Thursday, July 10, 2014 Tammuz 12, 5774

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Media Clippings When a recent issue of Preservation magazine, published by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, crossed my desk, I was both pleased and heartened to see that its cover story concerned the extraordinary renovations done to the Eldridge Street Synagogue on New York's Lower East Side. No tale of restoration after decades of decay was ever more worthy...
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Douglas Bloomfield
The only thing missing at the White House last month was the old "Mission Accomplished" banner as President Bush announced an agreement with North Korea to end its nuclear program. This may become his administration's most important foreign-policy achievement if the notoriously unreliable North Koreans keep their end of the bargain. President Bush's Rose Garden announcement was wrapped in some...
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Isi Leibler
I recently signed a petition with more than 100 Israeli intellectuals and public figures encompassing the entire political spectrum -- from the Likud's Moshe Arens to Meretz's Yossi Beilin. The petition appealed to Yad Vashem to emulate the recent decision of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington and add an exhibit relating to the valiant efforts of Hillel Kook...
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No Excuse for State Investment in Terror On June 25, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed H.B. 1086 sponsored by Rep. Josh Shapiro to prohibit state pension funds from investing in foreign companies tied to Iran and Sudan -- countries that sponsor terrorism (People & Politics: "Divestment Bill Surmounts a Major Hurdle in Harrisburg," July 3). It is morally...
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MEDIA CLIPPINGS Some obituaries hit you a little harder than others. When I say this, I'm not speaking of reading about the loss of a loved one, which can be devastating. I'm thinking of something more abstract, but with no less resonance. In this particular case, I'm speaking of the loss of a stranger, though someone not totally unknown, an...
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