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Thoughts on Goldstone, Part Three: Hamas Reprisals Against Fatah, Israeli Technology, and the Lost Cause of Gaza

As I continue to read through the Goldstone Report I find myself wondering why those who were responsible for investigating events during the war and... Read More
Posted in: Israel & Overseas
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An Evening of Remembrance, a Morning of Education

As Shabbat came to an end this past week I found myself celebrating Havdallah in a quiet, beautiful space within Temple Israel of Boston. As... Read More
Posted in: Community News
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A Teachable Moment for Israel ?

 “Uncertainty” has once again become the watch word for the Middle East: With Hezbollah in power in Lebanon, the Egyptian government on the brink of... Read More
Posted in: Israel & Overseas
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How Will Israel Respond?

As unrest continues to spread in the Arab world, most visibly in Egypt & Tunisia, but perhaps most dangerously (in the near and medium term)... Read More
Posted in: Israel & Overseas
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A Looming Storm in Lebanon

I have written several piece lately about the unrest (revolution?) taking place in Egypt, and the potential threat it poses to the overall stability of... Read More
Posted in: Israel & Overseas
NVR Insulated Travel Mugs Now on Sale

NVR Insulated Travel Mugs Now on Sale

New Vilna Review insulated travel mugs are now available. They look cool, they keep your drinks hot or cold and when you buy one you... Read More
Posted in: Community News
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An Outside View of the Ultra-Orthodox

Yesterday I wrote a post on jewishboston.com about planned protests in Jerusalem over an Israeli court order to integrate a segregated Haredi School in the... Read More
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The Pace of Peace

Even as the international uproar continues over the flotilla incident and Hamas pushes for an easing of the blockade, it appears that President Obama is... Read More
Posted in: Israel & Overseas
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Dreams of Zion, Literal and Otherwise

At the moment I am in the middle of reading a new biography of the 12th century Spanish Jewish poet Yehuda Halevi, by Hillel Halkin,... Read More
Posted in: Arts & Culture
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A Windowless Peace Process

The last week has been quite eventful  in Israel and the territories. One need only take a glance at Haaretz or Jerusalem Post website to... Read More
Posted in: Israel & Overseas