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Deflated<br>
Adam Zyglis, The Buffalo News
Deflated
Adam Zyglis, The Buffalo News
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Minnie Measles Outbreak<br>
Pat Bagley, Salt Lake Tribune
Minnie Measles Outbreak
Pat Bagley, Salt Lake Tribune
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No hoax in Paris
There is a disturbing counter-narrative about who was behind this month’s terror attacks in Paris that led to the deaths of 14 innocent people. Listen to Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan: “...
Jan 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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What next for France?
The Islamist radicals who murdered 17 people in two attacks in Paris last week targeted, on the one hand, an irreverent magazine and, on the other, the Jews. Charlie Hebdo and Hyper Cacher might no...
Jan 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Golem story warns of dangers of ‘intelligent’ machines
Stephen Hawking is much in the news these days. His personal story, the subject of the recently released film “The Theory of Everything,” is already spoken of as an Oscar contender. Diagnosed in 19...
Jan 07, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Empty gestures
In 2012, when the Palestinians won “nonmember observer state status” in the United Nations, Israel responded by withholding the tax revenues it regularly collects for and passes on to the Palestini...
Jan 07, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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European hypocrisy
The past month has been difficult for Israel. With its government in turmoil as the nation girds for the next election, the country has seen a disturbing flare-up of Palestinian violence — includin...
Dec 31, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Welcome home, Alan Gross
It became clear last week that the release of USAID contractor Alan Gross from Cuban imprisonment was a piece of a complex international puzzle involving nothing less than the restoration of U.S.-C...
Dec 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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A plan for strengthening Jewish early childhood education
Jewish tradition teaches that “with each child the world begins anew.” If we believe this statement from the midrash is true and that Jewish life and learning offer something special, even inspirin...
Jan 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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The ‘calm’ that never was
Twenty-four Palestinian terrorist attacks. Seven attempted attacks. Twenty-one Israeli Jews injured, some of them maimed for life. Does that sound like your idea of “calm?” It does to The New York ...
Jan 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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What Selma means to the Jews
The 50th anniversary of the 1965 march at Selma is being commemorated this year with the release of the film “Selma.” Regrettably, the film represents the march as many see it today, only as an act...
Jan 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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French aliyah: a delicate balance
The moment the news broke about the horrific attack on the kosher supermarket in Paris, there was almost completely unanimous reaction in Israel. The expressions of anger and shock at the series of...
Jan 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Charlie Hebdo and the temptation of self-censorship
As predictably as birds will fly south for the winter, last week’s abominable terrorist attack on the headquarters of the French satirical magazine, Charlie Hebdo, brought forth the usual burnt-out...
Jan 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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HarperCollins must not contribute to delegitimization of Israel
Before the HarperCollins Middle East atlas story is deleted from email inboxes, it pays to spend another moment ruminating on the damage caused by companies that ought to know better. On its websit...
Jan 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Anti-Israel forces losing ground
Critics of Israel periodically issue doomsday warnings about how the Jewish state will face international isolation if it does not quickly give in to Palestinian demands. Last week’s United Nations...
Jan 07, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Futurist believes Israel’s leaders could overstep their limits
by Gary Rosenblatt
May 23, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — David Passig, a professor at Bar-Ilan University, is the first to admit that he is neither a prophet nor a seer. Still, his job is to predict the future, based on the new academic discip...
More than one way to be Jewish
May 23, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
The recent hiring of Dan Marcus to be the next executive director and CEO of the Hillel Jewish University Center is welcomed news by many in this community. Marcus, after all, is a known commodity ...
Bayer should address Shoa in sesquicentennial year
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
May 17, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
It’s nearly 70 years since the end of World War II and much has changed in Germany, but one of the most notable changes there has been resurrection of its Jewish community. Today, more than 200,000...
Syria, Iran and the red lines trap
by Joel Rubin
May 17, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — In foreign policy, “red lines,” or public statements of policy boundaries, are often set by one nation to make it clear to another that, if the red line is breached, there will be cons...
Here’s a safe place
May 17, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
As he spoke last Monday at Rodef Shalom Congregation about civil discourse, Ethan Felson, vice president and general counsel of the Jewish Council for Public Affairs, lamented the case of … Peter B...
Right to act
May 13, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
After four decades of relative calm, Israel’s northern border with Syria is heating up — fast. Several minor border incursions have been reported in recent months that are directly related to the c...
Overlooking Jewish genetics a missed opportunity
by Abby W. Schachter
May 10, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
You care about the Jewish people, right? If so, a major concern should be the health and welfare of the people, no? One fundamental way of keeping the Jewish people whole, healthy and well is to un...
Parade of liberators jogs survivor’s own memory of freedom, and enslavement
by Moshe Baran, Guest Columnist
May 09, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum celebrated its 20th anniversary April 28. I was there to attend a salute to the veterans of World War II and Holocaust survivors — a gathering of more than 4,000 ...
In rebuttal: Lawmaker defends opposition to new abortion regs
by State Rep. Dan Frankel, Guest Columnist
May 03, 2013 | 2 2 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
In her column last week, “Regulation-happy PA ignores murder factory,” Abby W. Schachter placed me on the stand with Dr. Kermit Gosnell, who is currently being tried for murder in Philadelphia. Her...
Jews should work to reduce fossil fuels, not ally with gas and oil companies
by Sybil Sanchez and David Seidenberg, Guest Columnists
May 03, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — JTA recently reported on a new alliance between Jewish leaders and domestic gas and oil companies. Called the Council for a Secure America, the alliance is based on a “common interest” b...