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Bernie and Donald <br>
Bob Englehart, CagleCartoons.com
Bernie and Donald
Bob Englehart, CagleCartoons.com
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Christie and Rubio <br>
John Cole, The Scranton Times-Tribune
Christie and Rubio
John Cole, The Scranton Times-Tribune
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We are all Jews, and more
President Barack Obama delivered a historic address last week at the Israeli Embassy in Washington. Speaking on International Holocaust Remembrance Day as medals were given to families declared rig...
Feb 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Obama's regret
In his final State of the Union address last week, President Barack Obama reminded the country that optimism and hope are the tried-and-true American responses to hard times and to demagogues. Alth...
Jan 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Balance of rights
In announcing executive action to reduce gun violence across the nation last week, President Barack Obama called for balancing Second Amendment gun rights with other liberties. As he did so, he rec...
Jan 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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No reason to spy
One of the many surprising revelations made by Edward Snowden in 2013 was that the National Security Agency was tapping the phone conversations of world leaders, most famously German Chancellor Ang...
Jan 07, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Take Iran’s provocations seriously
In reaching a nuclear agreement with Iran last summer, the United States knew that it was not dealing with a friendly country. It was clear that Iran is governed by a revolutionary, hegemonic regim...
Dec 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Progress in the absence of peace
In an op-ed in The Washington Post last week, Israeli President Reuven Rivlin outlined a kinder, gentler right-wing approach to the Palestinians living under Israeli control that would focus on imp...
Dec 17, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Repairing Pittsburgh, repairing the world
Shortly after joining the Repair the World team as its Pittsburgh director, I was asked by our national staff about our volunteering plans for MLK Day. After all, MLK Day is a national service day ...
Feb 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Eugene Borowitz, teacher of rabbis, defined dilemma of the modern Jew
In “Ethics of the Fathers,” the rabbis teach that we must grant respect and honor to an individual who teaches us even the smallest bit of knowledge. For those of us who were the students of Rabbi ...
Feb 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Why are we still competing? We are in this together
Big news this past week. A new collaborative umbrella organization for Jewish Day Schools has been created that will bring five existing organizations together under one united banner. This new ent...
Feb 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Eating out Jewishly ... and celebrating life itself
Last week, after Shabbat ended, my wife and I went out with friends to eat in a downtown Jerusalem restaurant. I didn’t regard it as a particularly patriotic act. It didn’t even occur to me that so...
Feb 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Compassion, it seems, has its limits even in Sweden.
European liberal left blames victims, leaves Europe in decay Recent incidents highlighted the dangerously failed European left-wing politics that has draped itself in the false cloak of morality an...
Jan 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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My son is majoring in musical theater
It is winter, which means my high school senior is in the thick of the college application process. Like the hundreds of thousands of other American mothers in my shoes, most conversations I find m...
Jan 27, 2016 | 4 4 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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A day school umbrella
On many levels, Jewish day schools are flourishing in the United States. Notwithstanding our nation’s many good public school systems, high-quality private school opportunities and a history of int...
Jan 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Church-state separation a Jewish issue          
Mar 08, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
The Chronicle doesn’t make endorsements in primary and general elections; we don’t tell our readers whom not to vote for either. But we are going to take to task presidential candidate Rick Santoru...
Fighting fair: The ethics of warfare in the Middle East
by Gary Rosenblatt
Mar 02, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — What distinguishes a legitimate soldier from a war criminal is how he conducts himself on the battlefield. But what if there is no battlefield and the combatants don’t wear uniforms? Ove...
Hatred: Coming soon to a campus near you    
by Dore Gold
Guest Columnist
Mar 02, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Anti-Israel hatred on campus crests each year during an event called “Israel Apartheid Week.”  With this ominous name and programs that thrive on ignorance and blind disregard for the facts, tens o...
Options in Syria are not good          
Mar 02, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
As the brutal attacks by the Syrian army on its own people continue, the world outcry for the United States — the perennial police officer of the world — to “do something” intensifies. Some say we ...
Cohen column short on facts  
by Jay Bushinsky
Feb 23, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM — Newspaper columns can be reassuring or disappointing, but few are packed with as many deceptive, inaccurate or irrelevant comments as the one by Roger Cohen that appeared a week ago in ...
Paper treaty        
Feb 23, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Last October, we suggested in this space that a recent Egyptian-Israeli prisoner exchange involving 25 Egyptians in Israeli jails for Ilan Grapel, a 27-year-old Israeli who had been arrested in Egy...
Standing up for religion
by Nina Sundell
Guest Columnist
Feb 23, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
 CLEVELAND  — Both the American and Pennsylvania Constitutions guarantee freedom of religion, and by implication, freedom from religion.  The freedoms they both offer have been the subject of fierc...
Knowing Rabbi Plaut        
Feb 16, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
We didn’t know W. Gunther Plaut, the renown Reform rabbi who died Wednesday, Feb. 8, in Toronto, at age 99. But we certainly knew of him. We knew the German-born Plaut, who never intended to become...
A Russian Jewish leader with grand plans  
by Gary Rosenblatt
Feb 16, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — Alexander Levin, a rags-to-riches Ukrainian businessman who announced a new international forum for Russian-speaking Jews recently at the United Nations, says he knows how to deal with w...
Ultra-Orthodox Judaism need not be so obscurantist
by Menachem Z. Rosensaft
Feb 09, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — The spectacle of Haredi thugs spitting on Naama Margolis, an 8-year-old schoolgirl in the Israeli town of Beit Shemesh has exacerbated the already frayed relations between the fundamenta...