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HB2 and Itzhak Perlman <br>
John Cole, The Scranton Times-Tribune
HB2 and Itzhak Perlman
John Cole, The Scranton Times-Tribune
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Not Over 'Til Hillary Says It's Over <br>
Taylor Jones, Politicalcartoons.com
Not Over 'Til Hillary Says It's Over
Taylor Jones, Politicalcartoons.com
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editorial
A call for civility in the public sphere
Diversity of opinion has long been a feature of Jewish tradition as well as of American democracy. Argument “for the sake of heaven” — disagreement in search of a higher truth as opposed to disagre...
May 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Misleading with contempt
Politics, diplomacy and warfare are not for the naïve. So we probably shouldn’t be upset to learn that the Obama administration manipulated the media to tell a narrative about the nuclear negotiati...
May 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Syria’s insoluble puzzle
“In the last 48 hours, we have had an average of one Syrian killed every 25 minutes. One Syrian wounded every 13 minutes.” That was U.N. envoy Staffan de Mistura’s assessment of the carnage, as the...
May 05, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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The pawns of Gaza
International focus on the well-being of the residents of Gaza is cyclical. That concern reached a high point during the 2014 war between Israel and Hamas, when over the course of 50 days, Gazans w...
Apr 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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The dilemma of Simone Zimmerman
Simone Zimmerman’s tenure as Bernie Sanders’ outreach director to the Jewish community lasted only two days. But in the hours between the announcement of her appointment last week and her suspensio...
Apr 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Whither diplomacy?
Former settler leader Dani Dayan got off to a bad start as Israel’s newly named consul general to New York. And in a series of tweets, he made things worse. The day before he got the official nod f...
Apr 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Why Jewish day school students should recite the Pledge of Allegiance
As a U.S. immigrant and a parent, I’m somewhat fanatical about my kids’ appreciation for their citizenship. Last year, I organized what I hope will be an annual second-grade field trip to our local...
May 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Will the Supreme Court let faith make children unsafe?
Should all children’s playgrounds be made as safe as possible, or should some be denied safety improvements because of bigotry? This question is at the core of a case before the U.S. Supreme Court ...
May 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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A threat to religious liberty
Our nation was founded on religious freedom — not the freedom to use one’s religious beliefs to harm or discriminate. All people must be able to make reproductive health care decisions on the basis...
May 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Israel’s right to the Golan
As the quagmire in Syria continues, President Basher al-Assad recently indicated he wanted any peace talks to include the possible return of the Golan Heights. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netan...
May 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jewish teenagers want to engage. Just ask them
Welcoming teens into Jewish life is both one of the most important and seemingly challenging endeavors of the Jewish community. The rapid decline in teen engagement in Jewish life post-b’nai mitzva...
May 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Yes, there is a Jewish left on campus, and it needs to be heard
Recently, in an article for JTA, “The Missing Left: Where’s the support for liberal Zionists on campus?” Andrew Silow-Carroll noted that “many American pro-Israel organizations and leaders ignore o...
May 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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We ignore nuclear power development at our peril
What the future holds for nuclear power will have an important bearing on efforts in the United States and globally to reduce carbon emissions. Right now, we are not doing enough, fast enough to es...
May 05, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Archives
Rabbis bearing witness in Ferguson
by Michael Adam Latz, Guest Columnist
Oct 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 132 132 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
A tale of two rabbis
by Abby W. Schachter, Guest Columnist
Oct 29, 2014 | 3 3 comments | 135 135 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
Issues to consider when voting
Oct 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 128 128 recommendations | email to a friend
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 ...
Conversions and politics
Oct 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 129 129 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
‘The Death of Klinghoffer’ is an injustice to our father’s memory
by Lisa and Ilsa Klinghoffer, Guest Columnists
Oct 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 130 130 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
How Palestinian ‘lawfare’ could backfire
by Danny Danon, Guest Columnist
Oct 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 125 125 recommendations | email to a friend
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 ...
From opera house to House of Commons, Diaspora Jews are the target
by Ben Cohen, Guest Columnist
Oct 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 127 127 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
A matter of trust, sanctity
Oct 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 125 125 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
Open Hillel is a necessary intervention
by Evan Goldstein, Guest Columnist
Oct 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 119 119 recommendations | email to a friend
Four rabbis are engaged in an animated debate about Jewish law. Three of them agree, but the dissenter is adamant that he’s got it right. He cries out: “A sign, God, I beg You, a sign!” It begins t...
Hillel is an open forum
by Eric Fingerhut, Guest Columnist
Oct 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 121 121 recommendations | email to a friend
Once again the love affair between the Jewish people and higher education is back in full bloom. The start of a new school year, and the Jewish New Year, marked the beginning of robust programming ...