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Extremely Careless
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Nate Beeler, The Columbus Dispatch
Extremely Careless
Nate Beeler, The Columbus Dispatch
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James Comey and the Cherry Tree<br>
RJ Matson, Roll Call
James Comey and the Cherry Tree
RJ Matson, Roll Call
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editorial
The toxic brew of politics and religion
Here’s a thought experiment: Imagine your rabbi dedicating his Yom Kippur sermon to why he will be voting for Candidate X come Election Day, and why you should, as well. Now suppose the rabbi made ...
May 11, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Is this really happening in NYC?
Gentrification is a serious issue in many large cities. Rising real estate values, which are generally a sign of economic health, can bring with them upper-income residents who displace lower-incom...
May 04, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Spicer’s Yom HaShoah lesson
It would be simple to play the moral outrage card on White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer’s confused comparison of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s use of chemical weapons and Adolf Hitler’s r...
Apr 20, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Syrian attack
The chemical weapons airstrike in Syria on April 4, which killed some 80 civilians and which the West blames on the government of Bashar al-Assad, helped focus the Trump administration on the compl...
Apr 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
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Haley’s Comet flies over AIPAC
Israel has long had the deck stacked against it in the international arena, and that fact has been no more evident than at the United Nations, which continually and unfairly singles out the Jewish ...
Apr 06, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 68 68 recommendations | email to a friend
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The bomb threatener
We were as surprised as anyone else by the arrest of a suspect in the bomb threats against JCCs and other Jewish institutions in the United States and abroad, even as we counseled three weeks ago t...
Mar 30, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 72 72 recommendations | email to a friend
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opinion
The war never ended for poor, elderly Jews in former Soviet Union
We Americans use the phrase “the greatest generation” to describe those who grew up during the Depression, prevailed in World War II and contributed to America’s postwar prosperity and influence. B...
May 18, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jewish sensitivity demands securing U.S. borders
I am not a rabbi, but I know that throughout Jewish history, many of our holidays can be summed up as, “They tried to kill us, but we survived. Let’s eat.” As history continues to repeat itself, “t...
May 18, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Europe seeking to take home the Startup Nation
Israel’s economic strength, along with the buzz of Israel’s startup nation reputation and hi-tech scene, has not eluded one of Israel’s closest neighbors — Europe. Through technological cooperation...
May 11, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Can Trump survive Abbas?
There was something of a motivational speaker about President Donald Trump as he welcomed Mahmoud Abbas, the geronto-crat at the helm of the Palestinian Authority for the last 12 years, to the Whit...
May 11, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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No justification for high school assignment debating genocide
In a series of serendipitous events on April 4, two 17-year-olds, Jordan April and Archer Schurtliff, became my heroes. Upon arriving in Oswego, N.Y., for my book signing at River’s End Bookstore, ...
May 04, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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President Trump was right about improving Russia ties
To avoid misunderstanding, I should start by saying that I don’t like Russia, nor do I like Ukraine. I was born in Ukraine, but during many years of my life in the Soviet Union, I had more than eno...
May 04, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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To respond to the crackdown on immigrants, start by listening to immigrant leaders
Jews everywhere, myself included, have been horrified to see the beginnings of a crackdown on undocumented immigrants, which threatens to shatter families and communities and send people back to da...
Apr 27, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Archives
My son is majoring in musical theater
by Toby Tabachnick
Jan 27, 2016 | 4 4 comments | 92 92 recommendations | email to a friend
It is winter, which means my high school senior is in the thick of the college application process. Like the hundreds of thousands of other American mothers in my shoes, most conversations I find m...
A day school umbrella
Jan 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 90 90 recommendations | email to a friend
On many levels, Jewish day schools are flourishing in the United States. Notwithstanding our nation’s many good public school systems, high-quality private school opportunities and a history of int...
The true spirit of what it means to be an American
by Aryeh Sherman, Guest Columnist
Jan 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 99 99 recommendations | email to a friend
 This letter is in response to Morton A. Klein’s Dec. 24 Chronicle Opinion piece, “Don’t endanger Americans by bringing in Syrian Muslims.” Klein is national president of the Zionist Organization o...
The anti-Israel trend you’ve never heard of
by David Bernstein, Guest Columnist
Jan 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 95 95 recommendations | email to a friend
If you want to understand why the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement gained so much ground in the past two years, look no further than intersectionality, the study of related systems ...
Obama's regret
Jan 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 87 87 recommendations | email to a friend
In his final State of the Union address last week, President Barack Obama reminded the country that optimism and hope are the tried-and-true American responses to hard times and to demagogues. Alth...
Breaking our silence
by Susie Gelman, Guest Columnist
Jan 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 90 90 recommendations | email to a friend
The images are shocking. Celebrants at a Jewish wedding in Jerusalem dance to a rock band while brandishing assault rifles, guns, knives and a fake Molotov cocktail, and repeatedly stab a photograp...
Duma reaction shows gap in Israeli and Palestinian responses to terror
by Avital Leibovich, Guest Columnist
Jan 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 84 84 recommendations | email to a friend
I won’t soon forget the morning of July 31, when I awoke to the horrific news that a firebomb had been hurled at a Palestinian house in the West Bank village of Duma while the family living there w...
Balance of rights
Jan 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 83 83 recommendations | email to a friend
In announcing executive action to reduce gun violence across the nation last week, President Barack Obama called for balancing Second Amendment gun rights with other liberties. As he did so, he rec...
The Force is strong with Conservative movement teens
by Rabbi Daniel Levy, Guest Columnist
Jan 07, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 91 91 recommendations | email to a friend
No spoilers here, but you must have noticed by now that “Star Wars” is everywhere. With the recent release of “The Force Awakens,” everyone from die-hard to casual fans are analyzing all aspects of...
Proposed Israeli NGO law is hypocritical attack on left
by Naomi Paiss, Guest Columnist
Jan 07, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 86 86 recommendations | email to a friend
Yet again the Israeli Knesset is considering legislation to single out and punish progressive nongovernmental organizations, particularly the human rights groups that are such a thorn in the side o...