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Boehner De-Funds <br>
Bob Englehart, The Hartford Courant
Boehner De-Funds
Bob Englehart, The Hartford Courant
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Death Selfie<br>
Osama Hajjaj, Jordan
Death Selfie
Osama Hajjaj, Jordan
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All about Shmuley
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...
Feb 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Schabas rests
As chairman of a three-person U.N. human rights panel appointed to investigate violations during last summer’s Gaza war, Canadian law professor William Schabas was deemed by many to be biased again...
Feb 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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The fallout from Dermergate
As Benjamin Netanyahu’s man in Washington, Israeli Ambassador Ron Dermer has succeeded in identifying himself more closely with his prime minister than any other envoy in the nation’s history. That...
Feb 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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A new AMIA bombing victim
With the death by gunshot wound of Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman, the investigation into the 1994 bombing of the AMIA Jewish center in Buenos Aires has ground to a halt. Nisman was hours away...
Jan 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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No hoax in Paris
There is a disturbing counter-narrative about who was behind this month’s terror attacks in Paris that led to the deaths of 14 innocent people. Listen to Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan: “...
Jan 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 123 123 recommendations | email to a friend
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What next for France?
The Islamist radicals who murdered 17 people in two attacks in Paris last week targeted, on the one hand, an irreverent magazine and, on the other, the Jews. Charlie Hebdo and Hyper Cacher might no...
Jan 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 126 126 recommendations | email to a friend
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What’s in a name? That which we call ‘Islamic’ …
Stranded in Seattle after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, I wrote a piece decrying President George W. Bush’s declaration of a “war on terror.” Terror is a mechanism, an ideological tool. The people wh...
Feb 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Purim poser: What is our fascination with villains?
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...
Feb 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Reflections on the Jewish Federations’ solidarity mission to Paris
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...
Feb 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Playing the race card against Israel
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 ...
Feb 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Are voluntary dues enough to get people to join synagogues?
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 ...
Feb 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Startup nation’ Israel’s best defense: science education
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...
Feb 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Time to reconsider the Jewish love affair with buildings
The halls of the Omaha, Neb., Jewish Community Center are often empty, but not because there is no Jewish life here. Quite the contrary. On any given day, we have an impressive number of activities...
Feb 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Deal or no deal? Iran says shut up and decide
by Ben Cohen, Guest Columnist
Nov 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
As everyone seems to be saying, there is less than a fortnight to go before we hit the Nov. 24 deadline for a final agreement with Iran over its nuclear program. And as more and more people are for...
Wealth versus democracy
Nov 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
In the world of politics and diplomacy, we are accustomed to understatement and a fair degree of obfuscation in much of the public discourse that unfolds around us. So when someone says what’s real...
Kristallnacht’s lessons for today
by Abraham H. Foxman, Guest Columnist
Nov 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
Each year on the anniversary of Kristallnacht, we recall the opening salvo of the violent assault on Jews that foreshadowed the Holocaust and ask ourselves what should have been done at that moment...
What to do about car terrorism?
by Stephen M. Flatow, Guest Columnist
Nov 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
As I prepare for an upcoming visit to Israel, I can’t help but feel a twinge of apprehension. How could it be otherwise? The recent vehicular terrorist attacks in Jerusalem inevitably make every vi...
Who is Jonathan Greenblatt?
Nov 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
As national director of the Anti-Defamation League for a generation, Abe Foxman became the authority on what is and isn’t anti-Semitism. Foxman’s name, in many respects, became a synonym for the ve...
The ‘chicken----gate’ fallout for America, Israel and the Middle East
by Ben Cohen, Guest Columnist
Nov 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
Naftali Bennett, Israel’s economy minister, got it 100 percent right in a Facebook posting just a few hours after the latest blow to American-Israeli relations — aka “chicken----gate” — surfaced in...
Israel’s emerging Muslim-majority ally
by David Bernstein, Guest Columnist
Nov 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
Beginning in the early 1990s, Turkey became the one Muslim-majority country that maintained a robust strategic relationship with Israel. The two countries developed strong trade ties. Israel helped...
Jewish community recharger
Nov 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
On Sunday, close to 3,000 Jewish professionals and lay leaders will gather at a suburban Washington, D.C., resort to discuss Jewish issues, to network with other active Jews and learn how to be mor...
Rabbis bearing witness in Ferguson
by Michael Adam Latz, Guest Columnist
Oct 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
A tale of two rabbis
by Abby W. Schachter, Guest Columnist
Oct 29, 2014 | 2 2 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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...