Here are the Blogs in the NER category.
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Wednesday, 31 December 2014
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by P. David Hornik (January 2015) The shadows on the shore recover an innocence. Two are tossing a ball. Soon they’ll disappear into the dark and become something else—  more>>> ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/31/2014 10:24 AM by NER
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Wednesday, 31 December 2014
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by Dilip Mohapatra (January 2015) The glisten and glitter of receding tail lamps in waves the siren of the ambulance dopplering into a splinter in the silence zone  more>>> ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/31/2014 10:21 AM by NER
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Wednesday, 31 December 2014
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by Len Krisak (January 2015)              With clonic strut they come,        Six starlings bent on feeding, Stabbing the raddled lawn that’s just endured Its fall re-seeding.  more>>> ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/31/2014 10:18 AM by NER
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Wednesday, 31 December 2014
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by Hannah Messinger (January 2015) I walk down the street from your house, hands in my sweatshirt pocket, fingers intertwined tightly in an effort to pull myself together. My breath becomes more rapid the further away I move, my walk turning into a jog and then a run. I feel my lungs burn as I ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/31/2014 10:14 AM by NER
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Wednesday, 31 December 2014
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by David P. Gontar (January 2015) There was something she was trying to remember, but what? Laura caught herself gazing out the bay window at the dense Queue, which pointed down Fifth Avenue like a gnarled finger. What was it? Oh, yes, it was her appointment Saturday, of course. She smiled, closing ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/31/2014 10:11 AM by NER
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Wednesday, 31 December 2014
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by Richard Kostelanetz (January 2015) In memory of the great American writer Benjamin de Casseres (1873-1945), who authored Mencken and Shaw (1930) Long interested in rewriting classic American literary works, beginning with Herman Melville’s “Bartleby” and continuing with Walt Whitman’s “Song ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/31/2014 10:05 AM by NER
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Wednesday, 31 December 2014
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by Lorna Salzman (January 2015) As animal rights activists protested, a New York State judicial panel ruled that Tommy, an adult chimp (Pan troglodytes) living in upstate New York, does not have the same rights as a human being (Homo sapiens sapiens). Adding insult to injury, Justice Karen Peters ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/31/2014 10:01 AM by NER
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Wednesday, 31 December 2014
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by Bibhu Padhi (January 2015) -1- The Vedanta has been considered as one the most influential of the Indian philosophical systems. It obviously deserves the close attention it has been paid over the years. It has influenced most of the greatest Indian and western thinkers of the twentieth century. ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/31/2014 9:56 AM by NER
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Wednesday, 31 December 2014
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by Moshe Dann (January 2015) Jews are quite literally obsessed with time. Every month the new moon is sanctified and calculated by minutes and seconds, as well as by sight. Every week observant Jews rush -- sometimes panic -- to finish all the preparations for the Sabbath before it begins. On Pesach, ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/31/2014 9:52 AM by NER
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Wednesday, 31 December 2014
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by Lorna Salzman (January 2015) Some years back, linguist Noam Chomsky, one of the leading leftist intellectuals in the USA and a perpetual critic of American foreign policy, wrote a celebratory opinion piece in the International Herald Tribune upon the accession of several leftist governments ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/31/2014 9:47 AM by NER
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Wednesday, 31 December 2014
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by Geoffrey Clarfield (January 2015)   Introduction Let us call the village Karapur. That is not its real name. We will call it by its invented name to prevent interested readers from descending on the village, and out of respect for the villagers. Karapur is not that different from villages ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/31/2014 9:38 AM by NER
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Wednesday, 31 December 2014
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by Jerry Gordon (January 2015) In December 2011, we published what might have been a prescient prediction of Israel‘s emerging energy independence, Will Israel Win the Energy Prize in the Levant Basin? We drew attention to the geo-political opportunities and security risks to the Jewish nation ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/31/2014 9:27 AM by NER
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Wednesday, 31 December 2014
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by Thomas Samm (January 2015) A friend once laughed as she told me how her elderly mother had phoned to say she had sent her daughter an email, “so you’ll probably get it by tomorrow morning.” The traditional print media in its electronic form is even quicker than my friend’s now late mother could ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/31/2014 9:16 AM by NER
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Wednesday, 31 December 2014
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by Richard Butrick (January 2015) Let’s not blame all Italians for the Mafia. Let’s not blame all Germans for Auschwitz. This seems only fair, judicious and a healthy counter to mob-mentality and over-reaction. Strangely enough this seemingly admirable judicious let’s-not-overgeneralize, in-all-fairness ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/31/2014 9:12 AM by NER
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Wednesday, 31 December 2014
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a review by Norman Berdichevsky (January 2015)   The Last Israelis: an Apocalyptic Military Thriller about an Israeli Submarine and a Nuclear Iran by Noah Beck (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 2 edition) May 6, 2013, 271 pp.     (and a Prologue/Epilogue to the Novel)  m...Read More...
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Posted on 12/31/2014 9:08 AM by NER
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Wednesday, 31 December 2014
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by Jerry Gordon (January 2015) Neither the late Katrina Dawson, 38, mother of three and a rising star in the Sydney bar or regular patrons thought anything out of the ordinary having a morning coffee at the Lindt Café in Martin Place, the heart of the city’s business and financial district. Neither ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/31/2014 9:01 AM by NER
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Wednesday, 31 December 2014
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by Eric Rozenman (January 2015) A potent, double-barreled contradiction undermines American politics. If the beginning of wisdom is to call things by their proper names, as Confucius supposedly said, right-of-center politicians must find the wisdom, and wit, to clarify for voters between now and ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/31/2014 8:56 AM by NER
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by Louis René Beres (January 2015) Many legal and practical problems are associated with the impending Palestinian "final demand" for statehood. Jurisprudentially, even if an expanding number of European states should jump on the "Palestine" bandwagon, and agree uniformly to recognize this 23rd ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/31/2014 8:52 AM by NER
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by Jerry Gordon (January 2015) When Islam swept along the ancient Silk Road a millennium ago, it found new adherents in what is now the People’s Republic of China. One ethnic group that responded were the Uyghurs (pronounced “wee-ghurs”), an indigenous Turkic-speaking people who adopted Sufism. The ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/31/2014 8:45 AM by NER
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Wednesday, 31 December 2014
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by Richard L. Rubenstein (January 2015) There is a 1919 silent film about the Armenian genocide, “Ravished Armenia,” originally produced in Hollywood using Turkish documentary footage. It was based on a book by a survivor, Aurora Mardiganian, who also starred in the production. The film originally ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/31/2014 8:42 AM by NER
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