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White Supremacy <br>
Mike Keefe, Cagle Cartoons
White Supremacy
Mike Keefe, Cagle Cartoons
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Obama Cares <br>
Steve Sack, The Minneapolis Star Tribune
Obama Cares
Steve Sack, The Minneapolis Star Tribune
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The Jews of Crimea
Done peacefully, we wouldn’t care if Crimea were part of Russia or Ukraine. But it’s being done at gunpoint, with a puppet prime minister, installed by Russia, ostensibly running the show on that B...
Mar 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bring Levinson home
Now may be the perfect time for the Obama administration to push the Iranian government to come clean on the fate of Robert Levinson. Levinson, 66, of Coral Springs, Fla., disappeared seven years a...
Mar 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Something to build on
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’ recent statement that he would accept a U.S.-led NATO force to patrol a Palestinian state for an indefinite period of time is an interesting developme...
Mar 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Erekat should go
This paper supports the peace process. That’s a clearly defined position to take, even if it’s not universally popular in Jewish Pittsburgh. But we have long held that it is better for Israeli and ...
Feb 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Work to do
Last week, we used this space to criticize the recent — and sadly, latest — attack on a Reform synagogue in the Israeli city of Raanan. The Beit Shmueli synagogue has been targeted several times in...
Feb 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outrageous resource guide
When the Presbyterian Church (USA), at its 2012 General Assembly in Pittsburgh, narrowly rejected a resolution to divest from companies doing business in Israel, while at the same time adopting a m...
Feb 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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opinion
Twersky so much more deserving than a small sendoff
Al Twersky died in early February. Newspapers printed the small obituary, 16 short lines mentioning Edith, his beloved wife of 62 years, his two sons, Jack and Jeffrey, his two grandchildren, Emma ...
Apr 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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The future of Jewish nonprofits: Let the Millenials drive
In 2007, a friend reached out to me for help. Her uncle was a long-term resident at the Reuth Medical Center in Tel Aviv, and she requested that I join her on the American Friends of Reuth’s Young ...
Mar 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Beating back the assault on Israel’s legitimacy
NEW YORK — Leaders of the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement say they are protesting Israel’s policies in the West Bank. They are doing far more than that. BDS advocates routinely oppose a ...
Mar 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Evgeny Kissin and the nature of moral courage
Terry Teachout of The Wall Street Journal posed a very good question, recently: “Do artists have a responsibility to protest against moral injustice?” He was asking in reference to two internationa...
Mar 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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For Netanyahu, the time for talk is past — time now for deeds
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to the AIPAC Policy Conference was another rhetorical tour-de-force by this most silvered-tongued of Israeli leaders. There were applause lines for almost...
Mar 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Life within the Zionist conspiracy: an AIPAC conference
With the coming of spring and the blossoming of cherry blossoms comes the annual migration of pro-Israel activists to Washington, D.C., for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) Poli...
Mar 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Israeli Apartheid Week is a Soviet creation
NEW YORK — #Rethink2014 is one of the more creative Twitter hashtags I’ve recently encountered. Launched by students opposing the hatefest otherwise known as “Israeli Apartheid Week” (IAW), the has...
Mar 14, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Archives
Election much about youth and Judaism
by Asher Wiseman
Feb 02, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
KIBBUTZ KFAR RUPPIN, Israel  — On Jan. 22, after three months of ruthless campaigning, 67.3 percent of eligible Israeli adults casted their votes. The election constituted a referendum on the Likud...
Right idea for the right time
Feb 02, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
As expected, the party of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu — Likud-Beiteinu, a merger of his Likud party with that of his more right-wing coalition partner Avigdor Lieberman — finished fir...
Chuck Hagel is the right choice for secretary of defense  
by Joel Rubin
Jan 24, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — When I served in the U.S. Senate as a foreign policy aide, the Iraq war dominated the political debate and the nation’s attention.  Just like the budget fights of today, there was prac...
Remembering those who had courage to care
by Abraham H. Foxman, Guest Columnist
Jan 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
It is fitting that the United Nations, as part of the international commemoration of the Holocaust on Jan. 27, is paying tribute this year not only to the millions of innocents who died in the Nazi...
A Tu B’Shevat lesson
Jan 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Tu B’Shevat is called the birthday of trees, but here’s a sobering fact to remember as we celebrate the holiday: the world tree canopy is disappearing. According to Greenpeace, a quarter of the for...
Pittsburgh the cure to Jewish demographic illness
by Abby W. Schachter
Jan 16, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Jane Eisner, editor of The Forward made a shocking admission in her most recent column. She has finally recognized that Jews marrying non-Jews is actually hurting the Jewish community. “This is wha...
Give the president his Cabinet
Jan 16, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Battle lines are being drawn in Congress over the confirmation of Chuck Hagel as the next U.S. Secretary of Defense, which is misguided and regrettable. Misguided because the president sets policy ...
Inside the 2013 Israeli election: the system and the players
by Alina Dain Sharon
JNS.org
Jan 15, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
“Bibi,” “Bennett,” “Tzipi,” “Shelly.” The way names of major candidates in the Israeli elections have been bandied about by international observers and media analysts, you would think Israeli voter...
The Jewish future according to Eizenstat  
by Menachem Z. Rosensaft
Jan 09, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — In “The Adventure of the Empty House,” Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes tells his friend, Dr. John Watson,  “I have a theory that the individual represents in his development the who...
Partnerships are good; true collaboration is better
by Rabbi Aaron Bisno, Guest Columnist
Jan 09, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Two years ago I began speaking of the need for communal collaboration.  I laid down this gauntlet for both Rodef Shalom and our neighbors because I believed the challenges our community faced were ...