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Learning From The Master: My Debt To America’s Greatest Judaica Collector

When Abraham Karp was in his early teens growing up in the Bronx, he traveled by subway on shopping trips to the Jewish book dealers on the Lower East Side with his father, Aaron, a furrier who never had much money.

Novak’s Nun

The syndicated columnist Robert Novak, compared with whom Pat Buchanan comes off looking like an honorary member of Hadassah, was in his element this week, essentially accusing Israel of crimes against humanity and relying on a dubious source for his latest bit of anti-Israel invective.

United in Song – Forever Strong

Chaim Mendel readily admitted that there had been many shidduchim proposed.

Letters To The Editor

Helping HandsIt's nice to know there are still some caring people in this world, people who aren't afraid to get involved but are willing...

Israel, ‘Palestine’ And ‘Correlation Of Forces’ In The Middle East

War is never far from the minds of prudent Israelis, and prudent operational planning must always look closely at the regional "correlation of forces." Drawn from the military lexicon of the former Soviet Union, this concept is usefully applied as a particular measure of armed forces, from the subunit level to major formations.

‘The Passion Recut’ – To Fit A New Generation

According to Gibson, the "flogging" segment was "cut in half" and other gory moments toned down in the new version.

Time To Divest… From Columbia

When four out of five of the members of the committee responsible for investigating grievances related to anti-Israel and anti-Semitic statements have obvious biases in this area, it seems clear to me that the investigation is a travesty.

Helping And Hurting The Curious and Contradictory Case of Israel’s Original Peace Partner

"There are unfulfilled expectations on both sides," says Fahmy. But despite the drawbacks of the status quo, Fahmy is right when he says it "is better than the alternative."

The ‘Dhimmis’ Among Us: Judaism’s Lower Class

This is a damning verdict against the Jewish people. We sing the praises of repentance, yet brutally punish those who undertake the holy challenge.

True Role Models (Part Nineteen)

Renana and Jay (Yaakov) Wolff made Aliyah in 1993 from Oak Park, Michigan, where they were serving as the Bnei Akiva internal emissaries (young couples who, prior to leaving to live in Israel, serve in towns that do not have a large Jewish college presence).

Letters To The Editor

Baseball FanI've come to admire the depth of knowledge that Jason Maoz regularly displays in his Media Monitor column, but I had no idea...

DeNial At DePaul: The Thomas Klocek Affair

Catholic universities in the United States have in recent years shown a weakness for cultivating far-leftist anti-Semites and haters of America.

Facing An Explosive Future: Israel Iran And Anticipatory Self-Defense

Israel now faces grave dangers from Iran, a hostile Islamic state deeply involved in production of nuclear and certain other weapons of mass destruction. In essence, the Jewish State will soon have only two options vis-a-vis Iran: 1) sit tight, do nothing militarily, and hope that deterrence, political agreemeents and/or economic sanctions will prevent Iranian mega-aggression; or 2) strike preemptively against pertinent military targets, thereby expressing what international law calls "anticipatory self-defense."

A Liberal Gives Bush His Due

An important article in the current issue of The New Republic warrants attention. The piece, "The Politics of Churlishness," is the magazine's April 11 cover story by editor-in-chief Martin Peretz, and it amounts to a lifelong liberal's mea culpa for having prejudged and misjudged President Bush in the area of Middle East policy.

Terri Schiavo: Lessons From The Farm

The kids not only come to love the animals but, mainly, they learn a tremendous lesson in responsibility.

The Race For City Hall: Queens Republicans Wonder Whether Mayor Mike’s Worth The Effort

Unlike some of the older Republican groups in this town, the Rockawayites are an amalgam of many viewpoints and had hoped to use this diversity to good political effect.

Holocaust Deniers Should Not Go Unchallenged

Addressing a few dozen people, Irving focused on his legal battle with Lipstadt, describing in detail how she and her lawyers had, in effect, destroyed his reputation and ruined his career.

Lead Us By Teaching

Whether in the home or in governmental actions or ordinary social relationships, obedience can be achieved through teaching or example.

The Vanishing Jewish Baseball Player

Whatever happened to Jewish baseball players? Not that they're an extinct species - several Jews are currently playing in the major leagues or working their way through the minors - but Jewish baseball fans will tell you the present-day crop is relatively unaccomplished and unknown.

The Pope’s Mixed Legacy

The foremost memory of John Paul II will be for his heart. When I conjure up an image of the pope, it is invariably in connection with some gesture of warmth and loving kindness to a child, to a widow, to the poor.

Letters To The Editor

Pope A Lamed-Vavnik?I bear no ill will toward the late Pope John Paul II, but I found myself wincing at the statements put out...

Israel, Palestine And The ‘Samson Option’

Taken in isolation, the emerging Palestinian state - a state that is now being forged with the open support of U.S. President George W. Bush - will have no direct bearing on Israel's nuclear posture. Yet, although obviously non-nuclear itself, Palestine could substantially diminish Israel's capacity to wage certain forms of conventional war and could thereby enlarge the Jewish State's incentive to rely on unconventional weapons in particular circumstances.

True Role Models (Part Eighteen)

Myrna Frankel was born and raised in New York City which, she feels, is such a fantastic place to live that she would still be there if Israel had not been beckoning to her all the days of her life.

Indignation As Weapon In The Tabloid Wars

If on any given day last week you happened to chance upon the New York Post, you quite possibly assumed at first glance that the Deluge was upon us at last - until a closer look revealed that the unfolding drama which so consumed the paper's headline writers, reporters, columnists and editorialists involved nothing more than an unfortunate misprint in a contest run by the New York Daily News.

Controversy At Columbia: A View From Inside The Institution

A very few of the very many Jewish professors at Columbia have been moved to oppose the systematic anti-Israel bias that pervades Columbia's teaching and to argue for the inadequacy of the "settlement" that appears to be in the offing.

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