Saturday, April 19, 2014 Nisan 19, 5774

Paper Should Reflect Community's Political Bias The poll results reported in your pre-election story about the presidential election (Cover story: "Obama Makes Big Gains With Jewish Voters," Oct. 30) was a breath of fresh air amid all the painful attempts at your newspaper to present "balanced" coverage of the race between Barack Obama and John McCain. I, for one, am...
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Andrew Silow-Carroll
If the exit polls are accurate, it looks like the Republican Jewish realignment will have to wait for yet another election. For months, Barack Obama struggled with Jewish undecideds, and McCain supporters predicted their candidate might win close to 40 percent of Jewish voters. Instead, polls show Obama winning about 78 percent of the Jewish vote, against 22 percent for...
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George D. Hanus
Everyone is familiar with the adage that the only things absolute in life are death and taxes. Even though many high-priced trust and estate lawyers claim that they can eliminate one of those items, the certainty of death has not yet been eliminated. The only other certain thing in life is uncertainty. Religion, belief in God and its accompanying rituals...
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Syrians Discover That Al Qaeda Does Bite the Hands That Feed Them Scholar David Schenker writes in The Weekly Standard ( www.weeklystandard.com ) on Oct. 31 about the complicated relationship between Syria and Al Qaeda: "When it comes to Al Qaeda, Syria gets it coming and going. On Sunday, Oct. 26, U.S. helicopters targeted an Al Qaeda operative on Syrian...
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Those of us with fond memories of reading the Babar books to our children could not but look forward with great anticipation to the show devoted to this lovable creature's creator, Jean De Brunhoff, and his art that is now running at the Morgan Library & Museum in Manhattan. Just as keenly anticipated was some of the fine critical writing...
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