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Marian Kemensky, Slovakia
Gaza
Marian Kemensky, Slovakia
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Immigrant Children <br>
Adam Zyglis, The Buffalo News
Immigrant Children
Adam Zyglis, The Buffalo News
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Shame in the House of Israel
Coming as it did on the heels of the discovery of the bodies of three Israeli teens, the murder of Mohammed Abu Khdeir, a 16-year-old Palestinian, was assumed to be an act of revenge. Whether the s...
Jul 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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With friends like these …
What’s with the Presbyterians? On the one hand, The Presbyterian Church (USA) says it loves its “Jewish sisters and brothers” and believes in interfaith dialogue; and its member churches frequently...
Jun 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Young Jews, peace process rejected in J Street vote
We are a generation that is more progressive and more critical of Israel than our parents.
May 21, 2014 | 3 3 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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It’s time to raise minimum wage
The Torah provides a moral imperative: “Justice, justice shall you pursue.”  In practical terms in today’s economic environment, that means at the very least we should support a just minimum wage –...
May 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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How will Modi lead?
A youthful nation and growing economic powerhouse, India has long been forging strong business relations with Israel. Those ties are expected to grow stronger following last week’s landslide electi...
May 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Building Community One Page at a Time
It’s great to be back in Pittsburgh, and it’s even greater to be editing The Jewish Chronicle! My first foray into Jewish life in greater Pittsburgh came about 10 years ago when I was a reporter fo...
Apr 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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First lesson of war: Maintain the blockade
During the first 24 hours of the Gaza war, Palestinian terrorists fired more than 200 rockets into Israel. Yet only one Israeli was wounded, and none were killed. How is that possible? When Israel ...
Jul 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Abbas, Auschwitz and Palestinian strategy
It was often remarked that the late Palestine Liberation Organization leader Yasser Arafat would sound moderate when speaking in English and utterly intransigent when speaking in Arabic. Much of th...
Jul 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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The number seven: lucky for me, powerful for Israel
The number seven is one of the most powerful numbers in Judaism. God’s earthly masterpiece took seven days to be completed; we celebrate Shabbat on the seventh day of each week; Jews celebrate Pass...
Jul 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Who am I to judge?’
A year after Pope Francis assumed the leadership of the Catholic Church, much has changed in the style of the papacy.  But one utterance in particular has become emblematic of how many have come to...
Jul 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Simplest, most important lesson of the Holocaust is missing
“To me it’s just abysmal that out of 50 states only five currently have Holocaust education mandated … and Pennsylvania is long overdue,” said Rhonda Fink-Whitman, who wrote “94 Maidens,” a novel i...
Jul 09, 2014 | 4 4 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Presbyterian (USA) divestment vote smacks hard at cherished relationships
Rabbis (as well priests, ministers and imams) have a special standing in society at large. This is based on the general level of respect granted religious leaders based on an appreciation of their ...
Jul 08, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Operas you won’t be seeing at the Met
Here are three operas that won’t get staged at the famed Metropolitan Opera (Met) in New York City anytime soon. “Omar.” The story of a young Iraqi man who was beaten and tortured by Saddam Hussein...
Jun 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Plan C
Sep 11, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
President Obama, in his address to the nation Tuesday, made it clear he’s ready to give diplomacy a chance to remove Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s deadly chemical weapons arsenal. We’ll call t...
Shale: A key to Israel’s future
by Neil Goldstein, Guest Columnist
Sep 09, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
While Israel’s natural gas may be sufficient to fulfill domestic needs for the next 40 years, the government of Israel has sensibly decided that solar power — both photovoltaic (“PV”) plants and co...
More sun to you, Israel!
by Yosef I. Abramowitz, Guest Columnist
Sep 09, 2013 | 4 4 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
The perpetuation of a world powered by oil is one of the most anti-Jewish actions imaginable. A world that resists transitioning quickly from oil to renewables is a world that feeds the Iranian nuc...
Winton had a moral compass for the ages
by Menachem Z. Rosensaft
Sep 09, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — Thirty-four years before Henry Kissinger told the president of the United States that the emigration of Jews from a country where they were subjected to persecution “is not an objective ...
Authority to act
Sep 09, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
President Obama, who is properly ready to take military action against the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for using chemical weapons against his own people, is seeking  congressional ap...
Volunteers of the Year, what would we be without them?
by Rabbi Mark Mahler, Guest Columnist
Aug 29, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
What’s the difference between a cluttered desk and the finger of God? Last May’s letter from the Jewish Federation requesting Temple Emanuel’s nominee for our Volunteer of the Year apparently was l...
Restoring the right to vote, the time to do so is now
by Nancy K. Kaufman, Guest Columnist
Aug 29, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
There’s a funny thing about anniversaries. Just as we look back with nostalgia on the way things were, so do we inevitably reflect on how things have changed in the intervening years. So it is as w...
Dialogue goes both ways
by Gary Rosenblatt
Aug 29, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK  — Much attention, here and elsewhere, is given to encouraging American Jews to have a deeper understanding of contemporary Israel, in all its complexity, as a country that is seen by much...
The Filner lesson
Aug 29, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
San Diego’s long, embarrassing nightmare will soon be over. Its first-term mayor, Bob Filner, who has been accused of just about every form of sexual harassment you can imagine, announced his resig...
Should Jews back boycott of Putin-led Russia?
by Ben Cohen
Aug 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
One of the oft-repeated criticisms of the movement to boycott Israel is that it portrays the Middle East’s only healthy democracy as the ultimate rogue state, ignoring at the same time those author...