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Thelma Louise Trump Obama <br>
Sean Delonas, CagleCartoons.com
Thelma Louise Trump Obama
Sean Delonas, CagleCartoons.com
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Presidential Undercurrents <br>
Adam Zyglis, The Buffalo News
Presidential Undercurrents
Adam Zyglis, The Buffalo News
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So much for friendship
Conventional wisdom holds that the only solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict lies in a two-state solution and that the United States will always have Israel’s back through the peace process...
Jan 05, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Obama abstains on Israel
At the recent White House Chanukah parties — the last such affairs under the outgoing Obama administration — there were smiles and warm feelings all around between the president and American Jews. ...
Dec 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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The ballad of Julia Ioffe
Julia Ioffe is, by all accounts, a sharp and insightful journalist. If her name is familiar to you, that may be because she spent a good part of 2016 chained to the rise of Donald Trump. Her April ...
Dec 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Illegal West Bank construction
In a speech last week to the Brookings Institution’s Saban Forum, Secretary of State John Kerry noted that there are “about 11,000 demolition orders for Palestinian homes through the West Bank.” Th...
Dec 15, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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ADL seizes the center
It’s not often that a Jewish organization revises its position on a public matter. Most groups are beholden to an ideological slice of donors and members and are frozen on a single track. Yet, the ...
Dec 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wrong address for political statements
In the series of demonstrations that followed the election of Donald Trump, one of the targets of Jewish protestors has been the Jewish Federations of North America. The JFNA building in Washington...
Nov 30, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 59 59 recommendations | email to a friend
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Who is that person coming into your home to care for Mom?
A member of my senior management team was recently contacted by a Pittsburgh Police detective inquiring about private duty caregivers in connection to a ring of criminal activity. The target of thi...
Jan 11, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Responsible leaders on both sides should dial down Israel rhetoric
Whatever the motivation of the Obama administration, the events of the waning days of last year mark a dramatic low point in U.S.-Israel relations. The Kerry speech has commanded the most recent at...
Jan 11, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Even without perfection, Israel is a model for liberal democracy
With controversy over egalitarian prayer, settlements, Palestinian and Ethiopian rights, and many other issues roiling Israeli society, one might be tempted to conclude that Israel cannot be, at on...
Jan 05, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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While the U.N. calls it ‘Palestinian territory,’ history says it’s not
The U.N. Security Council resolution condemning “Israel’s establishment of settlements in Palestinian territory occupied since 1967, including East Jerusalem” was one-sided and unfair. That’s obvio...
Jan 05, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Making the American Jewish community great again
Why is it that the tendency of the Jewish community is to splinter over the tiniest of disagreements, to near battle stations when issues as critical as the existential threat to Israel posed by Ir...
Dec 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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The heart of your Jewish family
Whether you are in the throes of parenting or you have already raised your children (and are relating to older or adult children), you hope and pray that you have prepared them well. You hope you h...
Dec 28, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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A vigorous Jewish press is needed now, more than ever
Shortly after President George W. Bush won a second White House term, I was covering one of those run-of-the-mill rallies in front of Philadelphia’s City Hall that typically wouldn’t get much ink u...
Dec 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pew’s portrait of Israel
Mar 16, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 141 141 recommendations | email to a friend
The 2013 Pew Research Center’s “Portrait of Jewish Americans” touched off discussions, head-scratching and soul searching about where American Jewry was headed. Even those who saw no revelations in...
Death of Justice Scalia leaves many unanswered, unsettling questions
by Cyril H. Wecht, Guest Columnist
Mar 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 139 139 recommendations | email to a friend
The unexpected death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia at a West Texas ranch was shocking, no matter what anyone’s personal sociopolitical and legal beliefs might be. He was a highly respecte...
After all these years, Squirrel Hill is still here — and thriving
by Alec Rieger and Zack Block, Guest Columnists
Mar 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 141 141 recommendations | email to a friend
When was the last time Pittsburgh’s Jewish community closed a street in the heart of Squirrel Hill and threw a party? No politics, no parade, just a good old-fashioned party. Multiple bands, perfor...
Foxes and hedgehogs: Let us all be foxes
Mar 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 131 131 recommendations | email to a friend
As we make our way through this electoral cycle, the noise steadily mounts —from the pundits, the media who promote the pundits, and the candidates themselves who use the media to promote themselve...
Conservative Jews deserve more than PR
by Rabbi Yaakov Menken and Rabbi Pesach Lerner, Guest Columnists
Mar 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 131 131 recommendations | email to a friend
Responding to a dramatic decline in membership, the Conservative Jewish movement’s congregational arm has hired the Good Omen PR agency to survey hundreds of its members and “develop a new ‘positio...
Rebranding helps USCJ envision its future in a rapidly changing Jewish world
by Rabbi Steven Wernick and Rabbi Steven Wernick, Guest Columnist
Mar 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 132 132 recommendations | email to a friend
Rabbis Menken and Lerner, thank you. You’re right. Conservative Jews do deserve more than PR. And more is exactly the point of the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism’s current branding initia...
Unnecessary provocation
Mar 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 122 122 recommendations | email to a friend
Controversy over the massive, bipartisan customs bill that President Barack Obama signed into law last week has boiled down to the question of “conflation.” The law, which deals with international ...
Why the Western Wall deal is a victory for now, but not forever
by Debra Bennet, Guest Columnist
Feb 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 137 137 recommendations | email to a friend
On the morning of Dec. 1, 1988, a group of about 70 Jewish women entered the sacred space of the Western Wall. The women represented all the major streams of Judaism. Some wore prayer shawls or kip...
Congress at its best
by Jennifer Dekel, Guest Columnist
Feb 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 130 130 recommendations | email to a friend
The pursuit of justice for U.S. victims of Palestinian terrorism is an issue that is beyond partisan politics, the U.S. Congress demonstrated this month. On Feb. 2, the National Security Subcommitt...
How to answer strange questions
Feb 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 119 119 recommendations | email to a friend
When strangers come to your synagogue, how should they be treated? Congregations in the Miami area have put that question to the test, and it turns out that the answer isn’t so simple. According to...