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Dumb Democrats
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Pat Bagley, Salt Lake Tribune
Dumb Democrats
Pat Bagley, Salt Lake Tribune
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Dumb Democrats
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Pat Bagley, Salt Lake Tribune
Dumb Democrats
Pat Bagley, Salt Lake Tribune
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editorial
Save planet Earth
While it makes us nervous that the United States is now “aligned” with Syria and Nicaragua as the only other country that is not a member of the Paris climate accord, the real significance of Presi...
Jun 14, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Reunited Jerusalem at 50
The celebrations of 50 years since the reunification of Jerusalem have been going on in that city since last month’s Jerusalem Day. This week, with the anniversary of the Six Day War on the secular...
Jun 07, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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A nastier, more brutish budget
National Jewish organizations are notoriously prolific when it comes to issuing press releases. So the near silence that followed the issuance of President Donald Trump’s $4.1 trillion budget on Ma...
Jun 01, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Haredi Israel in 2059
Israel’s fast-growing haredi Orthodox population is, in many ways, distinct from mainstream Jewish Israelis, whether secular, traditional or modern Orthodox. Like many Israeli Arabs, large segments...
May 24, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 64 64 recommendations | email to a friend
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Recipes for disunity
For decades, Haredi-Orthodox authorities have sought to tighten their control over Israel’s already strict interpretation of personal status questions, such as who may marry and whose conversions a...
May 18, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
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The toxic brew of politics and religion
Here’s a thought experiment: Imagine your rabbi dedicating his Yom Kippur sermon to why he will be voting for Candidate X come Election Day, and why you should, as well. Now suppose the rabbi made ...
May 11, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 66 66 recommendations | email to a friend
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opinion
Jeremy Corbyn didn’t sin, so British Jews shouldn’t give up on Labour
For me, the main takeaway from the British election June 8 was that Jeremy Corbyn, the far-left leader of the opposition Labour party, didn’t win it. Most of the ridicule in the wake of the electio...
Jun 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Judaism requires us to pursue the goals of the Paris climate accords
The Trump administration’s decision to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement has demanded that we all ask ourselves where we stand on questions of climate change, global warming and our collect...
Jun 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Netanyahu calls Trump’s bluff on settlement construction
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu apparently wants to convince us that he is not interested in reaching a peace deal, but in maintaining power by catering to his radical right flank and the...
Jun 14, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Israel critics accidentally admit there is no ‘occupation’
Noted literary couple Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman have discovered a new cause: the evils of “the Israeli occupation of the Palestinians.” Having become experts on the subject after one brief ...
Jun 14, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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From Greeley, Colo., to Manchester, England
For those — like me — who’d never really given any thought to singer Ariana Grande before the terrorist atrocity at her concert in the British city of Manchester, it took a few minutes to figure ou...
Jun 07, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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Did President Trump deliver on his first overseas trip?
As I began writing this piece, President Donald Trump was flying on Air Force One heading to Saudi Arabia. There he met with leaders from the Gulf Arab states and others from across the Muslim worl...
May 31, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
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The noxious notion of Jewish privilege
In March, anti-Semitic posters were spread across the University of Illinois at Chicago attacking “white privilege” and going further by charging that white privilege is primarily “Jewish privilege...
May 31, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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Archives
The war never ended for poor, elderly Jews in former Soviet Union
by David Schizer, Guest Columnist
May 18, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend
We Americans use the phrase “the greatest generation” to describe those who grew up during the Depression, prevailed in World War II and contributed to America’s postwar prosperity and influence. B...
Jewish sensitivity demands securing U.S. borders
by Valerie Leiser Greenfeld, Guest Columnist
May 18, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
I am not a rabbi, but I know that throughout Jewish history, many of our holidays can be summed up as, “They tried to kill us, but we survived. Let’s eat.” As history continues to repeat itself, “t...
Recipes for disunity
May 18, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
For decades, Haredi-Orthodox authorities have sought to tighten their control over Israel’s already strict interpretation of personal status questions, such as who may marry and whose conversions a...
Europe seeking to take home the Startup Nation
by Sherwin Pomerantz, Guest Columnist
May 11, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend
Israel’s economic strength, along with the buzz of Israel’s startup nation reputation and hi-tech scene, has not eluded one of Israel’s closest neighbors — Europe. Through technological cooperation...
Can Trump survive Abbas?
by Ben Cohen, Guest Columnist
May 11, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
There was something of a motivational speaker about President Donald Trump as he welcomed Mahmoud Abbas, the geronto-crat at the helm of the Palestinian Authority for the last 12 years, to the Whit...
The toxic brew of politics and religion
May 11, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 66 66 recommendations | email to a friend
Here’s a thought experiment: Imagine your rabbi dedicating his Yom Kippur sermon to why he will be voting for Candidate X come Election Day, and why you should, as well. Now suppose the rabbi made ...
No justification for high school assignment debating genocide
by Liza Wiemer, Guest Columnist
May 04, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 64 64 recommendations | email to a friend
In a series of serendipitous events on April 4, two 17-year-olds, Jordan April and Archer Schurtliff, became my heroes. Upon arriving in Oswego, N.Y., for my book signing at River’s End Bookstore, ...
President Trump was right about improving Russia ties
by Arkady Mamaysky, Guest Columnist
May 04, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
To avoid misunderstanding, I should start by saying that I don’t like Russia, nor do I like Ukraine. I was born in Ukraine, but during many years of my life in the Soviet Union, I had more than eno...
Is this really happening in NYC?
May 04, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 73 73 recommendations | email to a friend
Gentrification is a serious issue in many large cities. Rising real estate values, which are generally a sign of economic health, can bring with them upper-income residents who displace lower-incom...
To respond to the crackdown on immigrants, start by listening to immigrant leaders
by Rabbi Michael Ramberg, Guest Columnist
Apr 27, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
Jews everywhere, myself included, have been horrified to see the beginnings of a crackdown on undocumented immigrants, which threatens to shatter families and communities and send people back to da...