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A Dominican Haven For Jews Fleeing Hitler

6 Kislev 5769 – December 3, 2008
Today the Dominican Republic welcomes thousands of sun-worshippers to Sos?a, its popular North-Coast beach resort.

Basketball’s Jewish Dynasty

28 Heshvan 5769 – November 26, 2008
It's Saturday evening at the Broadwood Hotel and well over a thousand Philadelphians have flocked to the grand ballroom.

The Cousins Bielski

21 Heshvan 5769 – November 19, 2008
In September I attended a special screening of the movie "Defiance" at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in Manhattan. The film attempts to depict the formation of the Bielski partisans and some of their early exploits in the dense forests of Belorussia during the Holocaust.

Einstein’s Secret Spark

14 Heshvan 5769 – November 12, 2008
Albert Einstein's letter on God, in which he described the Bible as "pretty childish," sold not long ago for more than $400,000.

How The Media Spun Campaign ’08

7 Heshvan 5769 – November 5, 2008
Based on her interview with Sen. Joe Biden, we may assume that WFTV (Orlando) Anchor Barbara West: 1. Did not graduate from a school of communications, 2. Will never receive an award from the Society of Professional Journalists, 3. Is unlikely to be employed by The New York Times in the foreseeable future, and 4. Will soon be working with Joe the Plumber, installing bathroom fixtures.

Two Candidates Walk Into A Bar… Comedy and Presidential Politics

30 Tishri 5769 – October 29, 2008
For days after the Al Smith Memorial Dinner, held in mid-October at the Waldorf Astoria, the media buzzed with clips of presidential candidates John McCain and Barack Obama delivering hilarious routines that put many professional comedians to shame.

Putting the Oy Back into ‘Ahoy’

16 Tishri 5769 – October 15, 2008
They did not sing "Yo Ho Ho and a Bottle of Manischewitz," nor do they ever seem to appear in any of the Disney films about pirates in the Caribbean.

Lament for a Lost Israel

17 Elul 5768 – September 17, 2008
The day Israel released the baby-murdering Arab terrorist Samir Kuntar was without doubt the most disgraceful in modern Jewish history.

LBJ and Israel

26 Av 5768 – August 27, 2008
Lyndon Baines Johnson, born 100 years ago this week, came from a part of the country where Jews were about as common as a herd of cattle in Manhattan.

Celebrity Airheads and the Terrorists Who Love Them

6 Tammuz 5768 – July 9, 2008
"Hi, I'm Richard Gere and I'm speaking for the entire world.

A Decade of Media Monitoring

29 Sivan 5768 – July 2, 2008
When I agreed to take over the Media Monitor column (the first with my byline ran 10 years ago this week), both it and I were relatively recent additions to the paper.

Failed Experiment: New York’s Only Chief Rabbi

23 Iyyar 5768 – May 28, 2008
Rabbi Jacob Juspha, better known as Rabbi Jacob Joseph, was born into a very poor family in Kroz, Lithuania in 1840.

Understanding Christian Zionism

20 Iyyar 5768 – May 24, 2008
The ten Booms are highly relevant today because they demonstrate the sincerity and depth of the evangelical commitment to the Jewish people.

A Decade At-Risk

13 Iyyar 5768 – May 17, 2008
If history has taught us anything, it's that Orthodox Jews are hardly impervious to the lures of outside influence.

Nicholas Berg: In the Sacred Place Where He Stands

6 Iyyar 5768 – May 10, 2008
In college, he embarked on bodybuilding to the point where he became, in the words of one friend, a "solid slab of muscle" who "could not flex his arm without ripping his shirt."

The Generation That Transformed Jewish History

2 Iyyar 5768 – May 7, 2008
The establishment of the State of Israel sixty years ago, on 5 Iyar 5708 (May 14, 1948), was by no means inevitable.

Anti-Semitism’s Return

24 Nisan 5768 – April 28, 2008
In attempting to account for these developments I have reached a set of conclusions about why events are unfolding as they are.

In the Clutches of the Inquisition

4 Nisan 5768 – April 9, 2008
During the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries the Catholic Church did its utmost to root out any vestige of Jewish religious observance among New Christians.

Sports and the Orthodox Jewish Fan

23 Shevat 5768 – January 30, 2008
On Sunday night, many observant Jews will be among the hundreds of millions of people watching the Jets fan's nightmare as the Giants play the Patriots in Super Bowl XLII.

Rabbi Schepschel Schaffer: Early Years of an Orthodox Activist

18 Tevet 5768 – December 27, 2007
During the late 19th and early 20th centuries, a number of rabbis did their utmost to establish and maintain Orthodox Judaism in America.

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