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Steve Sack, The Minneapolis Star Tribune
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editorial
Wrong address for political statements
In the series of demonstrations that followed the election of Donald Trump, one of the targets of Jewish protestors has been the Jewish Federations of North America. The JFNA building in Washington...
Nov 30, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Jewish Agency after Sharansky
The day before Natan Sharansky was appointed to a second term as chairman of the Jewish Agency for Israel in 2013, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called the former Soviet political priso...
Nov 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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The need to move forward
Last week’s presidential election revealed not so much a nation divided, as it did a society whose residents inhabit two very different realities — with the apparent inability of those who live in ...
Nov 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pushing back at the Wall
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was critical of American Jewish community leaders who were involved in staging a march to the Kotel, or Western Wall, on Nov. 2 as part of a protest to res...
Nov 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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A return to civility
Americans used to talk about election-related violence and contested balloting in other countries with a degree of smugness, confident that it couldn’t happen here. Not anymore. This year’s preside...
Nov 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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UNESCO cannot change history
There was at least one piece of good news after votes by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, or UNESCO, over the last two weeks that effectively denied the Jewish ...
Oct 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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opinion
The Rockefeller BDS empire, the New Israel Fund and campus anti-Semitism
The New Israel Fund (NIF) recently received a grant to “research and report on anti-Semitism on U.S. campuses.” On the surface, this appears to be a welcome development — a progressive group being ...
Dec 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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The verdict is in: Rabbis should say yes to officiating at interfaith weddings
Newsflash: “A rabbi under the chuppah may boost Jewish engagement in intermarried homes,” according to a study released this past month by the Brandeis University Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Stu...
Dec 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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RCA must stand behind the conversions performed by its members
Let us begin with the facts: Converts whose conversions were conducted according to halachah, or Jewish law, are 100 percent Jewish. In the eyes of God and Torah, they are full Jews, just as Jewish...
Nov 30, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dreaming of health care
Despite reports that the Affordable Care Act is in danger of being obliterated after the election, enrollment in the health insurance marketplace reopened Nov. 1 to high demand, with more than 100,...
Nov 30, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Relentless collaboration a hallmark of effort to repair a fractured world
As fall turns to winter, I am increasingly aware of the importance of service organizations’ role in effecting social change. As American Jews were celebrating the New Year on Rosh Hashanah and ack...
Nov 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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The illiberal world of Stephen Bannon
In considering the furor around President-elect Donald Trump’s decision to appoint Stephen Bannon, the CEO of the hard-right news website Breitbart, as his chief strategist, let’s start with the pe...
Nov 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Making sense of an historic election
Like so many, I’ve been trying to wrap my head around Donald Trump’s victory. And like so many, I thought Hillary Clinton was a horribly flawed candidate. She was running in an election where “popu...
Nov 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Archives
Mob mentality at Vassar BDS vote typical of school’s Israel climate
by Jason Storch, Guest Columnist
Mar 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 152 152 recommendations | email to a friend
At many colleges and universities today, Jewish students are often pitted against students of color when it comes to Israel. In my three years at Vassar College, I have been told — by a Jewish stud...
Dustin Hoffman knows he’s a Jew. Now what?
by Lieba Rudolph, Guest Columnist
Mar 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 149 149 recommendations | email to a friend
Purim is an auspicious time for revealed good for the Jewish nation: G-d can save us from anything, just like He did in ancient Persia. Haman, the irredeemable anti-Semite, maneuvered a death decre...
Is ‘separation’ a step toward peace?
Mar 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 144 144 recommendations | email to a friend
Will a wall around Palestinian neighborhoods of Jerusalem help protect Jewish Israelis from the violence that has plagued the city since last fall? Haim Ramon, a former government minister who spen...
Arab terrorism responsible for Pew finding on transfer
by Morton Klein, Guest Columnist
Mar 16, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 148 148 recommendations | email to a friend
The recent Pew Research Center study finding that about half of Israeli Jews favor transferring Arabs from Israel reveals the fear, frustration and misery that Israeli Jews feel after being subject...
Pew findings not surprising, but also not irreversible
by Daniel Sokatch, Guest Columnist
Mar 16, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 150 150 recommendations | email to a friend
The Pew Research Center poll released this week surveying attitudes among Israeli citizens confirms what many of us who work on Israeli issues already knew: Israel is a deeply divided society, firs...
Pew’s portrait of Israel
Mar 16, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 141 141 recommendations | email to a friend
The 2013 Pew Research Center’s “Portrait of Jewish Americans” touched off discussions, head-scratching and soul searching about where American Jewry was headed. Even those who saw no revelations in...
Death of Justice Scalia leaves many unanswered, unsettling questions
by Cyril H. Wecht, Guest Columnist
Mar 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 139 139 recommendations | email to a friend
The unexpected death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia at a West Texas ranch was shocking, no matter what anyone’s personal sociopolitical and legal beliefs might be. He was a highly respecte...
After all these years, Squirrel Hill is still here — and thriving
by Alec Rieger and Zack Block, Guest Columnists
Mar 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 141 141 recommendations | email to a friend
When was the last time Pittsburgh’s Jewish community closed a street in the heart of Squirrel Hill and threw a party? No politics, no parade, just a good old-fashioned party. Multiple bands, perfor...
Foxes and hedgehogs: Let us all be foxes
Mar 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 131 131 recommendations | email to a friend
As we make our way through this electoral cycle, the noise steadily mounts —from the pundits, the media who promote the pundits, and the candidates themselves who use the media to promote themselve...
Conservative Jews deserve more than PR
by Rabbi Yaakov Menken and Rabbi Pesach Lerner, Guest Columnists
Mar 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 131 131 recommendations | email to a friend
Responding to a dramatic decline in membership, the Conservative Jewish movement’s congregational arm has hired the Good Omen PR agency to survey hundreds of its members and “develop a new ‘positio...