Wednesday, September 2, 2015 Elul 18, 5775
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Ari Y. Kelman
For many younger people, American Jewry means this: "Synagogues are for people with children. And they are generally uninspiring." "JCCs are also for people with children. And they don't have great gyms, either." "Federations only want my money. Then they want me to be quiet." "This Jewish group wants to tell me how I ought to be Jewish." "That Jewish...
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Media Clippings
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A few weeks ago, I looked at the question of failure in American life, especially the central part it plays in education and child-rearing. It was noted in the article I discussed, which was published in one of the final issues of Child magazine , that by not allowing children to learn how to deal with failure, we're doing them...
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Lamenting the 'occupation' won't make the facts that led to '67 conflict go away
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Jonathan S. Tobin
French writer Alexandre Dumas the elder wrote in 1854 that "nothing succeeds like success." But when it comes to the State of Israel, it appears that nothing seems to fail as abysmally as victory. As the world notes the 40th anniversary of the Six-Day War this coming week, much of the coverage and commentaries about the topic seem to center...
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By:
Michael Oren
Great wars in history eventually become great wars about history. Only a few years after the last soldier leaves the battlefield, accepted truths about the nature of a military conflict and the motivations for it invariably come under assault by revisionists and counter-revisionists whose vehemence can rival that of the original combatants. This again becomes the case with the 40th...
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I stood mesmerized in front of the newsstand, staring at the golden-colored cover of the magazine -- an arial view of Manhattan -- assuming I'd been transported to some other time zone. Were we back in the heyday of the '80s, when business and Reaganomics were the rage? Or had we gone farther back still, to the '50s, when New...
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