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HB2 and Itzhak Perlman <br>
John Cole, The Scranton Times-Tribune
HB2 and Itzhak Perlman
John Cole, The Scranton Times-Tribune
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Not Over 'Til Hillary Says It's Over <br>
Taylor Jones, Politicalcartoons.com
Not Over 'Til Hillary Says It's Over
Taylor Jones, Politicalcartoons.com
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editorial
A call for civility in the public sphere
Diversity of opinion has long been a feature of Jewish tradition as well as of American democracy. Argument “for the sake of heaven” — disagreement in search of a higher truth as opposed to disagre...
May 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Misleading with contempt
Politics, diplomacy and warfare are not for the naïve. So we probably shouldn’t be upset to learn that the Obama administration manipulated the media to tell a narrative about the nuclear negotiati...
May 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Syria’s insoluble puzzle
“In the last 48 hours, we have had an average of one Syrian killed every 25 minutes. One Syrian wounded every 13 minutes.” That was U.N. envoy Staffan de Mistura’s assessment of the carnage, as the...
May 05, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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The pawns of Gaza
International focus on the well-being of the residents of Gaza is cyclical. That concern reached a high point during the 2014 war between Israel and Hamas, when over the course of 50 days, Gazans w...
Apr 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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The dilemma of Simone Zimmerman
Simone Zimmerman’s tenure as Bernie Sanders’ outreach director to the Jewish community lasted only two days. But in the hours between the announcement of her appointment last week and her suspensio...
Apr 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Whither diplomacy?
Former settler leader Dani Dayan got off to a bad start as Israel’s newly named consul general to New York. And in a series of tweets, he made things worse. The day before he got the official nod f...
Apr 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Why Jewish day school students should recite the Pledge of Allegiance
As a U.S. immigrant and a parent, I’m somewhat fanatical about my kids’ appreciation for their citizenship. Last year, I organized what I hope will be an annual second-grade field trip to our local...
May 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Will the Supreme Court let faith make children unsafe?
Should all children’s playgrounds be made as safe as possible, or should some be denied safety improvements because of bigotry? This question is at the core of a case before the U.S. Supreme Court ...
May 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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A threat to religious liberty
Our nation was founded on religious freedom — not the freedom to use one’s religious beliefs to harm or discriminate. All people must be able to make reproductive health care decisions on the basis...
May 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Israel’s right to the Golan
As the quagmire in Syria continues, President Basher al-Assad recently indicated he wanted any peace talks to include the possible return of the Golan Heights. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netan...
May 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jewish teenagers want to engage. Just ask them
Welcoming teens into Jewish life is both one of the most important and seemingly challenging endeavors of the Jewish community. The rapid decline in teen engagement in Jewish life post-b’nai mitzva...
May 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Yes, there is a Jewish left on campus, and it needs to be heard
Recently, in an article for JTA, “The Missing Left: Where’s the support for liberal Zionists on campus?” Andrew Silow-Carroll noted that “many American pro-Israel organizations and leaders ignore o...
May 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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We ignore nuclear power development at our peril
What the future holds for nuclear power will have an important bearing on efforts in the United States and globally to reduce carbon emissions. Right now, we are not doing enough, fast enough to es...
May 05, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Archives
Kissinger and human rights: Why is Israel honoring him?
by Menachem Z Rosensaft
Jun 21, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
 NEW YORK – Human rights, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton declared in a speech before the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva on Dec. 6, 2011, “are the birthright of all people.  It do...
Mega Mission
Jun 21, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
As you read this, 290 Jewish Pittsburghers will be on the ground in the land of Israel, ready to begin the historic Centennial Mega Mission, which the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh launch...
Raining on the parade
by Gary Rosenblatt
Jun 15, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — To be clear: I have been a big booster of the Celebrate Israel parade, personally and professionally, for many years, and once again felt a real sense of pride on Sunday, June 3, afterno...
‘Polish Death Camps’ uproar an unwarranted outrage
by Menachem Z. Rosensaft
Jun 15, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — Any objective observers reading of the Polish prime minister’s and foreign minister’s overreactions to an innocent phraseological error — and that is all it was — by President Obama coul...
The Kafka case
Jun 15, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
It’s the kind of story Franz Kafka would have written, and ironically enough, he is at the center of it. A three-year-old court case in Israel over the ownership of Kafka’s papers, which may or may...
‘Unmasked’ a clarion call to Jewish world, filmmaker says
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Jun 08, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
“Unmasked: Judeophobia and the Threat to Civilization,” which the Zionist Organization of America-Pittsburgh District will screen, Monday, June 11, 7 p.m., at the Jewish Community Center of Greater...
President Obama is a friend of Israel
by Menachem Z. Rosensaft
Jun 08, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — The Obama administration’s actual record is far more instructive than politically inspired rhetoric in providing guidance in this year’s presidential election campaign. It is clear that ...
Breakthrough
Jun 08, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Rabbi Miri Gold was understandably excited by the news of her new pay grade, and for good reason. It’s not every day a non-Orthodox rabbi in Israel gets paid by the government. In fact, it’s never ...
Negotiations with Iran will require compromise
by Joel Rubin
Jun 01, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — As negotiations aimed at controlling Iran’s nuclear program continue and all sides report serious and productive discussions, two things are crystal clear. First, America’s national se...
Echoes of Syrian violence in Lebanon
by Daniel Brode and Roger FarHat
Guest Columnists
Jun 01, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
TEL AVIV — Nine Lebanese were killed after days of clashes in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli between long-time bitter foes, the Sunni dominated Bab al-Tabbaneh and the Alawite Jabal Mohsen n...