Saturday, January 31, 2015 Shevat 11, 5775

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Lori Lowenthal Marcus
Tell American Jews about a disaster anywhere in the world, and they rush to respond. Whether it be the tsunami in Southeast Asia or the war in Kosovo, the Jewish community has always contributed resources out of proportion to its numbers. And last month, we were presented with yet another horrific disaster. The response? Silence. While Jews are falling over...
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Leonard Fein
Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's speech before the General Assembly of the United Nations on Sept. 15 was widely praised as confirmation of the old warrior's turn toward peace. Even Ha'aretz, Israel's most resolutely liberal major newspaper, called it "a speech of historical importance." Perhaps. Medical technology, for all its sophistication, has yet to develop any machinery that will enable...
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Time to take the 5766 Jewish pundit quiz on next year's news
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Did you enjoy 5765? For Jews around the world, it was the usual mixed bag of bad and even worse news. It was another year of anti-Semitism in Europe, stalemate in Iraq, and ups and downs in Israel's battle for survival as the terror war waxed and then waned, and Israel left Gaza. But if you were looking to avoid...
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Of the plump literary quarterlies that now dot the magazine horizon, none is more consistently interesting - even downright surprising - than the reconditioned Virginia Quarterly Review. With editor Ted Genoways at the helm, the magazine has stocked up on pages, and been redesigned with an emphasis on glossy illustrations and spirited layouts. It has also published new and famous...
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