Friday, July 11, 2014 Tammuz 13, 5774

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Just as atheism appeared to be becoming every intellectual's favorite plaything, U.S. News & World Report managed to discover that substantial numbers of people have been returning to more traditional rituals in their churches and synagogues. In a recent sizable cover story in the magazine, reporter Jay Tolson began by noting that the many worshippers who make their way to...
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The impact of the writer who chased the anti-Semites out of mainstream politics
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Jonathan S. Tobin
Was there any major American personality in the last half-century who seemed more remote from the sensibilities of most American Jews than William F. Buckley? Buckley, who passed away last week at the age of 83, was the fervent Catholic patrician whose work helped create the modern American conservative movement in the 1950s at a time when nothing could have...
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Asaf Romirowsky
For the past three weeks, the Rotunda at the University of Pennsylvania has been hosting a 100-photograph exhibit purporting to show "Israeli human-rights abuses in the Occupied Territories." The exhibit included a reception, gallery tours and speakers. Organized by an outfit called "Breaking the Silence," an Israel-based group that collects testimonies from soldiers who shared their "horrific experiences" while serving...
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Even as the first dot-com era entered its extended swan song in the late 1990s, I argued that a lot of the clever ideas that had mostly crashed over the course of that decade would reappear once the Internet became embedded in American life, and people discovered ways of making money from such ventures -- as opposed to simply throwing...
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Debate over candidate shows that being mainstream means being pro-Israel
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Jonathan S. Tobin
This week, Sen. Barack Obama (D.-Ill.) decided to stop letting others speak for him when it came to his position on Israel. Given the range of views imputed to or associated with him by a wide variety of sources, it wasn't a moment too soon. Rather than allow the debate be defined by urban legends spread via e-mail about his...
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