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Are fatal shootings on the rise?
We are still reeling from the fatal shootings by police of African-American men last week — followed by the deadly revenge attack on Dallas police who, ironically, were protecting the rights of act...
Jul 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Iran Deal’s anniversary
In the run up to the July 14 first anniversary of the Iran nuclear deal, the pundits have provided mixed reviews. Those who were in favor of the deal cite Iran having apparently abided by the requi...
Jul 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Elie Wiesel
We join in mourning the passing of Elie Wiesel, one of the most famous Holocaust survivors, who died Saturday at the age of 87. Like many other heroic figures of the tumultuous last century, Wiesel...
Jul 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Stew of Demonization
There may be many reasons — none of them justified — why 17-year-old Muhammad Nasser Tarayrah jumped the fence around the Kiryat Arba settlement near Hebron and stabbed to death 13-year-old Hallel ...
Jul 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Israel’s conversion muddle
Israel’s chief rabbinate system has long been known as inflexible about strains of Judaism that do not match its approved brands of Orthodoxy. The bureaucracy and chosen path of the rabbinate has a...
Jun 30, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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No easy answers in Orlando bloodbath
Omar Mateen’s massacre of 49 patrons at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Fla., appears to have touched more pressure points than any of the other well-known mass shootings in the last two decades. There...
Jun 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Police, people of color and a Jewish dream of justice
Two weeks ago, we watched in horror and dismay as violent event after violent event unfolded, each amplifying and recontextualizing the one before it. By Friday morning, July 8, five Dallas police ...
Jul 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Why infertility is a Jewish issue — and what we can do about it
Growing up, I always dreamed of being a mom. Even as a kid I would brainstorm baby names, tell my dolls bedtime stories and swear that I would be a cool mom and let them eat cookies for breakfast, ...
Jul 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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How Elie Wiesel inspired the Free Soviet Jewry movement
On my bookshelves there are two rows of volumes on the Soviet Jewry movement. Squeezed in among the tomes is a small, well-worn paperback with pages no longer attached to the spine, “The Jews of Si...
Jul 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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The ‘religionization’ of Israel is troubling, but the fears about it are hysterical
Religionization! Religionization! To read the newspaper headlines in Israel, to view its documentary films and attend its expert panels with academics, a stranger might think that upon landing at B...
Jul 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Americans reached new levels of generosity in 2015, did Jewish donors?
Perhaps helped with several mega-gifts, American donors in 2015 were more generous than ever, according to the 61st issue of “Giving USA,” the annual report on charitable activity in the United Sta...
Jul 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lubavitcher Rebbe’s leadership behind modern Jewish awakening
When assuming his mantle of leadership in 1950, the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, who escaped war-torn Europe, confronted the inevitable problem the Jewish world in a post Holoca...
Jul 06, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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We must become survivors’ storytellers — and help them today
It could have been the setting for any organizational retreat — the stately mansion, the manicured lawns, an oasis on the edge of the city where leadership groups could come together to brainstorm ...
Jun 30, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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Empty gestures
Jan 07, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 239 239 recommendations | email to a friend
In 2012, when the Palestinians won “nonmember observer state status” in the United Nations, Israel responded by withholding the tax revenues it regularly collects for and passes on to the Palestini...
Yes Virginia, it is torture and it is a crime
by Dennis Jett, Guest Columnist
Dec 31, 2014 | 2 2 comments | 245 245 recommendations | email to a friend
Most newspapers attempt to provide balance on their opinion pages by featuring differing points of view. The supposedly liberal New York Times has the reliably conservative David Brooks and Ross Do...
European hypocrisy
Dec 31, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 234 234 recommendations | email to a friend
The past month has been difficult for Israel. With its government in turmoil as the nation girds for the next election, the country has seen a disturbing flare-up of Palestinian violence — includin...
The wonders of Cuba: What’s not to love?
by Stanley Cohen, Guest Columnist
Dec 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 252 252 recommendations | email to a friend
My love affair with Cuba began early. Even as a student at Allderdice in the 1950s, I relished every bit of detail about that little island so close to America. It has a wonderful and remarkable hi...
Ominous clouds gather over French Jewry
by Ben Cohen, Guest Columnist
Dec 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 151 151 recommendations | email to a friend
It’s an article that’s more than 10 years old now, but I still maintain that anyone who wants to get an insight into the dynamics of anti-Semitism in France would do well to consult “France’s Scarl...
Welcome home, Alan Gross
Dec 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 230 230 recommendations | email to a friend
It became clear last week that the release of USAID contractor Alan Gross from Cuban imprisonment was a piece of a complex international puzzle involving nothing less than the restoration of U.S.-C...
Putting the Pittsburgh Jewish Community Scorecard into action
Dec 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 230 230 recommendations | email to a friend
The Pittsburgh Jewish Community Scorecard ( jewishscorecard.com ) “went live” on Feb. 18, 2014. The Scorecard is a catalyst for a vibrant, thriving and engaged Jewish community.  As a Pittsburgher,...
Anti-Semitism in Armenia: a clear and present danger
by Arye Gut, Guest Columnist
Dec 18, 2014 | 14 14 comments | 223 223 recommendations | email to a friend
The conflict in Syria has forced millions to leave their homes, among them many of the country’s Armenian minority. Many have fled and returned to Armenia, a safe haven for ethnic Armenians — much ...
The ‘Israeli example’
Dec 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 227 227 recommendations | email to a friend
The release on Dec. 9 of the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee’s report on the CIA’s interrogation of terror suspects showed that the agency’s use of “enhanced interrogation techniques” was both l...
Eric Garner’s death does not make me feel safer
by Rabbi Ayelet S. Cohen, Guest Columnist
Dec 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 232 232 recommendations | email to a friend
The words of Leviticus (19:6) admonish us not to “stand idly by while the blood of your neighbor is shed.” These words should sting our ears and shock our conscience in the wake of a Staten Island ...