Tuesday, September 2, 2014 Elul 7, 5774

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Arthur Cohn- JE FEATURE
The Palestinian film "Paradise Now," which sympathetically depicts the lives of two Palestinian terrorists, won the Golden Globe and was nominated by the Academy of Motion Pictures in Hollywood for the best foreign film Oscar. How is it possible, I ask myself, that such a film is acclaimed by people of culture? The main reason is that terrorists active against...
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As we go to press this week, the votes cast in Israel's parliamentary election are still being tabulated. Though the exact outcome is unknown, the outline of a new centrist consensus built around the ideas of stricken Prime Minister Ariel Sharon was a consistent theme in opinion polls taken throughout the campaign. If those polls are correct, that will mean...
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Who Gets It? The Professorial Duo or the Boston Cab Driver? - See more at: file:///Volumes/Editorial Copy/Content from Pliner Website/jewishexponent.com/article/2891/What_They_Are_Saying/index.html#sthash.eev5r1EE.dpuf
Harvard professor of Yiddish literature Ruth R. Wisse writes in The Wall Street Journal (www. opinionjournal.com) on March 22 concerning the myths about the "Israel lobby:" "In Boston in the early 1980s, I was asked by an Irish cab driver what language I had been speaking with a fellow passenger we had just dropped off. When I told him Hebrew,...
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I've often mentioned the piles of magazines that fill my study, and how, on weeks when Jewish news is slow - which, I admit is rare - I tend to rifle through these publications and find something of interest to write about in this space. What I haven't discussed is the mass of magazines on our third floor, which I...
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The chasm between mainstream academia and main street America grows -
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The cliché about academic politics is that it is so bitter because the stakes are so meaningless. That old saw remains true as far as the rivalries that afflict the competition for advancement at any college or university. But the impact of America's tenured radicals on our nation's politics is not quite so trivial. Hence the firestorm that rained down...
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