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Bernie and Donald <br>
Bob Englehart, CagleCartoons.com
Bernie and Donald
Bob Englehart, CagleCartoons.com
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Christie and Rubio <br>
John Cole, The Scranton Times-Tribune
Christie and Rubio
John Cole, The Scranton Times-Tribune
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We are all Jews, and more
President Barack Obama delivered a historic address last week at the Israeli Embassy in Washington. Speaking on International Holocaust Remembrance Day as medals were given to families declared rig...
Feb 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Obama's regret
In his final State of the Union address last week, President Barack Obama reminded the country that optimism and hope are the tried-and-true American responses to hard times and to demagogues. Alth...
Jan 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Balance of rights
In announcing executive action to reduce gun violence across the nation last week, President Barack Obama called for balancing Second Amendment gun rights with other liberties. As he did so, he rec...
Jan 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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No reason to spy
One of the many surprising revelations made by Edward Snowden in 2013 was that the National Security Agency was tapping the phone conversations of world leaders, most famously German Chancellor Ang...
Jan 07, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Take Iran’s provocations seriously
In reaching a nuclear agreement with Iran last summer, the United States knew that it was not dealing with a friendly country. It was clear that Iran is governed by a revolutionary, hegemonic regim...
Dec 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Progress in the absence of peace
In an op-ed in The Washington Post last week, Israeli President Reuven Rivlin outlined a kinder, gentler right-wing approach to the Palestinians living under Israeli control that would focus on imp...
Dec 17, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Repairing Pittsburgh, repairing the world
Shortly after joining the Repair the World team as its Pittsburgh director, I was asked by our national staff about our volunteering plans for MLK Day. After all, MLK Day is a national service day ...
Feb 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Eugene Borowitz, teacher of rabbis, defined dilemma of the modern Jew
In “Ethics of the Fathers,” the rabbis teach that we must grant respect and honor to an individual who teaches us even the smallest bit of knowledge. For those of us who were the students of Rabbi ...
Feb 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Why are we still competing? We are in this together
Big news this past week. A new collaborative umbrella organization for Jewish Day Schools has been created that will bring five existing organizations together under one united banner. This new ent...
Feb 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Eating out Jewishly ... and celebrating life itself
Last week, after Shabbat ended, my wife and I went out with friends to eat in a downtown Jerusalem restaurant. I didn’t regard it as a particularly patriotic act. It didn’t even occur to me that so...
Feb 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Compassion, it seems, has its limits even in Sweden.
European liberal left blames victims, leaves Europe in decay Recent incidents highlighted the dangerously failed European left-wing politics that has draped itself in the false cloak of morality an...
Jan 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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My son is majoring in musical theater
It is winter, which means my high school senior is in the thick of the college application process. Like the hundreds of thousands of other American mothers in my shoes, most conversations I find m...
Jan 27, 2016 | 4 4 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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A day school umbrella
On many levels, Jewish day schools are flourishing in the United States. Notwithstanding our nation’s many good public school systems, high-quality private school opportunities and a history of int...
Jan 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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This is not the Charleston I know
by Robert N. Rosen, Guest Columnist
Jun 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
CHARLESTON, S.C. — The unspeakable murder of nine accomplished, beloved, and respected African-American Charlestonians of faith in their own church on Wednesday has hit our city like an earthquake....
One for the ‘nones’
Jun 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
First the good news. The American Jewish population has stabilized in size after decades of decline. That’s the positive glimmer from the recent Pew Research Center survey that found American Chris...
Dad, survivor, hero
by Alan Elsner, Guest Columnist
Jun 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
As a child, I was always fascinated by my father’s war wounds — deep gouges in his arm and leg left by a spray of German bullets early in 1945. As I grew older, I learned a bit more. Barely two mon...
The assault on immigration
by Nancy K. Kaufman, Guest Columnist
Jun 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
President Barack Obama’s use of his executive authority to defer deportation for millions of immigrant families has become a flashpoint for opponents of immigration reform. The state of Texas, alon...
Diane Rehm’s loyalty oath
Jun 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
Public radio host Diane Rehm is known for running a genial, intelligent and well-informed talk show. But during her interview with Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders last week, someth...
The administration should not meet with Muslim Brotherhood in Washington
by Eric Trager, Guest Columnist
Jun 11, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
This week, a delegation including two prominent Muslim Brotherhood members will visit Washington to advocate against the current Egyptian government, headed by President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi. While...
Let’s have ‘the talk’: As synagogue resources dwindle, the time has come for transformative change
by Rabbi Mark N. Staitman, Guest Columnist
Jun 11, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
For those of us with spouses, or with adult children, a discussion of what we want in the last period of our life is common. We plan for our medical care and for the distribution of our worldly pos...
Rabbi Riskin under fire
Jun 11, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
Rabbi Dr. Shlomo Riskin is a well-respected and accomplished modern Orthodox rabbi. In the 1960s and ’70s he was among the leading voices in the Soviet Jewry movement and led the Lincoln Square Syn...
Yemen war heats up Iran’s anti-Saudi rhetoric
by Mehdi Khalaji, Guest Columnist
Jun 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
On May 14, following a meeting with Iraqi president Fuad Masum, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei warned that “the Saudis have made a major mistake in Yemen, and they will certainly get hurt by it...
Yesterday’s Ruth would not have been welcome in today’s Israel
by Maya Haber, Guest Columnist
Jun 03, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
More than any other holiday, Shavuot, which we enjoyed at the beginning of last week, celebrates compassion and empathy. Based on the Book of Ruth, it tells the story of Naomi, her husband and two ...