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  • Free press in Egypt under attack

    May 6, 2015 | 9:24 am

    This story originally appeared on The Media Line.

    It’s dangerous to be a journalist in Egypt these days, according to several human rights groups. In a statement this week to mark World Freedom Day, Amnesty International said there are at least 18 journalists who have been...

  • Rebuilding Begins - New Ideas are Needed

    By Salvador Litvak

    August 26, 2014 | 12:19 pm

    Rava said: If the righteous wanted, they could create a new world. (Sanhedrin 65b, B. Talmud)

    An open-ended cease-fire has been declared in Gaza.

    We pray that it lasts.

    If it does, new ideas are needed for creating a status quo that won't backslide into more of the same...

  • Don’t underestimate the power of the Jewish newspaper

    By Bill Boyarsky

    July 24, 2008 | 12:36 am

    If I have to blame anyone for my fate, I suppose it would be the late Peter Boyarsky, who put out a Yiddish newspaper in Chicago.

    Peter, my father's uncle, was an influential Chicago journalist in the early part of the last century. "Printers' ink in his blood," they used to say of...

  • Behind the stereotypes, Israelis are not one ‘people’

    By Amy Klein

    March 27, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    No politicians. No famous people.

    Those were some of the rules that Donna Rosenthal set up for herself when writing, "The Israelis: Ordinary People in an Extraordinary Land" (Free Press), first published in 2003. A special edition -- updated with the most current events -- is being...