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Posted on: February 7th, 2003

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In the back country south of Warsaw, there
stood a small shtetl, a little Jewish village,
named Chelm. Renowned across the Pale, the
villagers of Chelm were famous for their sharp
wits, their inventive brains, and their capacity
for resolving difficult problems.

 

Posted on: January 30th, 2003

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Erudite and outspoken, Steven Plaut is a frequent contributor to The Jewish Press whose essays, many of which have appeared in this front-page space, always generate enthusiastic reader feedback.

 

Posted on: January 23rd, 2003

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But the al-Safi resolution should be neither obscured nor forgotten by the American people, because its passage exposes so much that is wrong and vicious about the American Library Association.

 

Posted on: January 17th, 2003

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Consider a country in which the minister of
justice prepares an official ''speech code'' that
delineates the boundaries of permissible
speech, and where violators may be sent to
prison.

 

Posted on: January 3rd, 2003

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But no one's running away. The Likud party primary didn't get canceled or delayed.

 

Posted on: December 27th, 2002

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What better examples could there be for a community?

 

Posted on: December 20th, 2002

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Most American Jews are orthodox. No, that's not a misprint, nor is it a sign that I've taken leave of my senses. In fact, the bulk of American Jewry is very orthodox. The problem is, they're very orthodox in their liberalism, not their Judaism -- and therein lies the answer to all the costly studies, surveys and polls commissioned by Jewish organizations in their never-ending quest to understand why Jews are assimilating themselves out of existence.

 

Posted on: December 13th, 2002

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They kissed their grandparents goodbye and then turned to me and, one by one by one, fell upon my shoulder crying out and thanking me for being there.

 

Posted on: December 6th, 2002

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Then they sue for peace, issue poor-me hand-wringing pleas for international help, and use the lull in the battle to regroup, re-arm and plot their next assault.

 

Posted on: November 29th, 2002

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The most fundamental question for this new Post-Oslo era is this: How could Israel have allowed itself to pursue the ''peace process'' in the first place? The answers are very likely to raise serious doubts about the nature of secular Zionism itself and its alleged success in resolving the modernity dilemma of the Jews.

 

Posted on: November 22nd, 2002

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While there is of course more than one way to look at the last two centuries of Jewish life on the planet, one instructive way to summarize them might be as a two-hundred year search for an alternative to traditional Orthodoxy.

 

Posted on: November 15th, 2002

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Still Carter is proud-as-all-get-out of his rendezvous with Middle East history. He trades on it incessantly.

 

Posted on: November 8th, 2002

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We recently marked the start of a new year on the Jewish calendar, as good a time as any to sum up where things now stand.

 

Posted on: October 25th, 2002

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KABUL – Flower Street and its continuation Chicken Street are by far the liveliest and most picturesque commercial thoroughfares in Kabul a river of color flowing through a desert of destroyed or rundown buildings. This vibrant rainbow draws its hues from the nature of the goods sold here: fresh and canned groceries (many imported from […]

 

Posted on: October 18th, 2002

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If the Iraqi regime wishes peace, it will immediately end all illicit trade outside the oil-for-food program.

 

Posted on: October 4th, 2002

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According to his 1980 autobiography, Phil Donahue grew up a rather repressed young man, terribly inhibited and plagued by all manner of monstrous neuroses caused by the strict Catholic ambience of his childhood.

 

Posted on: October 4th, 2002

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The good news is that the ratings for Phil Donahue's new MSNBC talk show are nearly invisible; the bad news is that MSNBC gave this raving anti-American, pro-Palestinian leftist a platform in the first place, reconfiguring its entire nighttime lineup around him and terminating the program hosted by the pro-Israel Alan Keyes in the process.

 

Posted on: September 28th, 2002

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While many Arabs may have fled to escape the draft, others were expelled by force.

 

Posted on: September 20th, 2002

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Partition arbitrarily deprived the Jews of their internationally sanctioned legal rights to all of Palestine, including what is now the kingdom of Jordan. Nevertheless, Israel accepted it.

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