Monday, July 28, 2014 Av 1, 5774
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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By:
Douglas Bloomfield
President Bush's decision earlier this month to designate Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps a "global terrorist" group is raising fears that he is ratcheting up pressure as a prelude to military action, and Jewish leaders, who have been urging a tougher approach to Tehran, should brace for a new round of accusations that they are pushing this nation to war...
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By:
Hershel Shanks
Here's another "first" for the Jews, according to Harvard law-school professor Noah Feldman. And it's especially significant because on this matter, we Jews beat out the Nazis, who are really Johnny-come-latelies. According to Feldman, the Jews committed "the first intentional and explicit genocide." A ton of ink has already been spilt over Feldman's New York Times Magazine article "Orthodox Paradox,"...
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