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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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opinion
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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Archives
The case for meaningful gun control  
by Menachem Z. Rosensaft
Jan 04, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — On Thursday night, Dec. 13, my wife Jeanie and I were privileged to be at the White House and listen to President Barack Obama recall the “miraculous flame” that “brought hope and . . . ...
‘Because I like it’
Jan 04, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
We could have started 2013 by writing some deadly serious editorial about Israel, or Iran, or gun control or [fill in the blank]. Instead, we’re going to share a tweet with you. (All you readers wh...
U.S. right to bear arms perplexes Israelis
Dec 28, 2012 | 4 4 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
KIBBUTZ KFAR RUPPIN, Israel — Though utterly deplorable, the American public can hardly claim that the Dec. 16 Newtown shootings came out of the blue. In 2012 alone, we have shootings at an Aurora,...
Why John Kerry’s nomination is Israel’s gain
Dec 28, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — America’s policy toward Israel and the Middle East was front and center in the political debate this election year, from Iran’s nuclear program to Israeli-Arab peacemaking to America’s r...
Looking ahead
Dec 28, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
This week’s issue of The Jewish Chronicle is the last of 2012 — our 50th year covering Jewish Pittsburgh, western Pennsylvania and West Virginia. This year, the Chronicle marked its golden annivers...
No Newtowns in Israel
by Liel Leibovitz, Tablet Magazine
Dec 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
Why? In the days since 27 innocents, most of them children, were murdered in Sandy Hook Elementary School, all have been asking that question, trying to make sense of an ultimately senseless act. S...
Babe Ruth and the Holocaust
by Rafael Medoff, Guest Columnist
Dec 19, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
Babe Ruth is remembered for his home runs on the field and his hot dog binges and other peccadilloes off the field. But as the American public is about to discover, there was another Babe Ruth — on...
How to get West Virginia Jews to Israel
by Linda Pickholtz Klein, Guest Columnist
Dec 19, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — It’s an interesting proposition, and takes a variety of ingredients to accomplish this endeavor. First, you need people with vision and ability. For us it was Art (z’l) and Joan...
A Jew runs for city council
Dec 19, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
“If I’m successful, half of city council will be under 35,” says Dan Gilman, who last month declared that he’ll run for the District 8 city council seat of his current boss Bill Peduto. But though ...
A way forward on gun control
Dec 19, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
There are plenty of items in this week’s Chronicle, but there is only one story. Everywhere in America this week there is just one story. Twenty children from Newtown, Conn., are dead, gunned down ...