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Polar Bears Grill Rex Tillerson at Senate Confirmation Hearing<br>
RJ Matson, Roll Call
Polar Bears Grill Rex Tillerson at Senate Confirmation Hearing
RJ Matson, Roll Call
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United States of Pennsylvania <br>

John Cole, The Scranton Times-Tribune
United States of Pennsylvania
John Cole, The Scranton Times-Tribune
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editorial
So much for friendship
Conventional wisdom holds that the only solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict lies in a two-state solution and that the United States will always have Israel’s back through the peace process...
Jan 05, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Obama abstains on Israel
At the recent White House Chanukah parties — the last such affairs under the outgoing Obama administration — there were smiles and warm feelings all around between the president and American Jews. ...
Dec 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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The ballad of Julia Ioffe
Julia Ioffe is, by all accounts, a sharp and insightful journalist. If her name is familiar to you, that may be because she spent a good part of 2016 chained to the rise of Donald Trump. Her April ...
Dec 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Illegal West Bank construction
In a speech last week to the Brookings Institution’s Saban Forum, Secretary of State John Kerry noted that there are “about 11,000 demolition orders for Palestinian homes through the West Bank.” Th...
Dec 15, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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ADL seizes the center
It’s not often that a Jewish organization revises its position on a public matter. Most groups are beholden to an ideological slice of donors and members and are frozen on a single track. Yet, the ...
Dec 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wrong address for political statements
In the series of demonstrations that followed the election of Donald Trump, one of the targets of Jewish protestors has been the Jewish Federations of North America. The JFNA building in Washington...
Nov 30, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 59 59 recommendations | email to a friend
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opinion
Who is that person coming into your home to care for Mom?
A member of my senior management team was recently contacted by a Pittsburgh Police detective inquiring about private duty caregivers in connection to a ring of criminal activity. The target of thi...
Jan 11, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Responsible leaders on both sides should dial down Israel rhetoric
Whatever the motivation of the Obama administration, the events of the waning days of last year mark a dramatic low point in U.S.-Israel relations. The Kerry speech has commanded the most recent at...
Jan 11, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Even without perfection, Israel is a model for liberal democracy
With controversy over egalitarian prayer, settlements, Palestinian and Ethiopian rights, and many other issues roiling Israeli society, one might be tempted to conclude that Israel cannot be, at on...
Jan 05, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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While the U.N. calls it ‘Palestinian territory,’ history says it’s not
The U.N. Security Council resolution condemning “Israel’s establishment of settlements in Palestinian territory occupied since 1967, including East Jerusalem” was one-sided and unfair. That’s obvio...
Jan 05, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Making the American Jewish community great again
Why is it that the tendency of the Jewish community is to splinter over the tiniest of disagreements, to near battle stations when issues as critical as the existential threat to Israel posed by Ir...
Dec 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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The heart of your Jewish family
Whether you are in the throes of parenting or you have already raised your children (and are relating to older or adult children), you hope and pray that you have prepared them well. You hope you h...
Dec 28, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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A vigorous Jewish press is needed now, more than ever
Shortly after President George W. Bush won a second White House term, I was covering one of those run-of-the-mill rallies in front of Philadelphia’s City Hall that typically wouldn’t get much ink u...
Dec 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Archives
The assault on immigration
by Nancy K. Kaufman, Guest Columnist
Jun 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
President Barack Obama’s use of his executive authority to defer deportation for millions of immigrant families has become a flashpoint for opponents of immigration reform. The state of Texas, alon...
Diane Rehm’s loyalty oath
Jun 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
Public radio host Diane Rehm is known for running a genial, intelligent and well-informed talk show. But during her interview with Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders last week, someth...
The administration should not meet with Muslim Brotherhood in Washington
by Eric Trager, Guest Columnist
Jun 11, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
This week, a delegation including two prominent Muslim Brotherhood members will visit Washington to advocate against the current Egyptian government, headed by President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi. While...
Let’s have ‘the talk’: As synagogue resources dwindle, the time has come for transformative change
by Rabbi Mark N. Staitman, Guest Columnist
Jun 11, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
For those of us with spouses, or with adult children, a discussion of what we want in the last period of our life is common. We plan for our medical care and for the distribution of our worldly pos...
Rabbi Riskin under fire
Jun 11, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
Rabbi Dr. Shlomo Riskin is a well-respected and accomplished modern Orthodox rabbi. In the 1960s and ’70s he was among the leading voices in the Soviet Jewry movement and led the Lincoln Square Syn...
Yemen war heats up Iran’s anti-Saudi rhetoric
by Mehdi Khalaji, Guest Columnist
Jun 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
On May 14, following a meeting with Iraqi president Fuad Masum, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei warned that “the Saudis have made a major mistake in Yemen, and they will certainly get hurt by it...
Yesterday’s Ruth would not have been welcome in today’s Israel
by Maya Haber, Guest Columnist
Jun 03, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
More than any other holiday, Shavuot, which we enjoyed at the beginning of last week, celebrates compassion and empathy. Based on the Book of Ruth, it tells the story of Naomi, her husband and two ...
Tony Blair’s Mideast exit
Jun 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
Tony Blair stepped down last month as the Middle East envoy of the so-called Quartet — the group comprised of the United States, the United Nations, the European Union and Russia. To the extent Bla...
Return the Talmud’s confrontational voice to Judaism
by Menachem Fisch, Guest Columnist
May 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
The very idea of identifying religious faithfulness with a commitment to critically engaging and bravely confronting one’s religion’s sources of authority runs afoul of what might well be termed th...
My message to the man who attacked me at the Kotel
by Alden Solovy, Guest Columnist
May 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
On a sunny morning last month, I was swept into the women’s section of the Western Wall in Jerusalem in a flurry of aggression directed at the Women of the Wall, the Israeli group fighting for wome...