tough Jews whose victories would...
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Hillel Halkin
Let's face it. With disengagement from Gaza nearly complete, the anti-disengagement forces have already won. That's not, of course, how it's being portrayed by the media. There, we see tearful settlers being evicted by tearful soldiers, who are also playing hide-and-seek with thousands of ideologically teenagers until the last of them is pulled from the bushes in time to go...
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