Monday, August 31, 2015 Elul 16, 5775
Tiff over oath scratches the surface of a far more difficult clash of values
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In late November, radio talk-show host and columnist Dennis Prager penned an article criticizing an incoming member of Congress for announcing that he would take the oath of office in January by swearing upon a Koran. Prager is a respected Jewish author who was recently added to the roster of the board of the United States Holocaust Memorial Council, which...
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Barry Rubin
The elephant has gone into labor and brought forth a mouse. That's the most apt remark about the end-game in the international effort to stop Iran getting nuclear weapons. After three years of intensive diplomacy involving the highest-ranking policy-makers and "best minds" of the Western countries, the Iranian government has literally run rings around its adversaries. Tehran has repeatedly lied...
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Douglas Bloomfield
Egypt and Israel began peace overtures in 1977, after both had decided that the United States was part of the problem, not the solution. President Jimmy Carter had just called for a joint U.S.-Soviet-sponsored Middle East Peace Conference, and the last thing Anwar Sadat and Menachem Begin wanted at the table was the Soviet Union, which the Egyptians had just...
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Media Clippings
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The news seems only to worsen when you consider the future of newspapers. That was part of the premise behind Michael Hirschorn's "Get Me Rewrite!" which appeared in the December Atlantic Monthly . Hirschorn noted that some of the giants of the media industry -- read here, The New York Times -- are finding themselves vulnerable. The Times may not...
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Alan Luxenberg
It is by now a commonplace to lament the significant drop-out rate from Hebrew school following the age of Bar or Bat Mitzvah. Unfortunately, a majority of Jewish students will enter college -- now reputed to be a place of widespread hostility toward the State of Israel -- with no formal Jewish education beyond seventh or eighth grade. What understanding...
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