Friday, February 27, 2015 AdarI 8, 5775

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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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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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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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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Religious rationales for policy positions ring hollow on both sides of the spectrum
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Though it seems as if the last national election ended the day before yesterday, the next grand tilt between our two major parties is once again upon us. The 2006 congressional elections are still 11 months away, but the Republican and Democratic war drums are beating loud and clear. As is the custom in our fair republic, both parties are...
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