Thursday, April 17, 2014 Nisan 17, 5774

In a recent speech at a Washington, D.C. celebration of the American Jewish Committee's centennial, prominent Israeli author A.B. Yehoshua provoked and angered his audience when he told them that their lives were, more or less, pointless. What he said was that the only place where Jews could keep their identity was in the State of Israel - and that...
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A Deal This Businessman Simply Doesn't Get I learned from a story in the Jewish Exponent (City & Suburb: "Palestinian Legislator to Appeal for Support," April 27) that a legal adviser to the Philadelphia City Council and a local businessman were to host Hanan Ashwari - one of Yasser Arafat's mouthpieces - to raise funds for a "children's charity" with...
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Douglas M. Bloomfield
I'm going out on a limb and predicting that when the blockbuster movie "The Da Vinci Code" opens this week, Christians outraged by what they consider the film's blasphemy will not riot in the streets, fire-bomb theaters or issue fatwahs on actor Tom Hanks, director Ron Howard or author Dan Brown. Many Christians may feel the book and film blaspheme...
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David Klinghoffer
With less than two weeks before the release of the Sony Pictures version of Dan Brown's megaselling The Da Vinci Code, worries continue to mount among traditional Christians about both the book's and the movie's impact. But should non-Christians be concerned? Yes, we should. Jews in particular need to be aware of the gift Dan Brown has given, in all...
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Larry Derfner
Cab drivers, divorced fathers, feminists, environmentalists, the bankrupt and various other Israeli groups have banded together over the years to advance their overriding common interest by running for the Knesset. But unless you count Agudat Yisrael (Ashkenazi ultra-Orthodox) and Shas (Sephardi ultra-Orthodox), no demographic or identity group running on behalf of an apolitical cause has ever emerged a resounding success,...
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