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Bucks, which bills itself as The Art + Culture + Lifestyle Magazine, is an oversized, glossy, picture-book kind of publication that must be giving...
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A Matter of Opinion

Public-opinion surveys have repeatedly shown that Americans are remarkably ignorant of their own history, let alone anyone else's. So maybe that's why our politicians feel...
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A Matter of Opinion

Jews are an especially paranoid lot. Often, it doesn't take much to set us off. In the latest case, it was the mere mention...

Six Days, and 38 Junes Later, the Time Has Come to Get Out

In the years immediately following the Six-Day War of June 1967, Israelis and Israel's supporters worldwide celebrated the IDF's victory without any ambivalence whatsoever. Israel's...

Leave It to Oprah to Glorify Stories of the Downtrodden – Not!

I am a 55-year-old, white, middle-class American woman. I am one of the loyal fans who have made Oprah Winfrey the queen of American...

Spin-Cycle Blues for GOP

Jews are an especially paranoid lot. Often, it doesn't take much to set us off. In the latest case, it was the mere mention...

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"Lactivists." I'm not generally keen on made-up words, but this one's got a beautiful quality all its own. As you may have heard, lactivists are...

Syria’s Own ‘Fredo Corelone’ Keeps Digging Himself a Deep Hole

Scholar Robert Satloff writes in The New Republic (www.tnr.com) on June 8 that Bashar Assad’s days may be numbered: “President Bashar al Assad of Syria...

Jerusalem Slogans Reflect New Fears of a Discriminatory Past

The 1967 Six-Day War broke out exactly 38 years ago. And on June 6, celebrated around the world as "Jerusalem Day," the Israel Defense...

Shavuot: The Law From on High, One Letter at a Time

"See that aleph in 'asher' "? Gabe, 18, asks. He points to a piece of parchment that is securely taped to a drafting table...