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Trump and Toomey <br>
John Cole, The Scranton Times-Tribune
Trump and Toomey
John Cole, The Scranton Times-Tribune
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Poverty Trap <br>
Pat Bagley, Salt Lake Tribune
Poverty Trap
Pat Bagley, Salt Lake Tribune
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The dilemma of Simone Zimmerman
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...
Apr 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Whither diplomacy?
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...
Apr 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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The human rights smoke screen
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...
Apr 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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More than a women’s issue
International Agunah Day, marked last week, was created about a decade ago to publicize the plight of Jewish women whose estranged spouses refuse to provide a get, or divorce declaration. A wife in...
Mar 30, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Is ‘separation’ a step toward peace?
Will a wall around Palestinian neighborhoods of Jerusalem help protect Jewish Israelis from the violence that has plagued the city since last fall? Haim Ramon, a former government minister who spen...
Mar 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pew’s portrait of Israel
The 2013 Pew Research Center’s “Portrait of Jewish Americans” touched off discussions, head-scratching and soul searching about where American Jewry was headed. Even those who saw no revelations in...
Mar 16, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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A new kind of ‘safety’ school
On March 31, a number of colleges announced their admissions decisions for the class of 2020. As colleges and students seek the best fit, I have suggestions for both that take account of rising cam...
Apr 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Tribe’ needn’t be a pejorative label
I am not a well man. In my middle age I have fallen in love again — with the Jewish People. To be more precise, this is not something that just “happened” to me, but has been my conscious decision....
Apr 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fighting oppression, inequality and injustice on Passover
I didn’t grow up celebrating Pesach. But over the years, I’ve attended seders where I was inspired by the remarkable story told in the Haggadah — a tale of a people who, sustained by fortitude and ...
Apr 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Passover a reminder to live a life of purpose
I’ve had the wonderful privilege of meeting thousands of people from all different faith backgrounds out on the campaign trail. It’s been both a humbling and awe-inspiring experience. At every even...
Apr 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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The burning bush and the future of American democracy
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 ...
Apr 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jewish communities have a voice at the United Nations
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 ...
Apr 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Modern Orthodoxy will no longer be silenced
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...
Apr 07, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Archives
The anti-Israel trend you’ve never heard of
by David Bernstein, Guest Columnist
Jan 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
If you want to understand why the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement gained so much ground in the past two years, look no further than intersectionality, the study of related systems ...
Obama's regret
Jan 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
In his final State of the Union address last week, President Barack Obama reminded the country that optimism and hope are the tried-and-true American responses to hard times and to demagogues. Alth...
Breaking our silence
by Susie Gelman, Guest Columnist
Jan 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
The images are shocking. Celebrants at a Jewish wedding in Jerusalem dance to a rock band while brandishing assault rifles, guns, knives and a fake Molotov cocktail, and repeatedly stab a photograp...
Duma reaction shows gap in Israeli and Palestinian responses to terror
by Avital Leibovich, Guest Columnist
Jan 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
I won’t soon forget the morning of July 31, when I awoke to the horrific news that a firebomb had been hurled at a Palestinian house in the West Bank village of Duma while the family living there w...
Balance of rights
Jan 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
In announcing executive action to reduce gun violence across the nation last week, President Barack Obama called for balancing Second Amendment gun rights with other liberties. As he did so, he rec...
The Force is strong with Conservative movement teens
by Rabbi Daniel Levy, Guest Columnist
Jan 07, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
No spoilers here, but you must have noticed by now that “Star Wars” is everywhere. With the recent release of “The Force Awakens,” everyone from die-hard to casual fans are analyzing all aspects of...
Proposed Israeli NGO law is hypocritical attack on left
by Naomi Paiss, Guest Columnist
Jan 07, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
Yet again the Israeli Knesset is considering legislation to single out and punish progressive nongovernmental organizations, particularly the human rights groups that are such a thorn in the side o...
No reason to spy
Jan 07, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
One of the many surprising revelations made by Edward Snowden in 2013 was that the National Security Agency was tapping the phone conversations of world leaders, most famously German Chancellor Ang...
What will it take for Iran deal supporters to admit their mistake?
by Lawrence Grossman, Guest Columnist
Dec 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
In the wake of the terrorist sprees in Paris and San Bernardino, Calif., world attention has fixated on the danger posed by the Islamic State to the West. While certainly merited, the acronym ISIS ...
Jewish denominationalism on the rise or in decline?
by Rabbi Deborah Reichmann, Guest Columnist
Dec 30, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
In light of today’s arguments regarding the ordination of women in the Orthodox movement, of Israeli rabbis not recognizing American Jewish decision-making, of changing policies and perspectives re...