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Jewish World Review
Nov. 18, 2002
Linda Chavez
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reality check
Seeking a Jewish Agenda: Commitment to principle, not partisanship should be community's political priority
By Jonathan Tobin

Rather than making losing fights the core of the Jewish agenda, the organized Jewish world needs to think carefully about the issues where genuinely Jewish interests - as opposed to those that are merely liberal or partisan Democratic -- require action.



diplomacy
Israel expects world's support not only when burying dead; but when fighting to defend lives against the forces of terror
By Binyamin Netanyahu

Responding to the "Hebron Sabbath Massacre"






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WISDOM EACH DAY:
Developing "benevolent eye"; powerful 197-word story





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Bob Woodward details pre-Iraq White House

D.T. Max: On books: 'The Book of Illusions': Paul Auster's Professor of Despair

Engineered blood vessels 'grow' from skin

Bruce Williams on JWR: Filing for bankruptcy in your 20s; Which credit card is better deal?

Dr. Peter Gott: Be cautious with herbal remedies



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John Leo: Put on a sappy face (FANTASTIC!)

Joanne Jacobs: The tummy track

David Grimes: Intrigued by a German invention that could get teens out of bed before the crack of noon

Kathleen Parker: Wake me when Augusta controversy is over

Argus Hamilton's political zingers! (SUPER-SIZED!)

Diana West: Does Eminem now fit in?

Jeff Jacoby: The campus 'diversity' fraud

Suzanne Fields: When having a baby is like having a face-lift

Betsy Hart: The feelings fraud (EXCELLENT!)

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

Zev Chafets: It's the war, stupid

Norah Vincent: The Bleating of the Cushioned Classes of war (HOW TRUE!)

David Limbaugh: The Dems' liberal face

Joel Mowbray: Trial lawyers vs. homeland security

Tony Snow: Will the Dems destroy themselves if they stake out a left-wing position on issues?

Linda Chavez: The solution to the illegals

Roger Simon: Duh!-bya? How the prez beat the Dems at their own game --- again

Jonah Goldberg: Nixing Saddam's nuclear weapons plans

Nat Hentoff: Breaking the judiciary logjam

George Will: Not to the White House born

Bill O'Reilly: Sanity has left the building

Thomas Sowell: Whither Republicans?



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Mallard Filmore

Jonathan Brown

Mike Shelton

Michael Ramirez

John Deering

Bob Gorrell

(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:

Rabbi Hillel Goldberg: A powerful voice for faith

Mark Benson: Looking to hit a home run with Jewish baseball card series

Rabbi Avi Shafran: Of ethics and ironies (OUTRAGEOUS!)

Jeff Jacoby: MURDER AT A KIBBUTZ

Y. Levy: Kosher industry adapts to younger consumers

Amitai Etzioni: Killing Christians: The underreported story of Islamist violence around the world




Frank J. Gaffney, Jr.: Could Israel die of thirst?

Sarah Shapiro: A Handicapped Look at Disability

Alan M. Dershowitz: Treatment of Israel strikes an alien note




Ask Wendy: Does father know best?; excuses, excuses

Binyamin Netanyahu: There is only one way to establish a humane Middle East

Dennis Prager: A Jew defends evangelical Christians

Rabbi Benjamin Blech: Forgive the terrorists? (MUST-READ!)

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

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