Tuesday, July 28, 2015 Av 12, 5775

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Rabbi Jerome Epstein
At this time of the year, especially, as we end the old year and begin the new one, we look back on where we came from as we dream of new directions. We reflect on our ancestors -- the ancestors we read about in the Torah, the figures who shaped our people's history, and our own families' forebears. Each contributed...
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Community Must Find a Way to Fund Day Schools I applaud Jonathan Tobin for his analysis of day-school education, as described in "Golden Ticket to Oblivion" (A Matter of Opinion, Aug. 30). As a day-school administrator, I have seen firsthand how the high cost of tuition is a crippling obstacle for many Jewish families considering enrolling their children. Throughout our...
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It is an intrinsic element of Judaism to approach the beginning of a New Year with introspection. During the Days of Awe, we look at ourselves and ponder what we did over the past year. It is just as necessary to perform the same act of self-examination as a community. In conducting our communal cheshbon nefesh -- or spiritual accounting...
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New version of anti-Israel screed finds discredited authors gaining unlikely allies
Back in the spring of 2006, two distinguished but otherwise largely unknown American political scientists managed to break out of the obscurity that is generally the fate of academicians. And the debate about Israel and its supporters hasn't been quite the same ever since. The two, John J. Mearsheimer of the University of Chicago and Stephen M. Walt of the...
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At Your Fingertips
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Lots of people, myself included, have written over the past decade or so about how the Internet and the Web -- to say nothing of e-mail, iPods, cell phones and all sorts of other paraphernalia -- have begun to undermine the dominance that books, newspapers, magazines and other traditional forms of media have maintained for so many centuries. There's a...
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