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  • Protection Does Grow on Trees

    By Andy Lipkis

    January 20, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    Another year, another tree story -- isn't it enough already?

    Well, no. Tu b'Shevat is an annual celebration for a reason.

    Thousands of years ago, our rabbis knew that we would need to be reminded on a regular basis about how important trees are to our lives. We must always...

  • Flee to Be Me

    By Howard Nemetz

    November 18, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    What is a friend? When I was a kid, the requirements were none too stringent. Is he in my class? Can I ride my bicycle to his house? Do his parents have any insane "not too much candy before dinner" rules?

    As I got older, other factors became more important. Do we root for the same...

  • Barbaric Acts Kill Palestinian Sympathy

    By Larry Derfner

    May 27, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    I know there are many Palestinians out there who are sickened and ashamed by what happened in Gaza to the remains of the six dead Israeli soldiers.

    I don't hold them responsible; I don't associate them with those acts just because they are Palestinians or Arabs, not in any way.

    In...

  • Israeli Novel of Ideas Overpowers Story

    By Donna Rifkind

    January 1, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    "Foiglman" by Aharon Megged. Translated by Marganit Weinberger-Rotman. (Toby Press, $19.95).



    Can a work of fiction be important without being successful? If so, it would look pretty much like "Foiglman," by the distinguished Israeli author, Aharon Megged.

    "Foiglman" was originally...

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  • Democratic Races Poses Hard Choices

    By Raphael J. Sonenshein

    November 13, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Jewish voters are an important constituency in national elections, concentrated in such electoral vote-rich states as California, New York, Florida and Illinois. However, they are even more important in the struggle for the Democratic presidential nomination, comprising an important...