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A matter of trust, sanctity
The arrest last week of Rabbi Barry Freundel on six charges of voyeurism has shaken his congregation, Kesher Israel in Georgetown, as well as the Jewish community of greater Washington and the Orth...
Oct 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 1 1 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 | 4 4 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 | 8 8 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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Rabbis bearing witness in Ferguson
Early last week, national faith leaders called rabbis, pastors, priests and imams to Ferguson, Mo., a city rife with racial violence and pain. Along with my rabbinic colleagues from Truah: The Rabb...
Oct 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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A tale of two rabbis
Confirmation bias — also called confirmatory bias or myside bias — is a tendency for people to favor information that confirms their preconceptions or hypotheses regardless of whether the informati...
Oct 29, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Issues to consider when voting
Editor’s Note As voters make up their minds in advance of Election Day this Nov. 4, The Jewish Chronicle asked a diverse sampling of leaders of Pittsburgh’s Jewish community which issues they feel ...
Oct 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Conversions and politics
Immediately after Rabbi Barry Freundel of Washington, D.C.’s Kesher Israel Congregation was arrested and charged with placing hidden cameras in the changing room of an adjacent ritual bath, the que...
Oct 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 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 | 3 3 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 | 3 3 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 | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Shame and hypocrisy at Brandeis University
by Abby W. Schachter, Guest Columnist
Apr 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
A celebrated Jewish playwright once declared the creation of the State of Israel “a mistake” and has since raged against the Jewish homeland, calling it a source of “terrible peril.” In 2006 that s...
Building Community One Page at a Time
by Joshua Runyan, Editor-in-Chief
Apr 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
It’s great to be back in Pittsburgh, and it’s even greater to be editing The Jewish Chronicle! My first foray into Jewish life in greater Pittsburgh came about 10 years ago when I was a reporter fo...
Twersky so much more deserving than a small sendoff
by Barbara Burstin, Guest Columnist
Apr 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
Al Twersky died in early February. Newspapers printed the small obituary, 16 short lines mentioning Edith, his beloved wife of 62 years, his two sons, Jack and Jeffrey, his two grandchildren, Emma ...
New era dawns in Pittsburgh
by Rochelle Sufrin, Guest Columnist
Mar 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
So what would draw me, a PR consultant and pro-bono domestic violence advocate, and five organizational directors from the Pittsburgh Jewish community, to a two-day marathon of discussions, trainin...
The future of Jewish nonprofits: Let the Millenials drive
by Marleen Litt, Guest Columnist
Mar 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
In 2007, a friend reached out to me for help. Her uncle was a long-term resident at the Reuth Medical Center in Tel Aviv, and she requested that I join her on the American Friends of Reuth’s Young ...
Beating back the assault on Israel’s legitimacy
by Jerry Silverman & Steve Gutow, Guest Columnists
Mar 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — Leaders of the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement say they are protesting Israel’s policies in the West Bank. They are doing far more than that. BDS advocates routinely oppose a ...
Evgeny Kissin and the nature of moral courage
Mar 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
Terry Teachout of The Wall Street Journal posed a very good question, recently: “Do artists have a responsibility to protest against moral injustice?” He was asking in reference to two internationa...
The Jews of Crimea
Mar 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
Done peacefully, we wouldn’t care if Crimea were part of Russia or Ukraine. But it’s being done at gunpoint, with a puppet prime minister, installed by Russia, ostensibly running the show on that B...
For Netanyahu, the time for talk is past — time now for deeds
Mar 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to the AIPAC Policy Conference was another rhetorical tour-de-force by this most silvered-tongued of Israeli leaders. There were applause lines for almost...
Life within the Zionist conspiracy: an AIPAC conference
by Lou Weiss, Guest Columnist
Mar 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
With the coming of spring and the blossoming of cherry blossoms comes the annual migration of pro-Israel activists to Washington, D.C., for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) Poli...