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Marian Kemensky, Slovakia
Gaza
Marian Kemensky, Slovakia
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Adam Zyglis, The Buffalo News
Immigrant Children
Adam Zyglis, The Buffalo News
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Shame in the House of Israel
Coming as it did on the heels of the discovery of the bodies of three Israeli teens, the murder of Mohammed Abu Khdeir, a 16-year-old Palestinian, was assumed to be an act of revenge. Whether the s...
Jul 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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With friends like these …
What’s with the Presbyterians? On the one hand, The Presbyterian Church (USA) says it loves its “Jewish sisters and brothers” and believes in interfaith dialogue; and its member churches frequently...
Jun 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Young Jews, peace process rejected in J Street vote
We are a generation that is more progressive and more critical of Israel than our parents.
May 21, 2014 | 3 3 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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It’s time to raise minimum wage
The Torah provides a moral imperative: “Justice, justice shall you pursue.”  In practical terms in today’s economic environment, that means at the very least we should support a just minimum wage –...
May 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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How will Modi lead?
A youthful nation and growing economic powerhouse, India has long been forging strong business relations with Israel. Those ties are expected to grow stronger following last week’s landslide electi...
May 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Building Community One Page at a Time
It’s great to be back in Pittsburgh, and it’s even greater to be editing The Jewish Chronicle! My first foray into Jewish life in greater Pittsburgh came about 10 years ago when I was a reporter fo...
Apr 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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opinion
First lesson of war: Maintain the blockade
During the first 24 hours of the Gaza war, Palestinian terrorists fired more than 200 rockets into Israel. Yet only one Israeli was wounded, and none were killed. How is that possible? When Israel ...
Jul 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Abbas, Auschwitz and Palestinian strategy
It was often remarked that the late Palestine Liberation Organization leader Yasser Arafat would sound moderate when speaking in English and utterly intransigent when speaking in Arabic. Much of th...
Jul 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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The number seven: lucky for me, powerful for Israel
The number seven is one of the most powerful numbers in Judaism. God’s earthly masterpiece took seven days to be completed; we celebrate Shabbat on the seventh day of each week; Jews celebrate Pass...
Jul 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Who am I to judge?’
A year after Pope Francis assumed the leadership of the Catholic Church, much has changed in the style of the papacy.  But one utterance in particular has become emblematic of how many have come to...
Jul 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Simplest, most important lesson of the Holocaust is missing
“To me it’s just abysmal that out of 50 states only five currently have Holocaust education mandated … and Pennsylvania is long overdue,” said Rhonda Fink-Whitman, who wrote “94 Maidens,” a novel i...
Jul 09, 2014 | 4 4 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Presbyterian (USA) divestment vote smacks hard at cherished relationships
Rabbis (as well priests, ministers and imams) have a special standing in society at large. This is based on the general level of respect granted religious leaders based on an appreciation of their ...
Jul 08, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Operas you won’t be seeing at the Met
Here are three operas that won’t get staged at the famed Metropolitan Opera (Met) in New York City anytime soon. “Omar.” The story of a young Iraqi man who was beaten and tortured by Saddam Hussein...
Jun 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Archives
The Jewish future according to Eizenstat  
by Menachem Z. Rosensaft
Jan 09, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — In “The Adventure of the Empty House,” Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes tells his friend, Dr. John Watson,  “I have a theory that the individual represents in his development the who...
Partnerships are good; true collaboration is better
by Rabbi Aaron Bisno, Guest Columnist
Jan 09, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Two years ago I began speaking of the need for communal collaboration.  I laid down this gauntlet for both Rodef Shalom and our neighbors because I believed the challenges our community faced were ...
Taking sides
Jan 09, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Jewish organizations are taking sides in the debate over punishing the Palestinian Authority for seeking enhanced status at the United Nations. JTA reported last week the Union for Reform Judaism h...
National debate on mental illness hits home for Pittsburgh woman
by Marcia Greenwald, Guest Columnist
Jan 04, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
The recent shootings in Newtown, Conn., have ignited discussion about mental health. If any good can possibly come out of such a horrific tragedy, perhaps this is it. The country must have an open,...
The case for meaningful gun control  
by Menachem Z. Rosensaft
Jan 04, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — On Thursday night, Dec. 13, my wife Jeanie and I were privileged to be at the White House and listen to President Barack Obama recall the “miraculous flame” that “brought hope and . . . ...
‘Because I like it’
Jan 04, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
We could have started 2013 by writing some deadly serious editorial about Israel, or Iran, or gun control or [fill in the blank]. Instead, we’re going to share a tweet with you. (All you readers wh...
U.S. right to bear arms perplexes Israelis
Dec 28, 2012 | 4 4 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
KIBBUTZ KFAR RUPPIN, Israel — Though utterly deplorable, the American public can hardly claim that the Dec. 16 Newtown shootings came out of the blue. In 2012 alone, we have shootings at an Aurora,...
Why John Kerry’s nomination is Israel’s gain
Dec 28, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — America’s policy toward Israel and the Middle East was front and center in the political debate this election year, from Iran’s nuclear program to Israeli-Arab peacemaking to America’s r...
Looking ahead
Dec 28, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
This week’s issue of The Jewish Chronicle is the last of 2012 — our 50th year covering Jewish Pittsburgh, western Pennsylvania and West Virginia. This year, the Chronicle marked its golden annivers...
No Newtowns in Israel
by Liel Leibovitz, Tablet Magazine
Dec 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
Why? In the days since 27 innocents, most of them children, were murdered in Sandy Hook Elementary School, all have been asking that question, trying to make sense of an ultimately senseless act. S...