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Immigration Police
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Pat Bagley, Salt Lake Tribune
Immigration Police
Pat Bagley, Salt Lake Tribune
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Delirium

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Dario Castillejos, Diario La Crisis
Delirium
Dario Castillejos, Diario La Crisis
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editorial
Sour on Sarsour
What’s Linda Sarsour’s angle? The American activist, who was a surrogate for Sen. Bernie Sanders during his presidential campaign and an organizer of the Women’s March that brought half a million p...
Mar 02, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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A school protects its children
The first impulse of most institutions when confronted by an accusation of child abuse by one of its staff is to squelch it. High-profile examples include the Jerry Sandusky scandal at Penn State, ...
Feb 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Everyone’s Talmud
Until modern times, the Talmud was a major Jewish preoccupation. This sprawling compendium of the law, lore and commentary of successive generations of early rabbinic scholars provided Jews with a ...
Feb 15, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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Consider Gorsuch on his merits
The Senate’s advice and consent on a proposed Supreme Court nominee is a fundamental constitutional exercise that is important, consequential and reflective of the checks and balances built into ou...
Feb 09, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
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An order that breeds disorder
Most of the organized Jewish community, along with many conservative voices and most liberal voices, shuddered as the new administration hastily issued an executive order severely restricting immig...
Feb 01, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 67 67 recommendations | email to a friend
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Caught in the middle
President Trump appeared to be addressing his core supporters rather than the nation during his inaugural address last Friday. There was no outstretched hand to the other side, no inclusive referen...
Jan 25, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 74 74 recommendations | email to a friend
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opinion
Now is the time to turn around
When we made plans to visit our daughter who is studying at Hebrew University in Jerusalem, I quickly realized that we would be in Jerusalem for Rosh Chodesh Adar, the new month of Adar. The timing...
Mar 15, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Baseball’s Cinderella mensches
It took the Chicago Cubs 108 years to bring the World Series trophy home. They brought it home in the Jewish calendar year 5777. Maybe 5777 is the lucky year for another Cinderella team. Featuring ...
Mar 15, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Yeshiva story offers a glimmer of hope in Pennsylvania
I have long heard that as people age the shock factor decreases and very little about human behavior is surprising. That was not my experience as I heard Milo Yiannopoulos’ comments seemingly advoc...
Mar 08, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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A sobering Purim
Cemeteries desecrated. Schools and JCCs evacuated. Communitywide rallies. It has been a tense time for Jews across the United States, perhaps none more so than the Jews of Philadelphia. One word ca...
Mar 08, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Embracing the Jewish community’s refugee roots
HIAS was established 135 years ago to protect Jewish refugees who were fleeing the pogroms of Czarist Russia. Today, we remain true to our original mission of refugee protection. We are helping peo...
Mar 02, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Badge of honor turns into a mark of shame
As former director of Jews for Judaism, I used to view my Orthodox Judaism as a badge of honor. I was part of a group that was upholding the values of my ancestors, values that had fundamentally sh...
Mar 02, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Online Talmud the next great technological innovation
When the history of Jewish texts comes to be written, Feb. 7, 2017, will likely be regarded as an important turning point. Why? Here’s what happened. For the first time, the extraordinary Steinsalt...
Feb 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Archives
Enough delays: It’s time to bring the Falash Mura home
by David M. Elcott , Guest Columnist
Aug 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 228 228 recommendations | email to a friend
We met Demoz Deboch at services in Gondar, Ethiopia. It was Friday night in June of 2013 and we were surrounded by hundreds of white-clad Falash Mura, the descendants of Jews who were now living a ...
Prelude to a pogrom
by David Nabhan, Guest Columnist
Aug 03, 2016 | 7 7 comments | 218 218 recommendations | email to a friend
Very recently filmmaker Ami Horowitz documented how Portland State University students reacted when being asked to pledge money to purchase explosives to bomb Israeli schools, hospitals and synagog...
The spectacle of the battling New York mayors
Aug 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 222 222 recommendations | email to a friend
Political attack dogs, like their furry namesake, come in many breeds. But even in the same breed, no two attack dogs are exactly the same. And so it was with two former Republican mayors of New Yo...
Don’t believe their hype: BDS is marginal at best
by David Bernstein, Guest Columnist
Jul 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 222 222 recommendations | email to a friend
Ever since the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel began picking up steam three years ago, its proponents have brazenly declared the movement’s inevitable triumph. In Ap...
ORT’s day schools in former Soviet Union a lifeline to millions
by Dr. Conrad Giles, Guest Columnist
Jul 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 226 226 recommendations | email to a friend
As we mourn the passing of Elie Wiesel, we also worry for the future, how we will be able to remember the Holocaust without survivors and, in turn, how we can remind the world of this greatest of c...
Continuing skirmishes with the Chief Rabbinate
Jul 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 230 230 recommendations | email to a friend
Israel’s haredi Orthodox Chief Rabbinate has racked up a series of recent victories against those who want to expand the country’s religious freedoms. In the Jewish state, religious questions are a...
Police, people of color and a Jewish dream of justice
by Leo Ferguson, Guest Columnist
Jul 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 237 237 recommendations | email to a friend
Two weeks ago, we watched in horror and dismay as violent event after violent event unfolded, each amplifying and recontextualizing the one before it. By Friday morning, July 8, five Dallas police ...
Why infertility is a Jewish issue — and what we can do about it
by Michelle Ben-Aviv, Guest Columnist
Jul 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 228 228 recommendations | email to a friend
Growing up, I always dreamed of being a mom. Even as a kid I would brainstorm baby names, tell my dolls bedtime stories and swear that I would be a cool mom and let them eat cookies for breakfast, ...
Gingrich’s irresponsible screed
Jul 21, 2016 | 2 2 comments | 237 237 recommendations | email to a friend
Jews and students of Jewish history know well the dangers and often deadly consequences of the accusatory process known as “scapegoating.” In 20th-century America, traditional scapegoats were black...
How Elie Wiesel inspired the Free Soviet Jewry movement
by Glenn Richter, Guest Columnist
Jul 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 252 252 recommendations | email to a friend
On my bookshelves there are two rows of volumes on the Soviet Jewry movement. Squeezed in among the tomes is a small, well-worn paperback with pages no longer attached to the spine, “The Jews of Si...