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World Falling Apart<br>
Steve Sack, The Minneapolis Star Tribune
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Steve Sack, The Minneapolis Star Tribune
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We’ve seen this before
The scourge of anti-Semitism is rearing its ugly head in Europe. And a troubling number of people aren’t even pretending anymore. Gone are the days of the false explanation that “I’m not anti-Semit...
Aug 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Support for our beleaguered Israeli family
We are all glued to news sources for information about Israel’s ongoing Gaza war. While there is some sense of déjà vu in the daily reports of the conflict — reminding us of a similar war fewer tha...
Jul 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 4 4 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 | 5 5 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 | 9 9 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 | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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opinion
Abandoned by the Democratic Party? Fight back
“We are a people without a party. We are abandoned” said the woman next to me, as we waited for the recitation of Lamentations, the annual commemoration of the saddest day of the Jewish calendar ma...
Aug 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Being Jewish in France today
“Wie Gott in Frankreich leben”—“living like God in France”—was a popular Yiddish saying among Ashkenazi Jews for a long time. It suggested a certain fascination with France, implying that Jews livi...
Aug 01, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Finding equality in a Jerusalem bomb shelter
When the siren sounded, the Rolling Stones’ tortured 1969 track “Gimme Shelter” popped into my head, oddly enough. That haunting song offered a stunning reminder of the endless horrors of war, reaw...
Aug 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Madeleine Albright still pressuring Israel after all these years
It’s been 22 years since Madeleine Albright was a foreign policy adviser to President Jimmy Carter, 17 years since she was America’s ambassador to the United Nations and 13 since she was secretary ...
Aug 01, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 8 8 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 | 12 12 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 | 14 14 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 | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kristallnacht at 75: Christians need the Jewish witness
by Pastor Donald Green, Guest Columnist
Oct 03, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
Recently, I was preparing to preach for the 75th anniversary of a congregation with which I had little familiarity.  I wanted to get a sense of the historical context in which this body of Christia...
Man-made climate
Oct 03, 2013 | 2 2 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
For many scientists studying climate change (the vast majority, in fact), the role mankind plays in the warming of the Earth can no longer be denied. The latest assessment of the Earth’s climate by...
Protection we need is doable following Navy Yard shootings
by Jared Feldman, Guest Columnist
Sep 29, 2013 | 2 2 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — Forsaking homes that keep out the rain, Jews around the world this week are instead inviting guests into thatched roofed huts whose architecture is starlight. It is the harvest festiva...
Will Norway’s new government stem tide of anti-Semitism?
by Jeffrey F. Barken, Guest Columnist
Sep 29, 2013 | 4 4 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Earlier this month, conservative candidates in Norway won landslide elections, deposing the Labour party majority that has ruled for nearly a decade. Many are hopeful that the new government will a...
Reconciling with God after Auschwitz
by Menachem Z. Rosensaft
Sep 29, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — Rosh Hashanah, the beginning of the Jewish year, is bracketed by two Shabbat Torah portions in which God proclaims his intention to hide his face from his people’s misery and suffering. ...
Is Rohani for real?
Sep 29, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Iranian President Hasan Rohani, who is on a five-day visit to New York this week, capped by his address at the opening of the United Nations General Assembly, was in a position to allay a lot of su...
Plan C
Sep 11, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 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 | 20 20 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 | 17 17 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 | 16 16 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 ...