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A Palestinian man and his 12-year-old son became the symbol of the Intifada, caught in a fire exchange in the Gaza strip. Then it turned out the father lied about his own injuries.
Mubarak lawyer: "There is no evidence to prove that Mubarak gave orders to open fire on the protesters."
The recent episode of "The People's Court" featuring an Orthodox couple suing a laundry service for washing and ruining the woman's wig has once again put Torah Jews in a negative light. In addition to the show's regular viewers, countless others have seen a video of the trial and decision on the Internet.
Walter Russell Mead, the Henry A. Kissinger senior fellow for U.S. foreign policy at the Council on Foreign Relations and one of America’s most quoted writers on international affairs, posted an article on The American Interest blog (www.the-american-interest.com) earlier this month that should be required reading for all who are vexed by the controversy over the much maligned “Israel Lobby” in America.
Endorsed by bestselling author and scientist Bruce Lipton, The Genie in Your Genes provides documented proof that your state of mind can override your genetic code. The author explains that "epigenetic healing," the use of imagination, will be the next wave of the healing professions.
Is proof of our Creator on the tips of human tongues and within hyoid bones around the world?
It seems de rigueur these days to claim that President Bush prevaricated when he took us to war against Iraq.
As it now appears, the jury did not hold Lemrick Nelson responsible for the death of Yankel Rosenbaum, even though they convicted Nelson of stabbing him, because "everybody knew" that the Rosenbaum family has filed a lawsuit against the hospital, claiming he died because of inadequate post-stabbing care.
As obscene as Lemrick Nelson's admission that he killed Yankel Rosenbaum most certainly is, what it says about how our criminal justice system is failing the Jewish community willperhaps be more enduring. In dramatic fashion, by highlighting the truth of something a jury in 1992 declined to acknowledge despite overwhelming evidence, it underscores something thatshould have been apparent for more than a decade. While crimes against victims who happen to be Jewish may not regularly go unpunished, the high profile, notorious ones, those whichhighlight the Jewishness of the victim, are a different matter altogether.
In recent years the American Jewish community has been the target of a campaign that tries to argue that Jews are theologically obligated to support each and every green fad to come along. Several organizations have arisen in the name of "eco-Judaism," which is nothing more than the endorsement of the environmentalist political agenda in the name of Judaism.
Phil Donahue, the godfather of trashy daytime TV talk, has taken himself out of mothballs, seemingly determined to remind persons of discriminating taste exactly why they were so overjoyed to see him go into retirement in the first place.