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Boehner De-Funds <br>
Bob Englehart, The Hartford Courant
Boehner De-Funds
Bob Englehart, The Hartford Courant
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Death Selfie<br>
Osama Hajjaj, Jordan
Death Selfie
Osama Hajjaj, Jordan
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All about Shmuley
Is Rabbi Shmuley Boteach the Jewish Al Sharpton? Like the reverend who is often identified as “civil rights leader Al Sharpton,” Boteach is an amalgam of activism and self-promotion — having brande...
Feb 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Schabas rests
As chairman of a three-person U.N. human rights panel appointed to investigate violations during last summer’s Gaza war, Canadian law professor William Schabas was deemed by many to be biased again...
Feb 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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The fallout from Dermergate
As Benjamin Netanyahu’s man in Washington, Israeli Ambassador Ron Dermer has succeeded in identifying himself more closely with his prime minister than any other envoy in the nation’s history. That...
Feb 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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A new AMIA bombing victim
With the death by gunshot wound of Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman, the investigation into the 1994 bombing of the AMIA Jewish center in Buenos Aires has ground to a halt. Nisman was hours away...
Jan 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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No hoax in Paris
There is a disturbing counter-narrative about who was behind this month’s terror attacks in Paris that led to the deaths of 14 innocent people. Listen to Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan: “...
Jan 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 125 125 recommendations | email to a friend
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What next for France?
The Islamist radicals who murdered 17 people in two attacks in Paris last week targeted, on the one hand, an irreverent magazine and, on the other, the Jews. Charlie Hebdo and Hyper Cacher might no...
Jan 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 128 128 recommendations | email to a friend
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What’s in a name? That which we call ‘Islamic’ …
When President Bush declared a “War on Terror” after the September 11, 2001 attacks, I wrote a piece decrying his use of the term. Terror is a mechanism, an ideological tool. The people who flew pl...
Feb 26, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Purim poser: What is our fascination with villains?
Who is the Haman in your life? The person, who like the bad guy in the Megillah Esther that we read on Purim, schemes to bring you down. When we get to the place in the Megillah where Haman is forc...
Feb 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Reflections on the Jewish Federations’ solidarity mission to Paris
My early days as a Jewish Federation professional came at a time when our system was evolving away from reliance on messages of combating anti-Semitism and statements of “never again” to one of str...
Feb 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Playing the race card against Israel
When all else fails, play the race card. With the White House campaign against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu running out of steam, the administration’s supporters scraped the bottom of ...
Feb 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Are voluntary dues enough to get people to join synagogues?
Michael Paulson reported in The New York Times on the “Pay What You Want” model that some synagogues are implementing to reduce the financial barrier to membership. Paulson estimated that about 30 ...
Feb 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Startup nation’ Israel’s best defense: science education
Due to a seemingly never-ending cycle of war in Israel, the Jewish state is constantly taking great measures to strengthen its military and defend its borders. Fueled by wartime pressures, the “sta...
Feb 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Time to reconsider the Jewish love affair with buildings
The halls of the Omaha, Neb., Jewish Community Center are often empty, but not because there is no Jewish life here. Quite the contrary. On any given day, we have an impressive number of activities...
Feb 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘I have no chief rabbi’ — columnist, traditional Jew
by Yossi Klein Halevi, Guest Columnist
Aug 16, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM — The two new chief rabbis, David Lau and Yitzhak Yosef, have promised that they will be the spiritual representatives of all Jewish Israelis. I can’t speak for my fellow Jewish Israelis,...
Teen travel to Israel languishing
by Gary Rosenblatt
Aug 16, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — Common sense suggests that one of the most effective ways of heightening Jewish identity and Israel engagement among young people is through summer teen trips to the Jewish state. The yo...
Second setback
Aug 16, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Last week in this space, we criticized Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas for making statements about the peace process — about what the P.A. will and won’t accept from these talks — des...
A setback
Aug 08, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Could it be that Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is trying to make U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry look bad? Kerry held a press conference Tuesday in Washington following the initi...
Israel should act now, before it’s too late
by Gary Rosenblatt
Aug 08, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — My first response on learning of Secretary of State John Kerry’s announcement of the “basis” for a resumption of peace talks between Jerusalem and the Palestinian Authority was the old s...
Minister Danny Danon: Same approach to negotiations assures same result
by Danny Danon, Guest Columnist
Aug 08, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Like most Israelis, I am an eternal optimist. Living day to day in our neighborhood and faced with continued threats to our legitimacy and even our existence, what choice do we have? That being sai...
Norich a man of integrity who deserves better
by Menachem Z. Rosensaft
Aug 01, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — Sam Norich is a man of absolute integrity.  He deserved better — much, much better — than the shabby treatment to which he was subjected at the recent meeting of the board of directors o...
U.S. loses in Middle East’s escalating media warfare
by Lee Smith, Guest Columnist
Aug 01, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Al Jazeera staffers were recently driven out of a news briefing held by the Egyptian military — apparently because of perceptions by those in the crowd that the Doha-based network is biased toward ...
Outdated institution?
Aug 01, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
If you follow Israeli politics as they relate to religious affairs, then you know that the Jewish state has itself two new chief rabbis. David Lau was elected the new Ashkenazi chief rabbi last wee...
Mixed emotions about the life and words of Helen Thomas
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Jul 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
I was a 21-year-old college student at the American University in Washington, D.C., when I saw Helen Thomas for the first time. The so-called “dean” of the White House press corps, regaled my class...