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Adam Zyglis, The Buffalo News
Texas Paranoia
Adam Zyglis, The Buffalo News
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Christie's Inflategate
John Cole, The Scranton Times-Tribune
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Netanyahu’s new government
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...
May 14, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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The hope of Ethiopian-Israelis
It would be a mistake to try to draw too many comparisons between Sunday’s protest in Tel Aviv by Ethiopian-Israelis and the upheavals resulting from the line of demonstrations stretching from Ferg...
May 06, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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A Unique Death
Each of the recent well-publicized and widely condemned deaths of young black men at the hands of police, beginning last August with the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., has its unique ci...
Apr 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Reasonable people can agree
Last week, in a spirit of political compromise that has been in short supply for the past several years, the Obama administration and senators from both parties agreed to an oversight role for Cong...
Apr 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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A real Palestinian tragedy
The news of the Yarmouk Palestinian refugee camp — like almost all news out of Syria — is grim. The camp, on the southern edge of Damascus, is under siege by both the Islamic State, which began dec...
Apr 16, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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Now for the hard part
The broad outlines of a deal on Iran’s nuclear program, reached by international negotiators last week, offers both hope and concern about whether Tehran’s ambitions can be constrained in exchange ...
Apr 09, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
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Return the Talmud’s confrontational voice to Judaism
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...
May 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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My message to the man who attacked me at the Kotel
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...
May 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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An open letter to top Presbyterian theologian
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...
May 14, 2015 | 3 3 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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March of the Living retraces journey from death to freedom in Israel
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...
May 14, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Courting Adelson is not Jewish outreach
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 ...
May 06, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Why more American Jews are voting Republican
America has good allies all around the world, but there is no greater ally than Israel, a beacon of democracy, freedom and liberty in a part of the world filled with darkness. However, the Obama ad...
May 06, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Balancing friendships: India’s ties with Israel remain strong, but Iran is not far behind
Russian Ambassador Alexander Kadakin is a popular figure in Delhi’s diplomatic community. Famous for his long stint in India and specialist knowledge of South Asia, Kadakin draws attention in parti...
Apr 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Archives
At Veterans Day, soon-to-retire Army chaplain reflects on career
by Rabbi Eli Seidman, Guest Columnist
Nov 06, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
In another two months, I will conclude my military career. That career stretched over eight years of active duty as a chaplain in the Army, and another 16 years in the Pennsylvania Army National Gu...
Being Jewish is all about being in the pews — in some way
by Karen Hochberg
Nov 06, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
My view of Pew is that it is time for Jews to inhabit pews. Be it a pew in a synagogue, an independent minyan, a seat in a Jewish study group or service on a community board or a synagogue committe...
Jew vs. Jew in reverse
by Gary Rosenblatt
Nov 06, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — One of the unintended highlights of this year’s Conversation — the annual Jewish Week-sponsored two-day retreat for a wide variety of Jewish leaders and future leaders from around the co...
Catalyst for dialogue
Nov 06, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
Are you all surveyed out yet from the coverage of the Pew Survey of U.S. Jews? Well if not, maybe this will push you over the edge. Last week, AJC came out with its 2013 Survey of American Jewish O...
Why your vote matters on Election Day — even this Election Day
by Michelle Twersky, Guest Columnist
Oct 31, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
As a child, I loved going to the polls with my mother. We would go into the booth together and she would let me pull the lever. That night, I would always try to stay up late enough to find out who...
Message from pope to son of survivors was a tremendous gift
by Menachem Z. Rosensaft
Oct 31, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
Pope Francis is an extraordinary man. In the months since Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Buenos Aires became the head of the Roman Catholic Church he has changed the atmospherics of the Vatican ...
Loyalty questions
Oct 30, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
See if this sounds familiar: You’re having a conversation with co-workers or classmates, and the conversation turns to politics — Israel in particular. Someone who knows you’re Jewish suddenly blur...
‘Spirit’ of Sukkot can be tasted in Jerry Parness’ etrog liquor
by Adam Reinherz
Oct 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
Dr. Jerry Parness stood in his Squirrel Hill kitchen fastidiously scraping and squeezing, trying to extract the last juices of the just-concluded festival of Sukkot. He cracked open the sealed lid ...
A step-by-step guide for reading the Pew survey
by Rabbi Scott Aaron
Oct 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
Unless you have been focused on more mundane issues over the past few weeks, such as the government shutdown, America’s fragile debt rating, Obamacare or the possible rapprochement with Iran, you m...
Iran’s diplomatic thaw with the West
by Joel Rubin
Oct 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — Congratulations, Congress. Your Iran strategy is working. Now what? The diplomatic thaw between Iran and the West is advancing, and faster than most of us had imagined. This is the res...