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Steve Sack, The Minneapolis Star Tribune
Cosby
Steve Sack, The Minneapolis Star Tribune
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Inspecting Hillary <br>
Nate Beeler, The Columbus Dispatch
Inspecting Hillary
Nate Beeler, The Columbus Dispatch
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End run around Congress
On July 13, the day before the nuclear agreement between Iran and six world powers was reached, the Obama administration began circulating a resolution at the U.N. Security Council calling for the ...
Jul 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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The all-purpose villain
On Friday, shareholders of two subsidiaries of the Samsung Group, South Korea’s largest family-owned conglomerate, are expected to vote on the merger of these two companies. What raises this story ...
Jul 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sobering thoughts about BDS
In its annual survey of the Jewish world, the Israel-based think tank Jewish People Policy Institute (JPPI) considered the de-legitimization threat posed against Israel by the boycott, divestment a...
Jul 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Order in the court
It is one of Israel’s paradoxes that, while the country accepts any conversion made abroad for purposes of aliyah, not even many Orthodox conversions made abroad are sufficient to render a future I...
Jul 01, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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One for the ‘nones’
First the good news. The American Jewish population has stabilized in size after decades of decline. That’s the positive glimmer from the recent Pew Research Center survey that found American Chris...
Jun 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Diane Rehm’s loyalty oath
Public radio host Diane Rehm is known for running a genial, intelligent and well-informed talk show. But during her interview with Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders last week, someth...
Jun 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Congressional Republicans need to take Iran deal seriously
Last week, Secretary of State John Kerry and a team of skilled negotiators achieved a national security miracle: a diplomatic deal that blocks Iran’s path to a nuclear bomb.   This should be a caus...
Jul 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Deal with Iran: rotten from its very core
It has been two weeks since the signing of the agreement with Iran and we all have had an opportunity to read it closely. The issue at hand is too critical and serious to be debated solely through ...
Jul 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Iran agreement is a good deal for America
During the George W. Bush administration, we were told that the United States had to attack Iraq to stop Saddam Hussein from acquiring nuclear weapons. In then-Secretary of State Colin Powell’s inf...
Jul 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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The four major problems with the Iran deal
Israel has long been concerned that the P5+1 powers would negotiate a bad deal with Iran. But the deal announced last week in Vienna is breathtaking in its concessions to an Iranian regime that is ...
Jul 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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My rabbi needs legal aid
Following Shabbat services on the day after a Supreme Court majority recognized a constitutional right to same-sex marriage, I asked to the young rabbi of our modern Orthodox congregation: “How wil...
Jul 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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It’s time to stop demonizing Michael Oren
Michael Oren is my friend. During his nearly five years as Israel’s ambassador to the United States, we’d speak on an almost daily basis. Often those phone calls would come at 3 or 4 a.m., Washingt...
Jul 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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The hissy fit over Michael Oren
On Nov. 15, 2012, just after Hamas had begun launching hundreds of rockets at Israeli civilians, Israel’s ambassador to the United States, Michael Oren, hosted a dinner party in Washington, honorin...
Jul 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Christian IDF recruitment affirms Israeli democracy
by Ben Cohen, Guest Columnist
Nov 20, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
Over the summer, the Israeli media highlighted a phenomenon that is both intriguing and encouraging: a movement among Israel’s Christian Arabs advocating that their community be drafted, along with...
Why American Jews should support a nuclear deal with Iran
Nov 20, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — As an American Jew, I abhor the idea that Iran could get the bomb and spread fear across the Middle East.  I also do not believe that military action against Iran can eliminate its abi...
Keep consulate in Philly
Nov 20, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
A growing chorus of dignitaries is calling on the Israeli government to keep its Philadelphia consulate open, and have been doing so almost since news that it could close became public last month. ...
Pittsburgh sans Israeli, Hebrew culture is a missed opportunity
by Nitsa Bucritz Ford
Nov 14, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
The latest Pew report says: “U.S. Jews see being Jewish as more a matter of ancestry, culture and value than religious observance.” What is culture? How does it help define who we are? The first ob...
Dragon of Israeli right-wing incitement may be stirring again
by Alan Elsner, Guest Columnist
Nov 14, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — In the run-up to the assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin on Nov. 4, 1995, the country was witness to a vicious campaign of ultra-nationalist incitement against him an...
Ostracize ghouls who peddle Holocaust artifacts
by Menachem Z. Rosensaft
Nov 14, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — They’re back: the morally depraved auctioneers and other entrepreneurs who brazenly hawk Holocaust artifacts to make a quick buck. Before Britain’s Mail on Sunday outed him, Victor Kempf...
Wait and see
Nov 14, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
As the deal to scale back Iran’s nuclear program fell through last weekend, two points remained clear: • A negotiated settlement probably won’t eliminate the Iranian nuclear weapons threat in its e...
At Veterans Day, soon-to-retire Army chaplain reflects on career
by Rabbi Eli Seidman, Guest Columnist
Nov 06, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
In another two months, I will conclude my military career. That career stretched over eight years of active duty as a chaplain in the Army, and another 16 years in the Pennsylvania Army National Gu...
Being Jewish is all about being in the pews — in some way
by Karen Hochberg
Nov 06, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
My view of Pew is that it is time for Jews to inhabit pews. Be it a pew in a synagogue, an independent minyan, a seat in a Jewish study group or service on a community board or a synagogue committe...
Jew vs. Jew in reverse
by Gary Rosenblatt
Nov 06, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — One of the unintended highlights of this year’s Conversation — the annual Jewish Week-sponsored two-day retreat for a wide variety of Jewish leaders and future leaders from around the co...