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Obama and Immigration Reform Executive Order <br>
Daryl Cagle, CagleCartoons.com
Obama and Immigration Reform Executive Order
Daryl Cagle, CagleCartoons.com
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Endless War <br>
Wolverton, Cagle Cartoons
Endless War
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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 | 1 1 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 | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Conversions and politics
Immediately after Rabbi Barry Freundel of Washington, D.C.’s Kesher Israel Congregation was arrested and charged with placing hidden cameras in the changing room of an adjacent ritual bath, the que...
Oct 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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A matter of trust, sanctity
The arrest last week of Rabbi Barry Freundel on six charges of voyeurism has shaken his congregation, Kesher Israel in Georgetown, as well as the Jewish community of greater Washington and the Orth...
Oct 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 1 1 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 | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Turning the page on the special U.S.-Israel relationship
The Nov. 4 midterm election results have obvious implications for American domestic policy. For us in Israel, however, the new Congress and the last two years of President Barack Obama’s administra...
Nov 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Deal or no deal? Iran says shut up and decide
As everyone seems to be saying, there is less than a fortnight to go before we hit the Nov. 24 deadline for a final agreement with Iran over its nuclear program. And as more and more people are for...
Nov 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kristallnacht’s lessons for today
Each year on the anniversary of Kristallnacht, we recall the opening salvo of the violent assault on Jews that foreshadowed the Holocaust and ask ourselves what should have been done at that moment...
Nov 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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What to do about car terrorism?
As I prepare for an upcoming visit to Israel, I can’t help but feel a twinge of apprehension. How could it be otherwise? The recent vehicular terrorist attacks in Jerusalem inevitably make every vi...
Nov 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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The ‘chicken----gate’ fallout for America, Israel and the Middle East
Naftali Bennett, Israel’s economy minister, got it 100 percent right in a Facebook posting just a few hours after the latest blow to American-Israeli relations — aka “chicken----gate” — surfaced in...
Nov 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Israel’s emerging Muslim-majority ally
Beginning in the early 1990s, Turkey became the one Muslim-majority country that maintained a robust strategic relationship with Israel. The two countries developed strong trade ties. Israel helped...
Nov 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rabbis bearing witness in Ferguson
Early last week, national faith leaders called rabbis, pastors, priests and imams to Ferguson, Mo., a city rife with racial violence and pain. Along with my rabbinic colleagues from Truah: The Rabb...
Oct 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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In rebuttal: Physicians trained as mohalim are competent and reliable
by Dr. Fred Kogen, Guest Columnist
Jan 24, 2014 | 5 5 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
I would like to take the opportunity to respond to Rabbi Daniel Wasserman's letter to the editor dated Jan. 9.  But first a little background is in order. I am a mohel and physician with 28 years o...
A greater legacy
Jan 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
Last week in this space, we said Ariel Sharon’s legacy was that he proved himself capable of change. So much so, he took the daring step of withdrawing from the Gaza Strip, moving out the thousands...
Community health paramount to Butler Yahrzeit Weekend
by Abby W. Schachter
Jan 24, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
The Pittsburgh Jewish community is chock-full of doctors and medical researchers, but two women (with the support of many other volunteers and communal organizations) are showing that caring for th...
What the Warsaw Ghetto Starbucks taught me about time
by Dani Plung, Guest Columnist
Jan 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
When I traveled to Warsaw on a Holocaust study tour two summers ago, my group found the city particularly warm. In the middle of the day, we stopped for a respite — from the heat as much as the emo...
Iran diplomacy will take patience — just ask the Israelis
by Joel Rubin
Jan 16, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — As we stand on the cusp of an historic diplomatic breakthrough with Iran, some Americans are second-guessing the value of diplomacy as the best way to ensure that Iran does not get the...
The Sharon legacy
Jan 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
Perhaps the saddest commentary on Ariel Sharon’s extraordinary life is the lengths to which the Israeli government went to assure his safe funeral. The government beefed up military protection arou...
Remembering our identity: Let’s write our own story
by Rabbi Danny Schiff, Guest Columnist
Jan 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM — According to the recently published Pew Survey of U.S. Jews, a staggering 73 percent of Jews say that remembering the Holocaust is “an essential part of what being Jewish means to them....
Hamas closes 2013 not with a bang, but a whimper
by Ben Cohen
Jan 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — Israel ended 2013 in much the same way as previous years: facing a surge of terrorist activity from the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip. On Dec. 24, Salah Shukri Abu Latyef, a 22-year-old Israeli...
Pittsburgh on overdrive
Jan 07, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
Jewish Pittsburgh had much to be proud of Monday when the city’s new government was sworn in. Bill Peduto, a longtime city councilman from the East End, where many Jewish residents live, took the o...
Israel Outreach: Broad vs Deep
by Gary Rosenblatt
Jan 02, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — Did you know that Israel is the first country to ban underweight models? A recent law prohibits the use of ultra-skinny young women and of altering images in photos and ads. And a new te...