Thursday, July 24, 2014 Tammuz 26, 5774

By:
Andrew Silow-Carroll
Earlier this year, when Eliot Spitzer still held the title of America's most shameful governor, I urged the Jewish world to develop a universal standard for measuring the damage done to Jews by disgraced fellow Jews -- what your bubby and mine used to call a shande fer de goyim. At the time, I thought we might calculate the shande...
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By:
Douglas M. Bloomfield
The man who once had visions of residing at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. may soon be residing in very different federal housing. Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's ambition, greed and bleepin' vocabulary have made him the latest poster boy for political corruption. If even a fraction of what federal prosecutors allege -- from selling a U.S. Senate seat to shaking down a...
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The fallout from the scandal surrounding the collapse of the Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities firm is still being sorted out as the many victims of what appears to have been the biggest scam in history assess the damages. Yet as grievous as the losses are to both the individuals and philanthropies whose assets were wiped out, it must be...
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It's So Easy to Evict Jews, but Not to Stop Missiles Israel's High Court of Justice did not "order" Defense Minister Ehud Barak to "begin an immediate evacuation" of the Jewish residents of a building in Hebron, as stated in your Jewish Telegraphic Agency cover story, "Showdown in Hebron, as Settlers Evicted," in the Dec. 11 issue. The court ruled...
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By:
Michael Freund
With just a month left to go before he leaves office, George W. Bush has decided to pull the trigger and drop a bomb on the Middle East. But instead of targeting Iran's nuclear program or the Syrian regime, the president has inexplicably chosen to detonate a diplomatic device over the heads of all Israelis. In a move that was...
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