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‘The Hidden Holocaust’

04/22/2005
Staff Writer
“Who, after all, speaks today of the annihilation of the Armenians?” Adolf Hitler, to his generals, before the invasion of Poland in 1939 In the coming days, a people nearly annihilated during the last century will pause to remember its losses.

What’s A Nice Catholic Boy...

03/12/2008
Staff Writer
A devout Catholic and a professional educator, James Otteson learned a lesson about Jewish culture during the second session of a class he taught at Yeshiva University this year about capitalism and morality.

Daniel Elazar

12/10/1999
Staff Writer
Daniel Elazar, an authority on — and sometimes critic of — the Jewish community, died Dec. 2 of lymphoma in his Jerusalem home. He was 65. Professor Elazar, a Minneapolis-born scholar, made aliyah in the 1970s, subsequently splitting his time between Israel and Philadelphia, where he served as director of Temple University’s Center for the Study of Federalism. The author of more than 70 books and 700 articles, he is best known for “Community and Polity,” his 1995 book on the American Jewish community.

The Book On Controversy

11/27/1998
Staff Writer
“Israel and the Bomb.” By Avner Cohen, Columbia University Press, 470 pages, $27.50.   Cohen’s book should properly be labeled “Israel and the Bomb and Israeli-American Diplomacy Concerning the Bomb.” The bomb, of course, is the nuclear bomb, which the world suspects Israel has, but whose existence Israel has never admitted.

The Book On Controversy

12/01/1998
Staff Writer
“Israel and the Bomb.” By Avner Cohen, Columbia University Press, 470 pages, $27.50. Cohen’s book should properly be labeled “Israel and the Bomb and Israeli-American Diplomacy Concerning the Bomb.” The bomb, of course, is the nuclear bomb, which the world suspects Israel has, but whose existence Israel has never admitted.

‘Taking To The Streets’ For Agunot

02/16/2007
Editor & Publisher
Tova Hartman, a professor of education at Hebrew University specializing in gender studies, seemed to capture the mood of the large audience at the opening plenary of the 10th annual conference of JOFA, the Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance, on Sunday morning when she proclaimed: “We don’t have to prove anything to anyone anymore.”

Moves To Demonize Israel Seen Growing

Many Israeli soldiers could face charges; U.S. Supreme Court could provide remedy here

10/08/2009
Staff Writer

The decision this week of Israeli cabinet minister Moshe Yaalon not to fly to Britain for fear of being tried for an alleged seven-year-old war crime is seen as just the latest in a series of attempts to demonize Israel in the eyes of the world.

Israeli cabinet minister Moshe Yaalon.

No Country For Old (Or Young) Rabbis

Three suburban spiritual leaders strike out on big questions in new Coen Brothers satire.

09/30/2009
Staff Writer

Michael Stuhlberg as the Job-like Larry Gopnik in “A Serious Man.”At the center of Joel and Ethan Coen’s new film, “A Serious Man,” which opens on Friday, is a very weighty matter. A Jewish physics professor, Larry Gopnik, faces a string of woes — his wife leaves him for a colleague; he accidentally kills that colleague in a car crash; his brother shows up, homeless, looking for a place to stay; and so on. Why him? To answer the question, the Coen’s send Larry to three rabbis, each one promising the answer to his eternal question.

That quest for enlightenment is a bit what it’s like interviewing the Coens. A brigade of publicists courts you weeks in advance, each new e-mail enticing you for the next: the first one promises you the interview;
the second that the interview will be in person. In subsequent e-mails you learn the day, time, place, and finally receive one last note: arrive early, you have only 15 minutes.

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