Thursday, August 27, 2015 Elul 12, 5775

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Another plagiarism scandal has come and gone, and the amassed minions in the media dutifully bided their time, clocking every permutation. But the only real insight into the whole fiasco came in an opinion piece by novelist Whitney Otto called "Unoriginal Sins," which appeared in The New York Times of May 12. As you may recall, Harvard University undergrad Kaavya...
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Stu Goldman
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Media Clippings
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Just when I'd begun getting used to all the chic, self-deprecating humor that fills Heeb magazine, along comes another young editor named Mireille Silcoff with a new Jewish magazine to offer, called - not to put too fine a Jewish point on it - Guilt & Pleasure. And the first thing to be said about the finished product - at...
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Evelyn Gordon
Conventional wisdom holds that Israel's international standing is directly related to its willingness to move toward peace with the Palestinians. Yet in recent years, despite previously unimaginable concessions, its international standing - far from improving - has hit an all-time low. Consider recent developments: • It has become acceptable in academic and media circles to question whether Israel even has...
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Zalman Shoval
Though Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has said that he has not abandoned hope for negotiations with Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas, present political realities within the Palestinian Authority and Abbas' own ultimate goals would probably make such negotiations another exercise in futility. At a recent conference in Washington, I listened to senior Egyptian and Jordanian diplomats and Fatah officials proclaiming an...
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