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(Madison Square) Garden of Eden

29 Adar I 5765 – March 9, 2005
Yes, Torah lives on. Yes, the Lubliner Rav's dream lives on. THEY WERE SINGING AND DANCING IN YESHIVA CHACHMEI LUBLIN!

Don’t Let The Door Hit You On The Way Out, Dan

Dan Rather signed off permanently this week as CBS Evening News anchor and the Monitor thought it only appropriate to review some of the more outlandishly biased statements he tried to pass off over the years as objective news. Media watchdog websites such as MediaResearchCenter.com and RatherBiased.com are repositories for dozens of Rather's most revealing quotes. These are the Monitor's personal favorites:

On ‘Disengagement’ And Disobedience (Second Of Two Parts)

Can the Sharon government protect Israel's citizens? Clearly, "disengagement" will open the door widely to "Palestine." In consequence, once deprived of its remaining strategic depth, Israel will become an irresistibly tempting object for aggression by certain enemy states.

True Role Models (Part Fourteen)

Unfortunately, the question as to where to raise your children and where you and they should live is not a hot topic in the American Jewish community.

Letters To The Editor

Hard-Liners Going SoftRe "Conference of Presidents Backs Sharon Plan" (news story, February 21):The Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations is but one...

Fox News: Too Fair And Balanced?

22 Adar I 5765 – March 2, 2005
The problem with Fox is that it has become just a little too fair and balanced.

Preparing Today’s Student Journalists For Tomorrow’s Journalism

Ours is a pretty significant experiment on several levels, but perhaps mostly in that it utilizes blogs and a group of citizen journalists to cover a national beat

Thoughts On The Evacuation

Sharon's reversal of decades of personal and Likud policy in such an immediate manner strikes one as a decision of political expediency.

When The Supreme Court Justices Learned Daf Yom

The concept of a dinner to be attended by Supreme Court justices to celebrate the study of Jewish Law was the brainchild of Rabbi Noson Gurary of Buffalo.

The President Of Harvard And The Academic Lynch Mob

Several weeks ago I urged Harvard president Larry Summers to authorize release of the transcript of his remarks at a National Bureau of Economic...

What’s Good About Amy Goodman?

Award-winning journalist Amy Goodman, as she never tires telling audiences all over the country, is "a Jewish American, the granddaughter of an Orthodox rabbi and the great-granddaughter of a chassidic rabbi." She also happens to be a promoter of anti-Semites and anti-Zionists of nearly every stripe.

True Role Models (Part Thirteen)

I once thought that my study of logic would prepare me to understand how the world behaves. Living in Israel these past months has cured me of this assumption.

The Rabbi Prince of Safed

There is an old Swazi legend about a beautiful maiden who fell in love with a handsome warrior.

Letters To The Editor

Sharon's PledgesI am distraught by the pledge made by Prime Minister Sharon that Jerusalem is non-negotiable. Those of us who have been following the...

Best of Both Worlds: The Novels of Rab Haim Sabato

15 Adar I 5765 – February 23, 2005
I had always attributed the appeal of Tehillim to their universality: every person can find in them what he or she wants.

Where Are The Guards, Mr. Sharon?

No Jew whose heart is permeated with Torah values and teachings would ever so much as entertain the ugly thought of desecrating a grave.

The Silence Is Deafening: Holocaust Denier Abbas Get Free Pass

He endorsed the outrageous contention that the Jews intentionally inflated the numbers of those slaughtered in order to engender support for the State of Israel.

The Sharon Enigma

There are, or should be, watchdogs to monitor the genuineness of gestures, to guard against the proverbial wolf in sheep's clothing.

Israel Freeing Arab Terrorists And Surrendering Jewish Land Living Precariously In...

Writing of the Jews as a "people of solitaries," E.M. Cioran, the most dazzling French philosophical voice since Paul Valery, observes of the Jewish "nation" that this people, "...unsuited to the complacencies of despair, bypassing its age-old fatigue and the conclusions imposed by fate, lives in the delirium of expectation, determined not to learn a lesson from its humiliations...."

A Peek At The Mailbag

The Monitor's column of Jan. 21 ("That Old-Time Religion") brought howls of indignation from several self-identified liberals, none more entertaining than Elaine Jacobowitz from somewhere in New Jersey. Ms. Jacobowitz took great offense at the Monitor's quoting from Franklin Delano Roosevelt's 1945 Inaugural address, specifically its references to God and faith.

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