Saturday, July 26, 2014 Tammuz 28, 5774

GOP candidates' focus on immigration and religion misleads and diverts the nation
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Political consultants make their money in lots of ways, but one of the key insights into campaigns is not so much about picking candidates as it is in picking issues. There is little question that most Democrats have assumed that a war that most Americans perceive as a disaster would be the issue on which they could defeat the Republicans...
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What the media is saying about Judaism and Israel
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Same Old Sad News From the U.N. -- Solidarity With Those Who Laud Suicide Scholar Anne Bayefsky writes in the National Review ( www.nationalreview.com ) on Dec. 5 about the United Nation's latest Israel-bashing fest: "Hate-mongers at the United Nations outdid themselves again at the annual U.N. Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, held every Nov. 29. This year...
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Kindling an Idea
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Jeff Bezos, of Amazon fame, recently unveiled his effort at cornering the e-book market; this time out it's called the Kindle. Its nationwide presentation was executed with lots of pomp and circumstance, even while, almost simultaneously, there was talk of a decline in reading, especially among the young, who more than likely comprise the device's target audience. But none of...
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32 Years Later, Kirov Evokes Different Reaction On Dec. 1, we attended the Kirov Orchestra performance at the Kimmel Center. As we listened, we could not help but recall other cold nights, picketing outside the Academy of Music when the Kirov performed, protesting the actions of the Soviets toward their Jewish citizens (Nation & World: "Soviet Jewry Campaign Transformed an...
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What the media is saying about Judaism and Israel
Skepticism, of Course, but a Real Dose of Optimism Came Out of Annapolis Columnist David Ignatius writes in The Washington Post ( www.washingtonpost.com ) on Nov. 28 that the positive fallout from the Annapolis, Md., peace summit has already begun: "After watching President Bush earnestly deliver his benediction to the Annapolis peace conference, a caustic English friend likened the scene...
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