Sunday, April 19, 2015 Nisan 30, 5775
Is Life Too Good?
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Is Life Too Good? I've had a long and troubled relationship with National Public Radio, mostly because -- surprise, surprise -- of how it deals with Israel-related news. But I've never had anything but admiration for its business feature called "Marketplace." And the staff has outdone itself with its series called "Consumed," which has been a multilayered look at the...
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What the media is saying about Judaism and Israel
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The Preferred Scenario? An Angry Iran, Not a Nuclear One! Scholar Jonathan Spyer writes in Britain's The Guardian ( www.guardian.co.uk ) on Nov. 9 about the danger of a nuclear Iran: "The possible emergence of a nuclear-armed, Islamist Iran committed to the destruction of the Jewish state is the key security issue currently occupying the attention of Israel's political and...
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Bolton memoirs give chilling insight on Iran threat and the path to Annapolis
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Late in 2006, as the pro-Israel community in Washington was still making its last-ditch efforts to secure John Bolton's confirmation to the post of ambassador to the United Nations, the object of their affection was beginning to change his mind about the post. The initial attempt to give the job to Bolton had been blocked by hostile members of the...
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Rabbi Jacob Schacter
In 1985, Robert Bellah co-authored a book, Habits of the Heart: Individualism and Commitment in American Life, which highlighted the centrality of personal autonomy and individual choice in America. As an example of this widespread phenomenon, he described a nurse, Sheila Larson, who "has actually named her religion (she calls it her 'faith') after herself." In her words, "My faith...
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Sharna Goldseker
Once upon a time, "engaging the next generation" used to signify the transference of leadership, like passing a baton from one generation to the next. Today, with the average life span increasing from 47 years old in 1900 to 78 years old in 2000, there are now four generations above the age of 21 in American society, and four generations...
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