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David Fitzsimmons, The Arizona Star
Civil War
David Fitzsimmons, The Arizona Star
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Steve Sack, The Minneapolis Star Tribune
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Steve Sack, The Minneapolis Star Tribune
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editorial
One for the ‘nones’
First the good news. The American Jewish population has stabilized in size after decades of decline. That’s the positive glimmer from the recent Pew Research Center survey that found American Chris...
Jun 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Diane Rehm’s loyalty oath
Public radio host Diane Rehm is known for running a genial, intelligent and well-informed talk show. But during her interview with Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders last week, someth...
Jun 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rabbi Riskin under fire
Rabbi Dr. Shlomo Riskin is a well-respected and accomplished modern Orthodox rabbi. In the 1960s and ’70s he was among the leading voices in the Soviet Jewry movement and led the Lincoln Square Syn...
Jun 11, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tony Blair’s Mideast exit
Tony Blair stepped down last month as the Middle East envoy of the so-called Quartet — the group comprised of the United States, the United Nations, the European Union and Russia. To the extent Bla...
Jun 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Free speech on Z Street
Z Street, the pro-Israel group that says it was denied 501(c)(3) tax status because of its views, got its day in court this month. While the outcome of the case is far from certain, during oral arg...
May 20, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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Netanyahu’s new government
Despite being a coalition comprised of the “right” and the “religious,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s fourth government, which was scheduled to be voted in on Wednesday, does not appear to be...
May 14, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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opinion
Don’t whitewash Charleston’s troubled racial history
CHARLESTON, S.C. — A prominent Jewish Charlestonian’s inspiring response to the massacre last week at the Emanuel AME Church has circulated widely in recent days, including in the pages of this new...
Jul 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Forming a new Palestinian government: challenges and opportunities
Reports have emerged that Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah’s government will soon resign and that a new PA government will be formed in its place. To be sure, a new government wi...
Jul 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Why World Refugee Day is a Jewish holiday
It is impossible to avoid the stories of massive human displacement from Burma, Syria, Iraq, Ukraine and Afghanistan and of hordes of boat migrants dying in the Mediterranean and the Indian Ocean. ...
Jun 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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This is not the Charleston I know
CHARLESTON, S.C. — The unspeakable murder of nine accomplished, beloved, and respected African-American Charlestonians of faith in their own church on Wednesday has hit our city like an earthquake....
Jun 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dad, survivor, hero
As a child, I was always fascinated by my father’s war wounds — deep gouges in his arm and leg left by a spray of German bullets early in 1945. As I grew older, I learned a bit more. Barely two mon...
Jun 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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The assault on immigration
President Barack Obama’s use of his executive authority to defer deportation for millions of immigrant families has become a flashpoint for opponents of immigration reform. The state of Texas, alon...
Jun 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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The administration should not meet with Muslim Brotherhood in Washington
This week, a delegation including two prominent Muslim Brotherhood members will visit Washington to advocate against the current Egyptian government, headed by President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi. While...
Jun 11, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Palestinian state less likely if U.N. votes yes
by Jay Bushinsky
Sep 01, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM — The prospect of the Palestinian Authority being transformed into a state adjacent to Israel is likely to become even more remote than it is today if the United Nations General Assembly ...
Be prepared — to help
Sep 01, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
The Pittsburgh area isn’t prone to hurricane strikes, even though remnants of Hurricane Ivan rumbled through in 2004, causing thousands of dollars in damages. Neither is our region an active epicen...
Experiencing Jerusalem through fresh eyes
by Menachem Z. Rosensaft
Aug 25, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — Many of us who travel to Israel frequently risk becoming jaded. Obsessed by Realpolitik, the peace process, internecine and ultimately unproductive Jewish political polemics, philanthrop...
Al Sharpton’s t’shuva
Aug 25, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
The Crown Heights riots of 1991 are still an open wound in both the black and Jewish communities. That was made painfully clear last week when the Rev. Al Sharpton, whom many accuse of stoking ange...
Ex-Pittsburgh rabbi ‘thrilled’ by Israeli demonstrations
by Rabbi Ezra Ende
Guest Columnist
Aug 18, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM — About a month ago I heard on the radio that a group of students decided to pitch a tent on Tel Aviv’s Rothschild Boulevard (the choice of the site sounds admittedly ironic) in order to ...
Israel hater could be Egypt’s next president
by Gary Rosenblatt
Aug 18, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — Need something new to worry about the Mideast these days? Consider that the candidate emerging as the likely next president of Egypt is one of Israel’s fiercest critics — and that seems ...
Downgrade S&P et al
Aug 18, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
If Standard & Poor’s hadn’t dropped its rating for U.S. loan guarantees to Israel at about the same time it downgraded the U.S. credit rating from AAA to AA+, we wouldn’t have tackled the S&P story...
Kiddush clubs are becoming a destructive force
by Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz
Guest Columnist
Aug 11, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
A number of years back, I attended a kiddush club gathering in the basement of a synagogue. Right when the haftara reading began, about eight or nine older men snuck out the back and in a small dar...
Anti-boycott law is democratic and fair
by Avraham Anouchi
Guest Columnist
Aug 11, 2011 | 3 3 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
I respect others with different opinions and listen to their arguments. I even invited a J Street member to try convincing me that my views are wrong. But I know I am right on the subject of the an...
Israel’s Arab Spring?
by Joel Rubin
Aug 10, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — Israel is becoming more Middle Eastern every day. The country that just experienced a public panic over the price of cottage cheese is now in the midst of massive “tent city” street pr...