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Adam Zyglis, The Buffalo News
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Not in the Olympic Spirit
The Olympic Spirit is supposed to promote healthy sports competition, divorced from political or more serious differences between countries whose athletes choose to compete. In ancient Greece, warr...
Aug 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Black lives matter, and so does Israel
Americans of goodwill have rightly been concerned by violence, much of it by police, against unarmed black men, from the choking of Eric Garner to the rough ride given to Freddie Gray. Jews are no ...
Aug 10, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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The spectacle of the battling New York mayors
Political attack dogs, like their furry namesake, come in many breeds. But even in the same breed, no two attack dogs are exactly the same. And so it was with two former Republican mayors of New Yo...
Aug 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Continuing skirmishes with the Chief Rabbinate
Israel’s haredi Orthodox Chief Rabbinate has racked up a series of recent victories against those who want to expand the country’s religious freedoms. In the Jewish state, religious questions are a...
Jul 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Gingrich’s irresponsible screed
Jews and students of Jewish history know well the dangers and often deadly consequences of the accusatory process known as “scapegoating.” In 20th-century America, traditional scapegoats were black...
Jul 21, 2016 | 2 2 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Are fatal shootings on the rise?
We are still reeling from the fatal shootings by police of African-American men last week — followed by the deadly revenge attack on Dallas police who, ironically, were protecting the rights of act...
Jul 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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Why Tim Kaine, Clinton’s VP pick, is good for Israel and Jewish values
American Jewish voters have naturally voted for Democratic candidates because it has meant voting to support strong social justice and a strong U.S.-Israel relationship. Hillary Clinton and her vic...
Aug 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mike Pence, Trump’s VP pick, supports traditional Jewish values
With the presidential race heating up, a number of progressive Jewish commentators have portrayed the Republicans’ vice presidential candidate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, as a conservative extremist ...
Aug 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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To heal divisions among the Jewish people, divide the land
“If there is something that deprives me of sleep it is the fissures in Israeli society,” former Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon declared just after he resigned in May. That same day Ehud Barak, who p...
Aug 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Could the dispute in the South China Sea affect debate over Palestinian statehood?
Could satellite photos of a tiny island in the South China Sea affect the debate over creating a Palestinian state? The photos, released earlier this week by the Center for Strategic and Internatio...
Aug 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Turning the Temple from construct into construction
If you’re looking for the mothership of Jewish guilt, it can be found in our responsibility to rebuild the Third Temple, the beit hamikdash. Our Sages say that if we don’t witness its rebuilding, i...
Aug 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pope Francis must insist Auschwitz church be moved
Two weeks ago, Pope Francis made a pilgrimage to Poland, visiting Auschwitz — the notorious death camp in Poland where 1.1 million Jews were murdered during the Holocaust. Auschwitz is comprised of...
Aug 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Enough delays: It’s time to bring the Falash Mura home
We met Demoz Deboch at services in Gondar, Ethiopia. It was Friday night in June of 2013 and we were surrounded by hundreds of white-clad Falash Mura, the descendants of Jews who were now living a ...
Aug 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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A Unique Death
Apr 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 63 63 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
What’s wrong with March of the Living
by Jessica Lang, Guest Columnist
Apr 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
The evening before we visited Auschwitz, over pizza with a group of young people in Oswiecim, the town on whose outskirts lies that infamous symbol, one of my students approached me with tears in h...
Why Iranian recognition of Israel’s right to exist is needed
by Moshe Phillips and Benyamin Korn, Guest Columnists
Apr 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
Why is Israel urging that Iran should be required to recognize the Jewish state's right to exist as part of a nuclear deal? For the exact same reason that Yitzhak Rabin insisted on Palestinian reco...
Reasonable people can agree
Apr 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 72 72 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
Want to stop Iran’s nukes? Use less oil
by Edwin Black, Guest Columnist
Apr 16, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 76 76 recommendations | email to a friend
With the conclusion of a framework agreement over Iran’s nuclear agreement, many remain profoundly unsure whether the deal will successfully prevent Tehran’s acquisition of a nuclear weapon. Under ...
Iran nuclear nightmare: Framework represents capitulation­
by Joshua S. Block, Guest Columnist
Apr 16, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 74 74 recommendations | email to a friend
After more than 20 years of sanctions against Iran concerning its illicit nuclear program, President Barack Obama has not only precipitously squandered the international community’s economic levera...
Philanthropist Art Jaffe lived life to the fullest
by Barbara Burstin, Guest Columnist
Apr 16, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 71 71 recommendations | email to a friend
“He was a Renaissance Man.” That’s what Howard Rieger, former CEO of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh said about Arthur Jaffe, who died recently in Florida at the age of 93. Much was mad...
Educational integration: Time to set an example for Israeli children
by Johanna Arbib-Perugia, Guest Columnist
Apr 16, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 63 63 recommendations | email to a friend
The unfortunate truth is that Israeli society is still afraid of people with disabilities.  I say “still,” because in 1988, Israel passed “Chok HaShiluv,” an integration law to provide special need...
A real Palestinian tragedy
Apr 16, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 80 80 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
If you marry a Jew, you’re one of us
by Steven M. Cohen, Guest Columnist
Apr 09, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 79 79 recommendations | email to a friend
Millennia ago, before rabbis existed or conversion was invented, thousands who were not born Jewish became part of the Jewish community through a very simple act: They married a Jew. Sarah was the ...