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TODAY: Tuesday, September 19, 2017
 
Idealistic Moneymakers
By Dovid Efune

In a rare youtube video posted on TED.com, famed Austrian Psychoanalyst Victor E. Frankl proclaims in a thick accent, that the primary motivation in life for a healthy majority of American students is “finding meaning in their lives.” The other option; “make a lot of money” is quickly dismissed by Frankl with the wave of a hand. This lecture was filmed in 1972 and I wonder if the same holds true today?

The topic of idealism versus self interest in Jewish organizations was brought to light recently following the ...

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Are We Witnessing A Greek Tragedy?
By Ed Koch

The debacle that resulted from President Obama's negotiations with the Republican leadership is extremely complicated.  Examining each vote and action by the Democrats in both Houses and assigning a significance to that vote and action would take the skills of a first-class investigative journalist with the resources and staff needed to do the interviewing of Democratic members of Congress and the Senate.

I don't have those resources, so those interested in the rise and fall of President Obama will have to wait until some individual writer is stirred to do a book or a major ...

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Nixon’s Accusations of Jewish Insecurity
By Shmuley Boteach

On a fresh crop of newly released Nixon tapes, the President, who disliked Jews but helped rescue Israel during the Yom Kippur War, says of his senior Jewish advisers Henry Kissinger, William Safire, and others that they shared a common Jewish inferiority complex and worked hard to compensate.

"What it is, is it's the insecurity," Nixon said. "It's the latent insecurity. Most Jewish people are insecure. And that's why they have to prove things."

 Wow, I wonder where he got that idea. Could it have been from Kissinger's own words on the tapes? After a meeting with Golda Meir in the Oval Office where she raised the issue of trapped Soviet Jews, ...

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