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Finetuned Political Machine
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Wolverton, Cagle Cartoons
Finetuned Political Machine
Wolverton, Cagle Cartoons
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Trump tours a museum
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David Fitzsimmons, The Arizona Star
Trump tours a museum
David Fitzsimmons, The Arizona Star
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Everyone’s Talmud
Until modern times, the Talmud was a major Jewish preoccupation. This sprawling compendium of the law, lore and commentary of successive generations of early rabbinic scholars provided Jews with a ...
Feb 15, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Consider Gorsuch on his merits
The Senate’s advice and consent on a proposed Supreme Court nominee is a fundamental constitutional exercise that is important, consequential and reflective of the checks and balances built into ou...
Feb 09, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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An order that breeds disorder
Most of the organized Jewish community, along with many conservative voices and most liberal voices, shuddered as the new administration hastily issued an executive order severely restricting immig...
Feb 01, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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Caught in the middle
President Trump appeared to be addressing his core supporters rather than the nation during his inaugural address last Friday. There was no outstretched hand to the other side, no inclusive referen...
Jan 25, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
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Woodmont not playing its ‘A’ game
“Yeah, you go ahead and bar the first black president from your country club. Forget what the 1950s felt like.” This tweet followed the news, first reported Jan. 10 by the New York Post, that the h...
Jan 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sgt. Azaria and the rule of law
Last week, Sgt. Elor Azaria, 20, of the Israel Defense Forces was convicted on a charge of manslaughter for killing a prone Palestinian man who had earlier lunged at Israeli troops with a knife. A ...
Jan 11, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
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opinion
Online Talmud the next great technological innovation
When the history of Jewish texts comes to be written, Feb. 7, 2017, will likely be regarded as an important turning point. Why? Here’s what happened. For the first time, the extraordinary Steinsalt...
Feb 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Loving your fellow as yourself
With the term refugee having become a pejorative in many quarters, this is an appropriate time to reflect upon the plight of our own people during the countless years when we faced situations that ...
Feb 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Welcome all the strangers
As leaders of a local nonprofit that works to resettle refugees and assist immigrants, we are proud to reflect the Jewish community’s long history of helping those in need — whether Jewish or genti...
Feb 15, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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HIAS should return to its roots
Imagine you are an impoverished religious Jew living in Paris. You can no longer wear religious garb out of fear of being set upon by assailants from North Africa who will beat you to within an inc...
Feb 15, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Holocaust Remembrance Day must include mention of Jews
My first job out of college was for the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM). My interest in the Holocaust centered on Jewish victims and survivors. I had a visceral objection to thinkin...
Feb 09, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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What did we know and when did we know it?
The new administration’s executive order affecting travel to the United States by individuals from a select group of countries, its “universalized” statement on Holocaust Remembrance Day and its ea...
Feb 09, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cementing Israel’s ties to America’s pastime
I never thought the two sides of my life would ever come together. Baseball and Israel. I mean, for most of my life that would have been like peanut butter and tomato sauce. Jews and baseball: That...
Feb 01, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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Caught in the middle
Jan 25, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
President Trump appeared to be addressing his core supporters rather than the nation during his inaugural address last Friday. There was no outstretched hand to the other side, no inclusive referen...
The things we can all believe in
by Howard M. Rieger, Guest Columnist
Jan 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
Last week President Barack Obama delivered his farewell address, and this week Donald Trump will be sworn in as president. Though strong opinions about both men divide our community, Obama said som...
‘Fake news’ and Iranian ‘moderates’
by Sean Durns, Guest Columnist
Jan 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
When former Iranian President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani died, aged 82, on Jan. 8, he was falsely labeled a “moderate” by many Western news outlets. Rafsanjani, however, played an important role in t...
Woodmont not playing its ‘A’ game
Jan 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
“Yeah, you go ahead and bar the first black president from your country club. Forget what the 1950s felt like.” This tweet followed the news, first reported Jan. 10 by the New York Post, that the h...
Who is that person coming into your home to care for Mom?
by Deborah Winn-Horvitz, Guest Columnist
Jan 11, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 57 57 recommendations | email to a friend
A member of my senior management team was recently contacted by a Pittsburgh Police detective inquiring about private duty caregivers in connection to a ring of criminal activity. The target of thi...
Responsible leaders on both sides should dial down Israel rhetoric
by Jonathan Greenblatt, Guest Columnist
Jan 11, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
Whatever the motivation of the Obama administration, the events of the waning days of last year mark a dramatic low point in U.S.-Israel relations. The Kerry speech has commanded the most recent at...
Sgt. Azaria and the rule of law
Jan 11, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
Last week, Sgt. Elor Azaria, 20, of the Israel Defense Forces was convicted on a charge of manslaughter for killing a prone Palestinian man who had earlier lunged at Israeli troops with a knife. A ...
Even without perfection, Israel is a model for liberal democracy
by Randal M. Whitlatch, Guest Columnist
Jan 05, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
With controversy over egalitarian prayer, settlements, Palestinian and Ethiopian rights, and many other issues roiling Israeli society, one might be tempted to conclude that Israel cannot be, at on...
While the U.N. calls it ‘Palestinian territory,’ history says it’s not
by Stephen M. Flatow, Guest Columnist
Jan 05, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
The U.N. Security Council resolution condemning “Israel’s establishment of settlements in Palestinian territory occupied since 1967, including East Jerusalem” was one-sided and unfair. That’s obvio...
So much for friendship
Jan 05, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 72 72 recommendations | email to a friend
Conventional wisdom holds that the only solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict lies in a two-state solution and that the United States will always have Israel’s back through the peace process...