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World Falling Apart<br>
Steve Sack, The Minneapolis Star Tribune
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Steve Sack, The Minneapolis Star Tribune
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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 | 5 5 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 | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 4 4 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 | 5 5 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 | 9 9 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 | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Abandoned by the Democratic Party? Fight back
“We are a people without a party. We are abandoned” said the woman next to me, as we waited for the recitation of Lamentations, the annual commemoration of the saddest day of the Jewish calendar ma...
Aug 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Being Jewish in France today
“Wie Gott in Frankreich leben”—“living like God in France”—was a popular Yiddish saying among Ashkenazi Jews for a long time. It suggested a certain fascination with France, implying that Jews livi...
Aug 01, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Finding equality in a Jerusalem bomb shelter
When the siren sounded, the Rolling Stones’ tortured 1969 track “Gimme Shelter” popped into my head, oddly enough. That haunting song offered a stunning reminder of the endless horrors of war, reaw...
Aug 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Madeleine Albright still pressuring Israel after all these years
It’s been 22 years since Madeleine Albright was a foreign policy adviser to President Jimmy Carter, 17 years since she was America’s ambassador to the United Nations and 13 since she was secretary ...
Aug 01, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 12 12 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 | 14 14 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 | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Chuck Hagel is the right choice for secretary of defense  
by Joel Rubin
Jan 24, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — When I served in the U.S. Senate as a foreign policy aide, the Iraq war dominated the political debate and the nation’s attention.  Just like the budget fights of today, there was prac...
Remembering those who had courage to care
by Abraham H. Foxman, Guest Columnist
Jan 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
It is fitting that the United Nations, as part of the international commemoration of the Holocaust on Jan. 27, is paying tribute this year not only to the millions of innocents who died in the Nazi...
A Tu B’Shevat lesson
Jan 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
Tu B’Shevat is called the birthday of trees, but here’s a sobering fact to remember as we celebrate the holiday: the world tree canopy is disappearing. According to Greenpeace, a quarter of the for...
Pittsburgh the cure to Jewish demographic illness
by Abby W. Schachter
Jan 16, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Jane Eisner, editor of The Forward made a shocking admission in her most recent column. She has finally recognized that Jews marrying non-Jews is actually hurting the Jewish community. “This is wha...
Give the president his Cabinet
Jan 16, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Battle lines are being drawn in Congress over the confirmation of Chuck Hagel as the next U.S. Secretary of Defense, which is misguided and regrettable. Misguided because the president sets policy ...
Inside the 2013 Israeli election: the system and the players
by Alina Dain Sharon
JNS.org
Jan 15, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
“Bibi,” “Bennett,” “Tzipi,” “Shelly.” The way names of major candidates in the Israeli elections have been bandied about by international observers and media analysts, you would think Israeli voter...
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,...