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Women On The Money <br>
Randall Enos, Cagle Cartoons
Women On The Money
Randall Enos, Cagle Cartoons
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Joep Bertrams, The Netherlands
on your marks
Joep Bertrams, The Netherlands
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Now for the hard part
The broad outlines of a deal on Iran’s nuclear program, reached by international negotiators last week, offers both hope and concern about whether Tehran’s ambitions can be constrained in exchange ...
Apr 09, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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What is our Iran policy?
Supposedly the nuclear negotiations between Iran and the network of nations led by the United States are not linked to changing Iran’s non-nuclear behavior. And yet, there are troubling signs that ...
Apr 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Celebrate freedom with fair trade chocolate
There have been a few movies that affected me so deeply that I couldn’t move afterwards, their impact so deep that I knew a new journey was opening for me. One of those was “The Dark Side of Chocol...
Mar 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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From Durban to L.A.: the BDS movement’s long trail of anti-Semitism
Last month, in a breathtaking display of anti-Semitism reminiscent of Nazi Germany, members of the student government at South Africa’s Durban University of Technology called for the expulsion of a...
Mar 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
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Advocating for Israel in the American media
When was the last time anyone in the American Jewish community heard or saw a creative, impacting short message about the many unique Israeli accomplishments geared to the American public as oppose...
Mar 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
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Troubling anti-Semitism at UCLA
Rachel Beyda is a UCLA sophomore who recently sought a seat on the judicial board of the school’s Undergraduate Students Association Council. During questioning by the Council on her application, f...
Mar 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
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Want to stop Iran’s nukes? Use less oil
With the conclusion of a framework agreement over Iran’s nuclear agreement, many remain profoundly unsure whether the deal will successfully prevent Tehran’s acquisition of a nuclear weapon. Under ...
Apr 16, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Iran nuclear nightmare: Framework represents capitulation­
After more than 20 years of sanctions against Iran concerning its illicit nuclear program, President Barack Obama has not only precipitously squandered the international community’s economic levera...
Apr 16, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Philanthropist Art Jaffe lived life to the fullest
“He was a Renaissance Man.” That’s what Howard Rieger, former CEO of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh said about Arthur Jaffe, who died recently in Florida at the age of 93. Much was mad...
Apr 16, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Educational integration: Time to set an example for Israeli children
The unfortunate truth is that Israeli society is still afraid of people with disabilities.  I say “still,” because in 1988, Israel passed “Chok HaShiluv,” an integration law to provide special need...
Apr 16, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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If you marry a Jew, you’re one of us
Millennia ago, before rabbis existed or conversion was invented, thousands who were not born Jewish became part of the Jewish community through a very simple act: They married a Jew. Sarah was the ...
Apr 09, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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BDS conference showcases diverse pro-Israel strategies
I was privileged to attend and participate in a recent conference organized by StandWithUs in Los Angeles, entitled “Combating the Boycott Movement Against Israel — Understanding the BDS Movement’s...
Apr 09, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Restarting U.S.-Israel relationship also depends on Palestinians
As someone who was critical of several steps by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during the campaign leading up to his reelection, particularly his decision to address Congress and his sta...
Apr 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Being Jewish in the Bible Belt
by Abby Lee Rast, Guest Columnist
Mar 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 59 59 recommendations | email to a friend
Being Jewish in a very Christian school can be worse than being a Texan in New York City. Ten-gallon hats, giant belt buckles and cowboy boots strutting down the streets of Manhattan will get you l...
Confirming our fears
Mar 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 65 65 recommendations | email to a friend
The results of a new Pew Research Center study finding that global harassment of Jews has reached a seven-year high didn’t come as much of a surprise. With attacks against Jews in Paris and Copenha...
What’s in a name? That which we call ‘Islamic’ …
by Kenneth S. Stern, Guest Columnist
Feb 26, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 77 77 recommendations | email to a friend
When President Bush declared a “War on Terror” after the September 11, 2001 attacks, I wrote a piece decrying his use of the term. Terror is a mechanism, an ideological tool. The people who flew pl...
Purim poser: What is our fascination with villains?
by Edmon J. Rodman, Guest Columnist
Feb 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 67 67 recommendations | email to a friend
Who is the Haman in your life? The person, who like the bad guy in the Megillah Esther that we read on Purim, schemes to bring you down. When we get to the place in the Megillah where Haman is forc...
Reflections on the Jewish Federations’ solidarity mission to Paris
by Mark Gurvis, Guest Columnist
Feb 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 70 70 recommendations | email to a friend
My early days as a Jewish Federation professional came at a time when our system was evolving away from reliance on messages of combating anti-Semitism and statements of “never again” to one of str...
Playing the race card against Israel
by Moshe Phillips and Benyamin Korn, Guest Columnists
Feb 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
When all else fails, play the race card. With the White House campaign against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu running out of steam, the administration’s supporters scraped the bottom of ...
Icon makes political statement
Feb 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 66 66 recommendations | email to a friend
Elie Wiesel has taken out full-page ads in The Washington Post and The New York Times in support of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s plan to address both houses of Congress. In the ads, ...
Are voluntary dues enough to get people to join synagogues?
by Nina Badzin, Guest Columnist
Feb 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 66 66 recommendations | email to a friend
Michael Paulson reported in The New York Times on the “Pay What You Want” model that some synagogues are implementing to reduce the financial barrier to membership. Paulson estimated that about 30 ...
‘Startup nation’ Israel’s best defense: science education
by Dov Rubin, Guest Columnist
Feb 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 70 70 recommendations | email to a friend
Due to a seemingly never-ending cycle of war in Israel, the Jewish state is constantly taking great measures to strengthen its military and defend its borders. Fueled by wartime pressures, the “sta...
All about Shmuley
Feb 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 78 78 recommendations | email to a friend
Is Rabbi Shmuley Boteach the Jewish Al Sharpton? Like the reverend who is often identified as “civil rights leader Al Sharpton,” Boteach is an amalgam of activism and self-promotion — having brande...