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Pat Bagley, Salt Lake Tribune
Grumpy Fat Cats
Pat Bagley, Salt Lake Tribune
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Tom Janssen, The Netherlands
Bush library and museum
Tom Janssen, The Netherlands
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editorial
‘It cannot go on like this’
The disturbing attack on a young Jewish couple in a Paris suburb on Dec. 1 contained an element not seen in previous attacks thought to be motivated by anti-Semitism: the rape of a woman. This is a...
Dec 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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The lessons of Chuck Hagel
Most observers agree that U.S.-Israel military relations are now stronger than ever. During Israel’s summer war against Hamas in Gaza, for instance, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel pressed Congres...
Dec 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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A bad bill for the Jewish state
In what has largely been seen as the center-right circling of wagons around Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli Cabinet on Sunday approved a controversial bill that would declare...
Nov 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wealth versus democracy
In the world of politics and diplomacy, we are accustomed to understatement and a fair degree of obfuscation in much of the public discourse that unfolds around us. So when someone says what’s real...
Nov 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Who is Jonathan Greenblatt?
As national director of the Anti-Defamation League for a generation, Abe Foxman became the authority on what is and isn’t anti-Semitism. Foxman’s name, in many respects, became a synonym for the ve...
Nov 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jewish community recharger
On Sunday, close to 3,000 Jewish professionals and lay leaders will gather at a suburban Washington, D.C., resort to discuss Jewish issues, to network with other active Jews and learn how to be mor...
Nov 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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opinion
Putting the Pittsburgh Jewish Community Scorecard into action
The Pittsburgh Jewish Community Scorecard ( jewishscorecard.com ) “went live” on Feb. 18, 2014. The Scorecard is a catalyst for a vibrant, thriving and engaged Jewish community.  As a Pittsburgher,...
Dec 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Anti-Semitism in Armenia: a clear and present danger
The conflict in Syria has forced millions to leave their homes, among them many of the country’s Armenian minority. Many have fled and returned to Armenia, a safe haven for ethnic Armenians — much ...
Dec 18, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Eric Garner’s death does not make me feel safer
The words of Leviticus (19:6) admonish us not to “stand idly by while the blood of your neighbor is shed.” These words should sting our ears and shock our conscience in the wake of a Staten Island ...
Dec 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Israel and the betrayal of the intellectuals
The problem with being an intellectual is that you rarely have your ideas tested in the real world. But sitting on the sidelines enables you to use extreme rhetoric to advance crackpot notions that...
Dec 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Meeting the Jewish world’s new, urgent need
The rise in anti-Israel and anti-Semitic activities in academia begs for an effective strategy to address this new challenge. As Jewish teens arrive on college campuses, they are thrust into a vuln...
Dec 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Implications of the Supreme Court’s ‘passport’ case
The United States Supreme Court heard a case recently that was seemingly unimportant to many but with significant implications for Israel. The Court has been asked to determine the constitutionalit...
Dec 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Stop reckless sponsorship of anti-Israelism
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — I never imagined that a day would come when some of the world’s leading corporations would fund calls for Israel’s destruction, let alone at one of the world’s most prestigious u...
Nov 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Archives
The ASA wake-up call
Dec 19, 2013 | 3 3 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
After years of watching efforts to academically boycott Israel gather momentum in Europe — particularly Great Britain — apparently this weapon for demonizing the Jewish state by targeting its profe...
Time to redefine tikkun olam
by Abby W. Schachter
Dec 11, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
At his recent appearance here in Pittsburgh, Yossi Klein Halevi made an amazing declaration, when he redefined tikkun olam. Rather than basing his definition on some amorphous notion of social just...
Nelson Mandela and Zionism — the real story
by Ben Cohen
Dec 11, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
In the coming days, there will be much reflection on the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela, following the former South African president’s passing on Dec. 5. And in the coming weeks, we can anticip...
An iconic hospital
Dec 11, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
Reports last week that Hadassah Medical Center (HMC) is on the brink of financial collapse have come as disturbing news to the Jewish world. The Forward reported on Dec. 3 that HMC faces a $300 mil...
Israelis must learn to listen to our American cousins
by Marcie Lenk, Guest Columnist
Dec 04, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM — American Jewish leaders understand that they have a partnership with Israel. Zionism began as a movement of Jews from all over the world, and 65 years after the establishment of the Sta...
Shavit: ‘We’ve lost our narrative’
by Gary Rosenblatt
Dec 04, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — Ari Shavit, the popular Israeli newspaper columnist for Haaretz, seems to be everywhere in the American media these days, talking about his newly published and highly praised book, “My P...
In praise of Al Jazeera America — Israeli media can take a lesson
by Samuel Hantverk, Guest Columnist
Dec 04, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
Al Jazeera. Simply hearing the name would bother me two years ago, like nails on a chalkboard. In my ethnocentric view, I believed Al Jazeera existed for the sole purpose of promoting anti-Israel p...
Egyptian Nazi scandal exposes academic dishonesty
by Ben Cohen
Dec 04, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
Imagine the following scenario. A storied American university holds a conference on the future of democracy in Europe. Among the invited speakers are representatives of two of the continent’s neo-N...
Lead with our hearts
Dec 04, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
When the Union for Reform Judaism opens its 2013 biennial convention later this month in San Diego, it will open the gathering to outsiders. People not affiliated with the movement may attend. Many...
Buying time, at great risk
Dec 04, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
One thing is for sure about the interim nuclear deal negotiated over the weekend between Western powers and Iran: Israel hates it. At least, the Israeli government hates it. There are some quarters...