Tuesday, July 29, 2014 Av 2, 5774
Author David Gelernter writes in the Los Angeles Times ( www.latimes.com ) on Sept. 9 that sometimes television pictures don't tell the truth: "A 55-second video report, produced in 2000 by a French TV station and distributed free of charge around the world, has caused untold injury and grief to Israeli civilians. This month, the French author Nidra Poller analyzes...
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Caught in the Backlash of the Storm
Military historians speak of the "fog of war" that clouds the decisions of commanders in the midst of battle. In the wake of the catastrophic storm that devastated New Orleans and much of the Gulf Coast, we may well speak of a "fog of bureaucracy" that obscures the ability of governments to take action when needed. While most of the...
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Operative Word? Obligation! In the days since Hurricane Katrina ravaged New Orleans and the Gulf Coast, the reaction from the rest of the country has been a mixture of shock, horror and anger at the level of devastation and the plight of many of the victims. But along with the inevitable recriminations about the effectiveness of the nation's response to...
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In a free country, the public square is and ought to be a marketplace for the competition of ideas. It is inevitable that religion is part of that debate. The question is what is appropriate behavior for those who seek to share their faith with others? Into that gray area the so-called "Jews for Jesus" group has marched, setting off...
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