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Putin's Critics <br>
Adam Zyglis, The Buffalo News
Putin's Critics
Adam Zyglis, The Buffalo News
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Obamacare Plank <br>
Steve Sack, The Minneapolis Star Tribune
Obamacare Plank
Steve Sack, The Minneapolis Star Tribune
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Icon makes political statement
Elie Wiesel has taken out full-page ads in The Washington Post and The New York Times in support of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s plan to address both houses of Congress. In the ads, ...
Feb 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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All about Shmuley
Is Rabbi Shmuley Boteach the Jewish Al Sharpton? Like the reverend who is often identified as “civil rights leader Al Sharpton,” Boteach is an amalgam of activism and self-promotion — having brande...
Feb 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Schabas rests
As chairman of a three-person U.N. human rights panel appointed to investigate violations during last summer’s Gaza war, Canadian law professor William Schabas was deemed by many to be biased again...
Feb 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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The fallout from Dermergate
As Benjamin Netanyahu’s man in Washington, Israeli Ambassador Ron Dermer has succeeded in identifying himself more closely with his prime minister than any other envoy in the nation’s history. That...
Feb 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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A new AMIA bombing victim
With the death by gunshot wound of Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman, the investigation into the 1994 bombing of the AMIA Jewish center in Buenos Aires has ground to a halt. Nisman was hours away...
Jan 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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No hoax in Paris
There is a disturbing counter-narrative about who was behind this month’s terror attacks in Paris that led to the deaths of 14 innocent people. Listen to Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan: “...
Jan 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 127 127 recommendations | email to a friend
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Big devotion in a small town
“Life is a tragedy full of joy,” the celebrated novelist Bernard Malamud once stated. As Jews, we are all too familiar with happiness and pain sharing space on the same stage. This diametrically op...
Mar 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Being Jewish in the Bible Belt
Being Jewish in a very Christian school can be worse than being a Texan in New York City. Ten-gallon hats, giant belt buckles and cowboy boots strutting down the streets of Manhattan will get you l...
Mar 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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What’s in a name? That which we call ‘Islamic’ …
When President Bush declared a “War on Terror” after the September 11, 2001 attacks, I wrote a piece decrying his use of the term. Terror is a mechanism, an ideological tool. The people who flew pl...
Feb 26, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Purim poser: What is our fascination with villains?
Who is the Haman in your life? The person, who like the bad guy in the Megillah Esther that we read on Purim, schemes to bring you down. When we get to the place in the Megillah where Haman is forc...
Feb 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Reflections on the Jewish Federations’ solidarity mission to Paris
My early days as a Jewish Federation professional came at a time when our system was evolving away from reliance on messages of combating anti-Semitism and statements of “never again” to one of str...
Feb 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Playing the race card against Israel
When all else fails, play the race card. With the White House campaign against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu running out of steam, the administration’s supporters scraped the bottom of ...
Feb 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Are voluntary dues enough to get people to join synagogues?
Michael Paulson reported in The New York Times on the “Pay What You Want” model that some synagogues are implementing to reduce the financial barrier to membership. Paulson estimated that about 30 ...
Feb 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Reform’s nomination of Jacobs means a victory for J Street
by Carol Greenwald
Guest Columnist
May 05, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
CHEVY CHASE, Md. — The nomination of Rabbi Richard Jacobs to head the Union for Reform Judaism is the latest coup for J Street. Less than three years after its founding, a member of J Street’s rabb...
Jacobs’ path provides hope for Israel lovers
by Donniel Hartman
Guest Columnist
May 05, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM — Our community is nervous. The delegitimization campaign against Israel has traveled beyond the borders of Arab states and the Third World to Western European societies, and is even find...
Good reasons for Jews to support school vouchers
by Abby Wisse Schachter
May 05, 2011 | 2 2 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
In Pennsylvania, Gov. Tom Corbett looks like he’s going to get private school vouchers into the hands of kids who would otherwise be stuck in failing public schools. There are two good reasons for ...
Let the spinning begin
May 05, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Shortly after the death of Osama bin Laden was announced to the world, a Hamas leader condemned the killing and proclaimed bin Laden “a holy warrior.” "We condemn the assassination and the killing ...
A photographer asks: How much security is good, bad?
by Jono David
Guest Columnist
Apr 29, 2011 | 2 2 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
I am a 100 percent independent freelance documentarian of Jewish communities worldwide. To date, my library includes some 40,000 images from 84 nations and territories. My mission is to contribute ...
Holocaust remembrance in the age of genocide
by Menachem Z. Rosensaft
Apr 29, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
We have no way of knowing whether God spoke to the dead of the concentration camp of Bergen-Belsen in Germany during the winter and early spring of 1945, but I am fairly certain that he did not spe...
Let Pollard go
Apr 29, 2011 | 3 3 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
We weren’t always convinced that Jonathan Pollard should have his life sentence commuted. After all, he did spy on his own country for a foreign government. It didn’t matter to us that that governm...
Arab uprisings are victories we should applaud
by Joel Rubin
Apr 22, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — “Go down Moses, and tell ‘ol Pharaoh, let my people go.” This week, as Jews celebrate our freedom from slavery in Egypt, we should also raise a glass to salute the inspiring march to f...
Open season on synagogues
Apr 22, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
With all the attacks on synagogues both foreign and domestic this past week, one can’t help but wonder if there’s some cosmic bounty on Jewish houses of worship: • A Reform synagogue in Ra’anana, I...
Name Israel's real birthday (hint: it isn't Yom Haatzmaut)
by Steve Feldman and Dr. Robert Sklaroff
Guest Columnist
Apr 15, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
PHILADELPHIA — In about a week, one of the most significant dates in Jewish history and Israeli history again will again pass by with hardly any attention and no fanfare. The Book of Joshua states ...