Friday, September 4, 2015 Elul 20, 5775
Women's Work
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Quietly, unobtrusively, Jewish Woman magazine, a glossy quarterly put out by Jewish Women International, which is based in Washington, D.C., has reached its 10th anniversary -- and has marked the occasion with one of its strongest editions. (There's also an online version that can be accessed by going to: www.jwmag.org .) The fall issue has a pretty standard mix for...
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Seven years ago, the death of a Palestinian child rocked the world. Captured in a famous photo that was reprinted in virtually every newspaper across the globe, the agony of Mohammed al-Dura, a boy who, we were told, had been shot by Israeli soldiers, was the symbol of the supposed cruelty of the Jewish state at the beginning of the...
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The festival of Sukkot that begins this week is regarded by most secular American Jews as a "minor" holiday outside of the two or three days that they generally recognize as "high" holidays of the Jewish year. This is, of course, a misconception, as Sukkot is, according to Jewish law and historical tradition, a very major date in the calendar...
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Book It Here!
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Information technology seems to have sped up in recent months -- remarkably so, even for such a lively and volatile market. Correspondingly, there's been a burst of discussion in the old-style media about the fate of, well, old-style media, especially books. As an article in the Business section of the Sept. 6 New York Times pointed out, technology advocates have...
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The arrival at an agricultural research facility in northeastern Syria of a shipment marked "cement" earlier this month apparently set in motion a chain of events that will have international repercussions. According to published reports, the "cement" was, in fact, a shipment of nuclear equipment from North Korea. The research being conducted at the Syrian facility close to the Turkish...
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