Friday, August 1, 2014 Av 5, 5774
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Media Clippings When a recent issue of Preservation magazine, published by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, crossed my desk, I was both pleased and heartened to see that its cover story concerned the extraordinary renovations done to the Eldridge Street Synagogue on New York's Lower East Side. No tale of restoration after decades of decay was ever more worthy...
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Douglas Bloomfield
The only thing missing at the White House last month was the old "Mission Accomplished" banner as President Bush announced an agreement with North Korea to end its nuclear program. This may become his administration's most important foreign-policy achievement if the notoriously unreliable North Koreans keep their end of the bargain. President Bush's Rose Garden announcement was wrapped in some...
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Isi Leibler
I recently signed a petition with more than 100 Israeli intellectuals and public figures encompassing the entire political spectrum -- from the Likud's Moshe Arens to Meretz's Yossi Beilin. The petition appealed to Yad Vashem to emulate the recent decision of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington and add an exhibit relating to the valiant efforts of Hillel Kook...
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MEDIA CLIPPINGS Some obituaries hit you a little harder than others. When I say this, I'm not speaking of reading about the loss of a loved one, which can be devastating. I'm thinking of something more abstract, but with no less resonance. In this particular case, I'm speaking of the loss of a stranger, though someone not totally unknown, an...
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Andre Oboler
The influence of the Internet on our lives is increasing. The online world allows the creation of a virtual reality that at times bears only passing resemblance to facts on the ground. The gap between reality and virtual reality is further exploited by political activists promoting what we term "replacement geography," a means of controlling the virtual representation of land...
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