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the more things change the more they stay the same
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Bill Schorr, Cagle Cartoons
the more things change the more they stay the same
Bill Schorr, Cagle Cartoons
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Hillary Has A Primary Opponent
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John Darkow, Columbia Daily Tribune, Missouri
Hillary Has A Primary Opponent
John Darkow, Columbia Daily Tribune, Missouri
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From Durban to L.A.: the BDS movement’s long trail of anti-Semitism
Last month, in a breathtaking display of anti-Semitism reminiscent of Nazi Germany, members of the student government at South Africa’s Durban University of Technology called for the expulsion of a...
Mar 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Advocating for Israel in the American media
When was the last time anyone in the American Jewish community heard or saw a creative, impacting short message about the many unique Israeli accomplishments geared to the American public as oppose...
Mar 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Troubling anti-Semitism at UCLA
Rachel Beyda is a UCLA sophomore who recently sought a seat on the judicial board of the school’s Undergraduate Students Association Council. During questioning by the Council on her application, f...
Mar 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Answering Netanyahu
Now that some of the political dust has settled over Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s address to Congress, we join those who have tried to focus on what he actually said and whether the ...
Mar 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Confirming our fears
The results of a new Pew Research Center study finding that global harassment of Jews has reached a seven-year high didn’t come as much of a surprise. With attacks against Jews in Paris and Copenha...
Mar 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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Icon makes political statement
Elie Wiesel has taken out full-page ads in The Washington Post and The New York Times in support of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s plan to address both houses of Congress. In the ads, ...
Feb 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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opinion
So much more than a name
I was named after my grandfather, Saul Young. This is his story, but it does not have a happy ending. Saul Young was born in 1895 in Lithuania, then a part of Russia. In the early 20th century, ten...
Mar 26, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Post-election reality sets in
The celebration that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is enjoying (“On Election Day in Israel, change comes as decisive victory,” March 19) over having achieved what was until Election Day...
Mar 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Netanyahu’s victory
In last week’s election, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu defied polls, surprised pundits and confounded expectations by pulling off a clear victory. We congratulate him as he negotiates a...
Mar 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hillel, we are not your tools but your partners
When Eric Fingerhut¸ Hillel Inter-national president, announced his decision to withdraw a commitment to speak to more than 1,000 students at the upcoming J Street National Conference, he expressed...
Mar 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Times gets it wrong on Jewish National Fund and Bedouin Arabs
In a March 1 op-ed for The New York Times, “The Two Israels,” Nicholas Kristof made a rather broad accusation stating that Jewish National Fund plants forests on land owned by Bedouin Arabs. Unfort...
Mar 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jewish Voice for Peace whitewashes anti-Semitism in the anti-Israel movement
Why is a self-styled “Jewish organization” collaborating with rabid anti-Israel campaigners, including anti-Semites? This is a question that Oakland, Calif.-based Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) shoul...
Mar 12, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Painful words and the abuse that comes with them
“Sticks and stones will break your bones, but words will never hurt you.” Most, if not all, of The Jewish Chronicle’s readership are familiar with the saying and that its philosophy has served gene...
Mar 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Summer campers at Reform Jewish camp in Indiana struck by lightning
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Jul 01, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 64 64 recommendations | email to a friend
Three children were struck by lightning Saturday, June 28, at the Goldman Union Camp Institute (GUCI) in Zionsville, Ind., near Indianapolis. GUCI, a Reform Jewish summer camp, serves children in t...
Marlo Thomas inspired a nice Jewish girl, and still does
Jun 26, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 69 69 recommendations | email to a friend
I was 4 years old when “That Girl” premiered on ABC in 1966. “Batman,” starring Adam West, had premiered just a few months earlier. When I overheard my 15-year-old sister and my mother talking abou...
The Palestinian economy: Why we should care
by Alan Elsner, Guest Columnist
Jun 26, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 67 67 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — A new report from the Moshe Dayan Center at Tel Aviv University paints an alarming picture of a Palestinian economy on the West Bank on the verge of collapse. The report, by Ephraim La...
A new way to think of ourselves: ‘tribal’ and ‘covenantal’
by Gary Rosenblatt
Jun 26, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — Rabbi Sidney Schwarz recalls the exact words of a comment from a liberal rabbinical student that disturbed him profoundly. “We were at a retreat, and he said to me, ‘I didn’t go to rabbi...
Erasing the borders
Jun 26, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
At a recent panel discussion about the past, present and future of Squirrel Hill, Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh President and CEO Jeffrey Finkelstein made a frank and correct observation ...
A rabbi considers Pope Francis’ relationship with the Jews
by Rabbi Aaron Bisno, Guest Columnist
Jun 21, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 57 57 recommendations | email to a friend
There is a long tradition of Jewish jokes wherein a rabbi has a private audience with the pope. In these comedic stories, the conversations between the two are often conducted in a counterintuitive...
In defense of Samantha Power
by Menachem Z. Rosensaft
Jun 21, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — Every once in a great while — far too rarely, to be sure — an individual acquires near-iconic stature in a given field of human endeavor. Samantha Power, whom President Obama has appoint...
Political theater
Jun 21, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
Last week, Iranians went to the polls and elected a so-called “reformist” candidate to be their next president. This development may constitute change of a sort, but here’s the critical point: It’s...
Foreign policy wishes for Father’s Day
by Joel Rubin
Jun 12, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 88 88 recommendations | email to a friend
As a father, I feel responsible not only for my three little girls’ health and well being, but also for their emotional security, their education and their safety.  Because of this, I believe that ...
Letter to an Israeli pioneer
by Rosanne Skirble, Guest Columnist
Jun 12, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 77 77 recommendations | email to a friend
Dear Raffa: You came into my life and married my mother when I was 10.  You asked my permission and let me try on the engagement ring first.  I accepted you as my father.  We had the wedding at our...