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Pat Bagley, Salt Lake Tribune
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Pat Bagley, Salt Lake Tribune
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Not the suspect we expected
For all we know, the person who committed the lion’s share of the bomb threats against Jewish institutions really is a right-wing anti-Semitic nut, with David Duke on his speed dial. But that isn’t...
Mar 08, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sour on Sarsour
What’s Linda Sarsour’s angle? The American activist, who was a surrogate for Sen. Bernie Sanders during his presidential campaign and an organizer of the Women’s March that brought half a million p...
Mar 02, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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A school protects its children
The first impulse of most institutions when confronted by an accusation of child abuse by one of its staff is to squelch it. High-profile examples include the Jerry Sandusky scandal at Penn State, ...
Feb 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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Everyone’s Talmud
Until modern times, the Talmud was a major Jewish preoccupation. This sprawling compendium of the law, lore and commentary of successive generations of early rabbinic scholars provided Jews with a ...
Feb 15, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
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Consider Gorsuch on his merits
The Senate’s advice and consent on a proposed Supreme Court nominee is a fundamental constitutional exercise that is important, consequential and reflective of the checks and balances built into ou...
Feb 09, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 59 59 recommendations | email to a friend
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An order that breeds disorder
Most of the organized Jewish community, along with many conservative voices and most liberal voices, shuddered as the new administration hastily issued an executive order severely restricting immig...
Feb 01, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 74 74 recommendations | email to a friend
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opinion
What’s a progressive to do when Trump seeks Middle East peace?
We are living in a season of deep political turbulence and passions are justifiably running hot. #Resist calls pop up everywhere. In moments like these, Democrats and progressives like myself refle...
Mar 23, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Look to Azerbaijan as a model of peaceful coexistence
I was a participant on a 34-member Muslim and Jewish women’s bridge building delegation last week to the Republic of Azerbaijan sponsored by the Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom. Azerbaijan was chosen b...
Mar 23, 2017 | 5 5 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Now is the time to turn around
When we made plans to visit our daughter who is studying at Hebrew University in Jerusalem, I quickly realized that we would be in Jerusalem for Rosh Chodesh Adar, the new month of Adar. The timing...
Mar 15, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Baseball’s Cinderella mensches
It took the Chicago Cubs 108 years to bring the World Series trophy home. They brought it home in the Jewish calendar year 5777. Maybe 5777 is the lucky year for another Cinderella team. Featuring ...
Mar 15, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Yeshiva story offers a glimmer of hope in Pennsylvania
I have long heard that as people age the shock factor decreases and very little about human behavior is surprising. That was not my experience as I heard Milo Yiannopoulos’ comments seemingly advoc...
Mar 08, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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A sobering Purim
Cemeteries desecrated. Schools and JCCs evacuated. Communitywide rallies. It has been a tense time for Jews across the United States, perhaps none more so than the Jews of Philadelphia. One word ca...
Mar 08, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Embracing the Jewish community’s refugee roots
HIAS was established 135 years ago to protect Jewish refugees who were fleeing the pogroms of Czarist Russia. Today, we remain true to our original mission of refugee protection. We are helping peo...
Mar 02, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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Archives
The Republicans’ rhetoric of hate and fear
by Walter Brasch, Guest Columnist
Dec 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
Fear, laced with paranoia, is driving the American response against allowing Syrian refugees into the United States. President Barack Obama has said he would accept 10,000 refugees, all of them sub...
Countering BDS at the Ex-Im Bank
Dec 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
President Barack Obama is expected to oppose anti-BDS (boycott, divestment and sanctions against Israel) language in a must-pass transportation and infrastructure bill that would reauthorize the Ex...
Turkey and gravy with a side of economic justice
by Nancy K. Kaufman, Guest Columnist
Nov 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
Thanksgiving is all about celebrating bounty — the bounty of family and friends, and of the fruit of hard work. For millions of women and their families, however, that celebration is muted by hards...
Amnesia on settlements afflicts Martin Indyk
by Benyamin Korn, Guest Columnist
Nov 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
A form of amnesia must be affecting the Obama administration’s former chief Mideast negotiator, Martin Indyk. It is, however, a very selective kind of amnesia — he forgets only concessions that Isr...
Terrorism is terrorism
Nov 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
Following the attacks on Paris by terrorists allied with the so-called Islamic State the week before last, many in the Jewish world have noted the contrast between the full-throated reactions of po...
The real fight against evil
Nov 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
The outpouring of grief for the victims of last Friday’s terror attack in Paris and the tricolored expressions of solidarity show how close to home the Islamic State killings hit people around the ...
In 2065, the Jewish world will look vastly different
by Rabbi Danny Schiff, Guest Columnist
Nov 19, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
The good news is that the Jewish people not only will be alive and prospering, but also will be continuing to make significant contributions to humanity, despite our steadily declining percentage o...
Simply put, this was an assault on the opportunity to learn
by Cary Nelson, Guest Columnist; On behalf of the Alliance for Academic Freedom (AAF)
Nov 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
Moshe Habertal is generally considered the finest expert on medieval Jewish thought of his generation. His most recent book is “Maimonides: Life and Thought,” published in 2013. Habertal holds join...
Antiochus rises again
Nov 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
Israeli researchers announced last week that they believe they have found the Jerusalem fortress of Antiochus IV, the Hellenistic king who is the villain of the Chanukah story. If they are correct,...
Obama could learn from Bill Clinton how to be a true friend of Israel
by Gil Troy, Guest Columnist
Nov 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
By now it should be obvious how absurd it is to call President Barack Obama Israel’s “best friend” ever, as Thomas Friedman of The New York Times has claimed. A Blame Israel Firster, Obama won’t us...