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Bob Englehart, CagleCartoons.com
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Bob Englehart, CagleCartoons.com
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Steve Sack, The Minneapolis Star Tribune
NRA Birdies
Steve Sack, The Minneapolis Star Tribune
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After the Tel Aviv attack
Last week’s terrorist attack, in which two Palestinian men shot and killed four Israelis in a Tel Aviv food court, came after the country’s least violent month since May 2015. Still, the brazen, al...
Jun 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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A ‘rupture’ over the Wall?
The stalled implementation of the plan to bring pluralistic Jewish prayer to the Kotel probably won’t cause a major rupture between American Jews and Israel, but it is further proof of the complain...
Jun 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Asleep at the switch on BDS
In recent years, BDS has become the scourge of the organized Jewish community and the government of Israel. Everyone from B’nai B’rith International to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has declare...
Jun 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Netanyahu leans right
With his offer to bring the ultranationalist Yisrael Beiteinu party into his governing coalition, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has probably formed the most right-wing ruling coalition ...
May 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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A call for civility in the public sphere
Diversity of opinion has long been a feature of Jewish tradition as well as of American democracy. Argument “for the sake of heaven” — disagreement in search of a higher truth as opposed to disagre...
May 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Misleading with contempt
Politics, diplomacy and warfare are not for the naïve. So we probably shouldn’t be upset to learn that the Obama administration manipulated the media to tell a narrative about the nuclear negotiati...
May 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Vote for McGinty a rubber stamp of Obama foreign policy
In March 2016, only two months after President Barack Obama’s nuclear deal went into effect, Iran fired two long-range ballistic missiles capable of transporting nuclear weapons. One of the missile...
Jun 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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On Israel, a clear choice for McGinty for Senate
Of the many reasons why I’m supporting Katie McGinty in the race to become Pennsylvania’s senator, her unwavering support of Israel is particularly important to me. McGinty is someone who understan...
Jun 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Men must continue to step up to stop violence against women
For the third year in a row, we are joining with dozens of other regional leaders in signing the Father’s Day Pledge #FathersDayPledge#PAsaysNoMore . This vow to break the generational cycle of vio...
Jun 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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The greatest threat to Palestinian Arab youth
On May 19, The Hill, a Washington-based newspaper covering Congress, other governmental agencies and related activity, published a one-sided, anti-Israel Op-Ed entitled “Obama must act to protect P...
Jun 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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As pride celebrations begin, Fairness Act remains stalled in Harrisburg
As annual pride festival celebrations begin, a welcomed summer tradition in many Pennsylvania communities, I again have to report that the state has yet to pass my legislation that will protect the...
Jun 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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What sex in a traditional Shavuot reading can teach today’s teens
OMER, Israel — As Jews, we tend to pride ourselves on our tradition’s values and how we pass them on to future generations; values such as education, tzedakah, loving the stranger, pursuing justice...
Jun 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Heed Brandeis’ call to be better Jews
One hundred years ago, the great jurist Louis D. Brandeis was appointed to the Supreme Court of the United States. Brandeis was the first Jew to serve on that court. Brandeis was a nonobservant Jew...
Jun 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Archives
Michael Vick has repented; let him play
by Rabbi Moishe Mayir Vogel, Guest Columnist
Sep 17, 2015 | 10 10 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
My father and I went to prison in the spring of 1976. My father was going to visit a man notorious in our community for the criminal and immoral act that had landed him in prison, and my father ask...
A Yom Kippur message: Take nothing for granted
by Sherwin Pomerantz, Guest Columnist
Sep 17, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
On Tuesday last week, exactly one week before Rosh Hashanah, Israel awoke to a blinding sandstorm which strangely emanated from the east, from Syria and Iraq. Local meteorologists said that in the ...
Treating the cause of the Syrian refugee crisis
Sep 17, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
There is no question that Europe should take in refugees fleeing violence in Syria, as should the United States. Israel also could take in some refugees, as opposition leader Isaac Herzog has calle...
Pittsburgh Jewish Community’s diverse opinions on Iran deal being honored by local leaders
by David Harris-Gershon, Guest Columnist
Sep 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
Debate over the Obama administration’s diplomatic agreement with Iran, reached in conjunction with five other nations, is creating significant tension within the American Jewish community. Much of ...
Federations not in opposition to Iran deal: Shame!
by Abby W. Schachter, Guest Columnist
Sep 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
Every North American Jewish federation that has not opposed President Barack Obama’s nuclear agreement with Iran has failed the Jewish people. Federations across the country have come up with vario...
Whither goes the Iran deal?
Sep 09, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
Readers may have noticed that The Chronicle has published many news stories and op-eds from different perspectives about the Iran deal but has not itself taken a position in an editorial. Until tod...
Defining anti-Semitism: fact vs. fiction
by R. Amy Elman, Guest Columnist
Sep 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
As the 10-campus University of California system considers the adoption of the U.S. State Department’s definition of anti-Semitism, there are critics who seek to discredit the entire definition wit...
A lesson in cultural differences: Israeli women vs. American women
by Eliana Rudee
Sep 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Hi, my name is Israel Girl and I am a feminist. While this may not be a shocking confession, the mere mention of the “f-word” sparks apprehension and even resentment in many people. Yet, in the six...
Pew views Orthodox Jews
Sep 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
The Pew Research Center’s “Portrait of Jewish Americans,” released two years ago, provided a snapshot of the community that immediately became the basis for vigorous discussion and soul searching. ...
Let’s have Lincoln-Douglas debates about the Iran deal
by Alan Dershowitz, Guest Columnist
Aug 27, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Instead of engaging in a series of debates on the merits and demerits of a controversial Iran deal, the Obama administration has resorted to ad hominem attacks on its detractors, including liberal ...