Tuesday, September 2, 2014 Elul 7, 5774

No Real Threat to Israel in Spielberg’s Movie Regarding “What’s Worth Getting Upset About?” (A Matter of Opinion, Dec. 29): Jonathan Tobin is entitled to his view of the film “Munich.” What he should not do is impugn my motives as to why I don’t see the movie as he does. My opinion of “Munich” has nothing to do with...
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Focus on pliability of Sharon's successor ignores the real 'peace process' story
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A week into the post-Ariel Sharon era of U.S.-Israeli relations, some things are already clearer than they were just a few days ago. The first is that although the Bush administration is worried about whether any of the prime minister's possible successors will be as skillful at orchestrating territorial withdrawals as Sharon was, no change in policy toward Israel is...
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What the media is saying about Judaism and Israel
In All Respects, Sharon Is Israel: Its Many Faces and Contradictions Shalem Center scholar Michael Oren writes in The Wall Street Journal ( www.opinionjournal.com ) on Jan. 6 that Ariel Sharon depicts Israel's formative era: Michael Oren "Irrespective of his prospects for recovery, Ariel Sharon's passing from public life represents not only the fall of the pre-eminent figure in Israeli...
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What're These Guys Grinning About?
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There's nothing I enjoy more than stumbling across a magazine I've never heard a word about. Luckily, these days, bookstores apportion a huge amount of space to such displays. The usual items can always be found there - Time, Newsweek, People, Vogue - but you can also come across some really different items, some strange and quirky, others just off-the-beaten-track...
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Fair, Just and Good for the Job
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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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