Wednesday, July 23, 2014 Tammuz 25, 5774

By:
Eric Rozenman and Meredith Braverman
Did you know Israel ranks ahead only of Sudan and Iraq among 121 countries in "peacefulness"? That's Sudan, where government-related militia commit genocide in the Darfur region, and Iraq, where America and its allies struggle to contain large-scale intra-Muslim slaughter abetted by Iran. Did you know that the United States ranks 96th -- 38 places behind Libya (58), and even...
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Advocacy Corner
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Asaf Romirowsky
Zionophobia, anti-Semitism and anti-Israelism have become the coin of the realm in academic circles. Two significant occurrences are indicative of this widespread disorder, although there have been reactions against it as well. The first has been DePaul University's decision to deny tenure to Norman Finkelstein, an anti-Zionist Jewish professor who willingly collaborates with neo-Nazis, Holocaust-deniers and anti-Semites. The second occurred...
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Communal Mantra: Fund the Day Schools Now! Jonathan Tobin's column (A Matter of Opinion: "What Price Jewish Education?" May 17) discussed the most pressing of communal concerns -- the affordability of day schools, or rather the lack thereof. Even a "moderately" priced day-school tuition has become unaffordable for families with several children. It is truly a financial challenge for middle-...
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Media Clippings
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Among the reams of print that have appeared recently upon the appearance of the new biography of Ralph Ellison by Arnold Rampersad -- all of it justified since Ellison is one of the major novelists of the 20th century -- one of the best notices has been Michael Anderson's, which appeared in the May 28 issue of The Nation. The...
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By:
Gershon Baskin
Forty years ago, following weeks of unimaginable anxiety regarding the continued existence of Israel, the Israel Defense Force swept across the Sinai, the Golan Heights and the West Bank -- not only taking the world by surprise, but also the Israelis themselves. The amazing military victory also brought with it renewed hopes for the possibility of peace with its neighbors...
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