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David Fitzsimmons, The Arizona Star
Civil War
David Fitzsimmons, The Arizona Star
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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
One for the ‘nones’
First the good news. The American Jewish population has stabilized in size after decades of decline. That’s the positive glimmer from the recent Pew Research Center survey that found American Chris...
Jun 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Diane Rehm’s loyalty oath
Public radio host Diane Rehm is known for running a genial, intelligent and well-informed talk show. But during her interview with Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders last week, someth...
Jun 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rabbi Riskin under fire
Rabbi Dr. Shlomo Riskin is a well-respected and accomplished modern Orthodox rabbi. In the 1960s and ’70s he was among the leading voices in the Soviet Jewry movement and led the Lincoln Square Syn...
Jun 11, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tony Blair’s Mideast exit
Tony Blair stepped down last month as the Middle East envoy of the so-called Quartet — the group comprised of the United States, the United Nations, the European Union and Russia. To the extent Bla...
Jun 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Free speech on Z Street
Z Street, the pro-Israel group that says it was denied 501(c)(3) tax status because of its views, got its day in court this month. While the outcome of the case is far from certain, during oral arg...
May 20, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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Netanyahu’s new government
Despite being a coalition comprised of the “right” and the “religious,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s fourth government, which was scheduled to be voted in on Wednesday, does not appear to be...
May 14, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
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opinion
Don’t whitewash Charleston’s troubled racial history
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...
Jul 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Forming a new Palestinian government: challenges and opportunities
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...
Jul 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Why World Refugee Day is a Jewish holiday
It is impossible to avoid the stories of massive human displacement from Burma, Syria, Iraq, Ukraine and Afghanistan and of hordes of boat migrants dying in the Mediterranean and the Indian Ocean. ...
Jun 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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This is not the Charleston I know
CHARLESTON, S.C. — The unspeakable murder of nine accomplished, beloved, and respected African-American Charlestonians of faith in their own church on Wednesday has hit our city like an earthquake....
Jun 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dad, survivor, hero
As a child, I was always fascinated by my father’s war wounds — deep gouges in his arm and leg left by a spray of German bullets early in 1945. As I grew older, I learned a bit more. Barely two mon...
Jun 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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The assault on immigration
President Barack Obama’s use of his executive authority to defer deportation for millions of immigrant families has become a flashpoint for opponents of immigration reform. The state of Texas, alon...
Jun 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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The administration should not meet with Muslim Brotherhood in Washington
This week, a delegation including two prominent Muslim Brotherhood members will visit Washington to advocate against the current Egyptian government, headed by President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi. While...
Jun 11, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Archives
Reconciling with God after Auschwitz
by Menachem Z. Rosensaft
Sep 29, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — Rosh Hashanah, the beginning of the Jewish year, is bracketed by two Shabbat Torah portions in which God proclaims his intention to hide his face from his people’s misery and suffering. ...
Is Rohani for real?
Sep 29, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Iranian President Hasan Rohani, who is on a five-day visit to New York this week, capped by his address at the opening of the United Nations General Assembly, was in a position to allay a lot of su...
Plan C
Sep 11, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
President Obama, in his address to the nation Tuesday, made it clear he’s ready to give diplomacy a chance to remove Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s deadly chemical weapons arsenal. We’ll call t...
Shale: A key to Israel’s future
by Neil Goldstein, Guest Columnist
Sep 09, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
While Israel’s natural gas may be sufficient to fulfill domestic needs for the next 40 years, the government of Israel has sensibly decided that solar power — both photovoltaic (“PV”) plants and co...
More sun to you, Israel!
by Yosef I. Abramowitz, Guest Columnist
Sep 09, 2013 | 4 4 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
The perpetuation of a world powered by oil is one of the most anti-Jewish actions imaginable. A world that resists transitioning quickly from oil to renewables is a world that feeds the Iranian nuc...
Winton had a moral compass for the ages
by Menachem Z. Rosensaft
Sep 09, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — Thirty-four years before Henry Kissinger told the president of the United States that the emigration of Jews from a country where they were subjected to persecution “is not an objective ...
Authority to act
Sep 09, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
President Obama, who is properly ready to take military action against the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for using chemical weapons against his own people, is seeking  congressional ap...
Volunteers of the Year, what would we be without them?
by Rabbi Mark Mahler, Guest Columnist
Aug 29, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
What’s the difference between a cluttered desk and the finger of God? Last May’s letter from the Jewish Federation requesting Temple Emanuel’s nominee for our Volunteer of the Year apparently was l...
Restoring the right to vote, the time to do so is now
by Nancy K. Kaufman, Guest Columnist
Aug 29, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
There’s a funny thing about anniversaries. Just as we look back with nostalgia on the way things were, so do we inevitably reflect on how things have changed in the intervening years. So it is as w...
Dialogue goes both ways
by Gary Rosenblatt
Aug 29, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK  — Much attention, here and elsewhere, is given to encouraging American Jews to have a deeper understanding of contemporary Israel, in all its complexity, as a country that is seen by much...