Friday, September 4, 2015 Elul 20, 5775
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We've all seen them in supermarkets, department stores and restaurants, those children who throw fits whenever they don't get what they want when they want it. They were always around, as far back as anyone can remember, except now it seems their numbers have blossomed. The March issue of Parents magazine called them "The Brat Pack," alluding to that group...
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Jewish organizations are wise to avoid jumping on the anti-war bandwagon
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Is there a more unpopular man in America than Vice President Dick Cheney? After more than six years as the Bush-administration's chief policy guru/hatchet man, Cheney is not only the villain in every conspiracy theory about anything that has happened during their time in office, he is also the punchline for every joke about its incompetence. From his accidental shooting...
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Anshel Pfeffer
An important study on last summer's war between Israel and Hezbollah has been published by the Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government. It is the first to give a comprehensive explanation of how, in an asymmetrical war "between a state [Israel] and a militant, secretive, religiously fundamentalist sect or...
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Leonard Fein
On March 12, the Union for Reform Judaism became the first national Jewish organization to take more than a tongue-clucking position on the Iraq war. It did what the U.S. Senate has been unable to do: It voted overwhelmingly to oppose President Bush's "surge" of new troops, and it called on the president to set and announce a specific timetable...
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In the ongoing saga of how magazines are dealing with the Internet challenge, Time, the 84-year-old stalwart, has weighed in with how it will try to keep readers and attract others away from the Web. According to an article in the March 12 New York Times business section, Time is assuming a new look. What this amounts to, wrote reporter...
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