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Pat Bagley, Salt Lake Tribune
Minnie Measles Outbreak
Pat Bagley, Salt Lake Tribune

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No hoax in Paris
There is a disturbing counter-narrative about who was behind this month’s terror attacks in Paris that led to the deaths of 14 innocent people. Listen to Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan: “...
Jan 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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What next for France?
The Islamist radicals who murdered 17 people in two attacks in Paris last week targeted, on the one hand, an irreverent magazine and, on the other, the Jews. Charlie Hebdo and Hyper Cacher might no...
Jan 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Golem story warns of dangers of ‘intelligent’ machines
Stephen Hawking is much in the news these days. His personal story, the subject of the recently released film “The Theory of Everything,” is already spoken of as an Oscar contender. Diagnosed in 19...
Jan 07, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Empty gestures
In 2012, when the Palestinians won “nonmember observer state status” in the United Nations, Israel responded by withholding the tax revenues it regularly collects for and passes on to the Palestini...
Jan 07, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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European hypocrisy
The past month has been difficult for Israel. With its government in turmoil as the nation girds for the next election, the country has seen a disturbing flare-up of Palestinian violence — includin...
Dec 31, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Welcome home, Alan Gross
It became clear last week that the release of USAID contractor Alan Gross from Cuban imprisonment was a piece of a complex international puzzle involving nothing less than the restoration of U.S.-C...
Dec 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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A plan for strengthening Jewish early childhood education
Jewish tradition teaches that “with each child the world begins anew.” If we believe this statement from the midrash is true and that Jewish life and learning offer something special, even inspirin...
Jan 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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The ‘calm’ that never was
Twenty-four Palestinian terrorist attacks. Seven attempted attacks. Twenty-one Israeli Jews injured, some of them maimed for life. Does that sound like your idea of “calm?” It does to The New York ...
Jan 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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What Selma means to the Jews
The 50th anniversary of the 1965 march at Selma is being commemorated this year with the release of the film “Selma.” Regrettably, the film represents the march as many see it today, only as an act...
Jan 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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French aliyah: a delicate balance
The moment the news broke about the horrific attack on the kosher supermarket in Paris, there was almost completely unanimous reaction in Israel. The expressions of anger and shock at the series of...
Jan 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Charlie Hebdo and the temptation of self-censorship
As predictably as birds will fly south for the winter, last week’s abominable terrorist attack on the headquarters of the French satirical magazine, Charlie Hebdo, brought forth the usual burnt-out...
Jan 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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HarperCollins must not contribute to delegitimization of Israel
Before the HarperCollins Middle East atlas story is deleted from email inboxes, it pays to spend another moment ruminating on the damage caused by companies that ought to know better. On its websit...
Jan 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Anti-Israel forces losing ground
Critics of Israel periodically issue doomsday warnings about how the Jewish state will face international isolation if it does not quickly give in to Palestinian demands. Last week’s United Nations...
Jan 07, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letter to an Israeli pioneer
by Rosanne Skirble, Guest Columnist
Jun 12, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 77 77 recommendations | email to a friend
Dear Raffa: You came into my life and married my mother when I was 10.  You asked my permission and let me try on the engagement ring first.  I accepted you as my father.  We had the wedding at our...
‘A bris is still a bris’
by Rick Perloff, Guest Columnist
Jun 12, 2013 | 3 3 comments | 76 76 recommendations | email to a friend
I feel a little unsettled this Father’s Day. It’s an odd feeling — of loss and strong obdurate silence where once there were words, sounds and a linguistic joie de vivre. My father, Robert Perloff,...
Jun 12, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
Israel is in the planning stages of developing its Leviathan natural gas field, the world’s largest offshore gas discovery in 10 years, with an estimated 19 trillion cubic feet (tcf) of reserves. H...
Spruced-up train station, other amenities, draw Israelis to City of Gold
by Gary Rosenblatt
Jun 06, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
Jerusalem — On the night we arrived in Israel, my wife and I went for a stroll to see the newly renovated train station complex in the center of town. As we walked through the gates and saw the lar...
The moral case for reforming the Jewish education model
Jun 06, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 57 57 recommendations | email to a friend
Last year, in Jewish Ideas Daily, Aryeh Klapper, who is dean of the Center for Modern Torah Leadership and teaches rabbinic literature at Gann Academy, a pluralistic Jewish high school in Waltham, ...
The new equality
Jun 06, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
No matter what you think of Naftali Bennett, the current religious affairs minister in the government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, he knows how to cut to the heart of a matter. Take the tr...
A long transition
May 30, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
Far be it from us to downplay the importance of a November general election, and we always encourage our readers to vote, but barring some unforeseen scandal or monumental public relations blunder,...
Tragic ghost of Holocaust continues to haunt
by Menachem Z. Rosensaft
May 30, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — Imagine that you are a Jew in Nazi-occupied Europe.  Imagine further that somehow you have developed a relationship, with a senior SS officer responsible for what is euphemistically know...
Rabbi Gittelsohn made history with Iwo Jima sermon
by Sheldon M. Young, Guest Columnist
May 30, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
The fight for Iwo Jima in 1945 was one of the bloodiest of World War II. A tiny island in the Pacific dominated by a volcanic mountain and pockmarked with caves, Iwo Jima was the setting for a five...
Art education without ethics does students a disservice
by Ben Schachter, Guest Columnist
May 23, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
Bishop David Zubik of Pittsburgh was not pleased. During the Antigravity Parade at Carnegie Mellon University this year, a student participated wearing a pontifical shaped crown and barely anything...