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Boehner De-Funds <br>
Bob Englehart, The Hartford Courant
Boehner De-Funds
Bob Englehart, The Hartford Courant
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Death Selfie<br>
Osama Hajjaj, Jordan
Death Selfie
Osama Hajjaj, Jordan
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All about Shmuley
Is Rabbi Shmuley Boteach the Jewish Al Sharpton? Like the reverend who is often identified as “civil rights leader Al Sharpton,” Boteach is an amalgam of activism and self-promotion — having brande...
Feb 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Schabas rests
As chairman of a three-person U.N. human rights panel appointed to investigate violations during last summer’s Gaza war, Canadian law professor William Schabas was deemed by many to be biased again...
Feb 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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The fallout from Dermergate
As Benjamin Netanyahu’s man in Washington, Israeli Ambassador Ron Dermer has succeeded in identifying himself more closely with his prime minister than any other envoy in the nation’s history. That...
Feb 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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A new AMIA bombing victim
With the death by gunshot wound of Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman, the investigation into the 1994 bombing of the AMIA Jewish center in Buenos Aires has ground to a halt. Nisman was hours away...
Jan 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 123 123 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 | 126 126 recommendations | email to a friend
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What’s in a name? That which we call ‘Islamic’ …
Stranded in Seattle after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, I wrote a piece decrying President George W. Bush’s declaration of a “war on terror.” Terror is a mechanism, an ideological tool. The people wh...
Feb 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Purim poser: What is our fascination with villains?
Who is the Haman in your life? The person, who like the bad guy in the Megillah Esther that we read on Purim, schemes to bring you down. When we get to the place in the Megillah where Haman is forc...
Feb 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Reflections on the Jewish Federations’ solidarity mission to Paris
My early days as a Jewish Federation professional came at a time when our system was evolving away from reliance on messages of combating anti-Semitism and statements of “never again” to one of str...
Feb 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Playing the race card against Israel
When all else fails, play the race card. With the White House campaign against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu running out of steam, the administration’s supporters scraped the bottom of ...
Feb 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Are voluntary dues enough to get people to join synagogues?
Michael Paulson reported in The New York Times on the “Pay What You Want” model that some synagogues are implementing to reduce the financial barrier to membership. Paulson estimated that about 30 ...
Feb 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Startup nation’ Israel’s best defense: science education
Due to a seemingly never-ending cycle of war in Israel, the Jewish state is constantly taking great measures to strengthen its military and defend its borders. Fueled by wartime pressures, the “sta...
Feb 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Time to reconsider the Jewish love affair with buildings
The halls of the Omaha, Neb., Jewish Community Center are often empty, but not because there is no Jewish life here. Quite the contrary. On any given day, we have an impressive number of activities...
Feb 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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A long transition
May 30, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
Far be it from us to downplay the importance of a November general election, and we always encourage our readers to vote, but barring some unforeseen scandal or monumental public relations blunder,...
Tragic ghost of Holocaust continues to haunt
by Menachem Z. Rosensaft
May 30, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — Imagine that you are a Jew in Nazi-occupied Europe.  Imagine further that somehow you have developed a relationship, with a senior SS officer responsible for what is euphemistically know...
Rabbi Gittelsohn made history with Iwo Jima sermon
by Sheldon M. Young, Guest Columnist
May 30, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
The fight for Iwo Jima in 1945 was one of the bloodiest of World War II. A tiny island in the Pacific dominated by a volcanic mountain and pockmarked with caves, Iwo Jima was the setting for a five...
Art education without ethics does students a disservice
by Ben Schachter, Guest Columnist
May 23, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
Bishop David Zubik of Pittsburgh was not pleased. During the Antigravity Parade at Carnegie Mellon University this year, a student participated wearing a pontifical shaped crown and barely anything...
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 | 38 38 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...