Monday, September 26, 2016 Elul 23, 5776
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Andrew Silow-Carroll
You've seen the images dozens, perhaps hundreds, of times. The self-amused face of Hitler, addressing an outdoor rally. The row upon row of jack-booted soldiers, marching in industrial lockstep. The piles of books being put to the flames. And though the images are as familiar to you as home movies, they take on a new immediacy in Ken Burns' latest...
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By:
Benjamin Weinthal
Germany needs an "Israel Lobby" was the thrust of Alan Posener's commentary on Deutschland Radio in late May. Posener, who is the chief columnist for the largest circulating Sunday newspaper Welt am Sonntag, attended the yearly Aipac conference and posits U.S pro-Israel solidarity as a proposed model for Germany, where "Israel's Lobby consists of 6 million dead Jews." There is...
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Heeb magazine has never been shy, especially about tooting its own horn, and a recent press release is typical. Under the headline, "Jewish Culture Mag Launches HEEB100.COM , Publishes 'The Chosen Issue,' " we were told that the "self-proclaimed voice of young Jewish America" was proud to announce the launch of the Web site, "an online gallery of 100 of...
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What the media is saying about Judaism and Israel
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Former prisoner of Zion and Israeli Cabinet member Natan Sharansky writes in The Wall Street Journal ( www.opinionjournal.com ) on Oct. 2 that a judge in France has a chance to hold the media accountable: "Last month, a French court heard an appeals case whose forthcoming verdict will have far-reaching ramifications for all who value truth and accuracy in Middle...
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Rabbi Alan Silverstein
In a new study, "Beyond Distancing: Young Adult American Jews and Their Alienation From Israel," Steven M. Cohen and Ari Y. Kelman document a "growing distancing from Israel of [non-Orthodox] American Jews that seems to be most pronounced among" the young. Alarmingly, the authors report that among 1,800 interviewees under the age of 35, only 48 percent agreed that "Israel's...
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