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Pat Bagley, Salt Lake Tribune
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Pat Bagley, Salt Lake Tribune
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Tom Janssen, The Netherlands
Bush library and museum
Tom Janssen, The Netherlands
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‘It cannot go on like this’
The disturbing attack on a young Jewish couple in a Paris suburb on Dec. 1 contained an element not seen in previous attacks thought to be motivated by anti-Semitism: the rape of a woman. This is a...
Dec 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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The lessons of Chuck Hagel
Most observers agree that U.S.-Israel military relations are now stronger than ever. During Israel’s summer war against Hamas in Gaza, for instance, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel pressed Congres...
Dec 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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A bad bill for the Jewish state
In what has largely been seen as the center-right circling of wagons around Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli Cabinet on Sunday approved a controversial bill that would declare...
Nov 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wealth versus democracy
In the world of politics and diplomacy, we are accustomed to understatement and a fair degree of obfuscation in much of the public discourse that unfolds around us. So when someone says what’s real...
Nov 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Who is Jonathan Greenblatt?
As national director of the Anti-Defamation League for a generation, Abe Foxman became the authority on what is and isn’t anti-Semitism. Foxman’s name, in many respects, became a synonym for the ve...
Nov 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jewish community recharger
On Sunday, close to 3,000 Jewish professionals and lay leaders will gather at a suburban Washington, D.C., resort to discuss Jewish issues, to network with other active Jews and learn how to be mor...
Nov 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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opinion
Putting the Pittsburgh Jewish Community Scorecard into action
The Pittsburgh Jewish Community Scorecard ( jewishscorecard.com ) “went live” on Feb. 18, 2014. The Scorecard is a catalyst for a vibrant, thriving and engaged Jewish community.  As a Pittsburgher,...
Dec 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Anti-Semitism in Armenia: a clear and present danger
The conflict in Syria has forced millions to leave their homes, among them many of the country’s Armenian minority. Many have fled and returned to Armenia, a safe haven for ethnic Armenians — much ...
Dec 18, 2014 | 8 8 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Eric Garner’s death does not make me feel safer
The words of Leviticus (19:6) admonish us not to “stand idly by while the blood of your neighbor is shed.” These words should sting our ears and shock our conscience in the wake of a Staten Island ...
Dec 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Israel and the betrayal of the intellectuals
The problem with being an intellectual is that you rarely have your ideas tested in the real world. But sitting on the sidelines enables you to use extreme rhetoric to advance crackpot notions that...
Dec 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Meeting the Jewish world’s new, urgent need
The rise in anti-Israel and anti-Semitic activities in academia begs for an effective strategy to address this new challenge. As Jewish teens arrive on college campuses, they are thrust into a vuln...
Dec 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Implications of the Supreme Court’s ‘passport’ case
The United States Supreme Court heard a case recently that was seemingly unimportant to many but with significant implications for Israel. The Court has been asked to determine the constitutionalit...
Dec 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Stop reckless sponsorship of anti-Israelism
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — I never imagined that a day would come when some of the world’s leading corporations would fund calls for Israel’s destruction, let alone at one of the world’s most prestigious u...
Nov 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Archives
In rebuttal: Michael M. Vanyukov doesn’t care about the facts
by Michael Sfard, Guest Columnist
Apr 18, 2013 | 3 3 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
TEL AVIV — I read with dismay and astonishment Michael Vanyukov’s account of my talk at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law (“Michael Sfard: ‘I don’t care about history,’ ” April 4). I wonde...
Jews have an irrevocable right to settle West Bank, Gaza
by Jeff Pollock, Guest Columnist
Apr 18, 2013 | 2 2 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
One of my favorite courses and professors at Pitt Law School was “International Law” taught by Jules Lobel, a lawyer whom I greatly admire. However, I must take exception to his apparently unqualif...
How to support Kerry’s Middle East shuttle diplomacy 
by Joel Rubin
Apr 18, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
I’ve just returned from a weeklong work trip to Israel and the West Bank.  It had been more than three years since my last visit.  While Israel never disappoints in its ability to delight the sense...
Wait and see
Apr 18, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Jewish Agency for Israel Chairman Natan Sharansky is, of course, touting his proposal for traditional and egalitarian prayer at the Western Wall, Judaism’s holiest site. “One Western Wall for one J...
Number 6 million doesn’t tell the whole story
by Moshe Baran, Guest Columnist
Apr 10, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
This week, as we do each year, we memorialize the 6 million of our brothers and sisters who perished in the Shoa (Holocaust). The number obscures the enormity of the tragedy that befell each person...
How to advocate for Israel to progressives
by Alan Elsner, Guest Columnist
Apr 10, 2013 | 2 2 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — Pro-Israel advocates are coming to realize that we have a growing problem in reaching out to progressives and liberals in the United States. Polling data has for some time revealed a g...
L.A. community part rehab center, part chavura
by Gary Rosenblatt
Apr 10, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — During a recent interview in my office with Mark Borovitz and Harriet Rossetto, the guiding lights of Beit T’Shuvah: The House of Return, a unique community in Los Angeles that combines ...
‘Where are the young people?’
Apr 10, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Several people packed into the YMCA in the Hill District last week for the last in a three-part series on black-Jewish relations in Pittsburgh, which addressed the fallout from the 1968 riots. Actu...
Obama: ‘You must create the change you want to see’
by Nancy Bernstein and Malke Frank
Apr 08, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Much has already been written about President Obama’s recent visit to Israel, both before and after his trip. Could he repair his relationship with Prime Minister Netanyahu? Could he connect with t...
Michael Sfard: ‘I don’t care about history’
by Michael M. Vanyukov, Guest Columnist
Apr 05, 2013 | 4 4 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
I went to Michael Sfard's lecture last week at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law with a heavy heart. Why? Because even though Sfard, a young Israeli attorney, is called a “human rights law...