Friday, April 18, 2014 Nisan 18, 5774
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Feeling a little stressed these days, as the blissful ease of summer abruptly comes to an end, and school and religious obligations come flooding back at you with the onset of the fated month of September? You're not alone, of course, and now there's a magazine that's right up your ally. It's called Going Bonkers? -- and it attempts to...
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Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz
Where is the world going? Is it progressing in a positive way and moving toward some ideal state? Or is it sinking lower and lower toward immorality and disarray? In Greek mythology, a Golden Age of peace and happiness was thought to become gradually more corrupt, eventually degenerating into an Iron Age of greed and cruelty. Some scientists today have...
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Advocacy Corner
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Asaf Romirowsky
Carmen Callil's recent book, Bad Faith: A Forgotten History of Family and Fatherland , details the actions of Louis Darquier de Pellepoix, the Vichy government official who organized the deportation of French Jews to Auschwitz. Callil's hypothesis goes deeper as she decided to comment on the Israeli-Palestinian dynamic saying that Palestinians are oppressed by Israelis. Consequently, the French Embassy in...
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Media Clippings
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I have referenced this remarkable development in the publishing world in two previous articles, and now, at last, The New York Times has written about this fascinating product -- the Espresso Book Machine -- in considerable detail in its Aug. 2 issue. As the article by reporter Anthony Ramirez noted, books in the Middle Ages were written by hand, and...
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Hebrew charter is the latest attempt to avoid the need to fund day schools
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On its face, it is the quintessential story of the success of American Jewish life: a public school where the teaching of Hebrew will be at the center of its core curriculum. But behind this facade, the founding of the Ben Gamla School in Broward County, Fla., has generated controversy and criticism. As reported in a recent dispatch by the...
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