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September/October 2017

14:31 19 September in Uncategorized
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Profile Simon Schama Steals the Show The effusive British historian and master storyteller returns for part two of the history of the Jewish people. by Liam Hoare Daniel Pearl Investigative Journalism Initiative Strangers in their own land The end of the long civil war between Sri Lanka’s Buddhists and Tamils...

July/August 2017 | Table of Contents

11:40 12 July in Uncategorized
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[divider] Culture Who’s Afraid of Dorit Rabinyan? The Israeli author became a literary superstar when Israel’s Education Minister called her novel depicting a Palestinian-Israeli romance a threat to Jewish identity and pulled it from the nation’s schools. by Marilyn Cooper Politics Playing To Win Sheldon Adelson’s launch of Israel Hayom changed the course of Israeli politics....

King David’s Genes

17:40 16 August in Uncategorized
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by Nadine Epstein [dropcap]T[/dropcap]hree thousand years ago, tradition says the prophet Samuel anointed a lowly shepherd named David king of Israel. A warrior who could defeat Goliath and write love psalms, David managed to pull the quarreling Jewish tribes together into one nation and then ruled...

The Evolution of David Brooks

15:10 16 August in Uncategorized
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[dropcap]D[/dropcap]avid Brooks, that rare New York Times columnist equally criticized by liberals and conservatives alike, was born in Toronto, Canada. His father’s college teaching jobs brought the family to New York City and Philadelphia before Brooks headed off to college at the University of Chicago,...