Tuesday, July 29, 2014 Av 2, 5774
By:
Rabbi George Stern
Climate change poses a danger to almost every nation. Israel is vulnerable -- to the direct effects of climate variations and, particularly, to the political effects of the worldwide use of oil, much of it from the Middle East, which we are burning at mushrooming rates and which is (thanks to carbon dioxide emissions) the biggest factor contributing to global...
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By:
Benjamin Balint
Is Saudi Arabia, home to Islam's two holiest cities, and the Arab world's most conservative monarchy, experiencing a change of heart? In a campaign against extremists at home, Saudi courts have now begun to try 991 prisoners held on terrorism charges. A new government initiative targets jihadist detainees for counseling and religious re-education. And, last year, a Saudi mufti, Sheikh...
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Learn to Enjoy the Quiet Whenever Israel's Bumped Off the Front Page Historian Michael Oren writes in Ha'aretz ( www.haaretz.com ) on Nov. 9 that no news is good news for friends of Israel: "The good news is that Israel is no longer in the news. And the bad news is that Israel is no longer in the news. For...
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By now, those who care about such things know that, after a century, The Christian Science Monitor has decided to discontinue publishing a weekday newspaper. The announcement came during the same week that Time, Inc., which oversees all those famous magazines, said it would be cutting 600 jobs and reorganizing its staff. Gannett, the largest newspaper publishing company in the...
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Long-overdue program to lower day-school costs gives hope for the future
By:
Jonathan S. Tobin
David Magerman is a 40-year-old with a Ph.D. in computer science who recently left the technology industry to become an investor. His main investment vehicles these days are not financial instruments. Instead, he's investing in our future through Jewish education. He's formed his own philanthropy called the Kohelet Foundation, because he sees the wisdom of Kohelet -- the Hebrew name...
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