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Bernie and Donald <br>
Bob Englehart, CagleCartoons.com
Bernie and Donald
Bob Englehart, CagleCartoons.com
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Christie and Rubio <br>
John Cole, The Scranton Times-Tribune
Christie and Rubio
John Cole, The Scranton Times-Tribune
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We are all Jews, and more
President Barack Obama delivered a historic address last week at the Israeli Embassy in Washington. Speaking on International Holocaust Remembrance Day as medals were given to families declared rig...
Feb 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Obama's regret
In his final State of the Union address last week, President Barack Obama reminded the country that optimism and hope are the tried-and-true American responses to hard times and to demagogues. Alth...
Jan 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Balance of rights
In announcing executive action to reduce gun violence across the nation last week, President Barack Obama called for balancing Second Amendment gun rights with other liberties. As he did so, he rec...
Jan 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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No reason to spy
One of the many surprising revelations made by Edward Snowden in 2013 was that the National Security Agency was tapping the phone conversations of world leaders, most famously German Chancellor Ang...
Jan 07, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Take Iran’s provocations seriously
In reaching a nuclear agreement with Iran last summer, the United States knew that it was not dealing with a friendly country. It was clear that Iran is governed by a revolutionary, hegemonic regim...
Dec 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Progress in the absence of peace
In an op-ed in The Washington Post last week, Israeli President Reuven Rivlin outlined a kinder, gentler right-wing approach to the Palestinians living under Israeli control that would focus on imp...
Dec 17, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Repairing Pittsburgh, repairing the world
Shortly after joining the Repair the World team as its Pittsburgh director, I was asked by our national staff about our volunteering plans for MLK Day. After all, MLK Day is a national service day ...
Feb 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Eugene Borowitz, teacher of rabbis, defined dilemma of the modern Jew
In “Ethics of the Fathers,” the rabbis teach that we must grant respect and honor to an individual who teaches us even the smallest bit of knowledge. For those of us who were the students of Rabbi ...
Feb 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Why are we still competing? We are in this together
Big news this past week. A new collaborative umbrella organization for Jewish Day Schools has been created that will bring five existing organizations together under one united banner. This new ent...
Feb 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Eating out Jewishly ... and celebrating life itself
Last week, after Shabbat ended, my wife and I went out with friends to eat in a downtown Jerusalem restaurant. I didn’t regard it as a particularly patriotic act. It didn’t even occur to me that so...
Feb 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Compassion, it seems, has its limits even in Sweden.
European liberal left blames victims, leaves Europe in decay Recent incidents highlighted the dangerously failed European left-wing politics that has draped itself in the false cloak of morality an...
Jan 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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My son is majoring in musical theater
It is winter, which means my high school senior is in the thick of the college application process. Like the hundreds of thousands of other American mothers in my shoes, most conversations I find m...
Jan 27, 2016 | 4 4 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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A day school umbrella
On many levels, Jewish day schools are flourishing in the United States. Notwithstanding our nation’s many good public school systems, high-quality private school opportunities and a history of int...
Jan 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Twersky so much more deserving than a small sendoff
by Barbara Burstin, Guest Columnist
Apr 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 67 67 recommendations | email to a friend
Al Twersky died in early February. Newspapers printed the small obituary, 16 short lines mentioning Edith, his beloved wife of 62 years, his two sons, Jack and Jeffrey, his two grandchildren, Emma ...
New era dawns in Pittsburgh
by Rochelle Sufrin, Guest Columnist
Mar 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
So what would draw me, a PR consultant and pro-bono domestic violence advocate, and five organizational directors from the Pittsburgh Jewish community, to a two-day marathon of discussions, trainin...
The future of Jewish nonprofits: Let the Millenials drive
by Marleen Litt, Guest Columnist
Mar 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 80 80 recommendations | email to a friend
In 2007, a friend reached out to me for help. Her uncle was a long-term resident at the Reuth Medical Center in Tel Aviv, and she requested that I join her on the American Friends of Reuth’s Young ...
Beating back the assault on Israel’s legitimacy
by Jerry Silverman & Steve Gutow, Guest Columnists
Mar 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 73 73 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — Leaders of the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement say they are protesting Israel’s policies in the West Bank. They are doing far more than that. BDS advocates routinely oppose a ...
Evgeny Kissin and the nature of moral courage
Mar 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
Terry Teachout of The Wall Street Journal posed a very good question, recently: “Do artists have a responsibility to protest against moral injustice?” He was asking in reference to two internationa...
The Jews of Crimea
Mar 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
Done peacefully, we wouldn’t care if Crimea were part of Russia or Ukraine. But it’s being done at gunpoint, with a puppet prime minister, installed by Russia, ostensibly running the show on that B...
For Netanyahu, the time for talk is past — time now for deeds
Mar 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to the AIPAC Policy Conference was another rhetorical tour-de-force by this most silvered-tongued of Israeli leaders. There were applause lines for almost...
Life within the Zionist conspiracy: an AIPAC conference
by Lou Weiss, Guest Columnist
Mar 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
With the coming of spring and the blossoming of cherry blossoms comes the annual migration of pro-Israel activists to Washington, D.C., for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) Poli...
Israeli Apartheid Week is a Soviet creation
by Ben Cohen
Mar 14, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — #Rethink2014 is one of the more creative Twitter hashtags I’ve recently encountered. Launched by students opposing the hatefest otherwise known as “Israeli Apartheid Week” (IAW), the has...
Bring Levinson home
Mar 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
Now may be the perfect time for the Obama administration to push the Iranian government to come clean on the fate of Robert Levinson. Levinson, 66, of Coral Springs, Fla., disappeared seven years a...