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Six Days, and 38 Junes Later, the Time Has Come to Get Out

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In the years immediately following the Six-Day War of June 1967, Israelis and Israel's supporters worldwide celebrated the IDF's victory without any ambivalence whatsoever. Israel's...

Leave It to Oprah to Glorify Stories of the Downtrodden – Not!

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I am a 55-year-old, white, middle-class American woman. I am one of the loyal fans who have made Oprah Winfrey the queen of American...

Letters Week of June 16, 2005

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Sounding off on cemeteries, Gaza and the Israeli government Want a Secure Cemetery? Relocate Rachel to France Jonathan Tobin errs when he states that Rachel's Tomb...

Abbas vs. Hamas

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After last week's rocket attacks against Sderot - inside of Israel - as well as in Gaza settlements scheduled to be evacuated this summer,...

Spin-Cycle Blues for GOP

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Jews are an especially paranoid lot. Often, it doesn't take much to set us off. In the latest case, it was the mere mention...

Media Clippings

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"Lactivists." I'm not generally keen on made-up words, but this one's got a beautiful quality all its own. As you may have heard, lactivists are...

Syria’s Own ‘Fredo Corelone’ Keeps Digging Himself a Deep Hole

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Scholar Robert Satloff writes in The New Republic (www.tnr.com) on June 8 that Bashar Assad’s days may be numbered: “President Bashar al Assad of Syria...

Jerusalem Slogans Reflect New Fears of a Discriminatory Past

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The 1967 Six-Day War broke out exactly 38 years ago. And on June 6, celebrated around the world as "Jerusalem Day," the Israel Defense...

Shavuot: The Law From on High, One Letter at a Time

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"See that aleph in 'asher' "? Gabe, 18, asks. He points to a piece of parchment that is securely taped to a drafting table...

New and Improved

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This week's issue of the Jewish Exponent marks the debut of a complete redesign, which hasn't been done since January 1999. So, what does...