American Democracy is Nothing More than a Market
By OREN M. LEVIN-WALDMAN

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Those pushing for Trump’s impeachment argue that it is essential to preserve the integrity of American democracy. By placing his own interests, i.e. ensuring his reelection, over those of the nation — supposedly delivering aid to Ukraine — he has abused his power. And yet, one wonders if American democracy is really a democracy. The reality that nobody speaks about …

Oren M. Levin-WaldmanAmerican Democracy is Nothing More than a Market
By OREN M. LEVIN-WALDMAN

Israel’s Hassadna Youth Orchestra Conquers Carnegie Hall
By JONATHAN FELDSTEIN

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JERUSALEM, ISRAEL — December 16, 2019 — While perhaps the answer to the question, “How do you get to Carnegie Hall?” is read from right to left in Hebrew, it still is “practice, practice, practice.”  Affirming that, this April you’ll have the opportunity to see the fruits of intensive practice of 48 young Israeli musicians representing Jerusalem’s Hassadna Youth Wind Orchestra …

Jonathan FeldsteinIsrael’s Hassadna Youth Orchestra Conquers Carnegie Hall
By JONATHAN FELDSTEIN

LEAVING ON A JET PLANE: Saratoga Springs, New York – A Hudson Valley Treasure
By BARBARA BARTON SLOANE

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SARATOGA, NY — Saratoga Springs, a town enhanced by a history of health, wealth and racing, was first and foremost a town blessed with nourishing mineral springs. These magical waters were undiscovered until 1771 when a British general attributed the cure of his leg wound to High Rock Spring.  Post Revolution, this site became a refuge for luminaries that ranged …

Barbara Barton SloaneLEAVING ON A JET PLANE: Saratoga Springs, New York – A Hudson Valley Treasure
By BARBARA BARTON SLOANE

Cultural Decline In the Age of Tolerance
By BOB WEIR

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Weir Only Human I recall a social gathering I attended several years ago in which the subject of abortion arose. A woman asked if the idea of terminating a pregnancy after 24 weeks would become that slippery slope we’ve often heard about. Before you could say “Amen,” another woman retorted caustically, “Well now, aren’t you the intolerant one!” I could …

Bob WeirCultural Decline In the Age of Tolerance
By BOB WEIR

Hijacking Jesus’ Jewishness
By JONATHAN FELDSTEIN

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JERUSALEM, ISRAEL — December 11, 2019 — Just as sure as millions decorate trees, buy (and return) presents, and track Santa’s every move by GPS, get ready for what’s become a new vulgar Christmas tradition; propagating the delusional denial that Jesus was a Jew. The denial of Jesus’ Jewishness gets “better” by making up the claim not only that Jesus …

Jonathan FeldsteinHijacking Jesus’ Jewishness
By JONATHAN FELDSTEIN

The Holiday Season Hearkens Precaution and Cheer
By Mayor MARY MARVIN, Esq.

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BRONXVILLE, NY — December 10, 2019 — During this joyous time of the year when our shopping goes into overdrive, sadly we have to be mindful that there are thieves who will use our purchasing power as an opportunity to steal. Package thieves in particular are hard at work during the holiday season. The pickings are ripe when you can drive …

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By Mayor MARY MARVIN, Esq.

Please Come Out and Vote – Eastchester Fire Department District Elections for Board of Fire Commissioners Being Held Tuesday, December 10th From 2-9pm

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The Town of Eastchester Fire District Election is Tuesday, December 10, 2019 from 2pm to 9pm. All Bronxville residents vote at Bronxville Village Hall, 200 Pondfield Rd. Please come out and vote!

eHeziPlease Come Out and Vote – Eastchester Fire Department District Elections for Board of Fire Commissioners Being Held Tuesday, December 10th From 2-9pm

Learning How Social Media and Technology Impacts Our Lives

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OSSINING, NY — December 8, 2019 — Those curious about how social media and technology impact our youth. Are invited to attend the screening and panel discussion of LIKE. The film is KID FRIENDLY (ages 10+). The film and discussion are free of charge. The screening and discussion will be held on December 12th at 6:30pm at the Ossining Library’s …

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Amazon Invades Israel
By JONATHAN FELDSTEIN

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JERUSALEM, ISRAEL — December 7, 2019 — Amazon may succeed doing something in mere months that Israel’s Arab neighbors have not done in decades; invading the entire country. Free shipping and no taxes are their weapons. Unlike decades of war and terror to which Israel has been subjected, and which most Israelis do military service to defend the country against, in …

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By JONATHAN FELDSTEIN

Globalism and Inequality: The Real Threats to Our Democracy
By OREN M. LEVIN-WALDMAN

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For those on the right, inequality is a nonissue because gaps between the top and the bottom only serve to incentivize those at the bottom to work harder. That is, after all, how market economies work. For those on the left, inequality only illustrates how the wealthy have stolen from the poor, for which the only real answer is punitive …

Oren M. Levin-WaldmanGlobalism and Inequality: The Real Threats to Our Democracy
By OREN M. LEVIN-WALDMAN