Thursday, July 31, 2014 Av 4, 5774
By:
Rela Mintz Geffen
When I went to public school in Manhattan as a child, we all thought we knew what a family and a typical household looked like -- something akin to "Fun With Dick and Jane." Yet even in the 1950s, lots of households didn't look like the two-parent-couple-of-kids-dog-and-cat family in that reader. And they certainly don't resemble households in the new...
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Sanford R. Cardin, Ariel Beery and Aharon Horwitz
The computer chip is nearly synonymous with Intel, the world's leading chip manufacturer. Interestingly, this corporate powerhouse came to rely on Israel for its front-line research. As recounted in Start-Up Nation, a book by Saul Singer and Daniel Senor, Israeli engineers had new ideas to build a more powerful chip, but their corporate leadership from abroad was reluctant to forego...
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By:
Rabbi Jason Kimelman-Block
On Jan. 18, communities across the country will participate in the Dr. Martin Luther King Day of Service. It is one of three "showcase" days of volunteering established in the past 20 years -- the others being Sept. 11 and Global Youth Service Day in April. And it's indicative of a broader trend. Involvement in service in this country has...
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Rabbi Shmuley Boteach
Like many people these days, I am a busy man. But that did not stop me from taking off several weeks from my professional life to fight Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi's plan to take up residence directly next door to me this past August and September during the U.N. General Assembly. With my friend Englewood Mayor Michael Wildes -- and...
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By:
Daniel Pipes
As hands are being wrung in the aftermath of a near-tragedy on a Northwest Airlines flight approaching Detroit on Dec. 25, a conversation from London's Heathrow airport in 1986 comes to mind. It consisted of an El Al security agent quizzing one Ann-Marie Doreen Murphy, a 32-year-old recent arrival in London from Sallynoggin, Ireland. While working as a chambermaid at...
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