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Nate Beeler, The Columbus Dispatch
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Nate Beeler, The Columbus Dispatch
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Steve Sack, The Minneapolis Star Tribune
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Steve Sack, The Minneapolis Star Tribune
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editorial
Consider Gorsuch on his merits
The Senate’s advice and consent on a proposed Supreme Court nominee is a fundamental constitutional exercise that is important, consequential and reflective of the checks and balances built into ou...
Feb 09, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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An order that breeds disorder
Most of the organized Jewish community, along with many conservative voices and most liberal voices, shuddered as the new administration hastily issued an executive order severely restricting immig...
Feb 01, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Caught in the middle
President Trump appeared to be addressing his core supporters rather than the nation during his inaugural address last Friday. There was no outstretched hand to the other side, no inclusive referen...
Jan 25, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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Woodmont not playing its ‘A’ game
“Yeah, you go ahead and bar the first black president from your country club. Forget what the 1950s felt like.” This tweet followed the news, first reported Jan. 10 by the New York Post, that the h...
Jan 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sgt. Azaria and the rule of law
Last week, Sgt. Elor Azaria, 20, of the Israel Defense Forces was convicted on a charge of manslaughter for killing a prone Palestinian man who had earlier lunged at Israeli troops with a knife. A ...
Jan 11, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 66 66 recommendations | email to a friend
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opinion
Welcome all the strangers
As leaders of a local nonprofit that works to resettle refugees and assist immigrants, we are proud to reflect the Jewish community’s long history of helping those in need — whether Jewish or genti...
Feb 15, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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HIAS should return to its roots
Imagine you are an impoverished religious Jew living in Paris. You can no longer wear religious garb out of fear of being set upon by assailants from North Africa who will beat you to within an inc...
Feb 15, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Holocaust Remembrance Day must include mention of Jews
My first job out of college was for the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM). My interest in the Holocaust centered on Jewish victims and survivors. I had a visceral objection to thinkin...
Feb 09, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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What did we know and when did we know it?
The new administration’s executive order affecting travel to the United States by individuals from a select group of countries, its “universalized” statement on Holocaust Remembrance Day and its ea...
Feb 09, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cementing Israel’s ties to America’s pastime
I never thought the two sides of my life would ever come together. Baseball and Israel. I mean, for most of my life that would have been like peanut butter and tomato sauce. Jews and baseball: That...
Feb 01, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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Campus activists shape their own Israel stories
A few weeks ago, we returned from a nine-day trip to Israel with nine pro-Israel student activists. All of us had previously been to Israel at least once, but no one had been on an educational trip...
Feb 01, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Opposing death with dignity on Jewish grounds is misguided
This publication recently reported that the Rabbinical Council of America (RCA), representing several Orthodox rabbis, spoke out in opposition to Death with Dignity bills being considered by state ...
Jan 25, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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Archives
The four major problems with the Iran deal
by Ron Dermer, Guest Columnist
Jul 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Israel has long been concerned that the P5+1 powers would negotiate a bad deal with Iran. But the deal announced last week in Vienna is breathtaking in its concessions to an Iranian regime that is ...
End run around Congress
Jul 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
On July 13, the day before the nuclear agreement between Iran and six world powers was reached, the Obama administration began circulating a resolution at the U.N. Security Council calling for the ...
My rabbi needs legal aid
by Nathan Lewin, Guest Columnist
Jul 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
Following Shabbat services on the day after a Supreme Court majority recognized a constitutional right to same-sex marriage, I asked to the young rabbi of our modern Orthodox congregation: “How wil...
It’s time to stop demonizing Michael Oren
by Yossi Klein Halevi, Guest Columnist
Jul 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Michael Oren is my friend. During his nearly five years as Israel’s ambassador to the United States, we’d speak on an almost daily basis. Often those phone calls would come at 3 or 4 a.m., Washingt...
The all-purpose villain
Jul 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
On Friday, shareholders of two subsidiaries of the Samsung Group, South Korea’s largest family-owned conglomerate, are expected to vote on the merger of these two companies. What raises this story ...
The hissy fit over Michael Oren
by Jeff Robbins, Guest Columnist
Jul 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
On Nov. 15, 2012, just after Hamas had begun launching hundreds of rockets at Israeli civilians, Israel’s ambassador to the United States, Michael Oren, hosted a dinner party in Washington, honorin...
How to salvage some security from the botched Iran deal
by Michael Herzog, Guest Columnist
Jul 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Israel is not at the table negotiating the deal on Iran’s nuclear program. Yet, it is Israel’s national security — perhaps more than anyone else’s — that will be affected. Threatened by Iran’s nucl...
Sobering thoughts about BDS
Jul 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
In its annual survey of the Jewish world, the Israel-based think tank Jewish People Policy Institute (JPPI) considered the de-legitimization threat posed against Israel by the boycott, divestment a...
Don’t whitewash Charleston’s troubled racial history
by Adam Mendelsohn, Guest Columnist
Jul 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
CHARLESTON, S.C. — A prominent Jewish Charlestonian’s inspiring response to the massacre last week at the Emanuel AME Church has circulated widely in recent days, including in the pages of this new...
Forming a new Palestinian government: challenges and opportunities
by Ghaith al-Omari, Guest Columnist
Jul 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
Reports have emerged that Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah’s government will soon resign and that a new PA government will be formed in its place. To be sure, a new government wi...