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Civil War<br>

David Fitzsimmons, The Arizona Star
Civil War
David Fitzsimmons, The Arizona Star
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Steve Sack, The Minneapolis Star Tribune
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Steve Sack, The Minneapolis Star Tribune
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editorial
One for the ‘nones’
First the good news. The American Jewish population has stabilized in size after decades of decline. That’s the positive glimmer from the recent Pew Research Center survey that found American Chris...
Jun 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Diane Rehm’s loyalty oath
Public radio host Diane Rehm is known for running a genial, intelligent and well-informed talk show. But during her interview with Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders last week, someth...
Jun 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rabbi Riskin under fire
Rabbi Dr. Shlomo Riskin is a well-respected and accomplished modern Orthodox rabbi. In the 1960s and ’70s he was among the leading voices in the Soviet Jewry movement and led the Lincoln Square Syn...
Jun 11, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tony Blair’s Mideast exit
Tony Blair stepped down last month as the Middle East envoy of the so-called Quartet — the group comprised of the United States, the United Nations, the European Union and Russia. To the extent Bla...
Jun 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Free speech on Z Street
Z Street, the pro-Israel group that says it was denied 501(c)(3) tax status because of its views, got its day in court this month. While the outcome of the case is far from certain, during oral arg...
May 20, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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Netanyahu’s new government
Despite being a coalition comprised of the “right” and the “religious,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s fourth government, which was scheduled to be voted in on Wednesday, does not appear to be...
May 14, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
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opinion
Don’t whitewash Charleston’s troubled racial history
CHARLESTON, S.C. — A prominent Jewish Charlestonian’s inspiring response to the massacre last week at the Emanuel AME Church has circulated widely in recent days, including in the pages of this new...
Jul 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Forming a new Palestinian government: challenges and opportunities
Reports have emerged that Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah’s government will soon resign and that a new PA government will be formed in its place. To be sure, a new government wi...
Jul 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Why World Refugee Day is a Jewish holiday
It is impossible to avoid the stories of massive human displacement from Burma, Syria, Iraq, Ukraine and Afghanistan and of hordes of boat migrants dying in the Mediterranean and the Indian Ocean. ...
Jun 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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This is not the Charleston I know
CHARLESTON, S.C. — The unspeakable murder of nine accomplished, beloved, and respected African-American Charlestonians of faith in their own church on Wednesday has hit our city like an earthquake....
Jun 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dad, survivor, hero
As a child, I was always fascinated by my father’s war wounds — deep gouges in his arm and leg left by a spray of German bullets early in 1945. As I grew older, I learned a bit more. Barely two mon...
Jun 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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The assault on immigration
President Barack Obama’s use of his executive authority to defer deportation for millions of immigrant families has become a flashpoint for opponents of immigration reform. The state of Texas, alon...
Jun 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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The administration should not meet with Muslim Brotherhood in Washington
This week, a delegation including two prominent Muslim Brotherhood members will visit Washington to advocate against the current Egyptian government, headed by President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi. While...
Jun 11, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Netanyahu’s victory
Mar 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 85 85 recommendations | email to a friend
In last week’s election, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu defied polls, surprised pundits and confounded expectations by pulling off a clear victory. We congratulate him as he negotiates a...
From Durban to L.A.: the BDS movement’s long trail of anti-Semitism
by Guest Columnist Tammy Rossman Benjamin
Mar 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 104 104 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
Hillel, we are not your tools but your partners
by Guest Columnists Gabriel T. Erbs Amma Farooqui
Mar 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 91 91 recommendations | email to a friend
When Eric Fingerhut¸ Hillel Inter-national president, announced his decision to withdraw a commitment to speak to more than 1,000 students at the upcoming J Street National Conference, he expressed...
Advocating for Israel in the American media
by Guest Columnist Avrum Ashery
Mar 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 100 100 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
Times gets it wrong on Jewish National Fund and Bedouin Arabs
by Guest Columnist Jeffrey E. Levine
Mar 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 83 83 recommendations | email to a friend
In a March 1 op-ed for The New York Times, “The Two Israels,” Nicholas Kristof made a rather broad accusation stating that Jewish National Fund plants forests on land owned by Bedouin Arabs. Unfort...
Troubling anti-Semitism at UCLA
Mar 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 100 100 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
Jewish Voice for Peace whitewashes anti-Semitism in the anti-Israel movement
by Yitzhak Santis, Guest Columnist
Mar 12, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 106 106 recommendations | email to a friend
Why is a self-styled “Jewish organization” collaborating with rabid anti-Israel campaigners, including anti-Semites? This is a question that Oakland, Calif.-based Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) shoul...
Painful words and the abuse that comes with them
by Rochelle R. Sufrin, Guest Columnist
Mar 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 102 102 recommendations | email to a friend
“Sticks and stones will break your bones, but words will never hurt you.” Most, if not all, of The Jewish Chronicle’s readership are familiar with the saying and that its philosophy has served gene...
Answering Netanyahu
Mar 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 106 106 recommendations | email to a friend
Now that some of the political dust has settled over Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s address to Congress, we join those who have tried to focus on what he actually said and whether the ...
Big devotion in a small town
by M. Brian Balk, Guest Columnist
Mar 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 120 120 recommendations | email to a friend
“Life is a tragedy full of joy,” the celebrated novelist Bernard Malamud once stated. As Jews, we are all too familiar with happiness and pain sharing space on the same stage. This diametrically op...