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Worldviews(Showcasing the world's best editorial 'toons)
Jordan Gorfinkel's: Jewish Gen-X 'strip, The Promised Land
Larry Elder: Advising the advisors
Mona Charen: Making the military more like us
Thomas Sowell: Clinton in Wonderland

 June/July 1998 / Sivan/Tammuz 5758

Raison d'Etre

Who needs the Torah when we have the Times?

Not long ago, a friend asked me to substitute for him at one of those after-public-school "Talmud Torahs."

To break the ice, I threw out a simple question: What is Judaism's primary text? Seven hands immediately shot up. I called on a boy who was waving his hand more enthusiastically than the rest. With smug self-assurance he pronounced: "Why that's simple! It's the newspaper."

Well, the class laughed at his antics. But I was intrigued.


Left, Right & Center

Clarence Page: Teen pregnancy has declined --- but it's not enough

Paul Greenberg:Ghosts on the roof

Larry Elder: Advising the advisors

Don Feder Love in an Internet fishbowl

Roger Simon: Can frequent-flyer miles alone earn Bubba a Nobel Prize?

Linda Chavez: These 'choice' advocates are being demonzied... by the Left

Thomas Sowell: Clinton in Wonderland

Mona Charen: Making the military more like us

Cal Thomas: Telling the truth about homosexual behavior

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Philosopher Rabbi Nosson Scherman on the role of the Jew in Creation.

Rabbi B. Berkovits on what it takes to really re-create the Encounter at Sinai.

Rabbi A. Scheinman on the Revelation as the fundamental of faith

Science! Fiction? The sociological aspects are even more fascinating than the technical aspects of ... The Project

Dovid Katz returns to Brisk, once a capital of the Torah world

Wine maven Avi Z. Fertig on the wines of Shavous

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Previously this month

May, 1998: Israel: Dreams, Realities

April, 1998: Toward Freedom (Pesach)

March, 1998: Purim!

February, 1998: The Jews of China

January, 1998: Mideast geopolitics

December, 1997: The Age of Illumination (Chanukah)

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