A former colleague of mine from the Forward once mentioned that his mother, raised in New Jersey, is a lifelong reader of the New Jersey Jewish News, where I am now the editor-in-chief. Not only a reader, but a close one, who even noticed when I changed the little picture that accompanies the column I write. Oh — and she lives in Maryland.
Of Noteworthy Items in the Press A Certain People: If the Reformation was a giant oyster, were the Jews the irritant around which grew the pearl known as the Enlightenment? One professor seems to think so.In its February 28 issue, The Chronicle of Higher Education reports on the “highly anticipated” first book by 33-year-old Adam Sutcliffe,
Of Noteworthy Items in the Press French Frays: “Cheese-eating surrender monkeys.” That’s how “The Simpsons” — and National Review Online, for that matter — refers to the French, and for journalist Timothy Garton Ash it’s typical of a rising tide of anti-Europeanism in the United States. Writing in the January 15 issue of The New
Of Noteworthy Items in the Press Simon Says, “Vote Mitzna!”: Profiled Sunday on “60 Minutes,” the Israeli Labor Party’s candidate for prime minister, Amram Mitzna, couldn’t have had a better showing had he written the segment himself. Correspondent Bob Simon introduced the mayor of Haifa as “an ex-general and a war
Return to Sender: Bill Cotterell, a reporter for the Tallahassee Democrat, earned a one-week suspension for a private e-mail he sent to a reader that, according to an account of the affair by the Associated Press, “criticiz[ed] Arab nations for the way they’ve reacted to Israel.”The Democrat’s executive editor, John
Of Noteworthy Items in the Press First Things First: In this corner: “Paul Wolfowitz, the deputy secretary of defense; Richard Perle, the chairman of the Pentagon’s Policy Board; William Kristol, the editor of The Weekly Standard, and other neoconservatives [who] see removing Saddam Hussein as an overriding priority, and Hussein himself