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Steve Sack, The Minneapolis Star Tribune
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Steve Sack, The Minneapolis Star Tribune
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A matter of trust, sanctity
The arrest last week of Rabbi Barry Freundel on six charges of voyeurism has shaken his congregation, Kesher Israel in Georgetown, as well as the Jewish community of greater Washington and the Orth...
Oct 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Staying ahead of crises
Recent news of the first transmission of the Ebola virus in the U.S. — a nurse in Texas infected by the disease while treating the now-deceased Thomas Eric Duncan, with the CDC attributing her infe...
Oct 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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A particularly dreadful year
As the United Nations General Assembly gathered this week in New York, one U.N. watcher was quoted as saying: “It does feel like a particularly dreadful year.” The ballooning of the Islamic State, ...
Sep 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Settlements as punishment?
The building of settlements in the West Bank of Israel is, to say the least, controversial. In Israel itself, there is a lack of consensus regarding the effort. The Palestinians believe that the se...
Sep 09, 2014 | 2 2 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Another witch hunt?
The choice of Canadian law professor William Schabas, 63, as chairman of a U.N. human rights panel to investigate violations in the Gaza war does not inspire confidence that the group’s processes o...
Aug 21, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rabbis bearing witness in Ferguson
Early last week, national faith leaders called rabbis, pastors, priests and imams to Ferguson, Mo., a city rife with racial violence and pain. Along with my rabbinic colleagues from Truah: The Rabb...
Oct 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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A tale of two rabbis
Confirmation bias — also called confirmatory bias or myside bias — is a tendency for people to favor information that confirms their preconceptions or hypotheses regardless of whether the informati...
Oct 29, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Issues to consider when voting
Editor’s Note As voters make up their minds in advance of Election Day this Nov. 4, The Jewish Chronicle asked a diverse sampling of leaders of Pittsburgh’s Jewish community which issues they feel ...
Oct 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Conversions and politics
Immediately after Rabbi Barry Freundel of Washington, D.C.’s Kesher Israel Congregation was arrested and charged with placing hidden cameras in the changing room of an adjacent ritual bath, the que...
Oct 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘The Death of Klinghoffer’ is an injustice to our father’s memory
On Oct. 8, 1985, our 69-year-old wheelchair-bound father, Leon Klinghoffer, was shot in the head by Palestinian hijackers on the Achille Lauro cruise ship. The terrorists brutally and unceremonious...
Oct 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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How Palestinian ‘lawfare’ could backfire
When it comes to a long-term solution for our conflict with the Palestinians, there is no unanimity among Israelis. Many feel that the two-state solution is the only realistic option, while others ...
Oct 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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From opera house to House of Commons, Diaspora Jews are the target
This week, the opera “The Death of Klinghoffer” opened in New York. Rightly castigated for its invocation of unpleasant Jewish stereotypes and its apologia for the Palestinian terrorists’ murder of...
Oct 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Push to release Pollard is gaining momentum
by Elliot Goldenberg
Guest Columnist
Dec 29, 2010 | 2 2 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
The push to release imprisoned spy Jonathan Pollard is once again gaining momentum, thanks to Lawrence Korb and others. Arrested on Nov. 21, 1985, it was back in March of 1987 that Pollard, a forme...
The big lie lives on
by Gary Rosenblatt
Dec 29, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — I shouldn’t have to write this column. It is demeaning, 65 years after the fall of Nazi Germany, to acknowledge that Joseph Goebel’s Big Lie theory — that if you repeat a falsehood aggre...
Time to move on  
Dec 29, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Hopefully, these will be the last words we write about Henry Kissinger for a while. Frankly, he doesn’t deserve this much ink. The former secretary of state under Presidents Nixon and Ford has apol...
Rabbis’ ban of renting to Arabs must be condemned
by Rabbi David Ellenson
Guest Columnist
Dec 23, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Israel is roiled once again in sad and needless moral controversy. Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu of Safed, son of former Israeli Chief Sephardic Rabbi Mordecai Eliyahu, and with the support of 49 other rabb...
Kissinger’s betrayal contrasts with other American Jews in public life
by Menachem Z. Rosensaft
Dec 23, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — There can be no question that the recently released White House recordings by the Nixon Presidential Library and Museum revealed one of the ugliest remarks ever uttered in the Oval Offic...
Jews and the census  
Dec 23, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Pennsylvania will lose one congressional seat, according to the 2010 U.S. Census Bureau Report, which was released Tuesday. Neighboring West Virginia will keep the three congressional districts it ...
Diaspora Jews can’t have it both ways
by Jay Bushinsky
Dec 15, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM — Although political Zionism, as conceived 114 years ago by Theodor Herzl in his groundbreaking work entitled “The Jewish State,” led to the State of Israel in 1948, its fundamental premi...
Kissinger and WikiLeaks
Dec 15, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Following the revelation that Henry Kissinger made a heinous remark about Jews and gas chambers in a just-released 1973 tape recording of him and President Richard Nixon, some in the Jewish communi...
Fire’s devastation can lead to positive change
by Rachel Liel and Daniel Sokatch
Guest Columnists
Dec 09, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
SAN FRANCISCO — It is hard to explain just how devastated Israelis are by the Carmel fire. But it is easier to explain how that devastation can become a positive force for positive change, right no...
Arab praise of fires
Dec 09, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
As forest fires raged out of control in northern Israel last week, The Jerusalem Post published a disturbing story. The paper reported on Dec. 4 that many Arabs were strongly condemning Egypt and J...