Tuesday, July 22, 2014 Tammuz 24, 5774
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Media Clippings Though you may never have heard of it, Shirim: A Jewish Poetry Journal has hit its 25th year and, appropriately, has put out a special issue to celebrate. Shirim appears semi-annually out of Long Beach, Calif., and is edited by Marc Dworkin. It has an informal look to it, with a distinct whiff of the countercultural ethic of...
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Douglas M. Bloomfield
The battle for Jewish votes in this fall's presidential campaign could center on two U.S. senators who once were allies, but now are in opposing camps. Both have seen their own presidential ambitions quashed, but are being mentioned for vice president. Sen. Joseph Lieberman calls himself an Independent after a career as a Democrat. But, at least as far as...
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Media Clippings In its current issue, Heeb magazine heads West to Hollywood for the first time ever and, from the looks of it, Tinseltown may never be the same. According to a press release sent out a few weeks before the mag hit the newsstands, the editors announced that they wanted to put the theory that Jews run Hollywood to...
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David Twersky
What does Scott McClellan's tell-all book on his years at the White House have in common with Jimmy Carter's comment on the number of Israeli nukes and congressional hearings on War Powers? They all, intentionally or inadvertently, have the effect of weakening those who advocate a potential end-of-term strike by American planes and missiles against Iranian nuclear and military targets...
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Samuel Freedman
As the Havdalah ritual serves to remind us, Judaism sanctifies separation. We separate holy days from ordinary days, Shabbat from the rest of the week, light from darkness, purity from impurity. There is one sort of division, however, that Judaism refuses to hallow. That is the disengagement of cause and effect. If anything, our holy texts, prophetic injunctions, historical memory...
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