You can say this about the first year of Eric Garcetti’s term as the mayor of Los Angeles: At least he has succeeded in taking New York down a peg by (good-naturedly) embarrassing the Big Apple’s mayor on national television. Poor Bill DeBlasio performed a miserable rendition of “I...
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Tag: Year In Review
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From wars and elections to scandals and triumphs, here’s a look back at the highlights of the Jewish year 5773.
Sept. 19: Islamists throw a homemade grenade into a Jewish supermarket near Paris, injuring one. The incident is part of a major increase in attacks...
September 12, 2012 | 2:34 pm
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In addition to our prizewinner, we also want to honor some of the other exceptional books that came to our attention in 2011, each of which is accomplished and provocative.
The headlines in The Jewish Journal and other newspapers serve to confirm the acuity and even the prescience...
December 26, 2011 | 3:14 pm
It was the best of times, and it was the worst of times around the world.
Dickens’ famous line aptly describes a wide swath of the Arab world in 2011. It was a good year for the Arab Street as popular uprisings, fueled by the social media, swept across the Middle East toppling...
September 3, 2010 | 12:02 pm
For Israel, the Jewish year 5770 was characterized by ups and downs in relations with the United States, growing international alienation and a virtual stalemate in Middle East peacemaking—until the summit meeting in Washington just before Rosh Hashanah.
Last November, after months...