• July 29, 2015

    Two Sides of the Jewish Soul

    Jewish Week

    One of the true riches of the Jewish people — their contribution to a society’s culture — became vastly poorer last week as two titans of Jewish song and drama, and arts and letters, Theodore Bikel, age 91, and E.L. Doctorow, age 84, both died on the same day, July 21.

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  • July 19, 2015

    Why It's Okay to Talk about Chamberlain Right Now

    The Tower

    There’s been a lot of talk lately proclaiming Barack Obama the second coming of Neville Chamberlain.  The analogy may be facile, but it is not far-fetched.  The accord just reached in Vienna, at best, only temporarily cools off Iran’s nuclear ambitions.  The Iran deal will be remembered either as a masterful display of diplomacy or as a hopelessly naïve delusion.

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