Sunday, September 21, 2014 Elul 26, 5774

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The first criticism I read about the famous short-story writer Isaac Babel was an essay by Lionel Trilling, then the dean of the New York Jewish intellectual crowd and one of the most prominent academics in the country. His piece was, at the time, one of the central pronouncements on the Soviet Jewish writer's remarkable work and brief, tragic life...
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A tale of Italian edibles
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Ethel G. Hofman- JE Feature
Rome is a city of contrasts. By day, you can eat on a sun-dappled, rooftop terrace, watching below as Smart cars (two-seater autos that don't guzzle up gas) and Vespas maneuver around Renaissance bathtub fountains at breakneck speed. At night, you can find yourself dancing in trendy nightclubs with off-beat disc jockeys. And then, there's a part of Rome that...
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Frank Rosci- JE Feature
Eytan Schwartz is "The Ambassador," also the name of the mega-popular Israeli TV show/competition won by the 30-year-old this past year. The show, which airs on Israel's Channel 2, begins its second season this month. In addition to all the acclaim and recognition he received as the so-called "Israeli Apprentice" - since the show, created by Keshet Production Company, Tel...
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Craig Langweiler- JE Feature
<p>When many people hear the term &quot;asset allocation,&quot; they immediately think of an efficient frontier diagram and the work of a pioneering economist.</p> <p>A 25-year-old student at the University of Chicago back in the early 1950s, Harry M. Markowitz really needed a thesis topic. In a chance meeting, a stock broker suggested that he investigate the stock market.</p> <p>At the...
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Many may think Islamic terrorism is a relatively modern phenomenon, but according to foreign-policy expert Joshua E. London, violent Muslim extremism has confounded the United States since America's infancy. London - who for the past two months has served as the deputy director of the Orthodox Union's Institute for Public Affairs in Washington, D.C., and prior to that served as...
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