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Trump and Toomey <br>
John Cole, The Scranton Times-Tribune
Trump and Toomey
John Cole, The Scranton Times-Tribune
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Poverty Trap <br>
Pat Bagley, Salt Lake Tribune
Poverty Trap
Pat Bagley, Salt Lake Tribune
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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 | 5 5 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 | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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The human rights smoke screen
Contrary to what you may have heard, the United Nations did not name Israel as the world’s top violator of human rights. Nonetheless, the world body and its commissions and councils remain dispropo...
Apr 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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More than a women’s issue
International Agunah Day, marked last week, was created about a decade ago to publicize the plight of Jewish women whose estranged spouses refuse to provide a get, or divorce declaration. A wife in...
Mar 30, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Is ‘separation’ a step toward peace?
Will a wall around Palestinian neighborhoods of Jerusalem help protect Jewish Israelis from the violence that has plagued the city since last fall? Haim Ramon, a former government minister who spen...
Mar 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pew’s portrait of Israel
The 2013 Pew Research Center’s “Portrait of Jewish Americans” touched off discussions, head-scratching and soul searching about where American Jewry was headed. Even those who saw no revelations in...
Mar 16, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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opinion
A new kind of ‘safety’ school
On March 31, a number of colleges announced their admissions decisions for the class of 2020. As colleges and students seek the best fit, I have suggestions for both that take account of rising cam...
Apr 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Tribe’ needn’t be a pejorative label
I am not a well man. In my middle age I have fallen in love again — with the Jewish People. To be more precise, this is not something that just “happened” to me, but has been my conscious decision....
Apr 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fighting oppression, inequality and injustice on Passover
I didn’t grow up celebrating Pesach. But over the years, I’ve attended seders where I was inspired by the remarkable story told in the Haggadah — a tale of a people who, sustained by fortitude and ...
Apr 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Passover a reminder to live a life of purpose
I’ve had the wonderful privilege of meeting thousands of people from all different faith backgrounds out on the campaign trail. It’s been both a humbling and awe-inspiring experience. At every even...
Apr 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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The burning bush and the future of American democracy
Right now, hundreds of people from all walks of life and faith traditions, who marched 140 miles from Philadelphia to Washington, are participating in a weeklong sit-in on Capitol Hill. We marched ...
Apr 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jewish communities have a voice at the United Nations
I recently had the opportunity to join Jeff Finkelstein, CEO of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh, and leaders from Jewish federations across North America to visit the U.N. headquarters ...
Apr 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Modern Orthodoxy will no longer be silenced
May women enter the Orthodox rabbinate? May conversions to Judaism be left to the discretion of a local or communal rabbi, or must they be sanctioned by a centralized rabbinic authority? How do con...
Apr 07, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Archives
Two rabbis, two visions for the Jewish future
by Abby W. Schachter
May 24, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Two rabbis came to town recently with starkly different answers to a serious question: How can we secure the Jewish future? Both speakers were persuasive, both were intelligent and articulate, and,...
Doyle’s appearance lauded
May 24, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Our coverage of U.S. Rep. Mike Doyle’s appearance at the May 14 J Street program at the Jewish Community Center overshadowed the event for some members of the community, an occurrence we regret as ...
Tav HaYosher ethical seal uses carrot approach for acceptance
by Shmuly Yanklowitz
Guest Columnist
May 18, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
On the morning of May 12, 2008, dozens of federal agents descended on the small town of Postville, Iowa, for the largest workplace immigration raid in American history. At the Agriprocessors kosher...
On Mother's Day, our women of valor
by Gary Rosenblatt
May 18, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — Rare is the Jewish woman who is not praised as an Ayshet Chayil, a woman of valor, though too often it comes at her funeral, when she is not around to hear the rabbi intone from the Book...
Decentralized congregations
May 17, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Ofer Goren, a prominent Israeli mime artist, came to the region this past week. He performed for Jewish communities in Wheeling and Morgantown, W.Va., as well as Yeshiva Schools and the Ellis Schoo...
Elan Steinberg defended Jewish rights
by Menachem Z. Rosensaft
May 10, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — Immediately after Elan Steinberg died early on April 6 at age 59, those who understood the tremendous historical role he played spoke about what he meant to them and to the Jewish commun...
What our community can teach the world
May 10, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
This week’s editorial was originally about Bibi Netanyahu’s proposal to move the Israel general election from October 2013 to Sept. 24, 2012. It was about politics, divisiveness and cynicism. Fortu...
Al-Qaeda’s rise in Syria
by Daniel Brode
Guest Columnist
May 10, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
The recent wave of suicide bombings in Syria, along with Lebanon’s seizure of a weapons-laden cargo ship intended for Syrian rebels, underscores the infiltration of not only Sunni-jihadist ideology...
Israeli generals balk at PM’s Iran policy
by Joel Rubin
May 03, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is convinced that Iran is on the verge of acquiring a nuclear weapon. He believes that the Iranians cannot be deterred through diplomacy, and ...
Memorializing in Amiens
by David Rosenberg
Guest Columnist
May 03, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
For years, I have been going to Amiens, France, to do historical research. The research has focused on the Protestant movement in the city in the 16th and 17th century. Last summer, however, I foun...