Saturday, April 18, 2015 Nisan 29, 5775
Media Clippings
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It's two years now since Nobel Prize-winning novelist Saul Bellow died, and yet the tributes keep appearing, especially in the the literary quarterlies which, because of their printing schedule, often take a certain amount of time to catch up to major events. One such magazine, the ever-resourceful Salmagundi, edited by Robert and Peggy Boyers at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs,...
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Controversies over 'John Doe' bill and Ellison illustrate chasm over terror war
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Jonathan S. Tobin
It used to be that the only people I knew who were concerned about the behavior of fellow mass-transit passengers were Israelis. But that was before Sept. 11, the airline "shoe bomber," the Madrid railway attacks and the 2005 suicide bombings in the London subway. Like it or not, the mantra "if you see something, say something" is simply part...
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Samuel Freedman
In her contribution to the essay collection The Modern Jewish Girl's Guide to Guilt, novelist Ayelet Waldman tells the story of her found and lost love for Israel. She was born there to a father who had fought in the War of Independence, and raised in Canada and America amid his insistence that no nation in the Diaspora could ever...
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The literary world is fast evolving, and the changes appear to be so unalterable that the very business of publishing is being reconfigured beyond recognition on a daily basis. It's not just that magazines and newspapers are disappearing, and that the Internet is coming out the victor; it's the fact that there are now things like "espresso" machines, specifically tailored...
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Advocacy Corner
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Asaf Romirowsky
In its continuing efforts to educate members of the community regarding Israel and its neighbors, the Israel Advocacy Task Force of the Center for Israel and Overseas of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia has embarked on a new initiative -- understanding the Iranian threat. This particular threat is one that should concern Israelis and Americans alike. The first event...
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