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Finetuned Political Machine
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Wolverton, Cagle Cartoons
Finetuned Political Machine
Wolverton, Cagle Cartoons
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Trump tours a museum
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David Fitzsimmons, The Arizona Star
Trump tours a museum
David Fitzsimmons, The Arizona Star
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editorial
Everyone’s Talmud
Until modern times, the Talmud was a major Jewish preoccupation. This sprawling compendium of the law, lore and commentary of successive generations of early rabbinic scholars provided Jews with a ...
Feb 15, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Consider Gorsuch on his merits
The Senate’s advice and consent on a proposed Supreme Court nominee is a fundamental constitutional exercise that is important, consequential and reflective of the checks and balances built into ou...
Feb 09, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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An order that breeds disorder
Most of the organized Jewish community, along with many conservative voices and most liberal voices, shuddered as the new administration hastily issued an executive order severely restricting immig...
Feb 01, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Caught in the middle
President Trump appeared to be addressing his core supporters rather than the nation during his inaugural address last Friday. There was no outstretched hand to the other side, no inclusive referen...
Jan 25, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Woodmont not playing its ‘A’ game
“Yeah, you go ahead and bar the first black president from your country club. Forget what the 1950s felt like.” This tweet followed the news, first reported Jan. 10 by the New York Post, that the h...
Jan 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sgt. Azaria and the rule of law
Last week, Sgt. Elor Azaria, 20, of the Israel Defense Forces was convicted on a charge of manslaughter for killing a prone Palestinian man who had earlier lunged at Israeli troops with a knife. A ...
Jan 11, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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opinion
Online Talmud the next great technological innovation
When the history of Jewish texts comes to be written, Feb. 7, 2017, will likely be regarded as an important turning point. Why? Here’s what happened. For the first time, the extraordinary Steinsalt...
Feb 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Loving your fellow as yourself
With the term refugee having become a pejorative in many quarters, this is an appropriate time to reflect upon the plight of our own people during the countless years when we faced situations that ...
Feb 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Welcome all the strangers
As leaders of a local nonprofit that works to resettle refugees and assist immigrants, we are proud to reflect the Jewish community’s long history of helping those in need — whether Jewish or genti...
Feb 15, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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HIAS should return to its roots
Imagine you are an impoverished religious Jew living in Paris. You can no longer wear religious garb out of fear of being set upon by assailants from North Africa who will beat you to within an inc...
Feb 15, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Holocaust Remembrance Day must include mention of Jews
My first job out of college was for the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM). My interest in the Holocaust centered on Jewish victims and survivors. I had a visceral objection to thinkin...
Feb 09, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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What did we know and when did we know it?
The new administration’s executive order affecting travel to the United States by individuals from a select group of countries, its “universalized” statement on Holocaust Remembrance Day and its ea...
Feb 09, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cementing Israel’s ties to America’s pastime
I never thought the two sides of my life would ever come together. Baseball and Israel. I mean, for most of my life that would have been like peanut butter and tomato sauce. Jews and baseball: That...
Feb 01, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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Disturbing questions
Mar 15, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
The statements of Egyptian human rights activist Samira Ibrahim and Egyptian Ambassador to the United States Mohamed Tawfik point up a dangerous dichotomy facing Israel and her neighbor to the sout...
Dinner in Zalafi reflects human side of Arab-Israeli conflict
by Asher Wiseman
Mar 07, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
KIBBUTZ KFAR RUPPIN, Israel — The detention and subsequent death of Arafat Jaradat Feb. 23 sparked a wave of Palestinian protests criticizing the methods of Israeli occupation. Jaradat, an obscure ...
Campus Jewish groups preach education over confrontation
by Gary Rosenblatt
Mar 07, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — There is a crisis regarding perceptions of Israel on college campuses today. But it’s probably not the one you think it is. Many adults believe the acute dilemma is the number and level ...
War on bullying, part 2
Mar 07, 2013 | 2 2 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Two weeks ago, we published an editorial calling for a war on bullying in the Jewish community. We wrote that opinion in response to a program on bullying put on by the Agency for Jewish Learning. ...
Ambassador’s visit highlighted continuing conflicts in Sudan, Saharan Africa
by David Rosenberg, Guest Columnist
Mar 01, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
When the U.S. Special Envoy for Sudan and South Sudan, Ambassador Princeton Lyman, visited Pittsburgh this week, he met with members of the Sudanese community and activists from the Pittsburgh Darf...
Conversion, free worship in Israel both need reforms
by Rabbi Alvin Berkun, Guest Columnist
Mar 01, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Recently, I participated in a Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) Rabbinic Cabinet mission to Kiev and Israel. Its purpose was to better our understanding of the work of the Jewish Joint Dis...
Jewish values, Judeo-Christian tradition don’t belong to fundamentalist right
by Menachem Z. Rosensaft
Mar 01, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
 NEW YORK — Over the the past five years, the once benign terms “Judeo-Christian values” and “Judeo-Christian tradition” have been turned into veritable cudgels against President Obama.  A concept ...
The Cyprus connection
Mar 01, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
We don’t normally comment on news out of Cyprus, but something is happening there right now that could have a significant impact on Israel’s security. The New York Times is following the trial of a...
Pope Benedict fostered Catholic-Jewish relations
by Rabbi Marvin Hier, Guest Columnist
Feb 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
LOS ANGELES — The election or the demise of a pope is always an event of enormous public interest that resonates well beyond the Catholic world.  This was certainly the case when the newswires flas...
For Israel’s sake, Obama needs his security team
by Joel Rubin
Feb 21, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — President Obama will visit Israel in March.  This will be his first visit as president, and third visit overall.  His agenda also includes visits to the West Bank and Jordan.  His trip...