Tuesday, July 29, 2014 Av 2, 5774

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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Publish or Perish
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The New York Times took lots of column inches several weeks ago to note that there's been a decline in test scores among students and that it's been linked to a drop in the amount of time young people spend reading. No real news there. But what was fascinating about the announcement was that, at the moment it was being...
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Intelligence estimate leaves Bush nuke policies in ruins and Jerusalem isolated
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After years of trying to build awareness of the threat from Iran, the release this week of a new National Intelligence Estimate claiming that it has no current nuclear-weapons program has sunk the campaign to keep that Islamist republic in quarantine. That is not the spin coming out of the administration or from many of its supporters. Instead, some of...
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The failure of public education in this country has often been deemed a national crisis. But parents who seek to provide their children with other options tend to run into a roadblock: The cost of private alternatives can be prohibitive. Finding ways for families without the resources to pay for tuition for their kids to go to better schools is...
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Mara Sokolsky, JE Feature
It's our first childless Chanukah in 22 years. Our older daughter has settled in Boston, living in an apartment with three other roommates who will light menorahs of their own. Our younger daughter, a college freshman, will no doubt have many candle-igniting options between Hillel, Chabad and dorm-room gatherings. It seems a bit odd to contemplate Chanukah with just adults...
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