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Cosby <br>
Steve Sack, The Minneapolis Star Tribune
Cosby
Steve Sack, The Minneapolis Star Tribune
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Inspecting Hillary <br>
Nate Beeler, The Columbus Dispatch
Inspecting Hillary
Nate Beeler, The Columbus Dispatch
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End run around Congress
On July 13, the day before the nuclear agreement between Iran and six world powers was reached, the Obama administration began circulating a resolution at the U.N. Security Council calling for the ...
Jul 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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The all-purpose villain
On Friday, shareholders of two subsidiaries of the Samsung Group, South Korea’s largest family-owned conglomerate, are expected to vote on the merger of these two companies. What raises this story ...
Jul 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sobering thoughts about BDS
In its annual survey of the Jewish world, the Israel-based think tank Jewish People Policy Institute (JPPI) considered the de-legitimization threat posed against Israel by the boycott, divestment a...
Jul 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Order in the court
It is one of Israel’s paradoxes that, while the country accepts any conversion made abroad for purposes of aliyah, not even many Orthodox conversions made abroad are sufficient to render a future I...
Jul 01, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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One for the ‘nones’
First the good news. The American Jewish population has stabilized in size after decades of decline. That’s the positive glimmer from the recent Pew Research Center survey that found American Chris...
Jun 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Diane Rehm’s loyalty oath
Public radio host Diane Rehm is known for running a genial, intelligent and well-informed talk show. But during her interview with Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders last week, someth...
Jun 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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opinion
Congressional Republicans need to take Iran deal seriously
Last week, Secretary of State John Kerry and a team of skilled negotiators achieved a national security miracle: a diplomatic deal that blocks Iran’s path to a nuclear bomb.   This should be a caus...
Jul 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Deal with Iran: rotten from its very core
It has been two weeks since the signing of the agreement with Iran and we all have had an opportunity to read it closely. The issue at hand is too critical and serious to be debated solely through ...
Jul 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Iran agreement is a good deal for America
During the George W. Bush administration, we were told that the United States had to attack Iraq to stop Saddam Hussein from acquiring nuclear weapons. In then-Secretary of State Colin Powell’s inf...
Jul 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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The four major problems with the Iran deal
Israel has long been concerned that the P5+1 powers would negotiate a bad deal with Iran. But the deal announced last week in Vienna is breathtaking in its concessions to an Iranian regime that is ...
Jul 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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My rabbi needs legal aid
Following Shabbat services on the day after a Supreme Court majority recognized a constitutional right to same-sex marriage, I asked to the young rabbi of our modern Orthodox congregation: “How wil...
Jul 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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It’s time to stop demonizing Michael Oren
Michael Oren is my friend. During his nearly five years as Israel’s ambassador to the United States, we’d speak on an almost daily basis. Often those phone calls would come at 3 or 4 a.m., Washingt...
Jul 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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The hissy fit over Michael Oren
On Nov. 15, 2012, just after Hamas had begun launching hundreds of rockets at Israeli civilians, Israel’s ambassador to the United States, Michael Oren, hosted a dinner party in Washington, honorin...
Jul 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Yemen war heats up Iran’s anti-Saudi rhetoric
by Mehdi Khalaji, Guest Columnist
Jun 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
On May 14, following a meeting with Iraqi president Fuad Masum, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei warned that “the Saudis have made a major mistake in Yemen, and they will certainly get hurt by it...
Yesterday’s Ruth would not have been welcome in today’s Israel
by Maya Haber, Guest Columnist
Jun 03, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
More than any other holiday, Shavuot, which we enjoyed at the beginning of last week, celebrates compassion and empathy. Based on the Book of Ruth, it tells the story of Naomi, her husband and two ...
Tony Blair’s Mideast exit
Jun 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
Tony Blair stepped down last month as the Middle East envoy of the so-called Quartet — the group comprised of the United States, the United Nations, the European Union and Russia. To the extent Bla...
Return the Talmud’s confrontational voice to Judaism
by Menachem Fisch, Guest Columnist
May 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
The very idea of identifying religious faithfulness with a commitment to critically engaging and bravely confronting one’s religion’s sources of authority runs afoul of what might well be termed th...
My message to the man who attacked me at the Kotel
by Alden Solovy, Guest Columnist
May 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
On a sunny morning last month, I was swept into the women’s section of the Western Wall in Jerusalem in a flurry of aggression directed at the Women of the Wall, the Israeli group fighting for wome...
Free speech on Z Street
May 20, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
Z Street, the pro-Israel group that says it was denied 501(c)(3) tax status because of its views, got its day in court this month. While the outcome of the case is far from certain, during oral arg...
An open letter to top Presbyterian theologian
by Yitzhak Santis, Guest Columnist
May 14, 2015 | 3 3 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
To David Esterline, incoming president of the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary: First, congratulations on your appointment, as reported in The Jewish Chronicle. I wish you all success in your new en...
March of the Living retraces journey from death to freedom in Israel
by Jeremy Witchel, Guest Columnist
May 14, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
This year, I had the honor of attending March of the Living, a journey to Poland to see the concentration camps, participate in Yom Hashoah services and then march with approximately 13,000 other p...
Netanyahu’s new government
May 14, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
Despite being a coalition comprised of the “right” and the “religious,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s fourth government, which was scheduled to be voted in on Wednesday, does not appear to be...
Courting Adelson is not Jewish outreach
by Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Guest Columnist
May 06, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
This past weekend, a collection of GOP presidential candidates arrived in Las Vegas for a meeting of the Republican Jewish Coalition. But don’t allow yourself to be fooled into thinking that these ...