Sunday, August 30, 2015 Elul 15, 5775

Surveys tell us that support for Jewish philanthropies is down in the United States. The reason often given is that younger people just aren't interested in the slogans that moved their parents and grandparents. And yet, we imagine that there are very few members of the Jewish community, of any age or income, who would admit to be unmoved by...
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The world resounded this week with yet another round of protests against Israeli cruelty to the people of Gaza, who were subjected to air attacks, and cuts in power and fuel, that critics say endangered the lives of many innocent people. But like virtually every other propaganda offensive conducted against the Jewish state by the Palestinians and their cheerleaders in...
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By:
Douglas M. Bloomfield
The Israeli right is worried that President Bush might be serious about brokering peace with the Palestinians, and so it's telling him to stop meddling in their country's domestic politics. Politely, of course. We love you, George -- and we love those billions in military aid and high-tech weapons you send us -- but don't tell us what to do...
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By:
Caroline B. Glick
Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni opened negotiations last week with her Palestinian counterpart Ahmed Qurei regarding the partition of Jerusalem; the destruction of hundreds of Israeli communities in Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem; the expulsion of more than 100,000 Israelis from their homes; the borders of Israel; and the right of immigration of foreign, hostile Arabs to Israel. The Palestinian policies of...
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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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