Sunday, April 20, 2014 Nisan 20, 5774
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Sometimes, you just have to lean back and revel in how certain writers can so dexterously put words together. I find that the awe their powers elicit is even more astonishing when they approach subjects that don't innately interest me. I've long been a fan of Natalie Angier, who writes on science for The New York Times. I think she's...
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Bush is deluded, but the decision to push ahead on talks remains Israel's
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Jonathan S. Tobin
If you believe the opinion polls -- and there's no reason not to -- George W. Bush doesn't have many fans. And last week, the dwindling number of Bush loyalists got a bit smaller. For the majority of American Jews who are Democrats, nothing -- not even Bush's first visit as president to Israel -- was bound to win him...
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Sholomo Avineri
Ronald S. Lauder, the head of the World Jewish Congress, recently wrote an open letter to Prime Minister Ehud Olmert on the issue of Jerusalem in which he expressed the concern of Jews everywhere about the future of Israel's capital. This is obvious and self-evident. But the thrust of his letter lay in the suggestion that while he recognizes Israel's...
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Rob Eshman
Quick, name one thing that 99 percent of all American Jews agree on. Impossible, right? We are the people who pride ourselves on our contentiousness, who revel in our stiff-neckedness, who love to remind the world that where there are two Jews, you'll find three opinions. But it's not always so. According to the American Jewish Committee's 2007 annual Survey...
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M.J. Rosenberg
A few hours after the assassination of Benazir Bhutto, I happened to see an interview with a group of Pakistani university students who were part of a stunned mass of grieving people on the streets of Karachi. They had varying opinions, arguing among themselves and cutting each other off until one young woman brought up the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. "Of course,"...
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