From Playing the Trumpet with Dizzy Gillespie to Blowing an Antelope-Horn Shofar

July 24 2019

The economist Jennie Litvack, who died on June 27 at the age of fifty-five, made important contributions to the study of developing countries. But her two great passions were the trumpet—she had befriended the great jazz trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie when she was fourteen—and Judaism. She also found a way to combine these two passions, as the Economist writes. (Free registration required.)

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When Confronting Terrorists, Lethal Force Is Often Necessary

On Saturday, a Palestinian terrorist stabbed a passerby in Jerusalem, and was then shot dead by two border guards. As the second bullet hit him when he was already on the ground, some Israelis have accused the guards of wrongdoing; a misleadingly edited viral video has also brought more attention to the incident. The editors of the Jerusalem Post comment:

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