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The 'Amish Week'

Some people think that The Jewish Week's biggest "rivals" are other Jewish papers. I don't see it that way. Our fiercest rivals are people who don't read Jewish papers, or newspapers at all. There's a real kinship that I feel with all ethnic/religious/small town newspapers -- and their writers, editors, sales people, and readers -- and that goes for my newest friends at this Amish paper in Ohio.

The Amish Week

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009 Some people think that The Jewish Week’s biggest “rivals” are other Jewish papers. I don’t see it that way. Our fiercest rivals are people who don’t read Jewish papers, or newspapers at all. There’s a real kinship that I feel with all ethnic/religious/small town newspapers — and their writers, editors, sales people, and readers — and that goes for my newest friends at this Amish paper in Ohio.

Remember Who Died, Remember Who Did It

Here's something from JINSA (The Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs) regarding 9-11 memorials, and what is all-too-often going unspoken by politicians. But what American politicians are too politically correct to say is, in fact, being said in the Arab media, as in this column from Al-Sharq Al-Awsat. And in memory of those who died, here's something from The Jewish Week archives (9/8/06): Realm Of The Senses by Jonathan Mark

Remember Who Died, Remember Who Did It

Friday, September 11th, 2009 Here’s something from JINSA (The Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs) regarding 9-11 memorials, and what is all-too-often going unspoken by politicians. But what American politicians are too politically correct to say is, in fact, being said in the Arab media, as in this column from Al-Sharq Al-Awsat.   And in memory of those who died, here’s something from The Jewish Week archives (9/8/06):

Monticello Is More Mysterious Than You Know

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009 “Them shiney gold coins Sure looked bright and jolly I took the money home and I gave it to my Molly. She promised and she swore that she never would deceive me But the devil’s in the women and they never can be easy Musha rigum duram da Whack-fo the daddy-o There’s whiskey in the jar.” – Irish folk tune  

Israel Advocacy On Campus (program at JCC)

Friday, August 21st, 2009 ISRAEL ADVOCACY ON CAMPUS:: The Strength of Standing Together   Speaker: Micah Halpern   SUNDAY, AUGUST 23, 2009 6:30-8:30 PM JCC OF MANHATTAN AMSTERDAM AVE. & 76TH STREET   REFRESHMENTS BY KOSHER ITALIAN NOIDUE RESTAURANT   ADMISSION IS FREE

The Worst Pogrom In History - 80 Years After

Wednesday, August 19th, 2009 Here’s some more on Hebron from Lubavitch.com, related to this week’s Media column.   Other pogroms may have had higher death totals but no pogrom was more barbaric.   Although the massacre took place at the end of August, the yahrtzeit for the Hebron martyrs is Av 17.  
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