Saturday, July 4, 2015 Tammuz 17, 5775

Film reminds us that combining religion and politics can make a righteous cause
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To listen to some who claim to speak for American Jews, the greatest danger facing our republic is the rise of a religiously based conservatism that threatens to overturn the separation of church and state. This has been a familiar argument for the last two decades as most liberal Jews -- that is to say, most Jews -- viewed an...
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There is probably no sillier cultural institution in the world than the annual Eurovision song contest. Though little known in the United States, this made-for-TV competition pits vocal representatives of various European, African and Asian countries in an "American Idol" style sing-off, in which pop kitsch and banality trump any musical value. Yet, however poor the quality of its winners,...
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The transition of Israel's economy from socialist incompetence to a modern, high-tech engine of wealth is one of the most positive stories coming out of the Jewish state in the last decade. But, as is the case with many good things, there is good news and bad news. The good news is that an Israeli consensus in favor of free-market...
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Blame the Man for All Those Killed in Iraq War Even for a right-wing conservative, Jonathan Tobin's column in defense of Douglas Feith was a stretch (A Matter of Opinion: "When Skepticism Is Dangerous," Feb. 22). Feith's job was to assess intelligence, not to manufacture lies that caused in excess of 3,000 American dead. This was the result of his...
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Douglas Bloomfield
Ronald Reagan, in his 1980 presidential campaign, famously asked the question that sucked the wind out of Jimmy Carter's re-election sails: "Are you better off today than you were four years ago?" It's a question that Israelis could be asking as we approach the fourth anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq this month. The Bush administration liked to stress...
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