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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,...

Jewish Word // Beshert

13:53 11 August in Uncategorized
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A Talmudic Date with Destiny Stroll Manhattan’s Upper West Side on a Saturday night and you’ll find yourself surrounded on all sides by prospective couples trying each other out. The last few years have seen an explosion in the neighborhood’s popularity among Jews in their twenties...