Daily Archives: December 17, 2016

Movie Review: Rogue One

[Spoiler Alert:  There be spoilers here.] As I sat in the theater next to a bright but irritatingly noisy child who must have been only about five years old or so, I had all kinds of thoughts to make a … Continue reading

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Turnabout Is Fair Play, Or The Lament Of The Social Justice Warrior

When I was in college, I had a flirtatious friend/girlfriend with whom I had a very teasing relationship.  During one of her more reflective and astute moments, she told me that both of us liked dishing it out but that … Continue reading

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Book Review: Diaspora

Diaspora:  Exile And The Contemporary Jewish Condition, edited by Etan Levine As is the case often with books I read, I feel simultaneously too close and at some remove from this book and its subject matter.  Although I come from … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Case Of The Jews From Arab Countries: A Neglected Issue

The Case Of The Jews From Arab Countries:  A Neglected Issue, by Maurice M. Roumani Although this book was published in 1983, it does not suffer at all for having been written comparatively long ago regarding the state of Arab-Israeli … Continue reading

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