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Bob Englehart, The Hartford Courant
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Bob Englehart, The Hartford Courant

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Gary McCoy, Cagle Cartoons
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Gary McCoy, Cagle Cartoons

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Extremism in the defense of, what?
Thus far, the Republican presidential sweepstakes has resembled a video game where the contenders shoot each other with invective, and the score is tallied by opinion polls and the size of supporte...
Sep 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Treating the cause of the Syrian refugee crisis
There is no question that Europe should take in refugees fleeing violence in Syria, as should the United States. Israel also could take in some refugees, as opposition leader Isaac Herzog has calle...
Sep 17, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Whither goes the Iran deal?
Readers may have noticed that The Chronicle has published many news stories and op-eds from different perspectives about the Iran deal but has not itself taken a position in an editorial. Until tod...
Sep 09, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pew views Orthodox Jews
The Pew Research Center’s “Portrait of Jewish Americans,” released two years ago, provided a snapshot of the community that immediately became the basis for vigorous discussion and soul searching. ...
Sep 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Matisyahu’s litmus test
The Rototom SunSplash Festival is a well-known, popular, annual venue for reggae music in Spain, drawing talent from all over the world. The musician Matisyahu — the one-time “Chasidic Reggae Super...
Aug 27, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Finding solvency in American strategy
In the case of Sokolow v. PLO, a New York federal court jury recently issued an award of $665.5 million in favor of American victims of Palestinian terror and their families. The Palestinian Author...
Aug 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mahmoud Abbas has a nightmare vision
In November 1974, the late Palestine Liberation Organization leader Yasser Arafat addressed the entire world from the rostrum of the United Nations General Assembly. Always a master of spectacle, A...
Oct 07, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ann Coulter is not an anti-Semite
During the course of the second Republican presidential debate, Ann Coulter, the well-known commentator, writer, speaker and provocateur, tweeted: “How many f—-ing Jews do these people think there ...
Oct 07, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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An open letter to Reykjavik, Iceland, on its eruption of anti-Semitism
Dear Reykjavik City Council members, You would think that your country, which routinely violates the international ban on commercial whaling — slaughtering 137 last year and turning its nose up at ...
Oct 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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What I saw on the migrants’ road to Budapest
As our car rolled slowly toward Budapest, we saw a huge group heading in the opposite direction on the highway just outside the city: Hundreds of people quietly walking in the breakdown lane, march...
Oct 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Michael Vick has repented; let him play
My father and I went to prison in the spring of 1976. My father was going to visit a man notorious in our community for the criminal and immoral act that had landed him in prison, and my father ask...
Sep 17, 2015 | 9 9 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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A Yom Kippur message: Take nothing for granted
On Tuesday last week, exactly one week before Rosh Hashanah, Israel awoke to a blinding sandstorm which strangely emanated from the east, from Syria and Iraq. Local meteorologists said that in the ...
Sep 17, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pittsburgh Jewish Community’s diverse opinions on Iran deal being honored by local leaders
Debate over the Obama administration’s diplomatic agreement with Iran, reached in conjunction with five other nations, is creating significant tension within the American Jewish community. Much of ...
Sep 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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In rebuttal: Physicians trained as mohalim are competent and reliable
by Dr. Fred Kogen, Guest Columnist
Jan 24, 2014 | 5 5 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
I would like to take the opportunity to respond to Rabbi Daniel Wasserman's letter to the editor dated Jan. 9.  But first a little background is in order. I am a mohel and physician with 28 years o...
A greater legacy
Jan 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
Last week in this space, we said Ariel Sharon’s legacy was that he proved himself capable of change. So much so, he took the daring step of withdrawing from the Gaza Strip, moving out the thousands...
Community health paramount to Butler Yahrzeit Weekend
by Abby W. Schachter
Jan 24, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 131 131 recommendations | email to a friend
The Pittsburgh Jewish community is chock-full of doctors and medical researchers, but two women (with the support of many other volunteers and communal organizations) are showing that caring for th...
What the Warsaw Ghetto Starbucks taught me about time
by Dani Plung, Guest Columnist
Jan 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
When I traveled to Warsaw on a Holocaust study tour two summers ago, my group found the city particularly warm. In the middle of the day, we stopped for a respite — from the heat as much as the emo...
Iran diplomacy will take patience — just ask the Israelis
by Joel Rubin
Jan 16, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — As we stand on the cusp of an historic diplomatic breakthrough with Iran, some Americans are second-guessing the value of diplomacy as the best way to ensure that Iran does not get the...
The Sharon legacy
Jan 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
Perhaps the saddest commentary on Ariel Sharon’s extraordinary life is the lengths to which the Israeli government went to assure his safe funeral. The government beefed up military protection arou...
Remembering our identity: Let’s write our own story
by Rabbi Danny Schiff, Guest Columnist
Jan 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM — According to the recently published Pew Survey of U.S. Jews, a staggering 73 percent of Jews say that remembering the Holocaust is “an essential part of what being Jewish means to them....
Hamas closes 2013 not with a bang, but a whimper
by Ben Cohen
Jan 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — Israel ended 2013 in much the same way as previous years: facing a surge of terrorist activity from the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip. On Dec. 24, Salah Shukri Abu Latyef, a 22-year-old Israeli...
Pittsburgh on overdrive
Jan 07, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
Jewish Pittsburgh had much to be proud of Monday when the city’s new government was sworn in. Bill Peduto, a longtime city councilman from the East End, where many Jewish residents live, took the o...
Israel Outreach: Broad vs Deep
by Gary Rosenblatt
Jan 02, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — Did you know that Israel is the first country to ban underweight models? A recent law prohibits the use of ultra-skinny young women and of altering images in photos and ads. And a new te...