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  • A Person of Depth: How Faith Makes Us Whole

    By Beit T'shuvah

    March 14, 2014 | 12:08 pm

    By Rabbi Mark Borovitz

    In today’s New York Times Opinion Page, David Brooks writes a very good article on the Human Condition. He talks about the way current literature about being human adds a third dimension. He talks about a person with deep character having certain qualities....

  • David Brooks’ own private Egypt

    By Marty Kaplan

    July 5, 2013 | 11:53 am

    If only David Brooks’ eligibility rules for Egyptian political candidates applied to Republicans as well.

    The problem with Egypt’s brief democracy, the New York Times columnist writes, was the wrong people were elected by the wrong people: 

    “Members of the Muslim Brotherhood...

  • NSA and JEW

    By Rob Eshman

    June 19, 2013 | 11:31 am

    If you ever needed a sign that Jews feel fully integrated and accepted by society, consider this: Not one major Jewish group made a peep over the revelations of National Security Agency (NSA) surveillance.

    We, who throughout the modern era have been followed, spied on, singled...

  • This week in power: Obama plans, Egypt movie ban, Brooks column, SXSW

    By Danny Groner

    March 14, 2013 | 3:36 am

    A roundup of the most talked about political and global stories in the Jewish world this week:

    Obama's coming
    "What should Barack Obama, who is to visit Israel next Wednesday for the first time in his presidency, do about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict?" asked Rashid Khalidi...

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  • Dec. 1-7

    By Ryan Torok

    November 28, 2012 | 11:15 am

    [SAT DEC 1]

    Lewis Black

    He yells so you don’t have to. Best known for his curmudgeonly commentaries on “The Daily Show With Jon Stewart,” Black returns to SoCal with more social and political rants. Sat. 8 p.m. $39.50-$49.50. Terrace Theater, Long Beach Convention and...

  • Amy Chua’s Tiger Mom Has Jewish Moms Ready for Battle

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    January 19, 2011 | 1:28 pm

    Amy Chua’s excerpt from “Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother,” printed last week in the Wall Street Journal, has mothers everywhere up in arms, and perhaps no one more so than Jewish mothers, who thought they had a lock on producing over achievers motivated by gigantic filial guilt...

  • David Brooks: Israel’s “Astonishing Success”

    By Rob Eshman

    January 12, 2010 | 12:45 pm

    Israel’s economic miracle just got kosher-certified.

    In today’s New York Times, David Brooks devoted his column to the country’s astonishing record of innovation and growth. It’s a story that’s been told widely and often—heck, I wrote my most recent column about it a month ago. 

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