Here’s a story that tells you about an important transforming event in my life and sets the stage for this discussion. When I was at NYU’s journalism school, my first draft of a masters thesis was an in-depth report of
Over the years I have participated in several conferences in which the aims and objectives of Zionism were discussed. I cannot say that I recall anything from these conferences which tend to degenerate into bitching sessions. This is a really
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
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
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
Assorted Musings on Timeless Topics Genetics; Elian Gonzalez; Bill Gates & Microsoft; World War II Slave Labor; TV & the Lost Art of the Imagination — 28 May 2000
Genetics I like the idea of genetics being able to fix things that go wrong, particularly in pre-birth situations. I’m less excited about it as far as the food we eat. I figure there has to be a cost for
By: Gary Rosenblatt, Editor and Publisher Ivan Ciment at the Dubai Golf Club, U.A.E., October 1999Ivan Ciment, a graduate of the New York University Journalism School, has spent a good bit of time traveling to the Mideast, including Israel, Egypt,
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