Current Situation Bulletin 30 July 2000 SUMMARY: Too many people are declaring the peace process is dead and they may well eat their words. Signs from the Arab world show that progress is being made despite lousy summit management on the part of Clinton a
I don’t think that even Barak and Arafat know what will happen 4 weeks from now, but we have learned some things from recent events and from history. Also, there have been enough leaks by now to get a pretty
Today’s university has become the equivalent of a communist command economy. It is not sensitive to the needs of the marketplace and bears no relation to reality. Its leaders have no connection with the outside world except to go to
Future of the Middle East and American Jewry: Next Generation Perspective Saturday 22 July 2000, Vacation Village, Loch Sheldrake, New York. An audience of 150 elite modern Orthodox Jews.
Thank you to Harry Walker, Rosalie Shore and Rabbi Steinberg for inviting me, and to you all for attending. As part of my profession and to prepare my columns and forecasts, I read papers, monitor newscasts and talk regularly to
Authentic and Irrelevant — Rethinking Prayer Services for the 21st Century — 21 June 2000 Summary: Today’s Orthodox sabbath morning prayer service is too long, not meaningful, and the victim of congregants who are voting with their feet and showin
I haven’t gone to a movie in over a year and haven’t rented one in several. No patience to sit through them. No wonder that the idea of a 3 hour sabbath morning service is not something I look forward
Ivan Ciment, the subject of a feature article in The New York Jewish Week: 26 May 2000 An Action Plan for the Jewish World — Also useful for other communities — 6 May 2000 Letter of Introduction c.v. Ivan Ciment
Summary: ABM defense systems don’t work; they are a waste of money; they will drive other countries into an arms race that will further destabilize the world; better to be more serious about enforcing MAD doctrine and making rogue threats
State of the Markets: Stocks and Real Estate…The Coming Real Estate Recession 28 May 2000 Quick Comment regarding the Israeli Withdrawal from Lebanon: What we have learned.
State of the Markets I took some of my own advice issued at year’s end and sold a good number of tech stocks in mid-March. The seasonal dip came about 2 weeks earlier than I had hoped but nevertheless we
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