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World Falling Apart<br>
Steve Sack, The Minneapolis Star Tribune
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Steve Sack, The Minneapolis Star Tribune
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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 | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Support for our beleaguered Israeli family
We are all glued to news sources for information about Israel’s ongoing Gaza war. While there is some sense of déjà vu in the daily reports of the conflict — reminding us of a similar war fewer tha...
Jul 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 4 4 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 | 5 5 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 | 9 9 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 | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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opinion
Abandoned by the Democratic Party? Fight back
“We are a people without a party. We are abandoned” said the woman next to me, as we waited for the recitation of Lamentations, the annual commemoration of the saddest day of the Jewish calendar ma...
Aug 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Being Jewish in France today
“Wie Gott in Frankreich leben”—“living like God in France”—was a popular Yiddish saying among Ashkenazi Jews for a long time. It suggested a certain fascination with France, implying that Jews livi...
Aug 01, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Finding equality in a Jerusalem bomb shelter
When the siren sounded, the Rolling Stones’ tortured 1969 track “Gimme Shelter” popped into my head, oddly enough. That haunting song offered a stunning reminder of the endless horrors of war, reaw...
Aug 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Madeleine Albright still pressuring Israel after all these years
It’s been 22 years since Madeleine Albright was a foreign policy adviser to President Jimmy Carter, 17 years since she was America’s ambassador to the United Nations and 13 since she was secretary ...
Aug 01, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 12 12 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 | 14 14 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 | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Decry discrimination
Nov 18, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Remember the movie “Gentleman’s Agreement?” The film noire picture featured a crusading non-Jewish journalist, played by Gregory Peck, who posed as a Jew to learn firsthand what anti-Semitism in Am...
Funding to protect water, public lands, more critical than ever
by Fred Scherlinder Dobb and Terry Gips
Guest Columnists
Nov 11, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — With a tradition thousands of years old, Judaism informs us on taking the long view — the Divine view, as it were, since God is concerned even to the thousandth generation in the futur...
The divine mystery of human genius
by Menachem Z. Rosensaft
Nov 11, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — Pitting science and supposedly rational thought against religion and what is deemed by some to be primitive superstition sets up a wholly specious straw man. In a purely Hegelian context...
Arab discrimination runs counter to vision for Israel
by Jay Bushinsky
Nov 11, 2010 | 2 2 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM — Hopes were high among Israel’s supporters when the United Nations General Assembly debated the Palestine issue 63 years ago that the proposed Jewish state would be “a light unto the Gen...
Our $42.5 million failure
Nov 11, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Tuesday’s announcement that 17 people, including former and current employees of the Claims Conference, were arrested for defrauding the fund providing restitution to Holocaust survivors should be ...
It’s not going to be a Tea Party on Iran
by Joel Rubin
Nov 08, 2010 | 2 2 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — As the broader political climate within which foreign policy is made lurches to the right, the new Washington will have to contend with a fractured Congress and, as a consequence, unce...
A GOP Congress means good things for Israel
by Abby Wisse Schachter
Nov 08, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
As with any election, some people are pleased with the results of Tuesday’s vote, while others are bitterly disappointed.  For lovers of our republic, supporters of Israel, and those deeply concern...
Jews score big in West Virginia race
Nov 04, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
The 2010 election is over. Now comes the hard part: coming together as a nation. That won’t be easy, given the high level of vitriolic attacks launched by both parties during this mid-term election...
Judaism without the ‘experts’  
by Dasee Berkowitz
Guest Columnist
Oct 28, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Some folks in the Jewish community decry the rise in “privatized Judaism.” From a Jewish institutional perspective, this makes perfect sense. The bar or bat mitzva celebration that takes place outs...
Exploring the generation gap among Jewish leaders
by Gary Rosenblatt
The Week
Oct 28, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — When young Jewish leaders form their own startup groups and/or prayer services, are they rejecting the organized community, or seeking to strengthen it? That was one of the recurring que...