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Pat Bagley, Salt Lake Tribune
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Not the suspect we expected
For all we know, the person who committed the lion’s share of the bomb threats against Jewish institutions really is a right-wing anti-Semitic nut, with David Duke on his speed dial. But that isn’t...
Mar 08, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sour on Sarsour
What’s Linda Sarsour’s angle? The American activist, who was a surrogate for Sen. Bernie Sanders during his presidential campaign and an organizer of the Women’s March that brought half a million p...
Mar 02, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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A school protects its children
The first impulse of most institutions when confronted by an accusation of child abuse by one of its staff is to squelch it. High-profile examples include the Jerry Sandusky scandal at Penn State, ...
Feb 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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Everyone’s Talmud
Until modern times, the Talmud was a major Jewish preoccupation. This sprawling compendium of the law, lore and commentary of successive generations of early rabbinic scholars provided Jews with a ...
Feb 15, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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Consider Gorsuch on his merits
The Senate’s advice and consent on a proposed Supreme Court nominee is a fundamental constitutional exercise that is important, consequential and reflective of the checks and balances built into ou...
Feb 09, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
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An order that breeds disorder
Most of the organized Jewish community, along with many conservative voices and most liberal voices, shuddered as the new administration hastily issued an executive order severely restricting immig...
Feb 01, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 70 70 recommendations | email to a friend
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What’s a progressive to do when Trump seeks Middle East peace?
We are living in a season of deep political turbulence and passions are justifiably running hot. #Resist calls pop up everywhere. In moments like these, Democrats and progressives like myself refle...
Mar 23, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Look to Azerbaijan as a model of peaceful coexistence
I was a participant on a 34-member Muslim and Jewish women’s bridge building delegation last week to the Republic of Azerbaijan sponsored by the Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom. Azerbaijan was chosen b...
Mar 23, 2017 | 2 2 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Now is the time to turn around
When we made plans to visit our daughter who is studying at Hebrew University in Jerusalem, I quickly realized that we would be in Jerusalem for Rosh Chodesh Adar, the new month of Adar. The timing...
Mar 15, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Baseball’s Cinderella mensches
It took the Chicago Cubs 108 years to bring the World Series trophy home. They brought it home in the Jewish calendar year 5777. Maybe 5777 is the lucky year for another Cinderella team. Featuring ...
Mar 15, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Yeshiva story offers a glimmer of hope in Pennsylvania
I have long heard that as people age the shock factor decreases and very little about human behavior is surprising. That was not my experience as I heard Milo Yiannopoulos’ comments seemingly advoc...
Mar 08, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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A sobering Purim
Cemeteries desecrated. Schools and JCCs evacuated. Communitywide rallies. It has been a tense time for Jews across the United States, perhaps none more so than the Jews of Philadelphia. One word ca...
Mar 08, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Embracing the Jewish community’s refugee roots
HIAS was established 135 years ago to protect Jewish refugees who were fleeing the pogroms of Czarist Russia. Today, we remain true to our original mission of refugee protection. We are helping peo...
Mar 02, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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Archives
Israel’s right to the Golan
by Stuart V. Pavilack, Guest Columnist
May 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 203 203 recommendations | email to a friend
As the quagmire in Syria continues, President Basher al-Assad recently indicated he wanted any peace talks to include the possible return of the Golan Heights. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netan...
A call for civility in the public sphere
May 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 202 202 recommendations | email to a friend
Diversity of opinion has long been a feature of Jewish tradition as well as of American democracy. Argument “for the sake of heaven” — disagreement in search of a higher truth as opposed to disagre...
Jewish teenagers want to engage. Just ask them
by David Bryfman, Guest Columnist
May 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 192 192 recommendations | email to a friend
Welcoming teens into Jewish life is both one of the most important and seemingly challenging endeavors of the Jewish community. The rapid decline in teen engagement in Jewish life post-b’nai mitzva...
Yes, there is a Jewish left on campus, and it needs to be heard
by Brooke Davies, Guest Columnist
May 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 185 185 recommendations | email to a friend
Recently, in an article for JTA, “The Missing Left: Where’s the support for liberal Zionists on campus?” Andrew Silow-Carroll noted that “many American pro-Israel organizations and leaders ignore o...
Misleading with contempt
May 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 195 195 recommendations | email to a friend
Politics, diplomacy and warfare are not for the naïve. So we probably shouldn’t be upset to learn that the Obama administration manipulated the media to tell a narrative about the nuclear negotiati...
We ignore nuclear power development at our peril
by Edward H. Klevans, Guest Columnist
May 05, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 199 199 recommendations | email to a friend
What the future holds for nuclear power will have an important bearing on efforts in the United States and globally to reduce carbon emissions. Right now, we are not doing enough, fast enough to es...
‘M’ is for the many ways she meddles
by Ozzie Nogg, Guest Columnist
May 05, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 191 191 recommendations | email to a friend
You know the old saying: God couldn’t be everywhere, so he created mothers. Well, OK then. Since the Almighty is all powerful, all wise, a just and merciful lawgiver with eyes everywhere beholding ...
Syria’s insoluble puzzle
May 05, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 185 185 recommendations | email to a friend
“In the last 48 hours, we have had an average of one Syrian killed every 25 minutes. One Syrian wounded every 13 minutes.” That was U.N. envoy Staffan de Mistura’s assessment of the carnage, as the...
A new kind of ‘safety’ school
by Johanna Markind, Guest Columnist
Apr 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 192 192 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
‘Tribe’ needn’t be a pejorative label
by Rabbi David Osachy, Guest Columnist
Apr 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 180 180 recommendations | email to a friend
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....