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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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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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The way government should be
by Abby W. Schachter
Nov 09, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
“And so my instructions to the federal agency has been, do not figure out why we can’t do something; I want you to figure out how we do something. I want you to cut through red tape. I want you to ...
A Holocaust film that must be seen
by Menachem Z. Rosensaft
Nov 09, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — Countries, like individuals, have sinister histories from which they cannot escape. At best, they may be able to come to terms with the past, to integrate it into a public consciousness....
What is free speech?
Nov 09, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
To some justices on the U.S. Supreme Court — a slim majority, in fact — the answer to that question involves money, lots of it. By a 5-4 vote, the High Court in the infamous 2010 case of Citizens U...
Why Palestinians want Israeli citizenship
by Khaled Abu Toameh, Guest Columnist
Nov 02, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
There is no denying that by applying for Israeli citizenship, in defiance of PLO and Hamas warnings, they are actually making clear that they would rather live under Israeli than any Arab rule. The...
Requiem for a Zionist: Remembering Joseph Eaton
by Bradley Levinson, Guest Columnist
Nov 02, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
As I was reading in the Chronicle about the recent death of Professor Joseph Eaton, it became apparent that for some people a list of their many life achievements, although well intended, can never...
Don’t mistake criticism of policies as lack of caring for Israel
by Gary Rosenblatt
Nov 02, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — On the Israel-diaspora front, surprising good news and, unfortunately, not so surprising bad news. First, the bad news. The Oct. 16 arrest and harassment of a woman reciting the Shema pr...
The forgotten issue
Nov 02, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
With less than a week to go before Americans go to the polls, we feel comfortable stating that this has been a very divisive election. Even the 2000 campaign with its infamous Florida recount is pa...
Christian leaders attack Israel, ignore plight in Arab lands
by David Suissa, Guest Columnist
Oct 25, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
LOS ANGELES — With Christians being persecuted and threatened across much of the Middle East, guess which country the leaders of several major U.S. Christian denominations have decided to pick on? ...
Is ‘free’ Judaism a good idea?
by Gary Rosenblatt
Oct 25, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — Maybe I’m just jealous of the free offers being made to young Jews today, but part of me worries that down the road, these well-meaning programs and proposals — like trips to Israel, Hig...
Partnership in progress
Oct 25, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
The Nazi Olympics” exhibit, which opened last week at the August Wilson Center, Downtown, and was brought to Pittsburgh through a joint venture of the center and the Holocaust Center of the Jewish ...