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Posted: Tue, 09/07/2010 - 18:56 | Julie Wiener's In the Mix

If you aren’t completely sick of hearing about Chelsea Clinton and Marc Mezvinsky’s co-officiated wedding, you may want to read Rabbi James Ponet’s piece for Tablet about his decision to officiate at intermarriages.

Posted: Tue, 09/07/2010 - 18:37 | The RosenBlog

I have long been a defender of the general media to pro-Israel supporters who believe the press – from the New York Times to the television networks – is biased against Israel. But I’m having a harder time of it these days.

Posted: Tue, 09/07/2010 - 09:21 |

As a general rule, I don't cheerlead for people I've written about.  But I'll allow myself this: hats off, again, to Howard Jacobson, whose novel "The Finkler Question" was shortlisted today for the Man Booker Prize.  Jacobson, one of Britain's most respected and funniest writers, did an interview with me a couple of weeks ago.

Posted: Tue, 09/07/2010 - 09:20 |

As a general rule, I don't cheerlead for people I've written about.  But I'll allow myself this: hats off, again, to Howard Jacobson, whose novel "The Finkler Question" was shortlisted today for the Man Booker Prize.  Jacobson, one of Britain's most respected and funniest writers, did an interview with me a couple of weeks ago.

Posted: Tue, 09/07/2010 - 09:18 | Political Insider

Tom Friedman, the New York Times columnist, is worried that America's worsening economic woes will inevitably decrease our ability to be a leader in the world arena.

That's something pro-Israel leaders  should be worrying about. A lot.  If Friedman is right, the tectonic change  will have huge implications for an Israel that counts on an engaged, loyal America as a pillar of its security.

Posted: Tue, 09/07/2010 - 09:14 |

As a general rule, I don't cheerlead for people I've written about.  But I'll allow myself this: hats off, again, to Howard Jacobson, whose novel "The Finkler Question" was shortlisted today for the Man Booker Prize.  Jacobson, one of Britain's most respected and funniest writers, did an interview with me a couple of weeks ago.