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Forgotten Heroes

WASHINGTON — El Salvador is home to only 120 Jews, but this small Central American nation of seven million has long portrayed itself as a solid friend of Israel and the...

As far as the eye can see…water

The floods that have devastated portions of Iowa arrived at the IJN’s dry doorstep on Friday, June 13.  An e-mail sent by Jody Braverman, an Iowa City resident and...

Anger

Is anger a positive or negative quality? You are probably thinking, what a dumb question, what could possibly be good about anger? In Jewish tradition as well, an angry...

B’Teavon

In the year and a half I’ve lived in Tel Aviv, I have yet to encounter a bad meal . . . seriously. I know it sounds pretty unbelievable, but my taste buds have never...

Summer’s long Shabbat

With the summer equinox comes the “longest” day of the year — that is the longest period between sunrise and sunset. Tomorrow, therefore, is the longest “Shabbat”...

Israeli deathbed lament: ‘I wish I’d spent more time at the office’

A recent study published by the Bank of Israel concluded that Israel has joined the rarified ranks of the chronically overworked, coming in third behind Japan and South...

The devil is dancing

Churchill, Hitler and the Unnecessary War, a new book by conservative pundit Pat Buchanan, confuses the thoughtful reader before a single page is opened. WW II,...

The Search Committee

Not encouraging. But, oddly, successful. This novel has virtually no plot, a very limited and unsubtle cast of characters, no change of scenery — in fact, with the...

Fred (Efraim) Hoffman

Fred (Efraim) Hoffman, a Holocaust survivor, passed away June 15, 2008, in Denver. Rabbi Bruce Dollin officiated at the June 18 graveside service at Mt. Nebo Cemetery....

Beleaguered Olmert received tepid response

WASHINGTON — Dogged by political scandal at home, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert headed here last week in search of a friendly crowd at the annual AIPAC policy...