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Daryl Cagle, CagleCartoons.com
Republican Excuses
Daryl Cagle, CagleCartoons.com
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Adam Zyglis, The Buffalo News
Senate Health Care Bill
Adam Zyglis, The Buffalo News
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The water agreement
Israel, Jordan and the Palestinian Authority took a step toward improving the lives of their people by reaching an agreement last week to increase the supply of fresh water in the region. U.S. Midd...
Jul 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Netanyahu’s Indian bromance
It wasn’t exactly “From Here to Eternity,” but the image of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, up to their shins in the Mediterranean surf and discus...
Jul 12, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
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Israel’s un-welcome mat
This week, 10,000 athletes from 80 countries converged on Israel for the 20th Maccabiah Games, “the Jewish Olympics.” Those are impressive numbers compared to the 800 athletes from 19 countries who...
Jul 05, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 57 57 recommendations | email to a friend
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Israel’s government crashes into the Wall
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is not our elected leader. The government of Israel is not our elected government. But, as members of the Jewish people, the Land of Israel is our ancestra...
Jun 29, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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A matter of transparency
Numerous “American friends of” organizations exist in the Jewish communal firmament to help direct funds to worthy causes in Israel. That’s what most people thought was the case with an organizatio...
Jun 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 65 65 recommendations | email to a friend
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Save planet Earth
While it makes us nervous that the United States is now “aligned” with Syria and Nicaragua as the only other country that is not a member of the Paris climate accord, the real significance of Presi...
Jun 14, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
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opinion
Do we really oppose terrorism?
It is hard to imagine that it has been 14 years since that day that changed my life forever. Fourteen years ago, on June 11, 2003, I was on bus No. 14 in Jerusalem when an 18-year-old terrorist boa...
Jul 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
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United effort on Iran requires additional sanctions
At the height of World War II, Sen. Arthur Vandenberg, a Republican and avowed isolationist, stood on the Senate floor and said, “We cannot drift to victory. We must have maximum united effort on a...
Jul 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
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Stop talking about Diaspora-Israel relations
Recent decisions by the Israeli government have led to expected warnings that Israel is alienating Diaspora Jewry, the loss of which will have severe consequences. With all due respect to Diaspora ...
Jul 12, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
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Toward a new Palestinian state of mind
The Six Day War may have transformed Palestinians’ geopolitical landscape, but when it comes to their collective mindset, there is still room for a major breakthrough. Jerusalem U just finished cre...
Jul 12, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
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Caring for captured and wounded enemy soldiers is a fundamental IDF value
One of the greatest challenges of a medical corps team member is to care for captured and wounded enemy soldiers. I served as an army medic during the 1967 Six-Day War in the battle over Jerusalem ...
Jul 05, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 63 63 recommendations | email to a friend
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Let’s break our current political intolerance
The shooting in Alexandria, Va., that nearly killed Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.) could have been a horrifying massacre. That it wasn’t was a miracle, a combination of good fortune and valiant heroism...
Jul 05, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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Plenty to celebrate about Jewish Pittsburgh
Since I was out of town last week, I missed Rabbi Mark Staitman’s talk about Pittsburgh’s “vanishing” Jewish community. I have enjoyed past Ehrenwerth Lectures, and am so grateful to the Ehrenwerth...
Jun 29, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 80 80 recommendations | email to a friend
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Archives
Repairing Pittsburgh, repairing the world
by Zack Block, Guest Columnist
Feb 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 126 126 recommendations | email to a friend
Shortly after joining the Repair the World team as its Pittsburgh director, I was asked by our national staff about our volunteering plans for MLK Day. After all, MLK Day is a national service day ...
Eugene Borowitz, teacher of rabbis, defined dilemma of the modern Jew
by Rabbi David Ellenson, Guest Columnist
Feb 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 115 115 recommendations | email to a friend
In “Ethics of the Fathers,” the rabbis teach that we must grant respect and honor to an individual who teaches us even the smallest bit of knowledge. For those of us who were the students of Rabbi ...
Bernie Sanders and the Jewish question
Feb 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 106 106 recommendations | email to a friend
Thanks to Bernie Sanders’ strong showing in the early Democratic presidential primary races, America is finally having its Jewish moment. While American Jews are relatively well-to-do and integrate...
Why are we still competing? We are in this together
by Jeff Finkelstein and Rabbi Aaron Bisno, Guest Columnists
Feb 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 113 113 recommendations | email to a friend
Big news this past week. A new collaborative umbrella organization for Jewish Day Schools has been created that will bring five existing organizations together under one united banner. This new ent...
Eating out Jewishly ... and celebrating life itself
by Rabbi Danny Schiff, Guest Columnist
Feb 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 106 106 recommendations | email to a friend
Last week, after Shabbat ended, my wife and I went out with friends to eat in a downtown Jerusalem restaurant. I didn’t regard it as a particularly patriotic act. It didn’t even occur to me that so...
We are all Jews, and more
Feb 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 101 101 recommendations | email to a friend
President Barack Obama delivered a historic address last week at the Israeli Embassy in Washington. Speaking on International Holocaust Remembrance Day as medals were given to families declared rig...
Compassion, it seems, has its limits even in Sweden.
by Barry Shaw
Jan 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 99 99 recommendations | email to a friend
European liberal left blames victims, leaves Europe in decay Recent incidents highlighted the dangerously failed European left-wing politics that has draped itself in the false cloak of morality an...
My son is majoring in musical theater
by Toby Tabachnick
Jan 27, 2016 | 4 4 comments | 92 92 recommendations | email to a friend
It is winter, which means my high school senior is in the thick of the college application process. Like the hundreds of thousands of other American mothers in my shoes, most conversations I find m...
A day school umbrella
Jan 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 90 90 recommendations | email to a friend
On many levels, Jewish day schools are flourishing in the United States. Notwithstanding our nation’s many good public school systems, high-quality private school opportunities and a history of int...
The true spirit of what it means to be an American
by Aryeh Sherman, Guest Columnist
Jan 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 99 99 recommendations | email to a friend
 This letter is in response to Morton A. Klein’s Dec. 24 Chronicle Opinion piece, “Don’t endanger Americans by bringing in Syrian Muslims.” Klein is national president of the Zionist Organization o...