Thursday, July 31, 2014 Av 4, 5774

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Media Clippings Though you may never have heard of it, Shirim: A Jewish Poetry Journal has hit its 25th year and, appropriately, has put out a special issue to celebrate. Shirim appears semi-annually out of Long Beach, Calif., and is edited by Marc Dworkin. It has an informal look to it, with a distinct whiff of the countercultural ethic of...
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As is the case with just about every policy dilemma facing the State of Israel, the best that can be said for the decision to accept a truce with Hamas is that it is the least-bad option currently available to a beleaguered government. The cease-fire along the border with Gaza will never be confused for anything that resembles real peace...
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Don't Expect Force to Fix Complex Political Crises Letter writer Sidney R. Goldstein attempted to refute Sen. Barack Obama's assertion that President John F. Kennedy negotiated with Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev over the Cuban missile crisis (Letters: "Remember: Force Ended the Cuban Missile Crisis," June 5). Goldstein asserts that "JKF never dealt with -- let alone negotiated with -- the...
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Douglas M. Bloomfield
The battle for Jewish votes in this fall's presidential campaign could center on two U.S. senators who once were allies, but now are in opposing camps. Both have seen their own presidential ambitions quashed, but are being mentioned for vice president. Sen. Joseph Lieberman calls himself an Independent after a career as a Democrat. But, at least as far as...
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M.J. Rosenberg
Israel's cease-fire has managed to hold so far, which is something of a surprise. After all, this is a cease-fire few like -- especially in Israel. Some of the government officials who secured it wasted little time in saying that they did not expect it to last and that, when it did collapse, Israel would launch its long-deferred invasion of...
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