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Kissinger In His Own Words

5 Sivan 5766 – May 31, 2006
Since returning to private life some three decades ago, Henry Kissinger has doggedly attempted to restore some luster to a rather badly tarnished image. Lionized by the press in the mid-1970’s as “Super K,” the unprecedentedly powerful secretary of state and mighty architect of American foreign policy during the Nixon-Ford era, Kissinger saw his stock fall rapidly in the 1980’s and 90’s as conservatives criticized him for what they saw as his defeatist policy of détente with the Soviet Union and liberals lambasted him for what they viewed as his amoral, Machiavellian sacrifice of American ideals on the altar of pragmatism and realpolitik.

In The Shadow of the Apple Tree

Intellectual communication marks the Gemini trait . . . and the green-colored emerald is the gemstone associated with this month.

Letters To The Editor

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Iran Policy Committee On Growing Iranian Nuclear Threat To Israel

The following remarks on Iranian nuclearization were delivered by Professor Louis Rene Beres at the National Press Club, Washington DC, May 10, 2006, on behalf of the Iran Policy Committee. They were televised nationally and internationally, including in Iran where, via the Iranian resistance movement, they were viewed by millions.

The Sanhedrin Reestablished (Part II)

Part I of this article discussed the background and early days of the new Sanhedrin.

The Sanhedrin Reestablished (Part II)

Part I of this article discussed the background and early days of the new Sanhedrin.

Private Restitution Proposal Possible

The issue of restitution for private property owned by Jews in Poland has long been a sore spot for many Jews of Polish origin.

A Living Treasure

In the century and a half since the birth of the rebbetzin famous ancestor, transportation has changed from horse and wagon to jet plane, but Torah life is constant.

Shortchanging Our Children By Teaching Midrashim Literally

The vast majority of children from the current yeshiva system believe all midrashim are part of the literal account of the events that occurred in the Tanach.

The Growing U.S. Political Divide On Israel

Noting this reality, I concluded in a 1985 research piece: "Liberals and conservatives support Israel versus the Arabs in similar proportions."

Eminent Domain: A Jewish Issue?

Is this something the Jewish community should be concerned with, or, should we keep our noses out of such matters - at least until it affects one of our homes or businesses?

Presbyterian Terror

Not content with the classic leftist divestment tactic, elements of PCUSA, from the Chicago Middle East Task Force, met with leaders of the terrorist organization Hizbullah in Lebanon.

Letters To The Editor

26 Iyyar 5766 – May 24, 2006
Unfair Depiction Steven Plaut's description of France in his article "Le Bouffon Grandiose" (op-ed, May 5,) does not fit the facts.First, actor Dieudonn?'s provocative...

Saving The Jewish State: Constructing The High Ladder Of Israel’s Survival (Conclusion)

We must learn to read widely beyond the mainstream press, which is often ignorant of facts on the ground, or worse - is maliciously inclined toward Israel. In this connection, American Jews must really learn history - Jewish history; Israel's history; Arab history; and Islamic history.

Education With Strings

Our greatest fear is that the subsidies and grants will be handed out to eager and often desperate institutions but that the money will not be used to its maximum benefit.

Arab Genocide And The New York Times

Many nations are reluctant to confront the Arab world in its backing of Sudan, and this has been a major factor in European foot-dragging on the Darfur issue.

Feminists’ Shameful Silence On Islamic Fundamentalism

So one of the world's leading feminists has been offered a safe perch by a conservative think tank. I am not surprised.

Jacob’s Voice

Welcome to Monsey, New York, or as many here wryly refer to the temporary home that remains "in the uttermost West" Ir HaKodesh - the Holy City.

The Apostasy Of The Monsey Fish

A tuna fish caught in the Indian Ocean this week has excited Kenyan Muslims who are flocking here by the hundreds to see a Koranic verse apparently embedded in its scales.

He Changed The Paper That Changed His Name

20 Iyyar 5766 – May 17, 2006
When reporter Abraham Michael Rosenthal’s byline began appearing in The New York Times back in the 1940’s, the sensitivities of the paper’s owners – German Jews of the fully assimilated “Our Crowd” variety – dictated that he use the initials A.M. in place of his glaringly ethnic first name.

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