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Pat Bagley, Salt Lake Tribune
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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 | 18 18 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 | 30 30 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 | 33 33 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 | 62 62 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 | 60 60 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 | 64 64 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 | 10 10 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 | 8 8 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 | 29 29 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 | 24 24 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 | 41 41 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 | 48 48 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 | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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Archives
The spectacle of the battling New York mayors
Aug 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 234 234 recommendations | email to a friend
Political attack dogs, like their furry namesake, come in many breeds. But even in the same breed, no two attack dogs are exactly the same. And so it was with two former Republican mayors of New Yo...
Don’t believe their hype: BDS is marginal at best
by David Bernstein, Guest Columnist
Jul 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 235 235 recommendations | email to a friend
Ever since the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel began picking up steam three years ago, its proponents have brazenly declared the movement’s inevitable triumph. In Ap...
ORT’s day schools in former Soviet Union a lifeline to millions
by Dr. Conrad Giles, Guest Columnist
Jul 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 231 231 recommendations | email to a friend
As we mourn the passing of Elie Wiesel, we also worry for the future, how we will be able to remember the Holocaust without survivors and, in turn, how we can remind the world of this greatest of c...
Continuing skirmishes with the Chief Rabbinate
Jul 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 235 235 recommendations | email to a friend
Israel’s haredi Orthodox Chief Rabbinate has racked up a series of recent victories against those who want to expand the country’s religious freedoms. In the Jewish state, religious questions are a...
Police, people of color and a Jewish dream of justice
by Leo Ferguson, Guest Columnist
Jul 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 242 242 recommendations | email to a friend
Two weeks ago, we watched in horror and dismay as violent event after violent event unfolded, each amplifying and recontextualizing the one before it. By Friday morning, July 8, five Dallas police ...
Why infertility is a Jewish issue — and what we can do about it
by Michelle Ben-Aviv, Guest Columnist
Jul 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 230 230 recommendations | email to a friend
Growing up, I always dreamed of being a mom. Even as a kid I would brainstorm baby names, tell my dolls bedtime stories and swear that I would be a cool mom and let them eat cookies for breakfast, ...
Gingrich’s irresponsible screed
Jul 21, 2016 | 2 2 comments | 239 239 recommendations | email to a friend
Jews and students of Jewish history know well the dangers and often deadly consequences of the accusatory process known as “scapegoating.” In 20th-century America, traditional scapegoats were black...
How Elie Wiesel inspired the Free Soviet Jewry movement
by Glenn Richter, Guest Columnist
Jul 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 254 254 recommendations | email to a friend
On my bookshelves there are two rows of volumes on the Soviet Jewry movement. Squeezed in among the tomes is a small, well-worn paperback with pages no longer attached to the spine, “The Jews of Si...
The ‘religionization’ of Israel is troubling, but the fears about it are hysterical
by Shuki Friedman, Guest Columnist
Jul 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 227 227 recommendations | email to a friend
Religionization! Religionization! To read the newspaper headlines in Israel, to view its documentary films and attend its expert panels with academics, a stranger might think that upon landing at B...
Are fatal shootings on the rise?
Jul 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 218 218 recommendations | email to a friend
We are still reeling from the fatal shootings by police of African-American men last week — followed by the deadly revenge attack on Dallas police who, ironically, were protecting the rights of act...