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  • Time for your check-up, Mr. Mayor

    June 23, 2014 | 3:55 pm

    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...

  • Year in Review: Highlights of 5773

    September 4, 2013 | 1:15 pm

    From wars and elections to scandals and triumphs, here’s a look back at the highlights of the Jewish year 5773.

    September 2012

    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...

  • Year in review: Highlights of 5772

    September 12, 2012 | 2:34 pm

    The following is a review of the news highlights of the Jewish year 5772.

    September 2011

    An Egyptian mob breaks into the Israeli Embassy in Cairo and Israeli personnel are stuck inside for hours until Egyptian commandos arrive at the scene. Israeli Air Force jets evacuate the...

  • Notable books of 2011

    By Jonathan Kirsch

    January 11, 2012 | 4:11 pm

    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...

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  • Opinion: That was the year that was

    By Douglas Bloomfield

    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...

  • 5770 in Israel: Diplomatic crises, but economic prosperity

    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...

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