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HB2 and Itzhak Perlman <br>
John Cole, The Scranton Times-Tribune
HB2 and Itzhak Perlman
John Cole, The Scranton Times-Tribune
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Not Over 'Til Hillary Says It's Over <br>
Taylor Jones, Politicalcartoons.com
Not Over 'Til Hillary Says It's Over
Taylor Jones, Politicalcartoons.com
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editorial
A call for civility in the public sphere
Diversity of opinion has long been a feature of Jewish tradition as well as of American democracy. Argument “for the sake of heaven” — disagreement in search of a higher truth as opposed to disagre...
May 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Misleading with contempt
Politics, diplomacy and warfare are not for the naïve. So we probably shouldn’t be upset to learn that the Obama administration manipulated the media to tell a narrative about the nuclear negotiati...
May 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Syria’s insoluble puzzle
“In the last 48 hours, we have had an average of one Syrian killed every 25 minutes. One Syrian wounded every 13 minutes.” That was U.N. envoy Staffan de Mistura’s assessment of the carnage, as the...
May 05, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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The pawns of Gaza
International focus on the well-being of the residents of Gaza is cyclical. That concern reached a high point during the 2014 war between Israel and Hamas, when over the course of 50 days, Gazans w...
Apr 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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The dilemma of Simone Zimmerman
Simone Zimmerman’s tenure as Bernie Sanders’ outreach director to the Jewish community lasted only two days. But in the hours between the announcement of her appointment last week and her suspensio...
Apr 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Whither diplomacy?
Former settler leader Dani Dayan got off to a bad start as Israel’s newly named consul general to New York. And in a series of tweets, he made things worse. The day before he got the official nod f...
Apr 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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opinion
Why Jewish day school students should recite the Pledge of Allegiance
As a U.S. immigrant and a parent, I’m somewhat fanatical about my kids’ appreciation for their citizenship. Last year, I organized what I hope will be an annual second-grade field trip to our local...
May 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Will the Supreme Court let faith make children unsafe?
Should all children’s playgrounds be made as safe as possible, or should some be denied safety improvements because of bigotry? This question is at the core of a case before the U.S. Supreme Court ...
May 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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A threat to religious liberty
Our nation was founded on religious freedom — not the freedom to use one’s religious beliefs to harm or discriminate. All people must be able to make reproductive health care decisions on the basis...
May 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Israel’s right to the Golan
As the quagmire in Syria continues, President Basher al-Assad recently indicated he wanted any peace talks to include the possible return of the Golan Heights. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netan...
May 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jewish teenagers want to engage. Just ask them
Welcoming teens into Jewish life is both one of the most important and seemingly challenging endeavors of the Jewish community. The rapid decline in teen engagement in Jewish life post-b’nai mitzva...
May 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Yes, there is a Jewish left on campus, and it needs to be heard
Recently, in an article for JTA, “The Missing Left: Where’s the support for liberal Zionists on campus?” Andrew Silow-Carroll noted that “many American pro-Israel organizations and leaders ignore o...
May 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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We ignore nuclear power development at our peril
What the future holds for nuclear power will have an important bearing on efforts in the United States and globally to reduce carbon emissions. Right now, we are not doing enough, fast enough to es...
May 05, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Archives
A bad bill for the Jewish state
Nov 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 137 137 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
Turning the page on the special U.S.-Israel relationship
by Danny Danon, Guest Columnist
Nov 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 146 146 recommendations | email to a friend
The Nov. 4 midterm election results have obvious implications for American domestic policy. For us in Israel, however, the new Congress and the last two years of President Barack Obama’s administra...
Deal or no deal? Iran says shut up and decide
by Ben Cohen, Guest Columnist
Nov 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 143 143 recommendations | email to a friend
As everyone seems to be saying, there is less than a fortnight to go before we hit the Nov. 24 deadline for a final agreement with Iran over its nuclear program. And as more and more people are for...
Wealth versus democracy
Nov 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 135 135 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
Kristallnacht’s lessons for today
by Abraham H. Foxman, Guest Columnist
Nov 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 143 143 recommendations | email to a friend
Each year on the anniversary of Kristallnacht, we recall the opening salvo of the violent assault on Jews that foreshadowed the Holocaust and ask ourselves what should have been done at that moment...
What to do about car terrorism?
by Stephen M. Flatow, Guest Columnist
Nov 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 140 140 recommendations | email to a friend
As I prepare for an upcoming visit to Israel, I can’t help but feel a twinge of apprehension. How could it be otherwise? The recent vehicular terrorist attacks in Jerusalem inevitably make every vi...
Who is Jonathan Greenblatt?
Nov 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 135 135 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
The ‘chicken----gate’ fallout for America, Israel and the Middle East
by Ben Cohen, Guest Columnist
Nov 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 138 138 recommendations | email to a friend
Naftali Bennett, Israel’s economy minister, got it 100 percent right in a Facebook posting just a few hours after the latest blow to American-Israeli relations — aka “chicken----gate” — surfaced in...
Israel’s emerging Muslim-majority ally
by David Bernstein, Guest Columnist
Nov 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 133 133 recommendations | email to a friend
Beginning in the early 1990s, Turkey became the one Muslim-majority country that maintained a robust strategic relationship with Israel. The two countries developed strong trade ties. Israel helped...
Jewish community recharger
Nov 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 130 130 recommendations | email to a friend
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...