Thursday, July 24, 2014 Tammuz 26, 5774

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Offbeat musings on arts, culture and Philadelphians
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Arresting Developments It’s time for Martha! (And TLW is not talking about the “doing time” variety.) With her two shows set to premiere in the next two weeks — the syndicated “Martha,” Sept. 12; and NBC’s “The Apprentice: Martha Stewart,” Sept. 21 — TLW got a chance to hear the merry miscreant the other day. (Not asked: Whether she ever...
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Saul Singer
Greater Israel is dead; long live Greater Israel, says The New York Times. Let me explain. In a "news analysis" on Aug. 16 headlined, "Dream of 'greater Israel' lured too few," veteran Times reporter Ethan Bronner explains that the settlement movement's "cherished goal - the resettlement of the full biblical land of Israel by contemporary Jews - is not to...
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Naomi Chazan
Disengagement is a fact. It may herald the beginning of a new chapter in Israel's history or it may serve to further intensify the ideological polarization and social fragmentation that it has magnified in recent months. This period of transition is critical: The patterns that emerge at this juncture will dictate the parameters of Israeli life for some time to...
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Seeking Immediate Help for Gaza Evacuees! To the surprise of just about everyone, disengagement from Gaza took about one-third less time than was expected. But as the heartbreaking pictures fade from the front pages of the media, the evacuees are left facing harsh realities. Some 500 to 600 families, representing approximately 2,500 of the 9,000 residents who left Gaza, are...
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