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Radical Islam <br>
Rick McKee, The Augusta Chronicle
Radical Islam
Rick McKee, The Augusta Chronicle
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Complications of Ebola <br>
Taylor Jones, El Nuevo Dia, Puerto Rico
Complications of Ebola
Taylor Jones, El Nuevo Dia, Puerto Rico
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Staying ahead of crises
Recent news of the first transmission of the Ebola virus in the U.S. — a nurse in Texas infected by the disease while treating the now-deceased Thomas Eric Duncan, with the CDC attributing her infe...
Oct 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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A particularly dreadful year
As the United Nations General Assembly gathered this week in New York, one U.N. watcher was quoted as saying: “It does feel like a particularly dreadful year.” The ballooning of the Islamic State, ...
Sep 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Settlements as punishment?
The building of settlements in the West Bank of Israel is, to say the least, controversial. In Israel itself, there is a lack of consensus regarding the effort. The Palestinians believe that the se...
Sep 09, 2014 | 2 2 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Another witch hunt?
The choice of Canadian law professor William Schabas, 63, as chairman of a U.N. human rights panel to investigate violations in the Gaza war does not inspire confidence that the group’s processes o...
Aug 21, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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We’ve seen this before
The scourge of anti-Semitism is rearing its ugly head in Europe. And a troubling number of people aren’t even pretending anymore. Gone are the days of the false explanation that “I’m not anti-Semit...
Aug 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Support for our beleaguered Israeli family
We are all glued to news sources for information about Israel’s ongoing Gaza war. While there is some sense of déjà vu in the daily reports of the conflict — reminding us of a similar war fewer tha...
Jul 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘The Death of Klinghoffer’ is an injustice to our father’s memory
On Oct. 8, 1985, our 69-year-old wheelchair-bound father, Leon Klinghoffer, was shot in the head by Palestinian hijackers on the Achille Lauro cruise ship. The terrorists brutally and unceremonious...
Oct 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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How Palestinian ‘lawfare’ could backfire
When it comes to a long-term solution for our conflict with the Palestinians, there is no unanimity among Israelis. Many feel that the two-state solution is the only realistic option, while others ...
Oct 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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From opera house to House of Commons, Diaspora Jews are the target
This week, the opera “The Death of Klinghoffer” opened in New York. Rightly castigated for its invocation of unpleasant Jewish stereotypes and its apologia for the Palestinian terrorists’ murder of...
Oct 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Open Hillel is a necessary intervention
Four rabbis are engaged in an animated debate about Jewish law. Three of them agree, but the dissenter is adamant that he’s got it right. He cries out: “A sign, God, I beg You, a sign!” It begins t...
Oct 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hillel is an open forum
Once again the love affair between the Jewish people and higher education is back in full bloom. The start of a new school year, and the Jewish New Year, marked the beginning of robust programming ...
Oct 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Let IDF soldiers, haredim swap roles
Controversy over haredi military service roils Israeli society, but respect for each side’s concerns and values can help resolve it. Haredim believe Jews of all backgrounds are equally commanded to...
Sep 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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The importance of tzedakah: As Jews, we all need each other
“Hello, Mrs. Rudolph!” the smiling man greets me, as I answer the front door. I have just gotten up from dinner in response to the familiar sequence of events: first, the doorbell and a two-second ...
Sep 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Biden comes to the aid of Holocaust survivors
by Menachem Z. Rosensaft
Dec 26, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — For decades now, the plight of thousands of Holocaust survivors throughout the world has been getting worse. Fully recognizing the moral imperative of not abandoning these victims of Naz...
In defense of circumcision
Dec 24, 2013 | 21 21 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
Following the news that parents of a baby boy severely injured during his bris were suing the Pittsburgh mohel, Rabbi Mordechai Rosenberg, critics of circumcision in general went online posting som...
South Africa: A lesson for Israelis, Palestinians?
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Dec 19, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
Before he boarded a flight for South Africa last week to attend his medical school reunion, Dr. Farrel Buchinsky, a pediatric ENT at Allegheny General Hospital, took time to discuss the changing fa...
Shabbat dinner a valued tradition regardless of your observance level
by Mark Rubenstein, Guest Columnist
Dec 19, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
Shabbat dinner with my mom, Mildred Rubenstein, has been the one constant in my life. Beginning at a young age, our family would celebrate Shabbat every Friday night.  We would light the candles, c...
A new congressional realism on Iran?
by Joel Rubin
Dec 19, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — The recent diplomatic breakthrough with Iran was a dramatic, if fragile, success. There’s a lot more work that the Obama administration must do to ensure that a final agreement can be ...
The ASA wake-up call
Dec 19, 2013 | 3 3 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
After years of watching efforts to academically boycott Israel gather momentum in Europe — particularly Great Britain — apparently this weapon for demonizing the Jewish state by targeting its profe...
Time to redefine tikkun olam
by Abby W. Schachter
Dec 11, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
At his recent appearance here in Pittsburgh, Yossi Klein Halevi made an amazing declaration, when he redefined tikkun olam. Rather than basing his definition on some amorphous notion of social just...
Nelson Mandela and Zionism — the real story
by Ben Cohen
Dec 11, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 27 27 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 | 23 23 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 | 26 26 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...