Friday, April 18, 2014 Nisan 18, 5774
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Octogenarian Helen Thomas - better known as the "Dean of the Washington Press Corps" - has not been shy about criticizing the president or the war in Iraq. From interviews to speeches to her forthcoming book, Watchdogs of Democracy? The Waning Washington Press Corps and How It Has Failed the Public , the 87-year-old reporter turned columnist - who still...
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In the early 1980s, I worked for several years with the late and sorely missed Murray Friedman as his assistant to the U.S. Civil Rights Commission. My job was to answer his mail, read and summarize the material the commission sent him on a daily basis (most of it writings dealing with civil-rights matters culled from newspapers and magazines across...
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Ruth Lilly, granddaughter of the founder of Eli Lilly pharmaceutical company, has wanted more than anything to be a poet, and she's tried her hand at the art throughout the years. But she soon discovered that she didn't have the talent necessary. Rather than becoming bitter and stewing over her shortcomings, she decided to give of her inheritance to one...
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Of those painters who came of (artistic) age at the tail end of Abstract Expressionism, who partook of its painterly elements for a time, then moved on to forge their own styles, Joan Snyder is one of the most dynamic and challenging. She appeared on the art scene in the 1970s with her beautiful and mysterious "stroke" paintings, which she...
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The Jewish Publication Society is helping to bring books from the past very much into the future. The organization is digitizing its Hebrew Bible and related biblical titles to create the JPS Digital Bible Collection, accessible through a free online Web-based portal. In addition to text, the Web site will feature relevant commentaries and biblical legends released by JPS over...
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