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Daryl Cagle, CagleCartoons.com
Republican Excuses
Daryl Cagle, CagleCartoons.com
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Adam Zyglis, The Buffalo News
Senate Health Care Bill
Adam Zyglis, The Buffalo News
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editorial
The water agreement
Israel, Jordan and the Palestinian Authority took a step toward improving the lives of their people by reaching an agreement last week to increase the supply of fresh water in the region. U.S. Midd...
Jul 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Netanyahu’s Indian bromance
It wasn’t exactly “From Here to Eternity,” but the image of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, up to their shins in the Mediterranean surf and discus...
Jul 12, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
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Israel’s un-welcome mat
This week, 10,000 athletes from 80 countries converged on Israel for the 20th Maccabiah Games, “the Jewish Olympics.” Those are impressive numbers compared to the 800 athletes from 19 countries who...
Jul 05, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 57 57 recommendations | email to a friend
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Israel’s government crashes into the Wall
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is not our elected leader. The government of Israel is not our elected government. But, as members of the Jewish people, the Land of Israel is our ancestra...
Jun 29, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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A matter of transparency
Numerous “American friends of” organizations exist in the Jewish communal firmament to help direct funds to worthy causes in Israel. That’s what most people thought was the case with an organizatio...
Jun 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 65 65 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
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Do we really oppose terrorism?
It is hard to imagine that it has been 14 years since that day that changed my life forever. Fourteen years ago, on June 11, 2003, I was on bus No. 14 in Jerusalem when an 18-year-old terrorist boa...
Jul 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
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United effort on Iran requires additional sanctions
At the height of World War II, Sen. Arthur Vandenberg, a Republican and avowed isolationist, stood on the Senate floor and said, “We cannot drift to victory. We must have maximum united effort on a...
Jul 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
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Stop talking about Diaspora-Israel relations
Recent decisions by the Israeli government have led to expected warnings that Israel is alienating Diaspora Jewry, the loss of which will have severe consequences. With all due respect to Diaspora ...
Jul 12, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
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Toward a new Palestinian state of mind
The Six Day War may have transformed Palestinians’ geopolitical landscape, but when it comes to their collective mindset, there is still room for a major breakthrough. Jerusalem U just finished cre...
Jul 12, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
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Caring for captured and wounded enemy soldiers is a fundamental IDF value
One of the greatest challenges of a medical corps team member is to care for captured and wounded enemy soldiers. I served as an army medic during the 1967 Six-Day War in the battle over Jerusalem ...
Jul 05, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 63 63 recommendations | email to a friend
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Let’s break our current political intolerance
The shooting in Alexandria, Va., that nearly killed Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.) could have been a horrifying massacre. That it wasn’t was a miracle, a combination of good fortune and valiant heroism...
Jul 05, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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Plenty to celebrate about Jewish Pittsburgh
Since I was out of town last week, I missed Rabbi Mark Staitman’s talk about Pittsburgh’s “vanishing” Jewish community. I have enjoyed past Ehrenwerth Lectures, and am so grateful to the Ehrenwerth...
Jun 29, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 80 80 recommendations | email to a friend
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Archives
Jews don’t have to choose between ‘us’ and ‘them’
by Alan H. Gill, Guest Columnist
Sep 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 235 235 recommendations | email to a friend
Last month, a tiny but thriving Jewish community in the Balkans — the 250-person remnant of a majority Sephardic community nearly decimated by the Holocaust — reached out to its neighbors to provid...
Tempest in a swimsuit
Sep 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 229 229 recommendations | email to a friend
Jewish publications are not known for their swimsuit issues, let alone swimsuit editorials. But the tussle over the burkini in France is fit for commentary because it exposes yet another misfire ai...
Why Tim Kaine, Clinton’s VP pick, is good for Israel and Jewish values
by Sen. Ben Cardin, Guest Columnist
Aug 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 236 236 recommendations | email to a friend
American Jewish voters have naturally voted for Democratic candidates because it has meant voting to support strong social justice and a strong U.S.-Israel relationship. Hillary Clinton and her vic...
Mike Pence, Trump’s VP pick, supports traditional Jewish values
by Elliot Bartky, Ph.D., and Allon Friedman, M.D., Guest Columnists
Aug 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 240 240 recommendations | email to a friend
With the presidential race heating up, a number of progressive Jewish commentators have portrayed the Republicans’ vice presidential candidate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, as a conservative extremist ...
Crown Heights, 25 years later
Aug 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 238 238 recommendations | email to a friend
Twenty-five years ago, a car in the motorcade of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, accidentally hit and killed 7-year-old Gavin Cato in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn, N.Y...
To heal divisions among the Jewish people, divide the land
by Gilead Sher and Robert Mnookin, Guest Columnists
Aug 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 251 251 recommendations | email to a friend
“If there is something that deprives me of sleep it is the fissures in Israeli society,” former Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon declared just after he resigned in May. That same day Ehud Barak, who p...
Could the dispute in the South China Sea affect debate over Palestinian statehood?
by Dr. Rafael Medoff, Guest Columnist
Aug 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 236 236 recommendations | email to a friend
Could satellite photos of a tiny island in the South China Sea affect the debate over creating a Palestinian state? The photos, released earlier this week by the Center for Strategic and Internatio...
Not in the Olympic Spirit
Aug 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 235 235 recommendations | email to a friend
The Olympic Spirit is supposed to promote healthy sports competition, divorced from political or more serious differences between countries whose athletes choose to compete. In ancient Greece, warr...
Turning the Temple from construct into construction
by Lieba Rudolph, Guest Columnist
Aug 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 246 246 recommendations | email to a friend
If you’re looking for the mothership of Jewish guilt, it can be found in our responsibility to rebuild the Third Temple, the beit hamikdash. Our Sages say that if we don’t witness its rebuilding, i...
Pope Francis must insist Auschwitz church be moved
by Avi Weiss, Guest Columnist
Aug 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 234 234 recommendations | email to a friend
Two weeks ago, Pope Francis made a pilgrimage to Poland, visiting Auschwitz — the notorious death camp in Poland where 1.1 million Jews were murdered during the Holocaust. Auschwitz is comprised of...