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CIA Spies On Congress <br>
Bob Englehart, The Hartford Courant
CIA Spies On Congress
Bob Englehart, The Hartford Courant
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Obama Cares <br>
Steve Sack, The Minneapolis Star Tribune
Obama Cares
Steve Sack, The Minneapolis Star Tribune
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Bring Levinson home
Now may be the perfect time for the Obama administration to push the Iranian government to come clean on the fate of Robert Levinson. Levinson, 66, of Coral Springs, Fla., disappeared seven years a...
Mar 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Something to build on
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’ recent statement that he would accept a U.S.-led NATO force to patrol a Palestinian state for an indefinite period of time is an interesting developme...
Mar 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Erekat should go
This paper supports the peace process. That’s a clearly defined position to take, even if it’s not universally popular in Jewish Pittsburgh. But we have long held that it is better for Israeli and ...
Feb 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Work to do
Last week, we used this space to criticize the recent — and sadly, latest — attack on a Reform synagogue in the Israeli city of Raanan. The Beit Shmueli synagogue has been targeted several times in...
Feb 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outrageous resource guide
When the Presbyterian Church (USA), at its 2012 General Assembly in Pittsburgh, narrowly rejected a resolution to divest from companies doing business in Israel, while at the same time adopting a m...
Feb 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Comforting to know
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...
Feb 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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opinion
Twersky so much more deserving than a small sendoff
Al Twersky died in early February. Newspapers printed the small obituary, 16 short lines mentioning Edith, his beloved wife of 62 years, his two sons, Jack and Jeffrey, his two grandchildren, Emma ...
Apr 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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The future of Jewish nonprofits: Let the Millenials drive
In 2007, a friend reached out to me for help. Her uncle was a long-term resident at the Reuth Medical Center in Tel Aviv, and she requested that I join her on the American Friends of Reuth’s Young ...
Mar 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Beating back the assault on Israel’s legitimacy
NEW YORK — Leaders of the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement say they are protesting Israel’s policies in the West Bank. They are doing far more than that. BDS advocates routinely oppose a ...
Mar 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Evgeny Kissin and the nature of moral courage
Terry Teachout of The Wall Street Journal posed a very good question, recently: “Do artists have a responsibility to protest against moral injustice?” He was asking in reference to two internationa...
Mar 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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For Netanyahu, the time for talk is past — time now for deeds
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to the AIPAC Policy Conference was another rhetorical tour-de-force by this most silvered-tongued of Israeli leaders. There were applause lines for almost...
Mar 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Life within the Zionist conspiracy: an AIPAC conference
With the coming of spring and the blossoming of cherry blossoms comes the annual migration of pro-Israel activists to Washington, D.C., for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) Poli...
Mar 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Israeli Apartheid Week is a Soviet creation
NEW YORK — #Rethink2014 is one of the more creative Twitter hashtags I’ve recently encountered. Launched by students opposing the hatefest otherwise known as “Israeli Apartheid Week” (IAW), the has...
Mar 14, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Erasing the borders
Jun 26, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
At a recent panel discussion about the past, present and future of Squirrel Hill, Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh President and CEO Jeffrey Finkelstein made a frank and correct observation ...
A rabbi considers Pope Francis’ relationship with the Jews
by Rabbi Aaron Bisno, Guest Columnist
Jun 21, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 57 57 recommendations | email to a friend
There is a long tradition of Jewish jokes wherein a rabbi has a private audience with the pope. In these comedic stories, the conversations between the two are often conducted in a counterintuitive...
In defense of Samantha Power
by Menachem Z. Rosensaft
Jun 21, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — Every once in a great while — far too rarely, to be sure — an individual acquires near-iconic stature in a given field of human endeavor. Samantha Power, whom President Obama has appoint...
Political theater
Jun 21, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
Last week, Iranians went to the polls and elected a so-called “reformist” candidate to be their next president. This development may constitute change of a sort, but here’s the critical point: It’s...
Foreign policy wishes for Father’s Day
by Joel Rubin
Jun 12, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 85 85 recommendations | email to a friend
As a father, I feel responsible not only for my three little girls’ health and well being, but also for their emotional security, their education and their safety.  Because of this, I believe that ...
Letter to an Israeli pioneer
by Rosanne Skirble, Guest Columnist
Jun 12, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 76 76 recommendations | email to a friend
Dear Raffa: You came into my life and married my mother when I was 10.  You asked my permission and let me try on the engagement ring first.  I accepted you as my father.  We had the wedding at our...
‘A bris is still a bris’
by Rick Perloff, Guest Columnist
Jun 12, 2013 | 3 3 comments | 76 76 recommendations | email to a friend
I feel a little unsettled this Father’s Day. It’s an odd feeling — of loss and strong obdurate silence where once there were words, sounds and a linguistic joie de vivre. My father, Robert Perloff,...
Competitors?
Jun 12, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
Israel is in the planning stages of developing its Leviathan natural gas field, the world’s largest offshore gas discovery in 10 years, with an estimated 19 trillion cubic feet (tcf) of reserves. H...
Spruced-up train station, other amenities, draw Israelis to City of Gold
by Gary Rosenblatt
Jun 06, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
Jerusalem — On the night we arrived in Israel, my wife and I went for a stroll to see the newly renovated train station complex in the center of town. As we walked through the gates and saw the lar...
The moral case for reforming the Jewish education model
Jun 06, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
Last year, in Jewish Ideas Daily, Aryeh Klapper, who is dean of the Center for Modern Torah Leadership and teaches rabbinic literature at Gann Academy, a pluralistic Jewish high school in Waltham, ...