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Putin's Critics <br>
Adam Zyglis, The Buffalo News
Putin's Critics
Adam Zyglis, The Buffalo News
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Obamacare Plank <br>
Steve Sack, The Minneapolis Star Tribune
Obamacare Plank
Steve Sack, The Minneapolis Star Tribune
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editorial
Icon makes political statement
Elie Wiesel has taken out full-page ads in The Washington Post and The New York Times in support of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s plan to address both houses of Congress. In the ads, ...
Feb 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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All about Shmuley
Is Rabbi Shmuley Boteach the Jewish Al Sharpton? Like the reverend who is often identified as “civil rights leader Al Sharpton,” Boteach is an amalgam of activism and self-promotion — having brande...
Feb 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Schabas rests
As chairman of a three-person U.N. human rights panel appointed to investigate violations during last summer’s Gaza war, Canadian law professor William Schabas was deemed by many to be biased again...
Feb 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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The fallout from Dermergate
As Benjamin Netanyahu’s man in Washington, Israeli Ambassador Ron Dermer has succeeded in identifying himself more closely with his prime minister than any other envoy in the nation’s history. That...
Feb 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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A new AMIA bombing victim
With the death by gunshot wound of Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman, the investigation into the 1994 bombing of the AMIA Jewish center in Buenos Aires has ground to a halt. Nisman was hours away...
Jan 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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No hoax in Paris
There is a disturbing counter-narrative about who was behind this month’s terror attacks in Paris that led to the deaths of 14 innocent people. Listen to Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan: “...
Jan 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 128 128 recommendations | email to a friend
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Big devotion in a small town
“Life is a tragedy full of joy,” the celebrated novelist Bernard Malamud once stated. As Jews, we are all too familiar with happiness and pain sharing space on the same stage. This diametrically op...
Mar 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Being Jewish in the Bible Belt
Being Jewish in a very Christian school can be worse than being a Texan in New York City. Ten-gallon hats, giant belt buckles and cowboy boots strutting down the streets of Manhattan will get you l...
Mar 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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What’s in a name? That which we call ‘Islamic’ …
When President Bush declared a “War on Terror” after the September 11, 2001 attacks, I wrote a piece decrying his use of the term. Terror is a mechanism, an ideological tool. The people who flew pl...
Feb 26, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Purim poser: What is our fascination with villains?
Who is the Haman in your life? The person, who like the bad guy in the Megillah Esther that we read on Purim, schemes to bring you down. When we get to the place in the Megillah where Haman is forc...
Feb 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Reflections on the Jewish Federations’ solidarity mission to Paris
My early days as a Jewish Federation professional came at a time when our system was evolving away from reliance on messages of combating anti-Semitism and statements of “never again” to one of str...
Feb 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Playing the race card against Israel
When all else fails, play the race card. With the White House campaign against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu running out of steam, the administration’s supporters scraped the bottom of ...
Feb 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Are voluntary dues enough to get people to join synagogues?
Michael Paulson reported in The New York Times on the “Pay What You Want” model that some synagogues are implementing to reduce the financial barrier to membership. Paulson estimated that about 30 ...
Feb 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Simplest, most important lesson of the Holocaust is missing
by Abby W. Schachter, Guest Columnist
Jul 09, 2014 | 4 4 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
“To me it’s just abysmal that out of 50 states only five currently have Holocaust education mandated … and Pennsylvania is long overdue,” said Rhonda Fink-Whitman, who wrote “94 Maidens,” a novel i...
Presbyterian (USA) divestment vote smacks hard at cherished relationships
by Rabbi James Gibson, Guest Columnist
Jul 08, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
Rabbis (as well priests, ministers and imams) have a special standing in society at large. This is based on the general level of respect granted religious leaders based on an appreciation of their ...
Operas you won’t be seeing at the Met
by Ben Cohen, Guest Columnist
Jun 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
Here are three operas that won’t get staged at the famed Metropolitan Opera (Met) in New York City anytime soon. “Omar.” The story of a young Iraqi man who was beaten and tortured by Saddam Hussein...
Obama’s ‘always have Israel’s back’ pledge rings hollow
by Moshe Phillips and Benyamin Korn, Guest Columnists
Jun 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
The State Department’s demand that Israel “exercise restraint” in its search for the Hamas kidnappers makes a mockery of President Obama’s pledge two years ago that he “will always have Israel’s ba...
With friends like these …
Jun 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
What’s with the Presbyterians? On the one hand, The Presbyterian Church (USA) says it loves its “Jewish sisters and brothers” and believes in interfaith dialogue; and its member churches frequently...
Our challenge as Zionists: Defend Israel
by Abby W. Schachter, Guest Columnist
May 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 69 69 recommendations | email to a friend
To restate the obvious: There is a war against Israel and the Jews. The latest victims are Israelis Mira and Emmanuel Riva, who last week were shot to death at the Jewish museum in Brussels, along ...
Young Jews, peace process rejected in J Street vote
by Maddie Ulanow
May 21, 2014 | 3 3 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
We are a generation that is more progressive and more critical of Israel than our parents.
It’s time to raise minimum wage
by Stuart Appelbaum and Lynne Fox
May 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
The Torah provides a moral imperative: “Justice, justice shall you pursue.”  In practical terms in today’s economic environment, that means at the very least we should support a just minimum wage –...
How will Modi lead?
May 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
A youthful nation and growing economic powerhouse, India has long been forging strong business relations with Israel. Those ties are expected to grow stronger following last week’s landslide electi...
Back to the future: early childhood education
by Carolyn Linder
May 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 80 80 recommendations | email to a friend
Simply asked, how are you planning for the Jewish future? Jewish early childhood professionals consciously and selflessly answer this question each and every day by making a profound difference in ...