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Taylor Jones, El Nuevo Dia, Puerto Rico
Some things never change
Taylor Jones, El Nuevo Dia, Puerto Rico
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Trump Influence
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Randall Enos, Cagle Cartoons
Trump Influence
Randall Enos, Cagle Cartoons
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editorial
Save planet Earth
While it makes us nervous that the United States is now “aligned” with Syria and Nicaragua as the only other country that is not a member of the Paris climate accord, the real significance of Presi...
Jun 14, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Reunited Jerusalem at 50
The celebrations of 50 years since the reunification of Jerusalem have been going on in that city since last month’s Jerusalem Day. This week, with the anniversary of the Six Day War on the secular...
Jun 07, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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A nastier, more brutish budget
National Jewish organizations are notoriously prolific when it comes to issuing press releases. So the near silence that followed the issuance of President Donald Trump’s $4.1 trillion budget on Ma...
Jun 01, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Haredi Israel in 2059
Israel’s fast-growing haredi Orthodox population is, in many ways, distinct from mainstream Jewish Israelis, whether secular, traditional or modern Orthodox. Like many Israeli Arabs, large segments...
May 24, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend
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Recipes for disunity
For decades, Haredi-Orthodox authorities have sought to tighten their control over Israel’s already strict interpretation of personal status questions, such as who may marry and whose conversions a...
May 18, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
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The toxic brew of politics and religion
Here’s a thought experiment: Imagine your rabbi dedicating his Yom Kippur sermon to why he will be voting for Candidate X come Election Day, and why you should, as well. Now suppose the rabbi made ...
May 11, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 57 57 recommendations | email to a friend
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opinion
Jeremy Corbyn didn’t sin, so British Jews shouldn’t give up on Labour
For me, the main takeaway from the British election June 8 was that Jeremy Corbyn, the far-left leader of the opposition Labour party, didn’t win it. Most of the ridicule in the wake of the electio...
Jun 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Judaism requires us to pursue the goals of the Paris climate accords
The Trump administration’s decision to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement has demanded that we all ask ourselves where we stand on questions of climate change, global warming and our collect...
Jun 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Netanyahu calls Trump’s bluff on settlement construction
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu apparently wants to convince us that he is not interested in reaching a peace deal, but in maintaining power by catering to his radical right flank and the...
Jun 14, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Israel critics accidentally admit there is no ‘occupation’
Noted literary couple Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman have discovered a new cause: the evils of “the Israeli occupation of the Palestinians.” Having become experts on the subject after one brief ...
Jun 14, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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From Greeley, Colo., to Manchester, England
For those — like me — who’d never really given any thought to singer Ariana Grande before the terrorist atrocity at her concert in the British city of Manchester, it took a few minutes to figure ou...
Jun 07, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Did President Trump deliver on his first overseas trip?
As I began writing this piece, President Donald Trump was flying on Air Force One heading to Saudi Arabia. There he met with leaders from the Gulf Arab states and others from across the Muslim worl...
May 31, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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The noxious notion of Jewish privilege
In March, anti-Semitic posters were spread across the University of Illinois at Chicago attacking “white privilege” and going further by charging that white privilege is primarily “Jewish privilege...
May 31, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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The real fight against evil
Nov 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
The outpouring of grief for the victims of last Friday’s terror attack in Paris and the tricolored expressions of solidarity show how close to home the Islamic State killings hit people around the ...
In 2065, the Jewish world will look vastly different
by Rabbi Danny Schiff, Guest Columnist
Nov 19, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
The good news is that the Jewish people not only will be alive and prospering, but also will be continuing to make significant contributions to humanity, despite our steadily declining percentage o...
Simply put, this was an assault on the opportunity to learn
by Cary Nelson, Guest Columnist; On behalf of the Alliance for Academic Freedom (AAF)
Nov 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
Moshe Habertal is generally considered the finest expert on medieval Jewish thought of his generation. His most recent book is “Maimonides: Life and Thought,” published in 2013. Habertal holds join...
Antiochus rises again
Nov 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
Israeli researchers announced last week that they believe they have found the Jerusalem fortress of Antiochus IV, the Hellenistic king who is the villain of the Chanukah story. If they are correct,...
Obama could learn from Bill Clinton how to be a true friend of Israel
by Gil Troy, Guest Columnist
Nov 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
By now it should be obvious how absurd it is to call President Barack Obama Israel’s “best friend” ever, as Thomas Friedman of The New York Times has claimed. A Blame Israel Firster, Obama won’t us...
Pursuing a project on the Jews of Amiens and the Department of the Somme
by David Rosenberg, Guest Columnist
Nov 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
My wife pointed out that at the very end of our trips to France, which were partly vacation, partly research trips for me, I always contrived to find some historical sources, which absolutely requi...
A test for the big tent
Nov 04, 2015 | 3 3 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
What is an individual’s responsibility for decorum inside an open tent of the Jewish community? And how should the community respond to demonstrations within its walls? These questions were put to ...
Why the World Zionist Congress still matters
by Rabbi Jack Luxemburg, Guest Columnist
Oct 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
Since Theodore Herzl convened the first Zionist Congress in Basel, Switzerland, on March 29, 1897, this gathering of world Jewry has been a forum for the discussions and debates necessary to move f...
The Mufti and the Holocaust, revisited
by Ben Cohen, Guest Columnist
Oct 28, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
“If a man was a Jew, it was good enough for him to be killed or stamped out,” wrote a senior British official serving abroad to his superiors in London in 1929. From where was this gentleman — Maj....
A bigger role for Jordan?
Oct 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
Even as individual Palestinians continue to engage in stabbing attacks against Israelis — outside of a school in Beit Shemesh, on the campus of Ariel University among others — the big news to emerg...