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American Jews are not single-issue voters

A common mistake is the assumption that US Jews care more about Israel than life in the USby MJ Rosenberg

A congressional aide contacted me last week to tell me a story that he believed illustrated a point I often make.

His boss was visited by a group of eight senior citizens from his district. They had travelled to Washington with a group of retired teachers and decided, on the spur of the moment, to visit their representative. They had no appointment so they did not expect to see him but wanted to see the office, if nothing else.

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‘With All My Might’: Losing fear, finding self

With All My Might“With All My Might” by Gabriella Naseem Akhtar van Rij is an eminently readable book by a Pakistan-origin woman who was brought up as an adopted child by a Dutch family. In the author’s own words “Diversity, adversity, conformity, and racism have been huge factors in my early years. I would like to show you, the reader, how I have dealt with these factors, how to stay sane and, especially, how to stay true to your own values.” The author succeeds admirably.

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As the earth turns

glasstreeGoing global with perennial polyculture agriculture

Wes Jackson spent the weekend at The Land Institute’s annual Prairie Festival talking up with his usual precision and passion the science and strategy behind plans to revolutionize the way we grow food using perennial polyculture grains.

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Escaping the Military: Healing the Virus of Violence

Radical PeaceFrom the Book
RADICAL PEACE: People Refusing War
By William T. Hathaway

A young Buddhist novice contributed this account, which we then revised together. To protect the people who have protected him, he wishes to be nameless.

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Quartet Anti-Palestinian Statehood Proposal

QuartetQuartet representatives UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, UN Middle East envoy Tony Blair, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, and EU Foreign Affairs and Security Policy High Representative Catherine Aston explained its elements.

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