Tuesday, August 4, 2015 Av 19, 5775

Renowned critic George Steiner has suggested in his book In Bluebeard's Castle that the Nazi concentration camp is the Christian idea of hell made real, and that the most accurate guide to the terrain wouldn't be found in survivor testimony or in the historical record but in Dante. Robert Pinsky, a former poet laureate, was asked to comment on this...
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Will the Lion Die Down With the Lamb? Not a Chance, Mr. President! Columnist Cal Thomas writes in the Washington Times ( www.washingtontimes.com ) on Jan. 16 about President Bush's misplaced faith: "On his recent trip to Israel, President Bush visited several places that reaffirmed his faith, including Bethlehem and the Sea of Galilee. Then exhibiting far greater faith than...
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By:
Rob Eshman
Quick, name one thing that 99 percent of all American Jews agree on. Impossible, right? We are the people who pride ourselves on our contentiousness, who revel in our stiff-neckedness, who love to remind the world that where there are two Jews, you'll find three opinions. But it's not always so. According to the American Jewish Committee's 2007 annual Survey...
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By:
Sholomo Avineri
Ronald S. Lauder, the head of the World Jewish Congress, recently wrote an open letter to Prime Minister Ehud Olmert on the issue of Jerusalem in which he expressed the concern of Jews everywhere about the future of Israel's capital. This is obvious and self-evident. But the thrust of his letter lay in the suggestion that while he recognizes Israel's...
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Another Local Resident Declined Christian Bible The article on church-state separation and education was very interesting (City & Suburb: "Religion in the Schools: Debate Never Falters," Dec. 27). However, Ellery Schempp, whose complaint led to a change in the law, was not the only one who chose not to listen to prayers in public school. My father died on Jan...
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