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White Supremacy <br>
Mike Keefe, Cagle Cartoons
White Supremacy
Mike Keefe, Cagle Cartoons
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Obama Cares <br>
Steve Sack, The Minneapolis Star Tribune
Obama Cares
Steve Sack, The Minneapolis Star Tribune
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The Jews of Crimea
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...
Mar 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bring Levinson home
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...
Mar 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Something to build on
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’ recent statement that he would accept a U.S.-led NATO force to patrol a Palestinian state for an indefinite period of time is an interesting developme...
Mar 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Erekat should go
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 ...
Feb 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Work to do
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...
Feb 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outrageous resource guide
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...
Feb 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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opinion
Shame and hypocrisy at Brandeis University
A celebrated Jewish playwright once declared the creation of the State of Israel “a mistake” and has since raged against the Jewish homeland, calling it a source of “terrible peril.” In 2006 that s...
Apr 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Twersky so much more deserving than a small sendoff
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 ...
Apr 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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The future of Jewish nonprofits: Let the Millenials drive
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 ...
Mar 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Beating back the assault on Israel’s legitimacy
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 ...
Mar 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Evgeny Kissin and the nature of moral courage
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...
Mar 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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For Netanyahu, the time for talk is past — time now for deeds
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...
Mar 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Life within the Zionist conspiracy: an AIPAC conference
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...
Mar 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Questions
Oct 09, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
(Warning: The following questions could be considered disturbing, outrageous, maybe even ludicrous.) But that’s just fine if the questions spur debate on responses to the very real issues identifie...
And it was morning and it was evening, the seventh game
by Gary Rosenblatt
Oct 03, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — My favorite contemporary Simchat Torah story was told to me by a close friend who grew up in Pittsburgh. I offer it here in honor of Simchat Torah, which was celebrated this year on Thur...
Amputation case paints Islam in bad light, but Jews can relate
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Oct 03, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
The Amnesty International report jumped out at me: “The Yemeni authorities must immediately commute a sentence of amputation imposed on a man convicted of theft and assault, said Amnesty Internatio...
Kristallnacht at 75: Christians need the Jewish witness
by Pastor Donald Green, Guest Columnist
Oct 03, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Recently, I was preparing to preach for the 75th anniversary of a congregation with which I had little familiarity.  I wanted to get a sense of the historical context in which this body of Christia...
Man-made climate
Oct 03, 2013 | 2 2 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
For many scientists studying climate change (the vast majority, in fact), the role mankind plays in the warming of the Earth can no longer be denied. The latest assessment of the Earth’s climate by...
Protection we need is doable following Navy Yard shootings
by Jared Feldman, Guest Columnist
Sep 29, 2013 | 2 2 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — Forsaking homes that keep out the rain, Jews around the world this week are instead inviting guests into thatched roofed huts whose architecture is starlight. It is the harvest festiva...
Will Norway’s new government stem tide of anti-Semitism?
by Jeffrey F. Barken, Guest Columnist
Sep 29, 2013 | 4 4 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Earlier this month, conservative candidates in Norway won landslide elections, deposing the Labour party majority that has ruled for nearly a decade. Many are hopeful that the new government will a...
Reconciling with God after Auschwitz
by Menachem Z. Rosensaft
Sep 29, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — Rosh Hashanah, the beginning of the Jewish year, is bracketed by two Shabbat Torah portions in which God proclaims his intention to hide his face from his people’s misery and suffering. ...
Is Rohani for real?
Sep 29, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Iranian President Hasan Rohani, who is on a five-day visit to New York this week, capped by his address at the opening of the United Nations General Assembly, was in a position to allay a lot of su...
Plan C
Sep 11, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
President Obama, in his address to the nation Tuesday, made it clear he’s ready to give diplomacy a chance to remove Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s deadly chemical weapons arsenal. We’ll call t...