Tuesday, September 27, 2016 Elul 24, 5776
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Saul Singer
John Abizaid, the general with regional command over the war in Iraq before the currently promising strategic overhaul led by Gen. David Petraeus, recently shared some thoughts reminding us why he is not missed. "I believe that we have the power to deter Iran, should it become nuclear. Let's face it, we lived with a nuclear Soviet Union, we've lived...
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Hillary and Rudy are both in the lead, but electability means more to Democrats
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With the first of the 2008 caucuses and primaries only months away, the endless presidential campaign is about to be clarified as the long list of candidates without a prayer are winnowed down to the few viable contenders. In recent decades, the conventional political wisdom has been that the process by which our two major political parties choose a presidential...
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Former American diplomat Dennis Ross writes in The New Republic ( www.tnr.com ) on Sept. 24 about what Israel really gained by bombing Syria: "Sometimes in international relations, it is good to preserve mystery. The irony is that often when an action has been taken but not admitted, everyone seems to know anyway. That certainly seems to be the case...
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By:
Mara Sokolsky, JE Feature
The Festival of Booths is upon us, and the Menorat-ha-Maor teaches: "The commandment to dwell in the sukkah is intended to teach us that a man must not put his trust in the size or strength or salutary convenience of his house, even though it be filled with the best of everything ... ." A timely quote, since my husband...
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Journalism Fails When Fantasies Dictate Bias
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John R. Cohn, M.D.
There is an apocryphal story of the man who goes to synagogue each week, praying that he should win the lottery. Finally, he hears a voice, "Moshe, you have to buy a ticket." While most of us would be happy to win the lottery, our survival's not dependent on a Powerball number. Still, we have much at stake in the...
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