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Are fatal shootings on the rise?
We are still reeling from the fatal shootings by police of African-American men last week — followed by the deadly revenge attack on Dallas police who, ironically, were protecting the rights of act...
Jul 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Iran Deal’s anniversary
In the run up to the July 14 first anniversary of the Iran nuclear deal, the pundits have provided mixed reviews. Those who were in favor of the deal cite Iran having apparently abided by the requi...
Jul 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Elie Wiesel
We join in mourning the passing of Elie Wiesel, one of the most famous Holocaust survivors, who died Saturday at the age of 87. Like many other heroic figures of the tumultuous last century, Wiesel...
Jul 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Stew of Demonization
There may be many reasons — none of them justified — why 17-year-old Muhammad Nasser Tarayrah jumped the fence around the Kiryat Arba settlement near Hebron and stabbed to death 13-year-old Hallel ...
Jul 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Israel’s conversion muddle
Israel’s chief rabbinate system has long been known as inflexible about strains of Judaism that do not match its approved brands of Orthodoxy. The bureaucracy and chosen path of the rabbinate has a...
Jun 30, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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No easy answers in Orlando bloodbath
Omar Mateen’s massacre of 49 patrons at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Fla., appears to have touched more pressure points than any of the other well-known mass shootings in the last two decades. There...
Jun 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Police, people of color and a Jewish dream of justice
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 ...
Jul 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Why infertility is a Jewish issue — and what we can do about it
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, ...
Jul 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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How Elie Wiesel inspired the Free Soviet Jewry movement
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...
Jul 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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The ‘religionization’ of Israel is troubling, but the fears about it are hysterical
Religionization! Religionization! To read the newspaper headlines in Israel, to view its documentary films and attend its expert panels with academics, a stranger might think that upon landing at B...
Jul 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Americans reached new levels of generosity in 2015, did Jewish donors?
Perhaps helped with several mega-gifts, American donors in 2015 were more generous than ever, according to the 61st issue of “Giving USA,” the annual report on charitable activity in the United Sta...
Jul 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lubavitcher Rebbe’s leadership behind modern Jewish awakening
When assuming his mantle of leadership in 1950, the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, who escaped war-torn Europe, confronted the inevitable problem the Jewish world in a post Holoca...
Jul 06, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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We must become survivors’ storytellers — and help them today
It could have been the setting for any organizational retreat — the stately mansion, the manicured lawns, an oasis on the edge of the city where leadership groups could come together to brainstorm ...
Jun 30, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
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The dilemma of Simone Zimmerman
Apr 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
Simone Zimmerman’s tenure as Bernie Sanders’ outreach director to the Jewish community lasted only two days. But in the hours between the announcement of her appointment last week and her suspensio...
The burning bush and the future of American democracy
by Michael Pollack, Guest Columnist
Apr 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
Right now, hundreds of people from all walks of life and faith traditions, who marched 140 miles from Philadelphia to Washington, are participating in a weeklong sit-in on Capitol Hill. We marched ...
Jewish communities have a voice at the United Nations
by Cynthia D. Shapira, Guest Columnist
Apr 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
I recently had the opportunity to join Jeff Finkelstein, CEO of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh, and leaders from Jewish federations across North America to visit the U.N. headquarters ...
Whither diplomacy?
Apr 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
Former settler leader Dani Dayan got off to a bad start as Israel’s newly named consul general to New York. And in a series of tweets, he made things worse. The day before he got the official nod f...
Modern Orthodoxy will no longer be silenced
by Steven Bayme, Guest Columnist
Apr 07, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
May women enter the Orthodox rabbinate? May conversions to Judaism be left to the discretion of a local or communal rabbi, or must they be sanctioned by a centralized rabbinic authority? How do con...
Pew controversy conveys need for dialogue
by Justin Scott Finkelstein, Guest Columnist
Apr 07, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
The publication earlier this month of a Pew Research Center survey of Israeli society has sparked a heated controversy, particularly over two of its findings. The first revealed that an alarming 79...
The human rights smoke screen
Apr 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
Contrary to what you may have heard, the United Nations did not name Israel as the world’s top violator of human rights. Nonetheless, the world body and its commissions and councils remain dispropo...
Nora Ephron’s feats and foibles examined in film by her son
by Curt Schleier, JTA
Mar 30, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend
“It’s almost good,” Jacob Bernstein says. “That’s what she would have thought of it.” The “she” in this case is the late writer Nora Ephron, Bernstein’s mom. “It” is his elegant and moving document...
When Brussels meant freedom from fear for an Israeli
by Cnaan Liphshiz, Guest Columnist
Mar 30, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
Growing up, trips to stay with my Jewish family in Brussels were a taste of freedom. In my native Israel, waves of Palestinian terrorist attacks kept me under constant maternal surveillance. Fear o...
American leaders must be pushed harder on disability inclusion
by Jay Ruderman, Guest Columnist
Mar 30, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
In her victory speech after the Nevada primaries, Democratic hopeful Hillary Clinton said it’s time to invest in marginalized communities by “ensuring that people with disabilities have the same op...