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Bernie and Donald <br>
Bob Englehart, CagleCartoons.com
Bernie and Donald
Bob Englehart, CagleCartoons.com
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Christie and Rubio <br>
John Cole, The Scranton Times-Tribune
Christie and Rubio
John Cole, The Scranton Times-Tribune
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editorial
We are all Jews, and more
President Barack Obama delivered a historic address last week at the Israeli Embassy in Washington. Speaking on International Holocaust Remembrance Day as medals were given to families declared rig...
Feb 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Obama's regret
In his final State of the Union address last week, President Barack Obama reminded the country that optimism and hope are the tried-and-true American responses to hard times and to demagogues. Alth...
Jan 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Balance of rights
In announcing executive action to reduce gun violence across the nation last week, President Barack Obama called for balancing Second Amendment gun rights with other liberties. As he did so, he rec...
Jan 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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No reason to spy
One of the many surprising revelations made by Edward Snowden in 2013 was that the National Security Agency was tapping the phone conversations of world leaders, most famously German Chancellor Ang...
Jan 07, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Take Iran’s provocations seriously
In reaching a nuclear agreement with Iran last summer, the United States knew that it was not dealing with a friendly country. It was clear that Iran is governed by a revolutionary, hegemonic regim...
Dec 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Progress in the absence of peace
In an op-ed in The Washington Post last week, Israeli President Reuven Rivlin outlined a kinder, gentler right-wing approach to the Palestinians living under Israeli control that would focus on imp...
Dec 17, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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opinion
Repairing Pittsburgh, repairing the world
Shortly after joining the Repair the World team as its Pittsburgh director, I was asked by our national staff about our volunteering plans for MLK Day. After all, MLK Day is a national service day ...
Feb 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Eugene Borowitz, teacher of rabbis, defined dilemma of the modern Jew
In “Ethics of the Fathers,” the rabbis teach that we must grant respect and honor to an individual who teaches us even the smallest bit of knowledge. For those of us who were the students of Rabbi ...
Feb 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Why are we still competing? We are in this together
Big news this past week. A new collaborative umbrella organization for Jewish Day Schools has been created that will bring five existing organizations together under one united banner. This new ent...
Feb 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Eating out Jewishly ... and celebrating life itself
Last week, after Shabbat ended, my wife and I went out with friends to eat in a downtown Jerusalem restaurant. I didn’t regard it as a particularly patriotic act. It didn’t even occur to me that so...
Feb 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Compassion, it seems, has its limits even in Sweden.
European liberal left blames victims, leaves Europe in decay Recent incidents highlighted the dangerously failed European left-wing politics that has draped itself in the false cloak of morality an...
Jan 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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My son is majoring in musical theater
It is winter, which means my high school senior is in the thick of the college application process. Like the hundreds of thousands of other American mothers in my shoes, most conversations I find m...
Jan 27, 2016 | 4 4 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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A day school umbrella
On many levels, Jewish day schools are flourishing in the United States. Notwithstanding our nation’s many good public school systems, high-quality private school opportunities and a history of int...
Jan 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Archives
It’s time to raise minimum wage
by Stuart Appelbaum and Lynne Fox
May 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 78 78 recommendations | email to a friend
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 –...
How will Modi lead?
May 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 68 68 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
Back to the future: early childhood education
by Carolyn Linder
May 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 105 105 recommendations | email to a friend
Simply asked, how are you planning for the Jewish future? Jewish early childhood professionals consciously and selflessly answer this question each and every day by making a profound difference in ...
Pioneering Pittsburgh genetics program
by Abby W. Schachter
May 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 98 98 recommendations | email to a friend
“We’ve made it a foundation priority,” said Jewish Healthcare Foundation president and CEO Karen Wolk Feinstein, “to raise awareness of the value of genetic screening.” And with that, the JHF has c...
Bringing openness to JNF
May 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 75 75 recommendations | email to a friend
American Jews have historical, idealistic views of Zionist institutions. And the Jewish National Fund is no exception. For many, JNF conjures up the warm images of placing coins in blue pushkes, pl...
My first Yom Ha’atzmaut as an Israeli
May 08, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 63 63 recommendations | email to a friend
This week marks my first Yom Ha’atzmaut as a citizen of the State of Israel. On Aug. 27, just before the start of the Jewish year, I waved goodbye to Pittsburgh and joined my best friend and husban...
I am the granddaughter of survivors
May 08, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 63 63 recommendations | email to a friend
Every year on Yom HaShoah I am haunted by my family’s history, reading countless testimonials about the Holocaust, yet I am silent about my own. I always believed that it was not my story to tell. ...
Referendum on the Presidents’ Conference
May 08, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend
In 1956, developing American Jewish organizations were working hard to find their voice in public matters. At the same time, the State of Israel, not yet a close ally of the United States, was look...
Shame and hypocrisy at Brandeis University
by Abby W. Schachter, Guest Columnist
Apr 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
A celebrated Jewish playwright once declared the creation of the State of Israel “a mistake” and has since raged against the Jewish homeland, calling it a source of “terrible peril.” In 2006 that s...
Building Community One Page at a Time
by Joshua Runyan, Editor-in-Chief
Apr 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend
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...