Friday, August 1, 2014 Av 5, 5774

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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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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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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Caroline Glick
Ahead of Ehud Olmert's trip to the White House on June 19, the Bush administration is pressuring Israel to endanger itself on several fronts. First, the Americans are pressuring the Olmert government to agree to Palestinian Authority and Fatah chief Mahmoud Abbas' request to bring millions of bullets, thousands of Kalashnikov assault rifles, rocket-propelled grenades, anti-tank missiles and armored personnel...
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Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad just let loose with yet another of his patented broadsides against Israel. Adding to the long list of threats he's already made, Ahmadinejad said a countdown until the end of the Jewish state had begun. Such language from a member of the United Nations about the life of a fellow U.N. state is not merely unacceptable,...
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