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Anti-Semitism at Frankfurt Book Fair

Months after the Frankfurt Book Fair was accused of displaying anti-Semitic Arab literature, organizers of the world's most glamorous publishing event are still bitter about the allegations.

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Repentant Terrorist Should Be Linchpin Of Israeli Hasbara

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Time In A Bottle: RIETS, Circa 1928

The earliest issue that the YU Library has is from 1935-36. The other issues from the Twenties and early Thirties may well be lost. Still, from these issues one can get insight into the thoughts of the students.

Setting The Record Straight On Kosher Slaughter

Any slaughterhouse, whether kosher or non-kosher, is by definition a disconcerting, blood-filled and gruesome place. Torah law, however, is most insistent about not inflicting needless pain on animals and in emphasizing humane treatment of all living creatures.

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True Role Models (Part Four)

I remember my first visit to Israel in 1956. I was attending the first American Bnei Akiva Hachshara training program in Israel.

Religious Coercion, Reform Style

The political interference by the rabbis is getting more and more unbearable.

What Islamic ‘Sacrifice’ Means To Israel (Part Two of Two)

Ayatollah Khomeini, in the foreword to his book on Islamic government, offered remarks which are today still taken as the dominant and incontestable orthodoxy in Iran: "The Islamic Movement was afflicted by the Jews from its very beginnings, when they began their hostile activity...."

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President Bush And The Little Girl

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How can any accommodation be reached between the Arabs and Israel when Palestinian Arab terrorists are waging war against Israel with the approval of the vast majority of Arabs, and when there is such a dichotomy between the way the rest of the world deals with terror and the way Israel is expected to "exercise restraint" in its own war against terrorism?

Your Media At Work

The Media Research Center is out with its annual "Best Notable Quotables" awards, a gorgeous display of the media's liberal bias, all-around pomposity and laughable ignorance. For the full list, visit the MRC website (www.mrc.org). The Monitor found the following selection particularly illuminating:

Jews And Guns

But the police did not arrive that night nor did they protect the city from arson and widespread looting. In fact we watched in disbelief as news cameras captured images of police officers standing idly by while looters gleefully committed their crimes.

Master Builder: Rav Teitz and the Elizabeth Kehilla

One cannot think of Yiddishkeit in Elizabeth, New Jersey, without at the same time recalling the community's longtime leader, Harav Mordechai Pinchas Teitz, zt"l.

Letters To The Editor

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True Role Models (Part Three)

It is hard for modern day visitors to Israel to imagine some of the situations that immigrants to Israel found 20 and 30 years ago.

What Islamic ‘Sacrifice’ Means To Israel (Part One of Two)

Israel may learn from history. Volume III of Plutarch's "Sayings of Spartain Mothers" reveals the Spartan mother as one who rears her sons for sacrifice on the altar of civic necessity.

Sharon’s Embarrassing Herzliya Speech

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ADL’s Misleading Media Surveys

The Anti-Defamation League, fresh off its lamentable stint as unwitting public relations apparatus for Mel Gibson, has, yet again, demonstrated a jaw-dropping inability (or perhaps a cynical unwillingness) to differentiate between a newspaper's news coverage and its editorial views.

Kaare Kristiansen: Profile In Courage

From September 13, 1993, through December 10, 1994, 92 people died in 47 separate Palestinian terrorist attacks,

Why Bush Won – A Jewish Perspective

In the most accepting and tolerant country in the history of humanity, the United States of America, they have continued to feel threatened by the persistence of any aspect of traditional culture and loyalties.

Blue America: The Land Of The Easily Offended

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