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Jewish World Review
May 27, 2002
Atlanta day School
Ever notice how some 'moderates' take their views to extremes?
  —   Binyamin L. Jolkovsky

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perspective
The message in
Arafat's headdress

By Jeff Jacoby

The next time you see a picture of Yasser Arafat, take a look at his keffiyeh, the black-and-white headdress he never appears without.

Arafat's oddly-arranged keffiyeh is meant to resemble the map of "Palestine" -- the Arab state whose creation is his all-consuming goal. It is an emphatic symbol: Without uttering a word, Arafat conveys to everyone who sees him that Palestine is always on his mind.

But look again.


Discover the World of Jewish Music

on media
Mirrors of evil: Caution,
you are, what you read

By Larry Elder


News, like beauty, lies in the eye of the beholder -- the reporter. The clearest examples of this can be seen in the reporting of recent events in the Middle East.



kochavim/star-gazing
Two Happenin' Hebes
By Julia Gorin

One is an actor who first caught my attention a few years ago when I started noticing a semi-Yiddishe punum insinuating itself into Hollywood movies like "Scream," "Hamlet" and "Kate & Leopold." It was conspicuously different from the usual young, overly photogenic fare, but not in the Adam Sandler/Jason Biggs mold, especially since it was sitting atop a six-foot-two body. I found out it belonged to a man named Liev Schreiber, and if it doesn't ring a bell, you're probably not female and Jewish.

The other one is a writer who just exploded onto the literary scene, with the release last month of his first novel, which sold to Houghton Mifflin for $500,000 and garnered him enough attention from the literary establishment to confirm his status at 25 as an official literary darling-slash-prodigy. This one, who is of standard Jewish size, started writing the book in college and finished soon after graduating. I could plotz.



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WISDOM EACH DAY:
Stupid successors



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Dr. Robert A. Wascher's health and science report: Molecular detection of tumor cells in the blood & prognosis; Cox-2 & breast/lung cancers; BRCA2 gene mutations & the risk of breast cancer; breast density & the risk of breast cancer

Medical devices for acid reflux

DNA study reveals racial differences

Gas prices well under last Memorial Day

Bruce Williams on JWR: Navigating the patent maze; give into municipal easement request?; selling jewelry



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Mark Steyn: Sweet land of liberty: Britain and Europe have free governments, but only in the US are the people truly free (AMAZING!)

Capital Comment: Daily news notes, political rumors and important events that shape politics and public policy in Washington and the world

Andy Rooney: The "Days" of our years

Argus Hamilton's daily chuckle (THIS GUY IS FUNNY!)

Leonard Pitts, Jr: Has your life changed since 9/11?

Lewis A. Fein: Vipers within heroism's den

Bob Greene: 'The letters incapable of being written'

Michael Long: Richard Simmons for President?: What really motivates the fat-taxers (FANTASTIC!)

Lou Marano: Vietnam: The trail not taken

Doug Bandow: Threatening pharmaceutical innovation

Mort Kondracke: Partisan sniping over terror war hurts the country

Paul Greenberg: Let us cross over the river (GREAT!)

Debra J. Saunders: The Bible and the stripper

Diana West: An antiquated luxury of the past

Lori Borgman: Ozzy, if you come for dinner, bring change

The Medicine Men: To clean up America's game: A (soggy) ground rule (DIFFERENT!)

Linda Chavez: Would Americans have been ready to go to war based on August warning?

Stanley Crouch: This Is War, & Rudy's Still Giving Good Counsel

Marianne M. Jennings: Should I embrace liberalism?

Michelle Malkin: From Flanders Fields to Roberts Ridge (EXCELLENT!)

MUGGER: Impressive, but still in second

Charles Krauthammer: NATO is dead. Long live NATO

Dick Morris: Democratic self-destruction

Mona Charen: Culture has consequences

Thomas Sowell: A winning issue



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Mallard Filmore

John Deering

Lurie's World

Bob Gorrell

Gary Varvel

Wayne Stayskal

Michael Ramirez

(Att. working columnists and editorial cartoonists: Think you have what it takes to be featured on JWR? Drop us a note. And readers: We're always open for suggestions!)


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Previously:

Binyamin Netanyahu: The litmus test for authentic 'freedom fighters' (MUST-READ!)

Harvey Tannenbaum: Checkmate, you're dead!

The Jewish Ethicist: Q: Is it ethical to make a false claim to get money you rightly deserve?

Eli J. Lake: Despite authenticating seized terror documents, State Dept. blames bombings against Jews on Israel

Ralph R. Reiland: The economics of terrorism: When class envy leads to hate

Daniel Pipes and Jonathan Schanzer: Should Israel Retreat?

Bill Bennett, Jack Kemp, and Jeane Kirkpatrick: Twenty Facts about Israel nd the Middle East (IMPORTANT!)

Ask Wendy: Danger and duty; host of issues; desperately seeking







Jonathan Tobin: Who's Trying to Silence Free Speech?: Media counterattack against bias charges misses the point

Marianne M. Jennings: Some passion about Israel

Thomas Sowell: Stereotypes about stereotypes

Dennis Prager: A proud member of the world's two most hated peoples










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