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World Falling Apart<br>
Steve Sack, The Minneapolis Star Tribune
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Steve Sack, The Minneapolis Star Tribune
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We’ve seen this before
The scourge of anti-Semitism is rearing its ugly head in Europe. And a troubling number of people aren’t even pretending anymore. Gone are the days of the false explanation that “I’m not anti-Semit...
Aug 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Support for our beleaguered Israeli family
We are all glued to news sources for information about Israel’s ongoing Gaza war. While there is some sense of déjà vu in the daily reports of the conflict — reminding us of a similar war fewer tha...
Jul 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Shame in the House of Israel
Coming as it did on the heels of the discovery of the bodies of three Israeli teens, the murder of Mohammed Abu Khdeir, a 16-year-old Palestinian, was assumed to be an act of revenge. Whether the s...
Jul 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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With friends like these …
What’s with the Presbyterians? On the one hand, The Presbyterian Church (USA) says it loves its “Jewish sisters and brothers” and believes in interfaith dialogue; and its member churches frequently...
Jun 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Young Jews, peace process rejected in J Street vote
We are a generation that is more progressive and more critical of Israel than our parents.
May 21, 2014 | 3 3 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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It’s time to raise minimum wage
The Torah provides a moral imperative: “Justice, justice shall you pursue.”  In practical terms in today’s economic environment, that means at the very least we should support a just minimum wage –...
May 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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opinion
Abandoned by the Democratic Party? Fight back
“We are a people without a party. We are abandoned” said the woman next to me, as we waited for the recitation of Lamentations, the annual commemoration of the saddest day of the Jewish calendar ma...
Aug 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Being Jewish in France today
“Wie Gott in Frankreich leben”—“living like God in France”—was a popular Yiddish saying among Ashkenazi Jews for a long time. It suggested a certain fascination with France, implying that Jews livi...
Aug 01, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Finding equality in a Jerusalem bomb shelter
When the siren sounded, the Rolling Stones’ tortured 1969 track “Gimme Shelter” popped into my head, oddly enough. That haunting song offered a stunning reminder of the endless horrors of war, reaw...
Aug 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Madeleine Albright still pressuring Israel after all these years
It’s been 22 years since Madeleine Albright was a foreign policy adviser to President Jimmy Carter, 17 years since she was America’s ambassador to the United Nations and 13 since she was secretary ...
Aug 01, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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First lesson of war: Maintain the blockade
During the first 24 hours of the Gaza war, Palestinian terrorists fired more than 200 rockets into Israel. Yet only one Israeli was wounded, and none were killed. How is that possible? When Israel ...
Jul 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Abbas, Auschwitz and Palestinian strategy
It was often remarked that the late Palestine Liberation Organization leader Yasser Arafat would sound moderate when speaking in English and utterly intransigent when speaking in Arabic. Much of th...
Jul 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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The number seven: lucky for me, powerful for Israel
The number seven is one of the most powerful numbers in Judaism. God’s earthly masterpiece took seven days to be completed; we celebrate Shabbat on the seventh day of each week; Jews celebrate Pass...
Jul 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Michael Sfard: ‘I don’t care about history’
by Michael M. Vanyukov, Guest Columnist
Apr 05, 2013 | 4 4 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
I went to Michael Sfard's lecture last week at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law with a heavy heart. Why? Because even though Sfard, a young Israeli attorney, is called a “human rights law...
Prayers from the Holocaust: Beyond Yom Hashoa
by Menachem Z. Rosensaft
Apr 05, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
 NEW YORK — One reason why Cantor Azi Schwartz, our cantor at Park Avenue Synagogue in New York City, is one of the foremost cantors of our day is his refusal to allow Jewish liturgy to become rote...
Obama accomplishes much in 3-day span
by Joel Rubin
Apr 05, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — It’s a good day for the United States when its president goes abroad and receives cheers for challenging conventional wisdom while advancing our country’s core interests.  Doing so req...
The new threat
Apr 05, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Of all the news items to come out of the Middle East in recent weeks, this one has the potential to be the most serious by far: The Israel Resource News Agency (IRNS) in Jerusalem has reported that...
We talk a good game about unity
by Gary Rosenblatt
Mar 31, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — How much, if any, cooperation and collaboration can there be — or should there be — among Reform, Conservative and Orthodox communities, starting with their rabbis? At times we talk a go...
Mission accomplished?
Mar 31, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Had President Obama gone to the Middle East last week to restart direct peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians, his mission would have to be labeled a failure. But that’s not why he went. ...
Bibi or Obama right about energy?
Mar 20, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
President Obama has said, “Israel doesn’t know what its own best interests are,” Jeffrey Goldberg reports. With the president visiting Israel, the time seems right to assess Obama’s perception. Doe...
Bibi, Francis and us
Mar 20, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
The Vatican has a new pope. Israel has the same prime minister, but with a different cabinet. And the question American Jews are left to ask is, how will these changes affect us? Answer: Not much, ...
Passover Jews vs. Purim Jews: The agony of our dilemma
by Yossi Klein Halevi
Mar 15, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM — As I travel through North American Jewish communities, on a lecture tour about Israeli society in the aftermath of the elections, I sometimes feel as though I am in a time warp. Visitin...
Disturbing questions
Mar 15, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
The statements of Egyptian human rights activist Samira Ibrahim and Egyptian Ambassador to the United States Mohamed Tawfik point up a dangerous dichotomy facing Israel and her neighbor to the sout...