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New Book By Gidon Rothstein

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009 Rabbi Gidon Rothstein, author of “Murderer In The Mikdash,” and this week’s Sabbath column (Feb. 27), has just come out with a new book, “Cassandra Misreads The Book of Samuel (and other untold tales of the prophets)”. You can check it out and read a chapter (and the back cover) right here.

The Edge of Town: Uncanny Tales of Survival

Thursday, February 26th, 2009     (Because of a formatting error on the main site, here’s a corrected version of this week’s “Edge of Town” column).       Uncanny Tales Of Survival   “Small Miracles of the Holocaust,” and the mysteries of coincidence          by Jonathan Mark      

Why Are Jewish Charities Giving Tzedakah To Clinton?

Sunday, January 18th, 2009 While the givers of tzedakah to Jewish organizations figure out that they, too, were scammed in the Madoff scandal, scammed by boards of trustees that paid millions of Jewish charity money to their fellow trustee, Ezra Merkin, for his very hard work of transferring their billions to Madoff, other givers of tzedakah might start taking a look at where their Jewish charity money goes.  

Two Papers, Two Stories; One Paper, Two Stories

Tuesday, January 20th, 2009 Two papers tells a different story, or rather the same story in different ways. “Israeli Shells Kill 40 At Gaza U.N. School” (New York Times headline, Jan. 7).   Or was it, “Hamas In Human Shield Atrocity: Uses School As Mortar Lair Where Children Die” (New York Post headline, Jan. 7).

Haaretz: Just Say You’re Sorry

Tuesday, January 20th, 2009

An Arab’s Media Watch

Wednesday, January 21st, 2009 Here’s an interesting item in Middle East Times, dissecting media coverage of the Gaza war from an Arab’s perspective. A lot of anti-Israel folks have been raving about Jon Stewart and (what I think is) his uniquely ignorant view of Gaza’s history.  

Israel Didn’t Leave, It Lost - Like Blanche DuBois

Wednesday, January 21st, 2009 The first rule of pride is this: When they run you out of town, walk like you’re leading the parade.   I’ll give Israel this: When international pressure got to be too much, Israel left Gaza as if it was Israel’s bright idea, “a unilateral ceasefire.”  

Sex & The City & A Jewish Newspaper

Monday, January 26th, 2009 Here’s Sam Freedman’s wonderful NYT column on New Jewish Times, a paper I was privileged to be a part of way back when (and a paper that’s still a part of me). Before “Sex & The City,” Candace Bushnell was a part of it, too, but back then who knew?
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