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Immigration Police
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Pat Bagley, Salt Lake Tribune
Immigration Police
Pat Bagley, Salt Lake Tribune
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Delirium

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Dario Castillejos, Diario La Crisis
Delirium
Dario Castillejos, Diario La Crisis
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editorial
Sour on Sarsour
What’s Linda Sarsour’s angle? The American activist, who was a surrogate for Sen. Bernie Sanders during his presidential campaign and an organizer of the Women’s March that brought half a million p...
Mar 02, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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A school protects its children
The first impulse of most institutions when confronted by an accusation of child abuse by one of its staff is to squelch it. High-profile examples include the Jerry Sandusky scandal at Penn State, ...
Feb 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Everyone’s Talmud
Until modern times, the Talmud was a major Jewish preoccupation. This sprawling compendium of the law, lore and commentary of successive generations of early rabbinic scholars provided Jews with a ...
Feb 15, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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Consider Gorsuch on his merits
The Senate’s advice and consent on a proposed Supreme Court nominee is a fundamental constitutional exercise that is important, consequential and reflective of the checks and balances built into ou...
Feb 09, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
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An order that breeds disorder
Most of the organized Jewish community, along with many conservative voices and most liberal voices, shuddered as the new administration hastily issued an executive order severely restricting immig...
Feb 01, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 67 67 recommendations | email to a friend
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Caught in the middle
President Trump appeared to be addressing his core supporters rather than the nation during his inaugural address last Friday. There was no outstretched hand to the other side, no inclusive referen...
Jan 25, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 74 74 recommendations | email to a friend
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opinion
Now is the time to turn around
When we made plans to visit our daughter who is studying at Hebrew University in Jerusalem, I quickly realized that we would be in Jerusalem for Rosh Chodesh Adar, the new month of Adar. The timing...
Mar 15, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Baseball’s Cinderella mensches
It took the Chicago Cubs 108 years to bring the World Series trophy home. They brought it home in the Jewish calendar year 5777. Maybe 5777 is the lucky year for another Cinderella team. Featuring ...
Mar 15, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Yeshiva story offers a glimmer of hope in Pennsylvania
I have long heard that as people age the shock factor decreases and very little about human behavior is surprising. That was not my experience as I heard Milo Yiannopoulos’ comments seemingly advoc...
Mar 08, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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A sobering Purim
Cemeteries desecrated. Schools and JCCs evacuated. Communitywide rallies. It has been a tense time for Jews across the United States, perhaps none more so than the Jews of Philadelphia. One word ca...
Mar 08, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Embracing the Jewish community’s refugee roots
HIAS was established 135 years ago to protect Jewish refugees who were fleeing the pogroms of Czarist Russia. Today, we remain true to our original mission of refugee protection. We are helping peo...
Mar 02, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Badge of honor turns into a mark of shame
As former director of Jews for Judaism, I used to view my Orthodox Judaism as a badge of honor. I was part of a group that was upholding the values of my ancestors, values that had fundamentally sh...
Mar 02, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Online Talmud the next great technological innovation
When the history of Jewish texts comes to be written, Feb. 7, 2017, will likely be regarded as an important turning point. Why? Here’s what happened. For the first time, the extraordinary Steinsalt...
Feb 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Archives
Posturing at the U.N.
Oct 07, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
With 193 heads of state or their representatives gathered together on the 70th anniversary of the United Nations, and following clarion calls from no less than Pope Francis and President Barack Oba...
An open letter to Reykjavik, Iceland, on its eruption of anti-Semitism
by Abraham H. Miller, Guest Columnist
Oct 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
Dear Reykjavik City Council members, You would think that your country, which routinely violates the international ban on commercial whaling — slaughtering 137 last year and turning its nose up at ...
What I saw on the migrants’ road to Budapest
by Julia Kaldori, Guest Columnist
Oct 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
As our car rolled slowly toward Budapest, we saw a huge group heading in the opposite direction on the highway just outside the city: Hundreds of people quietly walking in the breakdown lane, march...
Extremism in the defense of, what?
Sep 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Thus far, the Republican presidential sweepstakes has resembled a video game where the contenders shoot each other with invective, and the score is tallied by opinion polls and the size of supporte...
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 | 20 20 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...