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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 | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Iran Deal’s anniversary
In the run up to the July 14 first anniversary of the Iran nuclear deal, the pundits have provided mixed reviews. Those who were in favor of the deal cite Iran having apparently abided by the requi...
Jul 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Elie Wiesel
We join in mourning the passing of Elie Wiesel, one of the most famous Holocaust survivors, who died Saturday at the age of 87. Like many other heroic figures of the tumultuous last century, Wiesel...
Jul 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Stew of Demonization
There may be many reasons — none of them justified — why 17-year-old Muhammad Nasser Tarayrah jumped the fence around the Kiryat Arba settlement near Hebron and stabbed to death 13-year-old Hallel ...
Jul 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Israel’s conversion muddle
Israel’s chief rabbinate system has long been known as inflexible about strains of Judaism that do not match its approved brands of Orthodoxy. The bureaucracy and chosen path of the rabbinate has a...
Jun 30, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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No easy answers in Orlando bloodbath
Omar Mateen’s massacre of 49 patrons at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Fla., appears to have touched more pressure points than any of the other well-known mass shootings in the last two decades. There...
Jun 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Police, people of color and a Jewish dream of justice
Two weeks ago, we watched in horror and dismay as violent event after violent event unfolded, each amplifying and recontextualizing the one before it. By Friday morning, July 8, five Dallas police ...
Jul 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Why infertility is a Jewish issue — and what we can do about it
Growing up, I always dreamed of being a mom. Even as a kid I would brainstorm baby names, tell my dolls bedtime stories and swear that I would be a cool mom and let them eat cookies for breakfast, ...
Jul 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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How Elie Wiesel inspired the Free Soviet Jewry movement
On my bookshelves there are two rows of volumes on the Soviet Jewry movement. Squeezed in among the tomes is a small, well-worn paperback with pages no longer attached to the spine, “The Jews of Si...
Jul 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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The ‘religionization’ of Israel is troubling, but the fears about it are hysterical
Religionization! Religionization! To read the newspaper headlines in Israel, to view its documentary films and attend its expert panels with academics, a stranger might think that upon landing at B...
Jul 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Americans reached new levels of generosity in 2015, did Jewish donors?
Perhaps helped with several mega-gifts, American donors in 2015 were more generous than ever, according to the 61st issue of “Giving USA,” the annual report on charitable activity in the United Sta...
Jul 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lubavitcher Rebbe’s leadership behind modern Jewish awakening
When assuming his mantle of leadership in 1950, the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, who escaped war-torn Europe, confronted the inevitable problem the Jewish world in a post Holoca...
Jul 06, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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We must become survivors’ storytellers — and help them today
It could have been the setting for any organizational retreat — the stately mansion, the manicured lawns, an oasis on the edge of the city where leadership groups could come together to brainstorm ...
Jun 30, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
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Akin’s stance is not Judaism’s
Aug 30, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Jewish tradition has its own take on abortion. It balances the welfare of the mother with that of the unborn child. It permits abortions in cases when the life of the mother is endangered, and rabb...
Ross urges Israel to be ‘proactive’ with P.A.
Aug 29, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — Dennis Ross, the longtime U.S. diplomat and Middle East expert, says that there has never been a time in its tumultuous history that the State of Israel has faced as many threats and unk...
The present state of Chinese-Israeli relations
by Carice Witte, Guest Columnist
Aug 23, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
The evolution of the relationship between Israel and China has been characterized by general improvement with brief periods of frustration and misunderstanding. Israel was the first country in the ...
Will Israel bomb Iran?
by Joel Rubin
Aug 23, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — The loose talk of war is back after a brief period of calm. This is stunning, as the facts about Iran’s nuclear program have not changed since negotiations over its nuclear program beg...
Money isn’t everything...
Aug 23, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
But when your job is to maintain badly needed community services — and to expand them as well — money can be quite a bit indeed. That’s why the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh’s recent anno...
Romney vs. Obama: Who loves Israel more?
by Gary Rosenblatt
Aug 16, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK  — Isn’t it nice to see Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama fighting it out over who is Israel’s greater friend and ally? My advice: Sit back and enjoy it while it lasts, but don’t take...
The thankless task
by Daniel Leger, Guest Columnist
Aug 16, 2012 | 2 2 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
We tend not to spend a lot of time thinking about what happens to us after we die, but recently Jewish Pennsylvanians have cause to do just that. A law suit filed four years ago by a group of 30 fu...
Whole or divided?
Aug 16, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Jews have an interesting, sometimes conflicting approach to death. On one hand, mourners perform the ritual of keriah — tearing clothing or a black ribbon — symbolic of the renting of garments, whi...
Romney is right, Israel’s economic success due to culture
by Morton Klein, Michael Goldblatt and Dr. Daniel Mandel, Guest Columnists
Aug 09, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has been assailed for saying at a fundraiser in Jerusalem that “culture” plays a large part in Israel’s superior “economic vitality” over th...
Reclaiming what it means to be an American with big plans
by Menachem Z. Rosensaft
Aug 09, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — I was born in the Displaced Persons camp of Bergen-Belsen in Germany in 1948.  I am the son of two Polish Jews who survived the Nazi death and concentration camps of Auschwitz and Bergen...