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Letters to the Editor

16 Tishri 5765 – October 1, 2004
Federation Follies It was nice, in an ironic way, to read Arlene Peck's op-ed column "Not One More Dime For Federation," Aug. 20).Just three...

A Tale Of Two Books

8 Tishri 5765 – September 22, 2004
A tale of two books and how the media control what you know and whether you know. A tale of two books one harshly critical of President Bush the other highly unflattering to Sen. Hillary Clinton. A tale of two books the first of which rode a wave of media hype to bestsellerdom the second of which was all but ignored.

My Mind Is Made Up: Don’t Confuse Me With The Facts!

"Although they did not have gemara as a separate subject, while studying biblical commentaries the women learned large portions of the Oral Torah."

A Lesson In Left And Right

"A radical rightist is one whose concern for his children and his neighbors - for Jews in general - is denounced as racial discrimination.

Trip To Israel Clinches Support For Bush

Unlike most high school trips that feature the hottest tourist spots, ours involved meeting and speaking with journalists, political leaders and government spokespeople.

Sins Of Omission Are Ours Unless We Speak Out

Given the world's diabolic double standards, Israeli soldiers stand accused of atrocities (which they did not commit) while the ethnic Arab Muslim Janjaweed paramilitary troops in Sudan and the Arab and Palestinian terrorists remain uncondemned.

Suffocating In Mass Society: The Bloodless Death Of Individual Dignity In...

Ravaged by excess - of consumption and commodities rather than of understanding - America now lives anxiously in crowds. This is naturally pleasing to politicians of all persuasions, for whom herding the people together where they cannot think is always "good."

Gush Katif Memories

Gush Katif is the name of the set of Jewish settlements at the western end of the Gaza Strip.

Letters to the Editor

Special Thanks To HatzolahWe wish to thank all of the members of Hatzolah who helped rescue my son and his two passengers from his...

Who’s The Dummy?

29 Elul 5764 – September 15, 2004
The e-mail arrived a couple weeks ago from a Bush-hater barely able to contain his glee. According to this fellow's opening line, the president had once again shown himself to be a boob beyond compare, as evidenced by the following "news item" my correspondent helpfully attached:

Not One More Dime To Federation

The funding of this country's Federation network as well as how and where the money is spent cries out for investigation and accountability.

Israel’s Friends In Washington Are Confused

The precise details of that withdrawal are always subject to negotiation, but everyone agrees that the basis for any real chance of 'peace' is for Israel to withdraw.

An Unspeakable Tragedy

How can two such delicious souls who -- in King David's famous expression -- were beloved and sweet in their lives and in their deaths have not parted be robbed from us so brutally?

President Bush Deserves Our Votes

Why have I endorsed George W. Bush when I don't agree with him on a single domestic issue? Because I believe the issue of international terrorism trumps all other issues.

Poster Girl Of The Israeli Left

Israelis are expressing shock and astonishment over the arrest last week of a 29-year-old Jewish leftist woman from Tel Aviv for collaboration with one of the worst Palestinian terrorists and murderers still above ground.

Why Lt. Gen. Moshe Yaalon Is Wrong About Surrendering The Golan

Speaking recently to Yediot Aharonot, an Israeli newspaper, Israel's Chief of General Staff commented that withdrawal from the Golan Heights would not endanger Israel's security. According to Lt. Gen. Moshe Yaalon, the Israel Defense Force (IDF) could defend the country's borders even if a political decision were taken to leave the 620-square mile strategic plateau.

Letters to the Editor

Beware The GreensThe article on Ralph Nader ("Ralph Nader's Curious New Allies," front page essay, Aug. 13) comes as no surprise to anyone familiar...

Israel And The Old/New Imperialism

24 Elul 5764 – September 10, 2004
The United Nations' poor record regarding both Jews and Israel, with its consistently pro-Arab bias, is too well known to require further elucidation.

Ralph Nader’s Curious New Allies

23 Elul 5764 – September 8, 2004
Nader and the Green Party abandoned each other, so he is faced with greater difficulty in obtaining ballot lines than he was in 2000.

Shooting Herself In The Foot

Recently, the veteran journalist Barbara Matusow wrote a rather shallow and uncomprehending piece for American Journalism Review, portraying critics of the mainstream media's Middle East coverage as nothing more than propagandists and chronic scolds, and claiming to detect little if any conscious bias among reporters stationed in the region.

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