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Needed: An Islamic Map For Peace

19 Tammuz 5763 – July 18, 2003
A perceptual shift that can lead to a genuine peace can be found in Islamic art and thought.

For G-d And Country: How The U.S. Military Made Me a Better Jew

By nature I was always machmir (strict) and never did anything half-hearted, so joining the regular army was just too easy.

Gidone Busch Redux

We welcome the call of US Congressman Jerrold Nadler for a new federal probe into the circumstances of the death of Gidone Busch at the hands of 6 police officers several years ago.

Letters To The Editor

Don't Blame Bush I've received a number of e-mails recently blaming President Bush for Israel's problems. This line of thinking is dangerous as well...

Proposed Legislation On Kosher Food, And Computer Hardware For Yeshivas

As we report on page 3, New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and New York State Attorney General Elliot Spitzer have teamed up to produce legislation that protects kosher consumers by requiring those selling food as kosher, to disclose the basis for that representation.

A “Ceasefire” In Context

 Let me ask you, do you remember when the girls would come home from school and cry because they said their green gym uniforms were ugly and made them look fat?

The Return Of ‘Tolerable Carnage’

The terrorists have struck against Israeli civilians in the heart of Israel once again.

French Anti-Semitism: Anatomy of an Old/New Phenomenon

12 Tammuz 5763 – July 11, 2003
Daniel Pipes warns that France offers a preview of what things could look like in the U.S. if there were a substantial increase in the Muslim population here, or if a population outside of the political mainstream were to gain political power.

If we had a flicker of hope a few days ago that peace might be a possibility, only the naive continue to harbor it.

The Middle East ‘Off-The-Road Map’

To the terrorists, peace agreements and land treaties and photo-ops on the White House lawn mean one thing -- weakness on the part of the other party.

How Good A Job Are Our Yeshivas Really Doing?

Nothing mentioned here is intended as halacha; I'm not authorized to make such determinations.

Confidence-Building Measures

Why, what an excellent set of confidence-building concessions, I thought happily as the TV screen suddenly went black. I yawned as I rubbed my sleepy eyes.

Same Old Stuff?

By any standard, the moment of truth for the "road map" has arrived.

Letters To The Editor

Hatred's RootsLeon Wieseltier's commentary on anti-Semitism ('The Village Is Not Burning,' June 6) is erudite and elegant. Simpler, I suggest anti-Semitism's bared roots are...

Hide Your Wallet When You See A ‘Caring Leftist’

I have long believed that the one time the Left is even more dangerous than when it is pursuing "peace" is when it suddenly gets all caring-pooh about the underprivileged.

The Times Just Doesn't Give Up

On its front page Sunday, The New York Times carried a box headlined, "Some Expect Hamas To Resume Talking," with the following text:

From The Jayson Blair School Of Journalism

With the Jayson Blair scandal occupying center stage for weeks and the resignations of two top honchos at the New York Times over Blair's admitted manufacturing of the news and plagiarism, one would have thought that the journalistic world would stay away from anything that would remind readers of the affair.

Deconstructing Sharon

9 Tammuz 5763 – July 9, 2003
Discriminating readers of The New York Times grew accustomed in the late 1990's to the error-prone (as well as transparently biased) reports filed with mind-numbing regularity by the paper's former Jerusalem bureau chief Deborah Sontag.

The Village Is Not Burning: A Realist’s Appraisal Of Anti-Semitism Today

5 Tammuz 5763 – July 4, 2003
I do not believe that the United States is just another address for Jews on the run, just a safer haven.

Focusing On The Here And Now In An Israel Under Siege

"I'm glad you're carrying a gun," I replied. Clearly I was living more in Israel by then. But after a moment I said, "I think. I don't know you real well, do I?"

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