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Pat Bagley, Salt Lake Tribune
Grumpy Fat Cats
Pat Bagley, Salt Lake Tribune
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Tom Janssen, The Netherlands
Bush library and museum
Tom Janssen, The Netherlands
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editorial
‘It cannot go on like this’
The disturbing attack on a young Jewish couple in a Paris suburb on Dec. 1 contained an element not seen in previous attacks thought to be motivated by anti-Semitism: the rape of a woman. This is a...
Dec 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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The lessons of Chuck Hagel
Most observers agree that U.S.-Israel military relations are now stronger than ever. During Israel’s summer war against Hamas in Gaza, for instance, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel pressed Congres...
Dec 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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A bad bill for the Jewish state
In what has largely been seen as the center-right circling of wagons around Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli Cabinet on Sunday approved a controversial bill that would declare...
Nov 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wealth versus democracy
In the world of politics and diplomacy, we are accustomed to understatement and a fair degree of obfuscation in much of the public discourse that unfolds around us. So when someone says what’s real...
Nov 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Who is Jonathan Greenblatt?
As national director of the Anti-Defamation League for a generation, Abe Foxman became the authority on what is and isn’t anti-Semitism. Foxman’s name, in many respects, became a synonym for the ve...
Nov 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jewish community recharger
On Sunday, close to 3,000 Jewish professionals and lay leaders will gather at a suburban Washington, D.C., resort to discuss Jewish issues, to network with other active Jews and learn how to be mor...
Nov 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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opinion
Putting the Pittsburgh Jewish Community Scorecard into action
The Pittsburgh Jewish Community Scorecard ( jewishscorecard.com ) “went live” on Feb. 18, 2014. The Scorecard is a catalyst for a vibrant, thriving and engaged Jewish community.  As a Pittsburgher,...
Dec 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Anti-Semitism in Armenia: a clear and present danger
The conflict in Syria has forced millions to leave their homes, among them many of the country’s Armenian minority. Many have fled and returned to Armenia, a safe haven for ethnic Armenians — much ...
Dec 18, 2014 | 4 4 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Eric Garner’s death does not make me feel safer
The words of Leviticus (19:6) admonish us not to “stand idly by while the blood of your neighbor is shed.” These words should sting our ears and shock our conscience in the wake of a Staten Island ...
Dec 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Israel and the betrayal of the intellectuals
The problem with being an intellectual is that you rarely have your ideas tested in the real world. But sitting on the sidelines enables you to use extreme rhetoric to advance crackpot notions that...
Dec 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Meeting the Jewish world’s new, urgent need
The rise in anti-Israel and anti-Semitic activities in academia begs for an effective strategy to address this new challenge. As Jewish teens arrive on college campuses, they are thrust into a vuln...
Dec 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Implications of the Supreme Court’s ‘passport’ case
The United States Supreme Court heard a case recently that was seemingly unimportant to many but with significant implications for Israel. The Court has been asked to determine the constitutionalit...
Dec 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Stop reckless sponsorship of anti-Israelism
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — I never imagined that a day would come when some of the world’s leading corporations would fund calls for Israel’s destruction, let alone at one of the world’s most prestigious u...
Nov 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Archives
Erekat should go
Feb 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
This paper supports the peace process. That’s a clearly defined position to take, even if it’s not universally popular in Jewish Pittsburgh. But we have long held that it is better for Israeli and ...
Barry Rubin remembered for pursuit of truth
by Abby W. Schachter
Feb 21, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
“The key question for us is what kind of breakout time we can accept,” said a diplomat speaking on condition of anonymity. The unnamed source quoted in this week’s Reuter’s story is referring to th...
Work to do
Feb 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
Last week, we used this space to criticize the recent — and sadly, latest — attack on a Reform synagogue in the Israeli city of Raanan. The Beit Shmueli synagogue has been targeted several times in...
Outrageous resource guide
Feb 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
When the Presbyterian Church (USA), at its 2012 General Assembly in Pittsburgh, narrowly rejected a resolution to divest from companies doing business in Israel, while at the same time adopting a m...
Addendum: Cantor saves Torah when fire starts
Feb 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
Since the publication of Tom Harrison’s column in the Butler Eagle, Cantor Michal Gray-Schaffer of Congregation B’nai Abraham has updated the conditions of the Torah scrolls, particularly the small...
Torah damage brings faith communities together in Butler
by Tom Harrison, Guest Columnist
Feb 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
BUTLER — Of all the misfortunes that could befall a Jewish congregation, the one that recently visited Congregation B’nai Abraham was especially painful. The Torah scrolls — the Butler synagogue’s ...
Comforting to know
Feb 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
Last week, a Torah scribe from Florida visited the Tri-State area. Rabbi Yochanan Salazar checked and repaired Torah scrolls at a Reform congregation in Wheeling, W.Va., and Conservative and Orthod...
Israeli rabbinate reversal was never about Avi Weiss
by Yehuda Kurtzer, Guest Columnist
Jan 30, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
My social networks are celebrating the turnabout by the Israeli Rabbinate about the legitimacy of Rabbi Avi Weiss as a halachic decisor on matters of Jewish identity for issues of personal status i...
So when is a Christmas wreath not a Christmas wreath?
by Rabbi Jonathan R. Katz, Guest Columnist
Jan 30, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
In December, just before Christmas, hundreds of thousands of wreaths adorned with large red bows were placed at graves in cemeteries across the country and abroad administered by the U.S. Departmen...
My father’s survival at Auschwitz — by a twist of fate  
by Menachem Z. Rosensaft
Jan 30, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — My father decidedly did not want to be in Auschwitz. True, few Jews had any desire to be there, but my father actually did something about it. Repeatedly. Deported for the first time fro...