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Putin's Critics <br>
Adam Zyglis, The Buffalo News
Putin's Critics
Adam Zyglis, The Buffalo News
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Obamacare Plank <br>
Steve Sack, The Minneapolis Star Tribune
Obamacare Plank
Steve Sack, The Minneapolis Star Tribune
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Icon makes political statement
Elie Wiesel has taken out full-page ads in The Washington Post and The New York Times in support of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s plan to address both houses of Congress. In the ads, ...
Feb 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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All about Shmuley
Is Rabbi Shmuley Boteach the Jewish Al Sharpton? Like the reverend who is often identified as “civil rights leader Al Sharpton,” Boteach is an amalgam of activism and self-promotion — having brande...
Feb 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Schabas rests
As chairman of a three-person U.N. human rights panel appointed to investigate violations during last summer’s Gaza war, Canadian law professor William Schabas was deemed by many to be biased again...
Feb 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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The fallout from Dermergate
As Benjamin Netanyahu’s man in Washington, Israeli Ambassador Ron Dermer has succeeded in identifying himself more closely with his prime minister than any other envoy in the nation’s history. That...
Feb 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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A new AMIA bombing victim
With the death by gunshot wound of Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman, the investigation into the 1994 bombing of the AMIA Jewish center in Buenos Aires has ground to a halt. Nisman was hours away...
Jan 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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No hoax in Paris
There is a disturbing counter-narrative about who was behind this month’s terror attacks in Paris that led to the deaths of 14 innocent people. Listen to Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan: “...
Jan 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 128 128 recommendations | email to a friend
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Big devotion in a small town
“Life is a tragedy full of joy,” the celebrated novelist Bernard Malamud once stated. As Jews, we are all too familiar with happiness and pain sharing space on the same stage. This diametrically op...
Mar 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Being Jewish in the Bible Belt
Being Jewish in a very Christian school can be worse than being a Texan in New York City. Ten-gallon hats, giant belt buckles and cowboy boots strutting down the streets of Manhattan will get you l...
Mar 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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What’s in a name? That which we call ‘Islamic’ …
When President Bush declared a “War on Terror” after the September 11, 2001 attacks, I wrote a piece decrying his use of the term. Terror is a mechanism, an ideological tool. The people who flew pl...
Feb 26, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Purim poser: What is our fascination with villains?
Who is the Haman in your life? The person, who like the bad guy in the Megillah Esther that we read on Purim, schemes to bring you down. When we get to the place in the Megillah where Haman is forc...
Feb 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Reflections on the Jewish Federations’ solidarity mission to Paris
My early days as a Jewish Federation professional came at a time when our system was evolving away from reliance on messages of combating anti-Semitism and statements of “never again” to one of str...
Feb 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Playing the race card against Israel
When all else fails, play the race card. With the White House campaign against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu running out of steam, the administration’s supporters scraped the bottom of ...
Feb 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Are voluntary dues enough to get people to join synagogues?
Michael Paulson reported in The New York Times on the “Pay What You Want” model that some synagogues are implementing to reduce the financial barrier to membership. Paulson estimated that about 30 ...
Feb 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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As Morsi ousted in Egypt and Syria in turmoil, Jordanian model must be preserved
by Ben Cohen, Guest Columnist
Jul 10, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
Following the ugly battle between the Egyptian military and Muslim Brotherhood President Mohamed Morsi, resulting in Morsi’s ouster on July 3, as well as the ongoing bloodbath in Syria, the argumen...
Letter from EKC: In this place, it’s all about dor v’dor
by Jesse Irwin, Staff Writer
Jul 10, 2013 | 3 3 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — What is it about summer camp that keeps us coming back? Is it the friends we make and keep in touch with from all over the country, even though we only see them for fewer than t...
Photo inspires thoughts on remembrance
by Menachem Z. Rosensaft
Jul 10, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — There is such a thing as kismet, fate. The Yiddish term is beshert — something that is meant to happen. The black and white photograph is of a young man, not yet 30 years old.  He is sta...
A flawed law
Jul 10, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
As if one destabilized country bordering Israel — Syria — wasn’t enough, another even more significant neighbor — Egypt — threatens to spiral into civil war. That’s not hyperbole; it could happen. ...
‘Kerry’s peace mission: Two views’
Jul 03, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 135 135 recommendations | email to a friend
Building a Constituency for Peace Nancy Bernstein, Guest Columnist In Secretary of State John Kerry’s first months in office, he will have visited Israel and other Middle East nations more times th...
Small congregations are worth helping, even as they disappear
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Jul 03, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 132 132 recommendations | email to a friend
One of the saddest moments of my childhood was watching my father performing his duties as treasurer of his congregation. Why was that so sad? Because, aside from his checkbook, there was no congre...
Mikva a communal space
Jul 03, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 125 125 recommendations | email to a friend
A few weeks ago Rabbi Michael Werbow of Congregation Beth Shalom gave his Shabbat d’var Torah on a topic that some might think unusual for a Conservative rabbi. He spoke about the construction of t...
Climate change: a critical problem
Jul 03, 2013 | 3 3 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
Amidst all the other news emanating from Washington last week, you might have missed President Obama’s plan for addressing climate change, which he laid out in a speech at Georgetown University.  T...
Summer campers at Reform Jewish camp in Indiana struck by lightning
by News Reports
Jul 01, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 64 64 recommendations | email to a friend
Three children were struck by lightning Saturday, June 28, at the Goldman Union Camp Institute (GUCI) in Zionsville, Ind., near Indianapolis. GUCI, a Reform Jewish summer camp, serves children in t...
Marlo Thomas inspired a nice Jewish girl, and still does
Jun 26, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 69 69 recommendations | email to a friend
I was 4 years old when “That Girl” premiered on ABC in 1966. “Batman,” starring Adam West, had premiered just a few months earlier. When I overheard my 15-year-old sister and my mother talking abou...