Monday, August 31, 2015 Elul 16, 5775
Time to take the 5768 Jewish pundit quiz on next year's news
Did you enjoy 5767? For Jews around the world, it was the usual assortment of bad -- and even worse -- news. Of course, not everything was awful. It was a year of recovery in Israel, as the aftermath of last year's less than successful second Lebanon War was followed by recriminations and political stalemate. But the push for a...
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Time to take the 5768 Jewish pundit quiz on next year's news
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Did you enjoy 5767? For Jews around the world, it was the usual assortment of bad -- and even worse -- news. Of course, not everything was awful. It was a year of recovery in Israel, as the aftermath of last year's less than successful second Lebanon War was followed by recriminations and political stalemate. But the push for a...
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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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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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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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