Mishmash

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BY Joshua Runyan
July 17, 2014

As Israel’s airstrikes against Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip drag into their second week, the Jewish Agency for Israel is claiming credit for doing its part to ensure that casualties on the Israeli side of the conflict remain a rarity. In an email to supporters, Jewish Agency chairman Natan Sharansky noted that while most CONTINUE »

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July 10, 2014

Rachel Massre: Personally, it would. I would be worried about safety. Miriam Gross: No. My family is there visiting right now. Sheindel Shapiro: Things are really bad at this moment. At this point, I wouldn’t go just stam but if any of my grandchildren were there, I’d be there in a heartbeat. Want to place an order online? CONTINUE »

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BY Patti Neumann
July 10, 2014

It’s summer, and it’s hot and humid days are already with us. It is time to stray away from Malbec, Cabernet and heavy drinks, and time to get cooled off with chilled, refreshing wines. I am most attracted to rosés in the spring and summer seasons. Rosés are a variety that is growing in popularity CONTINUE »

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BY Neal Gendler
July 10, 2014

By Stephen Pressfield Sentinel, 430 pages Taken on its own terms, as “hybrid history,” “The Lion’s Gate” is an engaging immersion in the experiences and emotions of participants in Israel’s first three wars. Steven Pressfield, author of 12 previous books, interviewed 63 people over the course of 370 hours and sliced their recollections into chronological CONTINUE »