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Opinion. Tradition . OF JEWS AND WAR A2. LEADERSHIP AND CHANGE. A9. NEW ISRAELI AMBASSADOR TO THE UN WELCOMED IN NY A11. algemeiner THE JOURNAL 1.00 PRINTED IN NEW YORK FRIDAY, JULY 15, 2011 13 TAMMUZ 5771 VOL. XXXVIII NO. 2018 Kehilath Jeshurun Synagogue Gutted By Massive Fire US Threatens Sanctions Against PA BY MIRI BENDOR With talk of a Palestinian attempt to bring its case for statehood directly to the United Nations, questions about such an attempt have been raised in the halls

A2 FRIDAY, JULY 15, 2011 Opinion . en have lost their lives serving in the current theaters of war in Iraq and Afganistan. Personally, whilst I am a British citizen and not an American my familys military activity is extensive. My paternal grandfather lied to authorities about his age when he was 16 years old, in order to serve with the allies during World War II. My maternal grandfathers brother Michael, an RAF gunner, was killed in combat. My maternal grandmothers brother was killed fighti World News . A3 Lord Sacks Support Israel AntiIsrael Bias In Mexican School Exam With Ideas Not PR BY JENNIFER LIPMAN The Chief Rabbi has called for the creation of a new think tank with a dream team of intellectuals including writers Amos Oz and David Grossman to develop an Israel advocacy, based on thought, not just public relations. Lord Sacks told Haa retz newspaper that Israel and the Jewish community put too much focus on hasbara, or Israel advocacy, which he describ

A4 FRIDAY, JULY 15, 2011 World News . time, energy and resources, he told Reuters. Among the explanations given for warmer relations between Israel and Balkan countries is mutual problems with Turkey. Balkan countries were among the first to support Israel following the Turkish flotilla to Gaza in 2010, and Israels ties with Greece have warmed as its ties with Turkey deteriorate, although leaders of both countries say there is no connection. While Balkan leaders have expressed support for a World News BY S.Z. WOLFF July 4 A British soldier in Afghanistan was kidnapped and executed by the Taliban. The incident occurred during an unannounced visit by Prime Minister David Cameron which was intended to highlight progress in transforming Afghanistan and preparing for a withdrawal of British troops. The soldiers disappearance, in an area riddled with insurgents and Improvised Explosive Devices, sparked a 12hour search with hundreds of troops, vehicles and helicopters.

A6 FRIDAY, JULY 15, 2011 U.S News . The Golden Globenominated actress Mila Kunis has agreed to accompany an American soldier to a ball after he posted a video plea for a date with her on YouTube. The Jewish star, who was born in the Soviet Union and moved to the US after the fall of Communism, has said she will attend a Marine Corps ball in November with Sgt Scott Moore. Sgt Moore, who is serving in Afghanistan, posted the video invitation on the internet last month. It has now attracted mor Opinion . A7 The Tabloidization of Britain SHMULEY BOTEACH N E W YO R K T en years ago I tried to extract Michael Jackson from the hell of a tabloid life. Nothing hurt him more than being referred to as Wacko Jacko, something he always told me originated in the British tabloids. And it is worth mentioning, now that we have commemorated the second anniversary of his death, that the mountain of pills he regularly swallowed and which eventually killed him was an effort, mor

A8 FRIDAY, JULY 15, 2011 Impressions . knew it was a necessary prerequisite for unopposed annihilation. There is nothing more dangerous than an unchecked government. The goodwill of the citizens and the history of freedom in a country are never sufficient to stop evil men from using the machines of administration to control or destroy. You may protest that such intentions cannot be imputed to the current U.S. leadership and the proponents of the guncontrol laws. But the intentions of the cur A9 Tradition. Leadership and Change JONATHAN SACKS LOND ON, UK T he passage Num 27 1223 in which Gd tells Moses to prepare for death, and Moses, in response, asks Gd to appoint a successor, is full of interest for what it tells us about leadership. Indeed when Moses is confronted with his own mortality, his first response is not to think about himself at all but about the succession. That is a mark of a true leader. The great leaders care about the cause they serve more t

A10 FRIDAY, JULY 8, 2011 Tradition . ries claimed that they were blessed with being chosen by Gd to lead that they were more equal than others. Even Maimonides wonders introduction to the Mishne what is the role of the masses who pursue their personal comforts and pleasures instead of an enlightened life of wisdom and virtue the purpose for which man was created, but remains the path of the few. Maimonides goes on to explain that the role of the masses is to repair and civilize the world a Social . Milk Meat Parve Three Kitchens One Cafe BY MIRI BENDOR A11 The New York outpost of Bostons well known Milk Street Caf has opened on Wall Street. The Boston location actually is on Milk Street. In the world of food, the Manhattan Milk Street Cafe is a grand statement. Its space is impressive 23,000 square feet on Wall Street. Its menu is immense, offering enough choices to offer a dedicated foodie a unique selection for weeks. Whether its a sweet potato brioche o

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