Sunday, May 3, 2015 Iyyar 14, 5775

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I've often mentioned the piles of magazines that fill my study, and how, on weeks when Jewish news is slow - which, I admit is rare - I tend to rifle through these publications and find something of interest to write about in this space. What I haven't discussed is the mass of magazines on our third floor, which I...
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Who Gets It? The Professorial Duo or the Boston Cab Driver? - See more at: file:///Volumes/Editorial Copy/Content from Pliner Website/jewishexponent.com/article/2891/What_They_Are_Saying/index.html#sthash.eev5r1EE.dpuf
Harvard professor of Yiddish literature Ruth R. Wisse writes in The Wall Street Journal (www. opinionjournal.com) on March 22 concerning the myths about the "Israel lobby:" "In Boston in the early 1980s, I was asked by an Irish cab driver what language I had been speaking with a fellow passenger we had just dropped off. When I told him Hebrew,...
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Arthur Cohn- JE FEATURE
The Palestinian film "Paradise Now," which sympathetically depicts the lives of two Palestinian terrorists, won the Golden Globe and was nominated by the Academy of Motion Pictures in Hollywood for the best foreign film Oscar. How is it possible, I ask myself, that such a film is acclaimed by people of culture? The main reason is that terrorists active against...
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Michael Steinhardt
I have a dream in which Jewish early-childhood educators in the United States, who presently receive an average salary of $9.66 per hour, can raise their own children without having to take out loans or marry rich. I have a dream in which the Birthright Israel does not have to keep tens of thousands of potential participants on waiting lists...
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Agency Works Hard to Aid Needy Palestinians Jonathan Tobin appears content to regurgitate hackneyed allegations that have been proven wrong many times over (A Matter of Opinion: "Pull the Plug on UNRWA," March 16). Countries funding UNRWA rightly scrutinize its expenditure very closely, and external reviews and audits take place continuously, including by the U.S. General Accounting Office. Far from...
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