Monday, August 31, 2015 Elul 16, 5775

Media Clippings
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A ridiculous coupling of subjects occurred in the "Style" section of The New York Times on Oct. 29. For some reason, this department, which seems dedicated to scraping together as much fluff as can be found in the world, has decided to run a weekly book review. Neither of these pursuits is objectionable -- either devotion to peddling fluff or...
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Advocacy Corner
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Asaf Romirowsky
The latest book by Carmen Callil, Bad Faith: A Forgotten History of Family and Fatherland meticulously details the actions of Louis Darquier de Pellepoix, the Vichy official who organized the deportation of French Jews to Auschwitz. Callil's hypothesis goes astray as she decided to comment on the Israeli-Palestinian dynamic, saying that Palestinians are all oppressed by Israelis. Consequently, the French...
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As Chanukah comes to a close this weekend, the flurry of gift-giving in our community will halt as the rest of the country prepares to bury itself in an avalanche of Christmas cheer. But before we assess the damage to our checkbooks by the transformation of the Festival of Lights into a celebration of consumerism, we should take a moment...
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Bush and the Democratic Congress must reject making Israel pay for Iraq exit
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Right now, most Americans are ready to sign on to just about anything as long as it is labeled "exit from Iraq." To listen to the current debate about the war and the deepening despair over the never-ending toll of blood and treasure that it has cost us, the notion of an American flight from the conflict is no longer...
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A Time of Miracles The long and often sad history of the Jewish people has often given us reason to cry out to God and ask for a miracle. Not every such prayer has been answered positively, but a key to the continuing appeal of Chanukah has always been in the power of a story based in the unlikely triumph...
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