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George Bush’s America: Moral Beacon in a Dark World

26 Heshvan 5765 – November 10, 2004
The American people have once again demonstrated that they are the most glorious on earth.

Israel Needed Arafat

By the time you read this article, Arafat will have died, and many will say good riddance.

After The First Great Debate: A War OnTerror Or A Clash...

Neither President Bush nor Senator Kerry addressed an absolutely key issue of current American foreign policy in the opening debate.

Letters to the Editor

True ContritionI recently received three 100-dollar bills in the mail from 'Ploni Almoni.' Enclosed was a note from the sender, who confessed that many...

Fishl’s Marathon

20 Heshvan 5765 – November 3, 2004
While Lebow promoted this populist vision, his shtetl background, his Yiddish, and the religious observance of his youth (which his siblings had not abandoned as he had) were always part of him.

Requiem For A Dream

The sorrowful tune was unmistakable; someone was playing taps in a slow yet steady tune. So sad. So haunting.

Democracy And Censorship On The Western Campus

Could what happened at the University of Pisa happen here? Some might say it already has.

Fan Mail

Barring any of the nightmare scenarios posited by those who worried about the results being literally too close to call, the presidential election will have been decided by the time this column appears in print. But the Monitor was still busy early this week sorting through the daunting number of letters and e-mails that began coming in almost immediately after The Jewish Press endorsed George W. Bush two weeks ago.

The Problems With Singles Events – and How to Fix Them

No singles event in history saw half its participants get a date, and certainly not in such a low-pressure fashion.

Break Up The Likud

The Likud Party in Israel is in crisis. While presuming to be a "broad tent" for a gamut of political opinion, it increasingly is split along the tectonic lines defined by the Gaza disengagement plan of Ariel Sharon.

An Apocalyptic Future? Israel And Middle East Nuclear War (First Of...

Apocalypse, of course, was pretty much a Jewish invention (at least if you ignore ancient Persia and the Zoroastrians), and there is certainly an apocalyptic element in Chicago's own Saul Bellow.

The Real Debate

The struggle today in the land of Israel should re-ignite a debate that has existed in the Jewish world for at least 100 years

Letters To The Editor

Dej? VuThe story of the abandonment of the Jews during the Holocaust, retold in Marvin Kalb's marvelous front-page essay ("Misreporting the Holocaust," Oct. 22),...

Going Timeless: Learning to Live Without the ‘Paper of Record’

13 Heshvan 5765 – October 27, 2004
It will probably not surprise his critics that Rush Limbaugh doesn't read the Times; he hasn't "for a couple of years."

Support For Jewish All-Day Education – Retrospect And Prospect

FJE is to be praised for making recommendations to achieve these goals essential for a healthy Jewish education system.

Of Dan We Sing

In commenting on the Dan Rather fiasco last week and the week before that, the Monitor was remiss in not mentioning the revolutionary role played by the Internet - specifically, the army of tenacious webloggers who began exposing Rather almost as soon as his fallacious '60 Minutes' story on George Bush and the Texas Air National Guard aired earlier this month.

Terrorism And Anti-Semitism Are Inseparably Married

It can be inherited -- not genetically, of course, but through the malign impact of a bigoted adult on his or her children and grandchildren.

Israel Kaleidoscope Thoughts From A Solidarity Mission

Want to be awakened from the galut slumber? Want to be rejuvenated spiritually and emotionally?

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