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White Supremacy <br>
Mike Keefe, Cagle Cartoons
White Supremacy
Mike Keefe, Cagle Cartoons
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Obama Cares <br>
Steve Sack, The Minneapolis Star Tribune
Obama Cares
Steve Sack, The Minneapolis Star Tribune
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The Jews of Crimea
Done peacefully, we wouldn’t care if Crimea were part of Russia or Ukraine. But it’s being done at gunpoint, with a puppet prime minister, installed by Russia, ostensibly running the show on that B...
Mar 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bring Levinson home
Now may be the perfect time for the Obama administration to push the Iranian government to come clean on the fate of Robert Levinson. Levinson, 66, of Coral Springs, Fla., disappeared seven years a...
Mar 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Something to build on
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’ recent statement that he would accept a U.S.-led NATO force to patrol a Palestinian state for an indefinite period of time is an interesting developme...
Mar 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Erekat should go
This paper supports the peace process. That’s a clearly defined position to take, even if it’s not universally popular in Jewish Pittsburgh. But we have long held that it is better for Israeli and ...
Feb 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Work to do
Last week, we used this space to criticize the recent — and sadly, latest — attack on a Reform synagogue in the Israeli city of Raanan. The Beit Shmueli synagogue has been targeted several times in...
Feb 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outrageous resource guide
When the Presbyterian Church (USA), at its 2012 General Assembly in Pittsburgh, narrowly rejected a resolution to divest from companies doing business in Israel, while at the same time adopting a m...
Feb 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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opinion
Shame and hypocrisy at Brandeis University
A celebrated Jewish playwright once declared the creation of the State of Israel “a mistake” and has since raged against the Jewish homeland, calling it a source of “terrible peril.” In 2006 that s...
Apr 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Twersky so much more deserving than a small sendoff
Al Twersky died in early February. Newspapers printed the small obituary, 16 short lines mentioning Edith, his beloved wife of 62 years, his two sons, Jack and Jeffrey, his two grandchildren, Emma ...
Apr 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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The future of Jewish nonprofits: Let the Millenials drive
In 2007, a friend reached out to me for help. Her uncle was a long-term resident at the Reuth Medical Center in Tel Aviv, and she requested that I join her on the American Friends of Reuth’s Young ...
Mar 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Beating back the assault on Israel’s legitimacy
NEW YORK — Leaders of the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement say they are protesting Israel’s policies in the West Bank. They are doing far more than that. BDS advocates routinely oppose a ...
Mar 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Evgeny Kissin and the nature of moral courage
Terry Teachout of The Wall Street Journal posed a very good question, recently: “Do artists have a responsibility to protest against moral injustice?” He was asking in reference to two internationa...
Mar 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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For Netanyahu, the time for talk is past — time now for deeds
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to the AIPAC Policy Conference was another rhetorical tour-de-force by this most silvered-tongued of Israeli leaders. There were applause lines for almost...
Mar 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Life within the Zionist conspiracy: an AIPAC conference
With the coming of spring and the blossoming of cherry blossoms comes the annual migration of pro-Israel activists to Washington, D.C., for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) Poli...
Mar 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Archives
How to get West Virginia Jews to Israel
by Linda Pickholtz Klein, Guest Columnist
Dec 19, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — It’s an interesting proposition, and takes a variety of ingredients to accomplish this endeavor. First, you need people with vision and ability. For us it was Art (z’l) and Joan...
A Jew runs for city council
Dec 19, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
“If I’m successful, half of city council will be under 35,” says Dan Gilman, who last month declared that he’ll run for the District 8 city council seat of his current boss Bill Peduto. But though ...
A way forward on gun control
Dec 19, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
There are plenty of items in this week’s Chronicle, but there is only one story. Everywhere in America this week there is just one story. Twenty children from Newtown, Conn., are dead, gunned down ...
How to avoid a failed post-Assad Syria
by Joel Rubin
Dec 13, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — Syria is in free fall. Forty thousand civilians and combatants have been killed with the toll still rising; 175,000 Syrians have been wounded; half a million refugees have been sent ov...
Have Obama and Bibi made up?
by Lee Smith, Guest Columnist
Dec 13, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Last week, Bibi Netanyahu’s government announced it was planning additional settlement construction in the West Bank and East Jerusalem. European capitals have demanded an explanation from Israeli ...
Square one
Dec 13, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas wants to resume peace talks, but only if Israel freezes settlement construction for six months in the West Bank and Jerusalem. There’s just one problem: Israel t...
Consequences to Palestinian unilateral actions
by Eric Mandel, Guest Columnist
Dec 06, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — Judaism is punctilious in its adherence and respect to agreements and contracts. For example, most rabbis would not marry a woman who had not received a get (Jewish marriage contract) in...
Bergen-Belsen and Bitburg: 27 years later
by Menachem Z. Rosensaft
Dec 06, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — For more than 30 years after his liberation from the concentration camp of Bergen-Belsen in Germany on April 15, 1945, my father, Josef Rosensaft, who headed both the Central Committee o...
How to respond
Dec 06, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
The Palestinian Authority’s decision to seek an observer nation status at the United Nations General Assembly was clearly a setback for peace. It violates interim agreements by seeking unilateral r...
Israelis resilient under fire, but there are limits
by Asher Wiseman
Nov 28, 2012 | 2 2 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
KIBBUTZ KFAR RUPPIN, Israel — The routine comfort and rural tranquility of the kibbutz was interrupted Wed., Nov. 14, when all students were urgently called to their respective lounges to see the f...