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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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Archives
Shavit: ‘We’ve lost our narrative’
by Gary Rosenblatt
Dec 04, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — Ari Shavit, the popular Israeli newspaper columnist for Haaretz, seems to be everywhere in the American media these days, talking about his newly published and highly praised book, “My P...
In praise of Al Jazeera America — Israeli media can take a lesson
by Samuel Hantverk, Guest Columnist
Dec 04, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
Al Jazeera. Simply hearing the name would bother me two years ago, like nails on a chalkboard. In my ethnocentric view, I believed Al Jazeera existed for the sole purpose of promoting anti-Israel p...
Egyptian Nazi scandal exposes academic dishonesty
by Ben Cohen
Dec 04, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
Imagine the following scenario. A storied American university holds a conference on the future of democracy in Europe. Among the invited speakers are representatives of two of the continent’s neo-N...
Lead with our hearts
Dec 04, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
When the Union for Reform Judaism opens its 2013 biennial convention later this month in San Diego, it will open the gathering to outsiders. People not affiliated with the movement may attend. Many...
Buying time, at great risk
Dec 04, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
One thing is for sure about the interim nuclear deal negotiated over the weekend between Western powers and Iran: Israel hates it. At least, the Israeli government hates it. There are some quarters...
Pew findings pale before question, ‘Why be Jewish?’
by David Brent
Nov 20, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
The beginning of Parshat Toldot states that Abraham “begat” Isaac, using the word holid. This is in contrast with the word to describe Abraham’s fathering of Ismael with Hagar yaldah. The Rav (Rabb...
Christian IDF recruitment affirms Israeli democracy
by Ben Cohen, Guest Columnist
Nov 20, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
Over the summer, the Israeli media highlighted a phenomenon that is both intriguing and encouraging: a movement among Israel’s Christian Arabs advocating that their community be drafted, along with...
Why American Jews should support a nuclear deal with Iran
Nov 20, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — As an American Jew, I abhor the idea that Iran could get the bomb and spread fear across the Middle East.  I also do not believe that military action against Iran can eliminate its abi...
Keep consulate in Philly
Nov 20, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
A growing chorus of dignitaries is calling on the Israeli government to keep its Philadelphia consulate open, and have been doing so almost since news that it could close became public last month. ...
Pittsburgh sans Israeli, Hebrew culture is a missed opportunity
by Nitsa Bucritz Ford
Nov 14, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
The latest Pew report says: “U.S. Jews see being Jewish as more a matter of ancestry, culture and value than religious observance.” What is culture? How does it help define who we are? The first ob...