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White Supremacy <br>
Mike Keefe, Cagle Cartoons
White Supremacy
Mike Keefe, Cagle Cartoons
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Obama Cares <br>
Steve Sack, The Minneapolis Star Tribune
Obama Cares
Steve Sack, The Minneapolis Star Tribune
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The Jews of Crimea
Done peacefully, we wouldn’t care if Crimea were part of Russia or Ukraine. But it’s being done at gunpoint, with a puppet prime minister, installed by Russia, ostensibly running the show on that B...
Mar 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bring Levinson home
Now may be the perfect time for the Obama administration to push the Iranian government to come clean on the fate of Robert Levinson. Levinson, 66, of Coral Springs, Fla., disappeared seven years a...
Mar 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Something to build on
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’ recent statement that he would accept a U.S.-led NATO force to patrol a Palestinian state for an indefinite period of time is an interesting developme...
Mar 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Erekat should go
This paper supports the peace process. That’s a clearly defined position to take, even if it’s not universally popular in Jewish Pittsburgh. But we have long held that it is better for Israeli and ...
Feb 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Work to do
Last week, we used this space to criticize the recent — and sadly, latest — attack on a Reform synagogue in the Israeli city of Raanan. The Beit Shmueli synagogue has been targeted several times in...
Feb 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outrageous resource guide
When the Presbyterian Church (USA), at its 2012 General Assembly in Pittsburgh, narrowly rejected a resolution to divest from companies doing business in Israel, while at the same time adopting a m...
Feb 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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opinion
Shame and hypocrisy at Brandeis University
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...
Apr 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Twersky so much more deserving than a small sendoff
Al Twersky died in early February. Newspapers printed the small obituary, 16 short lines mentioning Edith, his beloved wife of 62 years, his two sons, Jack and Jeffrey, his two grandchildren, Emma ...
Apr 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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The future of Jewish nonprofits: Let the Millenials drive
In 2007, a friend reached out to me for help. Her uncle was a long-term resident at the Reuth Medical Center in Tel Aviv, and she requested that I join her on the American Friends of Reuth’s Young ...
Mar 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Beating back the assault on Israel’s legitimacy
NEW YORK — Leaders of the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement say they are protesting Israel’s policies in the West Bank. They are doing far more than that. BDS advocates routinely oppose a ...
Mar 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Evgeny Kissin and the nature of moral courage
Terry Teachout of The Wall Street Journal posed a very good question, recently: “Do artists have a responsibility to protest against moral injustice?” He was asking in reference to two internationa...
Mar 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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For Netanyahu, the time for talk is past — time now for deeds
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to the AIPAC Policy Conference was another rhetorical tour-de-force by this most silvered-tongued of Israeli leaders. There were applause lines for almost...
Mar 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Life within the Zionist conspiracy: an AIPAC conference
With the coming of spring and the blossoming of cherry blossoms comes the annual migration of pro-Israel activists to Washington, D.C., for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) Poli...
Mar 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mission synopsis
Nov 28, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
(Editor’s note: Pittsburgh native David Eisner, while on a family trip to Israel last week, took time to join a short mission of American Jewish leaders to the war zone. What follows are excerpts f...
Permission to support Israel without measure
by Gary Rosenblatt
Nov 28, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — Sitting in my home last weekend and reading about the trauma the people of Israel have endured under rocket attack in recent days, I never felt closer to Israel — or further away. I was ...
Who won?
Nov 28, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
So who gets to claim victory in the just-completed conflict between Israel and Hamas? Well, obviously Israel and Palestinian leaders are each saying they won — Israel because it stopped — for now —...
What if there were no Jewish newspapers?
by Gary Rosenblatt
Nov 16, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — I received a call several weeks ago from a Jewish community leader in another city asking for my thoughts on a growing problem in his community: The local, independent Jewish newspaper i...
A rabbinic response to the Pittsburgh Zoo tragedy
by Rabbi Aaron Bisno, Guest Columnist
Nov 14, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Our 7-year old, reached for the paper I had turned upside down on the counter.  Before I could stop him, he read the headline. “I didn’t want you to see that,” I said. He was silent.  He understood...
What Obama’s re-election means for U.S. foreign policy
by Joel Rubin
Nov 14, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — President Obama will be in the White House until January 2017.  His re-election and the political space it creates for him now allow him to advance his foreign policy priorities with c...
A new term, a new trip
Nov 14, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
President Obama supports Israel; take it to the bank. That said, this administration made mistakes in its first term in its treatment of Israel, which led to a deficit of trust between the two coun...
If Maimonides ran a presidential campaign: Civility, politics and Jews
by Rabbi Scott Aaron, Guest Columnist
Nov 10, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Let’s start by stating the obvious: Politics is a nasty business. Anyone who runs for office today has to be willing to endure not only “the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune” as Hamlet the w...
Easing travel restrictions from Cuba may not be all good for Jews
by Stanley Cohen, Guest Columnist
Nov 09, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
For the first time since the Cold War, It has been proposed by the Cuban government to give its citizens the freedom to leave the country without government permission. The question is, how would t...
Making college more affordable means higher education reform
by Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz, Guest Columnist
Nov 09, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Is higher education only for the privileged? Over the last few decades, between rising tuition costs, the ongoing economic determinism in admissions, and the impossibility of ...