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A Zionist’s polemic: a dismal prognosis comes true

A Zionist’s polemic: a dismal prognosis comes true

I REMEMBER reading the first edition of this book when it came out in 1977 and how depressed it made me feel. Now I have reread it in its new edition some 36 years later (published by Gefen), and it makes me even more depressed, for some of the things that he complained about then are even more true today.

Halkin’s arguments, very simply, are that Jewish life outside of Israel has no future, and that Israel urgently needs American Jews, and that, for these two reasons, serious American Jews need to move to Israel.

It is hard to deny that Jewish life outside of Israel has deteriorated even more in the generation since this book first came out.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 05 December 2013 12:48 )

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Revolutionary medicine

Revolutionary medicineSECTION E PAGE 13 The era of America’s Founding Fathers is known historically as the Enlightenment for the gigantic strides the period witnessed in philosophy, the arts, government and many branches of science. For medicine, however, the great light of knowledge was only dawning. Focusing this tightly written and lucid history on those very founding fathers — specifically, George Washington, John and Abigail Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin and, to a lesser degree, James and Dol...

Last Updated ( Friday, 22 November 2013 09:05 )

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Denver history index and The Lumber Baron Inn

Denver history index and The Lumber Baron InnSECTION E PAGE 13 Since 1988, when Phil Goodstein’s first urban history, Denver’s Capitol Hill, was published, the historian has put out some 17 books on various facets of the city’s geographical, ethnic, religious, political and social history. Taken together, this body of work is a massive and impressive reference — more, one suspects, than any other Denver historian has ever managed to amass. Set side by side, the books take up the greater part of an ordinary bookcase shelf....

Last Updated ( Friday, 22 November 2013 05:34 )

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Happy Chanukah! IJN Doris Sky Chanukah Coloring Contest Winners 2013

Happy Chanukah! IJN Doris Sky Chanukah Coloring Contest Winners 2013This year’s crop of entries was particularly interesting, with young artists using crayons, markers, water colors, tempera paints, fabrics, metallic materials, beads, and many more inventive media to create their expression of Chanukah. Entries came from many cities in Colorado: Denver, Aspen, Aurora, Bow Mar, Castle Rock, Centennial, Englewood, Evergreen, Golden, Greenwood Village, Cherry Hills Village, Highlands Ranch, Lakewood, Littleton, Lone Tree, Morrison, Parker, Steamboat Springs, Tho...

Last Updated ( Monday, 02 December 2013 12:02 )

Brad Ausmus moves from Israeli baseball to MLB

Brad Ausmus moves from Israeli baseball to MLBFrom the Holy Land to the Detroit Tigers BALTIMORE — Almost from the moment they met him, several officials and players with Israel’s national baseball team said they saw manager Brad Ausmus headed for the major leagues. They cited his communication skills, command of the game and preparation — not to mention his 18-year playing career as a catcher that included winning three Gold Gloves and reaching the 2005 World Series with the Houston Astros. “We knew that even though he’d never...

Last Updated ( Friday, 15 November 2013 05:38 )

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