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Two Insults Too Many

By Eric Silver

August 10, 2000 | 8:00 pm

Rabbi Yosef Ovadia

Ovadia Yosef, the Shas spiritual mentor and former Sephardichief rabbi of Israel, is a gold medalist among insulters. The mediahere monitor his Saturday night sermons, broadcast live on... read full article

  • The Un-Peres

    By Eric Silver

    August 3, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Moshe Katzav, who was sworn in on Tuesday as Israel's eighth president, garnered a bouquet of firsts. The affable, 55-year-old former tourism minister was not the first Sephardi head of state; Yitzhak Navon beat him to that. But he was the first who spent his immigrant childhood in a...

  • Already Divided

    By Eric Silver

    July 27, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    A couple of Saturdays ago, some American friends called to say they were in town. We invited them over for drinks and a cold supper in our garden on the Street of the Prophets, two minutes from Zion Square, the hub of West Jerusalem. We had salmon and salad left over from the night...

  • Getting Ready

    By Gil Sedan

    July 20, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    As their leaders are talking peace, many Israelis and Palestinians are preparing for war.They include not only militant Jewish settlers and members of the fundamentalist Palestinian Hamas movement, but also the Israeli army and the troops of Palestinian Authority President Yasser...

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  • Growing Intolerance

    By Avi Machlis

    July 13, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Dear Uncle Sam,

    Why are you humiliating us (Israel) like this? OK, you've staked us for decades, vetoed countless Security Council resolutions, trained and armed our brave fighters (though it wasn't till the '70s that you started selling us warplanes). But we're big boys now, big...

  • Jewish Vietnam

    By Eric H

    July 6, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    If you're thinking of taking a trip to Vietnam, you won't have a chance to see a thriving Jewish community or eat at a kosher bakery. Yes, Jews migrated to Shanghai in World War II to avoid the Holocaust and there are some Jewish institutions in Thailand. Although many Jews went to...

  • Iran: Politics Gone Wrong

    By Gene Lichtenstein

    July 6, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    There is not a reader of this newspaper who does not believe - does not know - that the conviction of the 10 Iranian Jews last Saturday was wrong. Wrong and unjust in its violation of due process. Wrong in its disregard of human rights. And wrong in its basic allegation that the 10...

  • Letter to an American Friend

    By Eric Silver

    July 6, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Dear Uncle Sam,

    Why are you humiliating us (Israel) like this? OK, you've staked us for decades, vetoed countless Security Council resolutions, trained and armed our brave fighters (though it wasn't till the '70s that you started selling us warplanes). But we're big boys now, big...

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