Friday, August 1, 2014 Av 5, 5774

Fair, Just and Good for the Job
By:
Jeffrey N. Wasserstein
I'm a pro-choice, registered Democrat who supports progressive candidates. I'm also a graduate of the Jewish Theological Seminary, and an observant Jew who is active in my community. Notwithstanding numerous areas of commonality I have with the liberal groups opposing Judge Samuel Alito's nomination, I disagree with them now. While the Jewish community may be suspicious that certain statements made...
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His Stance Threatens Our Rights
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Phyllis Snyder
"But is it good for the Jews?" That was the question many of our grandparents voiced when they perused the morning papers - a question we may have dismissed, even with affection, as a narrow or parochial expression. Today, we know that what's "good for the Jews" extends beyond ourselves: It encompasses a concern for the well-being of society as...
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An industrial park pervaded by the rotten-egg stench of chemicals is hardly an ideal place for most people. But for Andrew Seligman, a U.S.-government-sponsored trip to just such a place represented a wish come true. "From the day I started working for the Environmental Protection Agency, I always thought a dream experience of mine would be to work on a...
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What the media is saying about Judaism and Israel
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Ronald Radosh (www.weeklystandard.com)
Historian Ronald Radosh writes in The Weekly Standard ( www.weeklystandard.com ) on Jan. 2 about why a professor of terror beat a federal rap: "The acquittal on Dec. 6 of Sami al-Arian, a former professor of computer engineering at the University of South Florida, on eight counts relating to terrorism was a setback not only for the Department of Justice...
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I have written several times that the Nobel Prizes, especially those for literature, have been given primarily for the politics of the writers rather than for any intrinsic quality of the work. And each time I've said this, I've been denounced by a number of readers. But it seems clear to me, especially if you look at the recent writers...
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