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the more things change the more they stay the same
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Bill Schorr, Cagle Cartoons
the more things change the more they stay the same
Bill Schorr, Cagle Cartoons
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Hillary Has A Primary Opponent
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John Darkow, Columbia Daily Tribune, Missouri
Hillary Has A Primary Opponent
John Darkow, Columbia Daily Tribune, Missouri
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editorial
From Durban to L.A.: the BDS movement’s long trail of anti-Semitism
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...
Mar 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Advocating for Israel in the American media
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...
Mar 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Troubling anti-Semitism at UCLA
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...
Mar 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Answering Netanyahu
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 ...
Mar 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Confirming our fears
The results of a new Pew Research Center study finding that global harassment of Jews has reached a seven-year high didn’t come as much of a surprise. With attacks against Jews in Paris and Copenha...
Mar 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Icon makes political statement
Elie Wiesel has taken out full-page ads in The Washington Post and The New York Times in support of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s plan to address both houses of Congress. In the ads, ...
Feb 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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opinion
So much more than a name
I was named after my grandfather, Saul Young. This is his story, but it does not have a happy ending. Saul Young was born in 1895 in Lithuania, then a part of Russia. In the early 20th century, ten...
Mar 26, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Post-election reality sets in
The celebration that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is enjoying (“On Election Day in Israel, change comes as decisive victory,” March 19) over having achieved what was until Election Day...
Mar 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Netanyahu’s victory
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...
Mar 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hillel, we are not your tools but your partners
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...
Mar 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Times gets it wrong on Jewish National Fund and Bedouin Arabs
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...
Mar 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jewish Voice for Peace whitewashes anti-Semitism in the anti-Israel movement
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...
Mar 12, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Painful words and the abuse that comes with them
“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...
Mar 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Archives
Addendum: Cantor saves Torah when fire starts
Feb 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 68 68 recommendations | email to a friend
Since the publication of Tom Harrison’s column in the Butler Eagle, Cantor Michal Gray-Schaffer of Congregation B’nai Abraham has updated the conditions of the Torah scrolls, particularly the small...
Torah damage brings faith communities together in Butler
by Tom Harrison, Guest Columnist
Feb 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 67 67 recommendations | email to a friend
BUTLER — Of all the misfortunes that could befall a Jewish congregation, the one that recently visited Congregation B’nai Abraham was especially painful. The Torah scrolls — the Butler synagogue’s ...
Comforting to know
Feb 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
Last week, a Torah scribe from Florida visited the Tri-State area. Rabbi Yochanan Salazar checked and repaired Torah scrolls at a Reform congregation in Wheeling, W.Va., and Conservative and Orthod...
Israeli rabbinate reversal was never about Avi Weiss
by Yehuda Kurtzer, Guest Columnist
Jan 30, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 67 67 recommendations | email to a friend
My social networks are celebrating the turnabout by the Israeli Rabbinate about the legitimacy of Rabbi Avi Weiss as a halachic decisor on matters of Jewish identity for issues of personal status i...
So when is a Christmas wreath not a Christmas wreath?
by Rabbi Jonathan R. Katz, Guest Columnist
Jan 30, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
In December, just before Christmas, hundreds of thousands of wreaths adorned with large red bows were placed at graves in cemeteries across the country and abroad administered by the U.S. Departmen...
My father’s survival at Auschwitz — by a twist of fate  
by Menachem Z. Rosensaft
Jan 30, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — My father decidedly did not want to be in Auschwitz. True, few Jews had any desire to be there, but my father actually did something about it. Repeatedly. Deported for the first time fro...
In the meantime …
Jan 30, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
News out of Israel suggests all sides are closer than ever to an agreement allowing egalitarian worship at the Western Wall. The Israel daily Haaretz reported Monday that Women of the Wall chairwom...
A Pitt grad reflects: Happiness is … Judaism at Hillel
by Samuel Hantverk, Guest Columnist
Jan 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend
A good deal of time passed in my life where Judaism was very far back in my mind. Jewish life for me used to just mean meeting up with extended family and friends for the holidays, and here and the...
In rebuttal: Physicians trained as mohalim are competent and reliable
by Dr. Fred Kogen, Guest Columnist
Jan 24, 2014 | 5 5 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
I would like to take the opportunity to respond to Rabbi Daniel Wasserman's letter to the editor dated Jan. 9.  But first a little background is in order. I am a mohel and physician with 28 years o...
A greater legacy
Jan 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
Last week in this space, we said Ariel Sharon’s legacy was that he proved himself capable of change. So much so, he took the daring step of withdrawing from the Gaza Strip, moving out the thousands...