Tuesday, April 28, 2015 Iyyar 9, 5775

What the media is saying about Judaism and Israel
In All Respects, Sharon Is Israel: Its Many Faces and Contradictions Shalem Center scholar Michael Oren writes in The Wall Street Journal ( www.opinionjournal.com ) on Jan. 6 that Ariel Sharon depicts Israel's formative era: Michael Oren "Irrespective of his prospects for recovery, Ariel Sharon's passing from public life represents not only the fall of the pre-eminent figure in Israeli...
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An industrial park pervaded by the rotten-egg stench of chemicals is hardly an ideal place for most people. But for Andrew Seligman, a U.S.-government-sponsored trip to just such a place represented a wish come true. "From the day I started working for the Environmental Protection Agency, I always thought a dream experience of mine would be to work on a...
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Religious rationales for policy positions ring hollow on both sides of the spectrum
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Though it seems as if the last national election ended the day before yesterday, the next grand tilt between our two major parties is once again upon us. The 2006 congressional elections are still 11 months away, but the Republican and Democratic war drums are beating loud and clear. As is the custom in our fair republic, both parties are...
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Throughout 2005, most observers of Israel were under the impression that a truce between the Jewish state and Palestinian terror organizations had created a situation where violence was on the wane, if not completely eliminated. With the second intifada seemingly ending with a defeated whimper rather than a bang at the close of 2004 as Mahmoud Abbas succeeded Yasser Arafat...
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Show Israeli Avengers as Heroes, Not Doubters “Munich” is not your typical Steven Spielberg movie (Cover Story: “Is ‘Munich’ Fair Game?” Dec. 22). Comparing this to the summer film “War of the Worlds,” you could say that the Martians won. The movie is a parable that believes “violence begets more violence.” Is that always true? The unstated premise of the...
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