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Steve Sack, The Minneapolis Star Tribune
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Steve Sack, The Minneapolis Star Tribune
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A matter of trust, sanctity
The arrest last week of Rabbi Barry Freundel on six charges of voyeurism has shaken his congregation, Kesher Israel in Georgetown, as well as the Jewish community of greater Washington and the Orth...
Oct 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Staying ahead of crises
Recent news of the first transmission of the Ebola virus in the U.S. — a nurse in Texas infected by the disease while treating the now-deceased Thomas Eric Duncan, with the CDC attributing her infe...
Oct 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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A particularly dreadful year
As the United Nations General Assembly gathered this week in New York, one U.N. watcher was quoted as saying: “It does feel like a particularly dreadful year.” The ballooning of the Islamic State, ...
Sep 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Settlements as punishment?
The building of settlements in the West Bank of Israel is, to say the least, controversial. In Israel itself, there is a lack of consensus regarding the effort. The Palestinians believe that the se...
Sep 09, 2014 | 2 2 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Another witch hunt?
The choice of Canadian law professor William Schabas, 63, as chairman of a U.N. human rights panel to investigate violations in the Gaza war does not inspire confidence that the group’s processes o...
Aug 21, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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We’ve seen this before
The scourge of anti-Semitism is rearing its ugly head in Europe. And a troubling number of people aren’t even pretending anymore. Gone are the days of the false explanation that “I’m not anti-Semit...
Aug 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rabbis bearing witness in Ferguson
Early last week, national faith leaders called rabbis, pastors, priests and imams to Ferguson, Mo., a city rife with racial violence and pain. Along with my rabbinic colleagues from Truah: The Rabb...
Oct 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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A tale of two rabbis
Confirmation bias — also called confirmatory bias or myside bias — is a tendency for people to favor information that confirms their preconceptions or hypotheses regardless of whether the informati...
Oct 29, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Issues to consider when voting
Editor’s Note As voters make up their minds in advance of Election Day this Nov. 4, The Jewish Chronicle asked a diverse sampling of leaders of Pittsburgh’s Jewish community which issues they feel ...
Oct 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Conversions and politics
Immediately after Rabbi Barry Freundel of Washington, D.C.’s Kesher Israel Congregation was arrested and charged with placing hidden cameras in the changing room of an adjacent ritual bath, the que...
Oct 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘The Death of Klinghoffer’ is an injustice to our father’s memory
On Oct. 8, 1985, our 69-year-old wheelchair-bound father, Leon Klinghoffer, was shot in the head by Palestinian hijackers on the Achille Lauro cruise ship. The terrorists brutally and unceremonious...
Oct 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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How Palestinian ‘lawfare’ could backfire
When it comes to a long-term solution for our conflict with the Palestinians, there is no unanimity among Israelis. Many feel that the two-state solution is the only realistic option, while others ...
Oct 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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From opera house to House of Commons, Diaspora Jews are the target
This week, the opera “The Death of Klinghoffer” opened in New York. Rightly castigated for its invocation of unpleasant Jewish stereotypes and its apologia for the Palestinian terrorists’ murder of...
Oct 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hartman was a Jewish leader with a complex legacy
by Abby W. Schachter
Feb 13, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
The Jewish people lost a philosopher, a teacher and force of nature on Feb. 10 when Rabbi David Hartman passed away at the age of 81. Rabbi Hartman’s influence can be felt far and wide, through his...
War on bullying
Feb 13, 2013 | 2 2 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
We suspect most, if not all, of you know someone who is a bully or has been bullied. Maybe that someone is you. If you were bullied, you know it can be a life-scarring experience, something that af...
Obama’s visit to Israel shows commitment to state, peace
by Ivan Frank, Guest Columnist
Feb 13, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
The American Jewish community in all its various facets — synagogues, federations, lobbies, Zionist movements, and rabbinical councils — was taken by surprise when President Obama announced that hi...
Ex-Mossad head: ‘Haredization’ trumps Iran as threat
by Gary Rosenblatt
Feb 08, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — It’s not often that Middle East events surprise Efraim Halevy, who served in the Mossad for 28 years (including four as director) and who also was head of the National Security Council a...
Common Ground Koch
Feb 08, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
In the last interview of his life, with CNN’s Piers Morgan, Edward I. Koch described himself as a secular Jew who nevertheless believed in God, and reward and punishment. “I expect to be rewarded,”...
Memo to gun rights backers: Remember what Reagan, Scalia said
by Menachem Z. Rosensaft
Feb 02, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — On Dec. 14, 2012, immediately after 20 children and six of their teachers were gunned down in Newtown, Conn., President Obama said that, “we’re going to have to come together and take me...
Election much about youth and Judaism
by Asher Wiseman
Feb 02, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
KIBBUTZ KFAR RUPPIN, Israel  — On Jan. 22, after three months of ruthless campaigning, 67.3 percent of eligible Israeli adults casted their votes. The election constituted a referendum on the Likud...
Right idea for the right time
Feb 02, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
As expected, the party of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu — Likud-Beiteinu, a merger of his Likud party with that of his more right-wing coalition partner Avigdor Lieberman — finished fir...
Chuck Hagel is the right choice for secretary of defense  
by Joel Rubin
Jan 24, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — When I served in the U.S. Senate as a foreign policy aide, the Iraq war dominated the political debate and the nation’s attention.  Just like the budget fights of today, there was prac...
Remembering those who had courage to care
by Abraham H. Foxman, Guest Columnist
Jan 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
It is fitting that the United Nations, as part of the international commemoration of the Holocaust on Jan. 27, is paying tribute this year not only to the millions of innocents who died in the Nazi...