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Bob Englehart, The Hartford Courant
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Bob Englehart, The Hartford Courant

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Gary McCoy, Cagle Cartoons
Oh Bomba'
Gary McCoy, Cagle Cartoons

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Extremism in the defense of, what?
Thus far, the Republican presidential sweepstakes has resembled a video game where the contenders shoot each other with invective, and the score is tallied by opinion polls and the size of supporte...
Sep 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Treating the cause of the Syrian refugee crisis
There is no question that Europe should take in refugees fleeing violence in Syria, as should the United States. Israel also could take in some refugees, as opposition leader Isaac Herzog has calle...
Sep 17, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Whither goes the Iran deal?
Readers may have noticed that The Chronicle has published many news stories and op-eds from different perspectives about the Iran deal but has not itself taken a position in an editorial. Until tod...
Sep 09, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pew views Orthodox Jews
The Pew Research Center’s “Portrait of Jewish Americans,” released two years ago, provided a snapshot of the community that immediately became the basis for vigorous discussion and soul searching. ...
Sep 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Matisyahu’s litmus test
The Rototom SunSplash Festival is a well-known, popular, annual venue for reggae music in Spain, drawing talent from all over the world. The musician Matisyahu — the one-time “Chasidic Reggae Super...
Aug 27, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Finding solvency in American strategy
In the case of Sokolow v. PLO, a New York federal court jury recently issued an award of $665.5 million in favor of American victims of Palestinian terror and their families. The Palestinian Author...
Aug 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mahmoud Abbas has a nightmare vision
In November 1974, the late Palestine Liberation Organization leader Yasser Arafat addressed the entire world from the rostrum of the United Nations General Assembly. Always a master of spectacle, A...
Oct 07, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ann Coulter is not an anti-Semite
During the course of the second Republican presidential debate, Ann Coulter, the well-known commentator, writer, speaker and provocateur, tweeted: “How many f—-ing Jews do these people think there ...
Oct 07, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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An open letter to Reykjavik, Iceland, on its eruption of anti-Semitism
Dear Reykjavik City Council members, You would think that your country, which routinely violates the international ban on commercial whaling — slaughtering 137 last year and turning its nose up at ...
Oct 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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What I saw on the migrants’ road to Budapest
As our car rolled slowly toward Budapest, we saw a huge group heading in the opposite direction on the highway just outside the city: Hundreds of people quietly walking in the breakdown lane, march...
Oct 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Michael Vick has repented; let him play
My father and I went to prison in the spring of 1976. My father was going to visit a man notorious in our community for the criminal and immoral act that had landed him in prison, and my father ask...
Sep 17, 2015 | 9 9 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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A Yom Kippur message: Take nothing for granted
On Tuesday last week, exactly one week before Rosh Hashanah, Israel awoke to a blinding sandstorm which strangely emanated from the east, from Syria and Iraq. Local meteorologists said that in the ...
Sep 17, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pittsburgh Jewish Community’s diverse opinions on Iran deal being honored by local leaders
Debate over the Obama administration’s diplomatic agreement with Iran, reached in conjunction with five other nations, is creating significant tension within the American Jewish community. Much of ...
Sep 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Nelson Mandela and Zionism — the real story
by Ben Cohen
Dec 11, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
In the coming days, there will be much reflection on the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela, following the former South African president’s passing on Dec. 5. And in the coming weeks, we can anticip...
An iconic hospital
Dec 11, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
Reports last week that Hadassah Medical Center (HMC) is on the brink of financial collapse have come as disturbing news to the Jewish world. The Forward reported on Dec. 3 that HMC faces a $300 mil...
Israelis must learn to listen to our American cousins
by Marcie Lenk, Guest Columnist
Dec 04, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM — American Jewish leaders understand that they have a partnership with Israel. Zionism began as a movement of Jews from all over the world, and 65 years after the establishment of the Sta...
Shavit: ‘We’ve lost our narrative’
by Gary Rosenblatt
Dec 04, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — Ari Shavit, the popular Israeli newspaper columnist for Haaretz, seems to be everywhere in the American media these days, talking about his newly published and highly praised book, “My P...
In praise of Al Jazeera America — Israeli media can take a lesson
by Samuel Hantverk, Guest Columnist
Dec 04, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 66 66 recommendations | email to a friend
Al Jazeera. Simply hearing the name would bother me two years ago, like nails on a chalkboard. In my ethnocentric view, I believed Al Jazeera existed for the sole purpose of promoting anti-Israel p...
Egyptian Nazi scandal exposes academic dishonesty
by Ben Cohen
Dec 04, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
Imagine the following scenario. A storied American university holds a conference on the future of democracy in Europe. Among the invited speakers are representatives of two of the continent’s neo-N...
Lead with our hearts
Dec 04, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
When the Union for Reform Judaism opens its 2013 biennial convention later this month in San Diego, it will open the gathering to outsiders. People not affiliated with the movement may attend. Many...
Buying time, at great risk
Dec 04, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
One thing is for sure about the interim nuclear deal negotiated over the weekend between Western powers and Iran: Israel hates it. At least, the Israeli government hates it. There are some quarters...
Pew findings pale before question, ‘Why be Jewish?’
by David Brent
Nov 20, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
The beginning of Parshat Toldot states that Abraham “begat” Isaac, using the word holid. This is in contrast with the word to describe Abraham’s fathering of Ismael with Hagar yaldah. The Rav (Rabb...
Christian IDF recruitment affirms Israeli democracy
by Ben Cohen, Guest Columnist
Nov 20, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
Over the summer, the Israeli media highlighted a phenomenon that is both intriguing and encouraging: a movement among Israel’s Christian Arabs advocating that their community be drafted, along with...