Tuesday, August 4, 2015 Av 19, 5775

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I've just caught up with one of the cleverest pieces I've read in months, Louis Menand's "Talk of the Town" article in the June 26 New Yorker about cell-phone ring tones and what they say about aging ears. It seems there's a certain sound that can't be heard by most of those over 20. As Menand explained it, "the tone...
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Stu Goldman
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Michael Levin's sacrifice is a stark contrast to contemporary American Jewish culture
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This week, a family in Bucks County is facing the ultimate tragedy. The Levins have lost their son, Michael, a 22-year-old graduate of Council Rock High School, who was killed in Lebanon on Aug. 1 while serving with the Israel Defense Force. The Levins are not alone in their grief. Dozens of Israeli families have also been faced with the...
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Bloggers' Bias Balances Sins of Mainstream Media In criticizing a Philadelphia Inquirer editorial that sought to treat Israelis and Hezbollah terrorists as morally equivalent, Jonathan Tobin writes: "If anyone wonders why so many readers nowadays seem to prefer the obvious bias and uninformed invective that poses as commentary on the Internet to the work of professional journalists, then they need...
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In the last two decades, the culture of the relationship between Israel and the Diaspora changed. The old paradigm of a besieged Jewish state looking to Jews living elsewhere for aid became as outdated as the old gung-ho "We Are One" rhetoric that was once seen as a can't miss marketing strategy for raising funds. Israel was stronger than ever...
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