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Fishl’s Footrace: An Interview With Fred Lebow’s Biographer

Fred Lebow, who died in October 1994, took a small race that had been held in Central Park and turned it into a Big Apple spectacle - the New York City Marathon, the world's greatest footrace.

Latest In Kosher Food

On the day after the elections, many of us gathered in the old editorial office to watch John Kerry concede to George W. Bush.

A Churning Stomach And An Upturned Nose

Several weeks ago, there was back and forth "dialogue" in the editorial pages of the Jewish Press concerning the very subjective view as to who is the more "authentic" Jew amongst the various segments of the Orthodox community.

Letters To The Editor

Case StudyMemo to reader Joan Borenstein, whose anti-Bush rant was an amazing case study in liberal denial ('Jail to the Chief?' Letters, Jan. 16):The...

Letters To The Editor

Adelson Will Be MissedWith a deep sense of sorrow and loss, I must express my sadness to the family and friends of Professor Howard...

The “New” Outreach?

A letter published in last week's issue as well as several others slated for publication in the coming weeks, are critical of our editorial comment several weeks ago regarding Agudath Israel of America's Avi Shafran's penchant for addressing religious issues in non-Orthodox publications. Our comments were triggered by a particular Shafran piece in the March 21 issue of such a publication, The Jewish Week, entitled "What Da'at Torah Really Means," in which Shafran addressed the seeming rejection by so-called Modern Orthodoxy of the notion of general deference in decision-making to Torah authorities.

The First-Ever Media Friends List

A hundred and thirty four. As in 134. Not submissions - those numbered close to a thousand (951 when we stopped the count, with more still coming) - but names. It quickly became obvious that the Monitor had some serious whittling down to do if this Media Friends List was going to work at all.

Two Surprises And A Pinhead

The bombing of the Jerusalem Sbarro pizzeria leaves the Monitor no choice but to again shelve a good-riddance, tribute-in-reverse obituary for an incomparably odious Jew whose stay of Judgment was at long last revoked early last month.

Comic Relief From The ADL

It was shaping up to be a rather uneventful day until the arrival of a press release from one of the Monitor's favorite Jewish organizations. Laughter may not the best medicine, but it certainly is the best palliative to boredom, and in that sense, at least, the Anti-Defamation League will never be accused of being boring.

Softening The Landing For The Terrorists

One has to marvel at the exquisitely bad taste of The New York Times concerning Israel. This past Saturday, The Times reported on Friday...

Good To Wrap Fish In

There's a certain maxim among media critics (and if there isn't, the Monitor just coined it) that goes like this: If all seems right in the world of journalism, you probably haven't opened up that day's New York Times.

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