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Gaza<br>
Marian Kemensky, Slovakia
Gaza
Marian Kemensky, Slovakia
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Immigrant Children <br>
Adam Zyglis, The Buffalo News
Immigrant Children
Adam Zyglis, The Buffalo News
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editorial
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 | 1 1 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 | 2 2 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 | 6 6 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 | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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How will Modi lead?
A youthful nation and growing economic powerhouse, India has long been forging strong business relations with Israel. Those ties are expected to grow stronger following last week’s landslide electi...
May 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Building Community One Page at a Time
It’s great to be back in Pittsburgh, and it’s even greater to be editing The Jewish Chronicle! My first foray into Jewish life in greater Pittsburgh came about 10 years ago when I was a reporter fo...
Apr 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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opinion
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 | 6 6 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 | 8 8 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 | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Who am I to judge?’
A year after Pope Francis assumed the leadership of the Catholic Church, much has changed in the style of the papacy.  But one utterance in particular has become emblematic of how many have come to...
Jul 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Simplest, most important lesson of the Holocaust is missing
“To me it’s just abysmal that out of 50 states only five currently have Holocaust education mandated … and Pennsylvania is long overdue,” said Rhonda Fink-Whitman, who wrote “94 Maidens,” a novel i...
Jul 09, 2014 | 4 4 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Presbyterian (USA) divestment vote smacks hard at cherished relationships
Rabbis (as well priests, ministers and imams) have a special standing in society at large. This is based on the general level of respect granted religious leaders based on an appreciation of their ...
Jul 08, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Operas you won’t be seeing at the Met
Here are three operas that won’t get staged at the famed Metropolitan Opera (Met) in New York City anytime soon. “Omar.” The story of a young Iraqi man who was beaten and tortured by Saddam Hussein...
Jun 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Archives
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...
Dinner in Zalafi reflects human side of Arab-Israeli conflict
by Asher Wiseman
Mar 07, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
KIBBUTZ KFAR RUPPIN, Israel — The detention and subsequent death of Arafat Jaradat Feb. 23 sparked a wave of Palestinian protests criticizing the methods of Israeli occupation. Jaradat, an obscure ...
Campus Jewish groups preach education over confrontation
by Gary Rosenblatt
Mar 07, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — There is a crisis regarding perceptions of Israel on college campuses today. But it’s probably not the one you think it is. Many adults believe the acute dilemma is the number and level ...
War on bullying, part 2
Mar 07, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Two weeks ago, we published an editorial calling for a war on bullying in the Jewish community. We wrote that opinion in response to a program on bullying put on by the Agency for Jewish Learning. ...
Ambassador’s visit highlighted continuing conflicts in Sudan, Saharan Africa
by David Rosenberg, Guest Columnist
Mar 01, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
When the U.S. Special Envoy for Sudan and South Sudan, Ambassador Princeton Lyman, visited Pittsburgh this week, he met with members of the Sudanese community and activists from the Pittsburgh Darf...
Conversion, free worship in Israel both need reforms
by Rabbi Alvin Berkun, Guest Columnist
Mar 01, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Recently, I participated in a Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) Rabbinic Cabinet mission to Kiev and Israel. Its purpose was to better our understanding of the work of the Jewish Joint Dis...
Jewish values, Judeo-Christian tradition don’t belong to fundamentalist right
by Menachem Z. Rosensaft
Mar 01, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
 NEW YORK — Over the the past five years, the once benign terms “Judeo-Christian values” and “Judeo-Christian tradition” have been turned into veritable cudgels against President Obama.  A concept ...