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Manchester attack <br>
Adam Zyglis, The Buffalo News
Manchester attack
Adam Zyglis, The Buffalo News
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Trump visits Wailing Wall
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Jos Collignon, CagleCartoons.com
Trump visits Wailing Wall
Jos Collignon, CagleCartoons.com
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Recipes for disunity
For decades, Haredi-Orthodox authorities have sought to tighten their control over Israel’s already strict interpretation of personal status questions, such as who may marry and whose conversions a...
May 18, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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The toxic brew of politics and religion
Here’s a thought experiment: Imagine your rabbi dedicating his Yom Kippur sermon to why he will be voting for Candidate X come Election Day, and why you should, as well. Now suppose the rabbi made ...
May 11, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Is this really happening in NYC?
Gentrification is a serious issue in many large cities. Rising real estate values, which are generally a sign of economic health, can bring with them upper-income residents who displace lower-incom...
May 04, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Spicer’s Yom HaShoah lesson
It would be simple to play the moral outrage card on White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer’s confused comparison of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s use of chemical weapons and Adolf Hitler’s r...
Apr 20, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Syrian attack
The chemical weapons airstrike in Syria on April 4, which killed some 80 civilians and which the West blames on the government of Bashar al-Assad, helped focus the Trump administration on the compl...
Apr 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
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Haley’s Comet flies over AIPAC
Israel has long had the deck stacked against it in the international arena, and that fact has been no more evident than at the United Nations, which continually and unfairly singles out the Jewish ...
Apr 06, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 69 69 recommendations | email to a friend
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opinion
The war never ended for poor, elderly Jews in former Soviet Union
We Americans use the phrase “the greatest generation” to describe those who grew up during the Depression, prevailed in World War II and contributed to America’s postwar prosperity and influence. B...
May 18, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jewish sensitivity demands securing U.S. borders
I am not a rabbi, but I know that throughout Jewish history, many of our holidays can be summed up as, “They tried to kill us, but we survived. Let’s eat.” As history continues to repeat itself, “t...
May 18, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Europe seeking to take home the Startup Nation
Israel’s economic strength, along with the buzz of Israel’s startup nation reputation and hi-tech scene, has not eluded one of Israel’s closest neighbors — Europe. Through technological cooperation...
May 11, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Can Trump survive Abbas?
There was something of a motivational speaker about President Donald Trump as he welcomed Mahmoud Abbas, the geronto-crat at the helm of the Palestinian Authority for the last 12 years, to the Whit...
May 11, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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No justification for high school assignment debating genocide
In a series of serendipitous events on April 4, two 17-year-olds, Jordan April and Archer Schurtliff, became my heroes. Upon arriving in Oswego, N.Y., for my book signing at River’s End Bookstore, ...
May 04, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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President Trump was right about improving Russia ties
To avoid misunderstanding, I should start by saying that I don’t like Russia, nor do I like Ukraine. I was born in Ukraine, but during many years of my life in the Soviet Union, I had more than eno...
May 04, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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To respond to the crackdown on immigrants, start by listening to immigrant leaders
Jews everywhere, myself included, have been horrified to see the beginnings of a crackdown on undocumented immigrants, which threatens to shatter families and communities and send people back to da...
Apr 27, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Archives
Bayer should address Shoa in sesquicentennial year
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
May 17, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
It’s nearly 70 years since the end of World War II and much has changed in Germany, but one of the most notable changes there has been resurrection of its Jewish community. Today, more than 200,000...
Syria, Iran and the red lines trap
by Joel Rubin
May 17, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — In foreign policy, “red lines,” or public statements of policy boundaries, are often set by one nation to make it clear to another that, if the red line is breached, there will be cons...
Here’s a safe place
May 17, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
As he spoke last Monday at Rodef Shalom Congregation about civil discourse, Ethan Felson, vice president and general counsel of the Jewish Council for Public Affairs, lamented the case of … Peter B...
Right to act
May 13, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
After four decades of relative calm, Israel’s northern border with Syria is heating up — fast. Several minor border incursions have been reported in recent months that are directly related to the c...
Overlooking Jewish genetics a missed opportunity
by Abby W. Schachter
May 10, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
You care about the Jewish people, right? If so, a major concern should be the health and welfare of the people, no? One fundamental way of keeping the Jewish people whole, healthy and well is to un...
Parade of liberators jogs survivor’s own memory of freedom, and enslavement
by Moshe Baran, Guest Columnist
May 09, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum celebrated its 20th anniversary April 28. I was there to attend a salute to the veterans of World War II and Holocaust survivors — a gathering of more than 4,000 ...
In rebuttal: Lawmaker defends opposition to new abortion regs
by State Rep. Dan Frankel, Guest Columnist
May 03, 2013 | 2 2 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
In her column last week, “Regulation-happy PA ignores murder factory,” Abby W. Schachter placed me on the stand with Dr. Kermit Gosnell, who is currently being tried for murder in Philadelphia. Her...
Jews should work to reduce fossil fuels, not ally with gas and oil companies
by Sybil Sanchez and David Seidenberg, Guest Columnists
May 03, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — JTA recently reported on a new alliance between Jewish leaders and domestic gas and oil companies. Called the Council for a Secure America, the alliance is based on a “common interest” b...
UJA-Fed’s top exec bucked trends in his tenure
by Gary Rosenblatt
May 02, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — Soon after John Ruskay took over the helm of UJA-Federation of New York in 1999 he gave a major address based on the notion, then prevalent, that Israel had reached a point in its histor...
Square One
May 02, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
Support is waning for Natan Sharansky’s proposal to allow all Jews to worship freely at the Western Wall, and that should be dismaying  for those committed to reduce tensions at Judaism’s holiest s...