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World Falling Apart<br>
Steve Sack, The Minneapolis Star Tribune
World Falling Apart
Steve Sack, The Minneapolis Star Tribune
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We’ve seen this before
The scourge of anti-Semitism is rearing its ugly head in Europe. And a troubling number of people aren’t even pretending anymore. Gone are the days of the false explanation that “I’m not anti-Semit...
Aug 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Support for our beleaguered Israeli family
We are all glued to news sources for information about Israel’s ongoing Gaza war. While there is some sense of déjà vu in the daily reports of the conflict — reminding us of a similar war fewer tha...
Jul 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 4 4 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 | 5 5 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 | 9 9 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 | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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opinion
Abandoned by the Democratic Party? Fight back
“We are a people without a party. We are abandoned” said the woman next to me, as we waited for the recitation of Lamentations, the annual commemoration of the saddest day of the Jewish calendar ma...
Aug 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Being Jewish in France today
“Wie Gott in Frankreich leben”—“living like God in France”—was a popular Yiddish saying among Ashkenazi Jews for a long time. It suggested a certain fascination with France, implying that Jews livi...
Aug 01, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Finding equality in a Jerusalem bomb shelter
When the siren sounded, the Rolling Stones’ tortured 1969 track “Gimme Shelter” popped into my head, oddly enough. That haunting song offered a stunning reminder of the endless horrors of war, reaw...
Aug 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Madeleine Albright still pressuring Israel after all these years
It’s been 22 years since Madeleine Albright was a foreign policy adviser to President Jimmy Carter, 17 years since she was America’s ambassador to the United Nations and 13 since she was secretary ...
Aug 01, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 8 8 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 | 12 12 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 | 14 14 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 | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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A warning
Feb 21, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Last week, when the Chronicle reported on the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI, we quoted Rabbi Yitzchok Adlerstein, director of interfaith affairs at the Simon Wiesenthal Center, as warning that t...
Ambassador's visit to highlight continuing conflicts in Sudan, Saharan African
by David Rosenberg, Guest Columnist
Feb 20, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
On Feb. 26 and 27, the Pittsburgh Darfur Emergency Coalition (PDEC) will welcome to our city outgoing U.S. Special Envoy for Sudan and South Sudan, Ambassador Princeton Lyman. During his appearance...
Hartman was a Jewish leader with a complex legacy
by Abby W. Schachter
Feb 13, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
The Jewish people lost a philosopher, a teacher and force of nature on Feb. 10 when Rabbi David Hartman passed away at the age of 81. Rabbi Hartman’s influence can be felt far and wide, through his...
War on bullying
Feb 13, 2013 | 2 2 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
We suspect most, if not all, of you know someone who is a bully or has been bullied. Maybe that someone is you. If you were bullied, you know it can be a life-scarring experience, something that af...
Obama’s visit to Israel shows commitment to state, peace
by Ivan Frank, Guest Columnist
Feb 13, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
The American Jewish community in all its various facets — synagogues, federations, lobbies, Zionist movements, and rabbinical councils — was taken by surprise when President Obama announced that hi...
Ex-Mossad head: ‘Haredization’ trumps Iran as threat
by Gary Rosenblatt
Feb 08, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — It’s not often that Middle East events surprise Efraim Halevy, who served in the Mossad for 28 years (including four as director) and who also was head of the National Security Council a...
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...