Wednesday, July 23, 2014 Tammuz 25, 5774
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Jonathan Steinberg, chairman of the history department at the University of Pennsylvania, said that George W. Bush is, in a sense, dead. Of course, the president is alive and well in Washington. And Steinberg was not suggesting that he's a lame-duck president. What the scholar meant was that the hard-drinking scion of an aristocratic New England family - who attended...
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Zara Myers, JE Feature
Maritza Corrales, who has spent her academic life researching the history of Jewish migration to Cuba, fascinated listeners at Temple Beth Zion-Beth Israel two weeks ago. Sponsored by HIAS and Council Migration, the program focused on insights into the Cuban Jewish community gained from archival studies in the United States, Israel, Spain, Turkey and other countries, often integrating her finding...
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Steve Rosen (left), AIPAC's former foreign-policy issues director, leaves U.S. District Court in Alexandria, Va., on Aug. 16. Rosen and and Keith Weissman (seen at right flanked by his lawyer and his wife), a former Iran analyst at the organization, pleaded not guilty to the charges at a court hearing. The two men will mount a joint defense; a trial...
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The so-called "Arab spring" has given way to a broiling, unstable summer, according to the head of a Center City think-tank. To be sure, said Harvey Sicherman, president and director of the Foreign Policy Research Institute, the hope for stability generated by orderly elections by the Iraqis, the Palestinian Authority and the Lebanese may be wilting in the heat of...
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Gloria Hayes Kremer, JE Feature
Our modern, tumultuous world is filled with miraculous things. This story is one of them. When Henri Landwirth was born in Antwerp, Belgium, on March 7, 1927, his parents, Max and Fanny, felt the family would have more opportunity for success if they moved to Poland. For the first 13 years of his life, Henri and his twin sister, Margot,...
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