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Radical Islam <br>
Rick McKee, The Augusta Chronicle
Radical Islam
Rick McKee, The Augusta Chronicle
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Complications of Ebola <br>
Taylor Jones, El Nuevo Dia, Puerto Rico
Complications of Ebola
Taylor Jones, El Nuevo Dia, Puerto Rico
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Staying ahead of crises
Recent news of the first transmission of the Ebola virus in the U.S. — a nurse in Texas infected by the disease while treating the now-deceased Thomas Eric Duncan, with the CDC attributing her infe...
Oct 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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A particularly dreadful year
As the United Nations General Assembly gathered this week in New York, one U.N. watcher was quoted as saying: “It does feel like a particularly dreadful year.” The ballooning of the Islamic State, ...
Sep 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Settlements as punishment?
The building of settlements in the West Bank of Israel is, to say the least, controversial. In Israel itself, there is a lack of consensus regarding the effort. The Palestinians believe that the se...
Sep 09, 2014 | 2 2 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Another witch hunt?
The choice of Canadian law professor William Schabas, 63, as chairman of a U.N. human rights panel to investigate violations in the Gaza war does not inspire confidence that the group’s processes o...
Aug 21, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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We’ve seen this before
The scourge of anti-Semitism is rearing its ugly head in Europe. And a troubling number of people aren’t even pretending anymore. Gone are the days of the false explanation that “I’m not anti-Semit...
Aug 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Support for our beleaguered Israeli family
We are all glued to news sources for information about Israel’s ongoing Gaza war. While there is some sense of déjà vu in the daily reports of the conflict — reminding us of a similar war fewer tha...
Jul 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘The Death of Klinghoffer’ is an injustice to our father’s memory
On Oct. 8, 1985, our 69-year-old wheelchair-bound father, Leon Klinghoffer, was shot in the head by Palestinian hijackers on the Achille Lauro cruise ship. The terrorists brutally and unceremonious...
Oct 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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How Palestinian ‘lawfare’ could backfire
When it comes to a long-term solution for our conflict with the Palestinians, there is no unanimity among Israelis. Many feel that the two-state solution is the only realistic option, while others ...
Oct 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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From opera house to House of Commons, Diaspora Jews are the target
This week, the opera “The Death of Klinghoffer” opened in New York. Rightly castigated for its invocation of unpleasant Jewish stereotypes and its apologia for the Palestinian terrorists’ murder of...
Oct 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Open Hillel is a necessary intervention
Four rabbis are engaged in an animated debate about Jewish law. Three of them agree, but the dissenter is adamant that he’s got it right. He cries out: “A sign, God, I beg You, a sign!” It begins t...
Oct 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hillel is an open forum
Once again the love affair between the Jewish people and higher education is back in full bloom. The start of a new school year, and the Jewish New Year, marked the beginning of robust programming ...
Oct 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Let IDF soldiers, haredim swap roles
Controversy over haredi military service roils Israeli society, but respect for each side’s concerns and values can help resolve it. Haredim believe Jews of all backgrounds are equally commanded to...
Sep 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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The importance of tzedakah: As Jews, we all need each other
“Hello, Mrs. Rudolph!” the smiling man greets me, as I answer the front door. I have just gotten up from dinner in response to the familiar sequence of events: first, the doorbell and a two-second ...
Sep 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Cyprus connection
Mar 01, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
We don’t normally comment on news out of Cyprus, but something is happening there right now that could have a significant impact on Israel’s security. The New York Times is following the trial of a...
Pope Benedict fostered Catholic-Jewish relations
by Rabbi Marvin Hier, Guest Columnist
Feb 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
LOS ANGELES — The election or the demise of a pope is always an event of enormous public interest that resonates well beyond the Catholic world.  This was certainly the case when the newswires flas...
For Israel’s sake, Obama needs his security team
by Joel Rubin
Feb 21, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — President Obama will visit Israel in March.  This will be his first visit as president, and third visit overall.  His agenda also includes visits to the West Bank and Jordan.  His trip...
Lies that never die: Why a 93-year-old became a blogger
by Moshe Baran
Feb 21, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
If you think that you are informed about what really happened in Sandy Hook, Conn., then read the following excerpt from an article published on an Iranian website: “Last Friday, December 14, Adam ...
A warning
Feb 21, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Last week, when the Chronicle reported on the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI, we quoted Rabbi Yitzchok Adlerstein, director of interfaith affairs at the Simon Wiesenthal Center, as warning that t...
Ambassador's visit to highlight continuing conflicts in Sudan, Saharan African
by David Rosenberg, Guest Columnist
Feb 20, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
On Feb. 26 and 27, the Pittsburgh Darfur Emergency Coalition (PDEC) will welcome to our city outgoing U.S. Special Envoy for Sudan and South Sudan, Ambassador Princeton Lyman. During his appearance...
Hartman was a Jewish leader with a complex legacy
by Abby W. Schachter
Feb 13, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
The Jewish people lost a philosopher, a teacher and force of nature on Feb. 10 when Rabbi David Hartman passed away at the age of 81. Rabbi Hartman’s influence can be felt far and wide, through his...
War on bullying
Feb 13, 2013 | 2 2 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
We suspect most, if not all, of you know someone who is a bully or has been bullied. Maybe that someone is you. If you were bullied, you know it can be a life-scarring experience, something that af...
Obama’s visit to Israel shows commitment to state, peace
by Ivan Frank, Guest Columnist
Feb 13, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
The American Jewish community in all its various facets — synagogues, federations, lobbies, Zionist movements, and rabbinical councils — was taken by surprise when President Obama announced that hi...
Ex-Mossad head: ‘Haredization’ trumps Iran as threat
by Gary Rosenblatt
Feb 08, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — It’s not often that Middle East events surprise Efraim Halevy, who served in the Mossad for 28 years (including four as director) and who also was head of the National Security Council a...