Sunday, September 25, 2016 Elul 22, 5776
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We all know about the epidemic of overscheduled children -- one of modern society's most well-documented ailments. But now an article in the Oct.15 New York magazine warns that the overscheduling -- and the overstimulation that goes with it -- is causing kids to lose at least an hour of sleep, and thereby setting their cognitive skills back by years...
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What the media is saying about Judaism and Israel
Scholar Amitai Etzioni writes on www.huffingtonpost.com on Oct. 4 that the main accusation of The Israel Lobby thesis is not backed up by the data: "To those of us for whom the claim that the Israel lobby is all-powerful is neither a well-established truism nor an ugly piece of anti-Semitism, the evidence presented in support of this claim matters a...
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Anti-Semitism Hits Home via Google
With growing anti-Semitism in Europe and in North America, the Jewish and pro-Israel communities are facing new challenges. Books like The Israel Lobby by academicians Stephen Walt and John J. Mearsheimer add significant fuel to the fire in terms of the U.S.-Israeli alliance and force us to take a more direct approach when we evaluate the facts. Recently, we have...
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An unpopular war doesn't dim the patriotism or the courage of our armed forces
After Israel's War of Independence, Hebrew poet Nathan Alterman famously memorialized those who fell in that struggle in his poem "Magash Hakesef" -- "The Silver Platter." The reference was to a statement by the country's first president that no one was going to hand the Jews a state "on a silver platter." In other words, it would have to be...
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Alon Pinkas
What do Iran, the Arab League, the Palestinian leadership, the Israeli right, the Israeli left, the Israeli punditocracy, and the omnipresent and eternally anonymous "senior Israeli defense officials" all have in common? They are all contributing members of the "Coalition of the Willing" -- those willing to predict that the meeting/summit in Annapolis, Md., will fail terribly and precipitate adverse...
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