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Hidden Hollywood: John Wayne, The Thief and The Taxi Driver

Tweet On September 17, 1964 Dr. John Jones at Good Samaritan Hospital in Los Angeles sliced into John Wayne’s body, performing surgery on a malignant tumor in the legendary actor’s left lung. The tumor was large, the size of a chicken egg. Jones removed the entire upper lobe of the left lung. The surgery took […]

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ObamaCare: You May Not Like Your Cancer, But You Will Keep Your Cancer, Period

Tweet Last week, Karen and I were invited by close friends to a Shabbat meal at their lovely home. One of the nice things about Shabbat meals is that you never know who you’re going to end up sitting next to. Most luncheons are joyous affairs where old friends reconnect, and strangers become new friends. […]

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If You Like Your Cancellation Letter You Can Keep It

Tweet In today’s Wall Street Journal, Edie Littlefield Sundby chronicles her struggle to survive Stage 4 gallbladder cancer. ObamaCare has just cut Ms. Sundby’s private insurance, making her fight to stay alive that much harder. As if that weren’t bad enough, ObamaCare has cut her off from her team of medical specialists. That’s right — […]

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Before Obamacare: A Personal View

Tweet Dismayed and saddened by the SCOTUS decision, Karen and I understood that our reaction was born of years of immersion in the health care system when our son Ariel was stricken with cancer. My Writer’s Guild insurance provided excellent coverage, but still there were battles with the insurance company. At one point we even […]

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    Young Israel of Century City

    Fourteenth: June 11, 2016
    Daniel Greenfield: “Fighting Anti-Semitism and Defending Israel in the Age of BDS.”

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    Thirteenth: May 22, 2016
    Ben Shapiro: “How You Can Save Israel”

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    Twelfth: June 7, 2015
    Larry Elder: “The New Black Anti-Semitism”

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    Eleventh: June 8, 2014
    Michael Medved: “Shifting Alliances: Why Liberals No Longer Reliably Support Israel — And Conservatives Do.”

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    Tenth: June 9, 2013
    David Horowitz: “The War Against Judaism on the University Campus.”

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    Ninth: June 3, 2012
    Joel B. Pollak: “The Mainstream Media’s Betrayal of Israel.”

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    Eighth: June 5, 2011
    Yossi Klein Halevi: “What is Expected of a Survivor People: Lessons My Father Taught Me.”

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    Seventh: June 13, 2010
    Dennis Prager: “Happiness is a Mitzvah, Not an Emotion.”

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    Sixth: June 21, 2009
    Rabbi Steven Pruzansky: “Conformity in Jewish Life: Vice, Virtue or Affectation?”

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    Fifth: June 15, 2008
    Rabbi Dr. Gil S. Perl: “What Was the Rosh Yeshiva Reading: Intellectual Openness in 19th Century Lithuania.”

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