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LZA YOUNG LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE

ISRAEL:A THEOCRATIC STATE?

“Israel: A house divided,” announced the caption under a front-page photo in USA Today on the eve of Israel’s 50th anniversary. The photo showed two ultra-Orthodox Israelis watching a woman in modern dress walking by on a Tel-Aviv street.

THE GHETTO PRESS

Twenty-seven daily newspapers – 23 in Yiddish and four in Polish – served Polish Jewry in the course of various periods between 1918 and 1939. Nine of them were published in Warsaw, 18 in other major cities – Lodz, Cracow, …

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MEMOIRS OF NAHUM GLATZER

At the outset of this review I’d like to note that professor Glatzer was among the five greatest teachers I have had, and that superlative includes not only his depth of Jewish and general knowledge and his ability to convey …

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EMERGENCE OF AMERICAN ZIONISM By Mark A.Raider

Mark A. Raider is an assistant professor of history at the State University of New York at Albany. Originally from California, he is not only a former member of Habonim Dror but was once its General Secretary during a critical …

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DAVID CONTEMPLATING A PHOTOGRAPH OF BATHSHEBA

THE PRESIDENT AS “BOYCHICK”

So much has been written about the impeachment of Bill Clinton that it may be a “high crime and misdemeanor” to add yet another word . But these observations are being set down when, despite the zeal of Henry Hyde …

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IMPRESSIONS FROM ISRAEL

I’ve been in Israel for 8 days, all of them spent in Jerusalem. I’m part of the annual mission of the Conference of Presidents which has provided me with individual presentations from most of the major contemporary political players as …

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ELECTION CAMPAIGN HEATS UP

As the days wind on towards May 17, when the people of Israel will elect their prime minister and the 120-member Knesset, this writer cannot help envying the great democracy in the West.