Wednesday, April 16, 2014 Nisan 16, 5774

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Patsy Tollin was the kind of teacher who encouraged "creative play" rather than assigning scads of homework. She told her "over-programmed" second-graders to "go build a snowman, go look at the stars." "When students wanted to tend to their Webkins in class, Tollin said no, suggesting they'd learn more interacting with each other. " 'If your playmate is a computer,...
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Clinton Bailey
This week, Israel's Cabinet is scheduled to authorize a new plan that the Construction and Housing Ministry has developed for resolving the problems between the state and the Bedouin that have existed since 1949. If it postpones discussion of the plan as it has several times during the past year, the envisioned resolution may be delayed for years. In 2002,...
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Amy Friedkin and Larry Weinberg
Recently, Maxim, a U.S. mens' magazine with a monthly circulation of more than 2,000,000 subscribers, published a story featuring beautiful young Israeli women in revealing outfits and provocative poses. If it accomplished nothing else, it shattered Maxim's readers' preconceived notions about Israel, and left them curious or at least open to new information about Israel. Media in both the United...
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Treating terrorists as morally equivalent to their foes taints film on Pearl murder
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Jonathan S. Tobin
When Islamist radicals commit an act of anti-Western terror, what follows is always a given. Along with the details of the plot comes an almost ritualistic denial that a particular branch of a faith is at the root of the incident. This was the case in the days following the recent attempted terror bombing of the Glasgow airport and the...
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The news that Pope Benedict XVI has authorized a wider use of a previously discarded version of the Latin mass has set off a storm of criticism among interfaith groups, especially Jews. The reasons for this should be easy for the pope to understand. The service -- known as the Tridentine mass -- was discarded for use in the Catholic...
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