Wednesday, May 4, 2016 Nisan 26, 5776

At Holiday Time, Ask the Wealthy to Aid the Poor The debate concerning the Darfur asylum-seekers in Israel (Editorial: "Succor for Sudanese," Aug. 16) can be easily remedied. As noted in the editorial, a major sticking-point is financial: how to pay for the ongoing influx in the face of the crushing poverty experienced by thousands of Israelis left behind in...
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Feeling a little stressed these days, as the blissful ease of summer abruptly comes to an end, and school and religious obligations come flooding back at you with the onset of the fated month of September? You're not alone, of course, and now there's a magazine that's right up your ally. It's called Going Bonkers? -- and it attempts to...
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Time to take the 5768 Jewish pundit quiz on next year's news
Did you enjoy 5767? For Jews around the world, it was the usual assortment of bad -- and even worse -- news. Of course, not everything was awful. It was a year of recovery in Israel, as the aftermath of last year's less than successful second Lebanon War was followed by recriminations and political stalemate. But the push for a...
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Time to take the 5768 Jewish pundit quiz on next year's news
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Did you enjoy 5767? For Jews around the world, it was the usual assortment of bad -- and even worse -- news. Of course, not everything was awful. It was a year of recovery in Israel, as the aftermath of last year's less than successful second Lebanon War was followed by recriminations and political stalemate. But the push for a...
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Hershel Shanks
Here's another "first" for the Jews, according to Harvard law-school professor Noah Feldman. And it's especially significant because on this matter, we Jews beat out the Nazis, who are really Johnny-come-latelies. According to Feldman, the Jews committed "the first intentional and explicit genocide." A ton of ink has already been spilt over Feldman's New York Times Magazine article "Orthodox Paradox,"...
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