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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 | 5 5 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 | 6 6 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 | 7 7 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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Common Ground Koch
Feb 08, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
In the last interview of his life, with CNN’s Piers Morgan, Edward I. Koch described himself as a secular Jew who nevertheless believed in God, and reward and punishment. “I expect to be rewarded,”...
Memo to gun rights backers: Remember what Reagan, Scalia said
by Menachem Z. Rosensaft
Feb 02, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — On Dec. 14, 2012, immediately after 20 children and six of their teachers were gunned down in Newtown, Conn., President Obama said that, “we’re going to have to come together and take me...
Election much about youth and Judaism
by Asher Wiseman
Feb 02, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
KIBBUTZ KFAR RUPPIN, Israel  — On Jan. 22, after three months of ruthless campaigning, 67.3 percent of eligible Israeli adults casted their votes. The election constituted a referendum on the Likud...
Right idea for the right time
Feb 02, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
As expected, the party of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu — Likud-Beiteinu, a merger of his Likud party with that of his more right-wing coalition partner Avigdor Lieberman — finished fir...
Chuck Hagel is the right choice for secretary of defense  
by Joel Rubin
Jan 24, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — When I served in the U.S. Senate as a foreign policy aide, the Iraq war dominated the political debate and the nation’s attention.  Just like the budget fights of today, there was prac...
Remembering those who had courage to care
by Abraham H. Foxman, Guest Columnist
Jan 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
It is fitting that the United Nations, as part of the international commemoration of the Holocaust on Jan. 27, is paying tribute this year not only to the millions of innocents who died in the Nazi...
A Tu B’Shevat lesson
Jan 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
Tu B’Shevat is called the birthday of trees, but here’s a sobering fact to remember as we celebrate the holiday: the world tree canopy is disappearing. According to Greenpeace, a quarter of the for...
Pittsburgh the cure to Jewish demographic illness
by Abby W. Schachter
Jan 16, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Jane Eisner, editor of The Forward made a shocking admission in her most recent column. She has finally recognized that Jews marrying non-Jews is actually hurting the Jewish community. “This is wha...
Give the president his Cabinet
Jan 16, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Battle lines are being drawn in Congress over the confirmation of Chuck Hagel as the next U.S. Secretary of Defense, which is misguided and regrettable. Misguided because the president sets policy ...
Inside the 2013 Israeli election: the system and the players
by Alina Dain Sharon
JNS.org
Jan 15, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
“Bibi,” “Bennett,” “Tzipi,” “Shelly.” The way names of major candidates in the Israeli elections have been bandied about by international observers and media analysts, you would think Israeli voter...