Thursday, November 27, 2014 Kislev 5, 5775

The 'Inconceivable' Misery of Displaced Gaza Jews I had just returned from Israel when I read Jonathan Tobin's column (A Matter of Opinion: "Why I'm Not Giving Up on Israel," May 25). At the end of our trip, we visited the "tent city" near Ashkelon that he mentioned in his piece. I agree with his characterization of the people there...
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The Begin Precedent Twenty-five years ago this week, the prime minister of Israel faced a wide-ranging dilemma. Menachem Begin was presented with evidence that an Iraqi nuclear reactor that might produce a weapon of mass destruction would soon be operational. He could have continued pursuing apparently fruitless diplomacy or waited in vain for a major power to act. Or he...
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Ignoring the international extravaganza is the right and Jewish thing to do
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Do you know where you are going to be for most of this coming month? Most people around the globe do. They are going to be in front of their television sets (even if they have to hike a few miles to a neighboring village) to watch the quadrennial sports extravaganza that dwarfs the Olympics in international interest, not to...
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Stu Goldman
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Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz
For most people, the act of studying stops abruptly at the end of formal schooling, whether after elementary school, high school or college. Few adults sit and study in a continuous, disciplined way. They find no compelling need or motivation. Curiosity is a characteristic of youth. Other primates abandon curiosity relatively early in order to deal with the problems of...
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