Friday, May 29, 2015 Sivan 11, 5775

Is Life Too Good?
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Is Life Too Good? I've had a long and troubled relationship with National Public Radio, mostly because -- surprise, surprise -- of how it deals with Israel-related news. But I've never had anything but admiration for its business feature called "Marketplace." And the staff has outdone itself with its series called "Consumed," which has been a multilayered look at the...
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What the media is saying about Judaism and Israel
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The Preferred Scenario? An Angry Iran, Not a Nuclear One! Scholar Jonathan Spyer writes in Britain's The Guardian ( www.guardian.co.uk ) on Nov. 9 about the danger of a nuclear Iran: "The possible emergence of a nuclear-armed, Islamist Iran committed to the destruction of the Jewish state is the key security issue currently occupying the attention of Israel's political and...
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Bolton memoirs give chilling insight on Iran threat and the path to Annapolis
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Late in 2006, as the pro-Israel community in Washington was still making its last-ditch efforts to secure John Bolton's confirmation to the post of ambassador to the United Nations, the object of their affection was beginning to change his mind about the post. The initial attempt to give the job to Bolton had been blocked by hostile members of the...
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Don't Forget Sacrifices Made by Armed Services My fiance shipped out earlier this month aboard the USS Harry S. Truman. A member of a Pacific coast-based naval aviation squadron, he left Washington state to join the Truman, and had just enough time to unpack his gear before the ship headed out to sea. Given that there has been minimal news...
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Rabbi Jacob Schacter
In 1985, Robert Bellah co-authored a book, Habits of the Heart: Individualism and Commitment in American Life, which highlighted the centrality of personal autonomy and individual choice in America. As an example of this widespread phenomenon, he described a nurse, Sheila Larson, who "has actually named her religion (she calls it her 'faith') after herself." In her words, "My faith...
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