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Civil War<br>

David Fitzsimmons, The Arizona Star
Civil War
David Fitzsimmons, The Arizona Star
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Steve Sack, The Minneapolis Star Tribune
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Steve Sack, The Minneapolis Star Tribune
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editorial
One for the ‘nones’
First the good news. The American Jewish population has stabilized in size after decades of decline. That’s the positive glimmer from the recent Pew Research Center survey that found American Chris...
Jun 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Diane Rehm’s loyalty oath
Public radio host Diane Rehm is known for running a genial, intelligent and well-informed talk show. But during her interview with Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders last week, someth...
Jun 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rabbi Riskin under fire
Rabbi Dr. Shlomo Riskin is a well-respected and accomplished modern Orthodox rabbi. In the 1960s and ’70s he was among the leading voices in the Soviet Jewry movement and led the Lincoln Square Syn...
Jun 11, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tony Blair’s Mideast exit
Tony Blair stepped down last month as the Middle East envoy of the so-called Quartet — the group comprised of the United States, the United Nations, the European Union and Russia. To the extent Bla...
Jun 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Free speech on Z Street
Z Street, the pro-Israel group that says it was denied 501(c)(3) tax status because of its views, got its day in court this month. While the outcome of the case is far from certain, during oral arg...
May 20, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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Netanyahu’s new government
Despite being a coalition comprised of the “right” and the “religious,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s fourth government, which was scheduled to be voted in on Wednesday, does not appear to be...
May 14, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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opinion
Don’t whitewash Charleston’s troubled racial history
CHARLESTON, S.C. — A prominent Jewish Charlestonian’s inspiring response to the massacre last week at the Emanuel AME Church has circulated widely in recent days, including in the pages of this new...
Jul 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Forming a new Palestinian government: challenges and opportunities
Reports have emerged that Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah’s government will soon resign and that a new PA government will be formed in its place. To be sure, a new government wi...
Jul 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Why World Refugee Day is a Jewish holiday
It is impossible to avoid the stories of massive human displacement from Burma, Syria, Iraq, Ukraine and Afghanistan and of hordes of boat migrants dying in the Mediterranean and the Indian Ocean. ...
Jun 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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This is not the Charleston I know
CHARLESTON, S.C. — The unspeakable murder of nine accomplished, beloved, and respected African-American Charlestonians of faith in their own church on Wednesday has hit our city like an earthquake....
Jun 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dad, survivor, hero
As a child, I was always fascinated by my father’s war wounds — deep gouges in his arm and leg left by a spray of German bullets early in 1945. As I grew older, I learned a bit more. Barely two mon...
Jun 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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The assault on immigration
President Barack Obama’s use of his executive authority to defer deportation for millions of immigrant families has become a flashpoint for opponents of immigration reform. The state of Texas, alon...
Jun 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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The administration should not meet with Muslim Brotherhood in Washington
This week, a delegation including two prominent Muslim Brotherhood members will visit Washington to advocate against the current Egyptian government, headed by President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi. While...
Jun 11, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Archives
Technion deal shows BDS antidote may come from China
by Alex Traiman, Guest Columnist
Oct 09, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
An apparent antidote to the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement is coming from a once unlikely source. Chinese magnate Li Ka-Shing, among Asia’s richest businessmen, recent...
Visiting Ethiopian Jews was teen’s ‘best ever’ trip
by Josh Schneider, Guest Columnist
Oct 09, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
“Do you want to go to Ethiopia?” my mom asked. I replied, “Of course not. Why would anyone want to go to Ethiopia?” The trip would start the first day of summer and I had planned on one week of fre...
America’s two-state solution fixation pushing Israel back to the ‘Iron Wall’?
by Ben Cohen
Oct 09, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
A hint of frustration flashed across Israeli Deputy Defense Minister Danny Danon’s face when I asked him about the criticism he has received from American Jewish establishment organizations concern...
Questions
Oct 09, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
(Warning: The following questions could be considered disturbing, outrageous, maybe even ludicrous.) But that’s just fine if the questions spur debate on responses to the very real issues identifie...
And it was morning and it was evening, the seventh game
by Gary Rosenblatt
Oct 03, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — My favorite contemporary Simchat Torah story was told to me by a close friend who grew up in Pittsburgh. I offer it here in honor of Simchat Torah, which was celebrated this year on Thur...
Amputation case paints Islam in bad light, but Jews can relate
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Oct 03, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
The Amnesty International report jumped out at me: “The Yemeni authorities must immediately commute a sentence of amputation imposed on a man convicted of theft and assault, said Amnesty Internatio...
Kristallnacht at 75: Christians need the Jewish witness
by Pastor Donald Green, Guest Columnist
Oct 03, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
Recently, I was preparing to preach for the 75th anniversary of a congregation with which I had little familiarity.  I wanted to get a sense of the historical context in which this body of Christia...
Man-made climate
Oct 03, 2013 | 2 2 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
For many scientists studying climate change (the vast majority, in fact), the role mankind plays in the warming of the Earth can no longer be denied. The latest assessment of the Earth’s climate by...
Protection we need is doable following Navy Yard shootings
by Jared Feldman, Guest Columnist
Sep 29, 2013 | 2 2 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — Forsaking homes that keep out the rain, Jews around the world this week are instead inviting guests into thatched roofed huts whose architecture is starlight. It is the harvest festiva...
Will Norway’s new government stem tide of anti-Semitism?
by Jeffrey F. Barken, Guest Columnist
Sep 29, 2013 | 4 4 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
Earlier this month, conservative candidates in Norway won landslide elections, deposing the Labour party majority that has ruled for nearly a decade. Many are hopeful that the new government will a...