Wednesday, July 23, 2014 Tammuz 25, 5774
By:
Samuel G. Freedman
Six springs ago, when a suicide bomber infiltrated a Passover seder in Netanya, the repercussions of the second intifada finally reached American Jewry. What the lynching in Ramallah and the Dolphinarium attack and scores of other terrorist acts had not accomplished, the devastated, desecrated seder did. It closed the psychic gulf between Jews in the United States and Israel. It...
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Obama's seminal speech on race was a beaut, but does it answer our questions?
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Jonathan S. Tobin
Every time his foes think they've got Sen. Barack Obama in a tight spot, he turns to his strong suit: the ability to communicate complicated subjects in a way that combines high-toned eloquence with a common touch that makes it feel as if he is speaking to every one of his listeners as individuals. When the Democratic Party's presidential front-runner...
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Media Clippings
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Even as newspaper-lovers continue buying their favorite publications each morning and pouring over them during their commutes, the news emanating from the industry is dour indeed. An article in the Feb. 7 New York Times had nothing but bad news from the headline on down (and this was before real recession fears had set in). "Paper Cuts" was the article's...
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John R. Cohn, M.D.
Despite a decade of embarrassments and criticism from the left and right, The New York Times editors remain smugly confident in their wisdom. Consider a recent editorial, "Talk, but No Peace," which followed Israel's efforts to stop heightened violence from Palestinian-ruled Gaza. "There are a few certainties when it comes to the Middle East," the Times began. "One is that...
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Two strange "these-memoirs-are-actually-fiction" cases cropped up within days of one another earlier this month. The first concerns Misha Defonseca's Misha: A Mémoire of the Holocaust Years. The other deals with Love and Consequences, which describes gang life in Los Angeles; its author was listed as Margaret B. Jones. Most amazing of all was that the revelations about the latter made...
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