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Women On The Money <br>
Randall Enos, Cagle Cartoons
Women On The Money
Randall Enos, Cagle Cartoons
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Joep Bertrams, The Netherlands
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Joep Bertrams, The Netherlands
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A real Palestinian tragedy
The news of the Yarmouk Palestinian refugee camp — like almost all news out of Syria — is grim. The camp, on the southern edge of Damascus, is under siege by both the Islamic State, which began dec...
Apr 16, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Now for the hard part
The broad outlines of a deal on Iran’s nuclear program, reached by international negotiators last week, offers both hope and concern about whether Tehran’s ambitions can be constrained in exchange ...
Apr 09, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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What is our Iran policy?
Supposedly the nuclear negotiations between Iran and the network of nations led by the United States are not linked to changing Iran’s non-nuclear behavior. And yet, there are troubling signs that ...
Apr 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Celebrate freedom with fair trade chocolate
There have been a few movies that affected me so deeply that I couldn’t move afterwards, their impact so deep that I knew a new journey was opening for me. One of those was “The Dark Side of Chocol...
Mar 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
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From Durban to L.A.: the BDS movement’s long trail of anti-Semitism
Last month, in a breathtaking display of anti-Semitism reminiscent of Nazi Germany, members of the student government at South Africa’s Durban University of Technology called for the expulsion of a...
Mar 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
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Advocating for Israel in the American media
When was the last time anyone in the American Jewish community heard or saw a creative, impacting short message about the many unique Israeli accomplishments geared to the American public as oppose...
Mar 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 57 57 recommendations | email to a friend
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opinion
What’s wrong with March of the Living
The evening before we visited Auschwitz, over pizza with a group of young people in Oswiecim, the town on whose outskirts lies that infamous symbol, one of my students approached me with tears in h...
Apr 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Why Iranian recognition of Israel’s right to exist is needed
Why is Israel urging that Iran should be required to recognize the Jewish state's right to exist as part of a nuclear deal? For the exact same reason that Yitzhak Rabin insisted on Palestinian reco...
Apr 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Want to stop Iran’s nukes? Use less oil
With the conclusion of a framework agreement over Iran’s nuclear agreement, many remain profoundly unsure whether the deal will successfully prevent Tehran’s acquisition of a nuclear weapon. Under ...
Apr 16, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Iran nuclear nightmare: Framework represents capitulation­
After more than 20 years of sanctions against Iran concerning its illicit nuclear program, President Barack Obama has not only precipitously squandered the international community’s economic levera...
Apr 16, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Philanthropist Art Jaffe lived life to the fullest
“He was a Renaissance Man.” That’s what Howard Rieger, former CEO of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh said about Arthur Jaffe, who died recently in Florida at the age of 93. Much was mad...
Apr 16, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Educational integration: Time to set an example for Israeli children
The unfortunate truth is that Israeli society is still afraid of people with disabilities.  I say “still,” because in 1988, Israel passed “Chok HaShiluv,” an integration law to provide special need...
Apr 16, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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If you marry a Jew, you’re one of us
Millennia ago, before rabbis existed or conversion was invented, thousands who were not born Jewish became part of the Jewish community through a very simple act: They married a Jew. Sarah was the ...
Apr 09, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Archives
Thank you, Barbara
Jun 30, 2011 | 2 2 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Next week will be unfamiliar ground for the Chronicle, and for Jewish Pittsburgh at large. Barbara Befferman, a fixture at the Chronicle in several capacities for more than two decades, and the CEO...
Failed Gaza blockade begs question: why run it?
by Jay Bushinsky
Jun 30, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM — An objective assessment of the blockade imposed by Israel in mid-2007 on the Gaza Strip leads to one conclusion: It totally failed to achieve its declared objectives. It did not prompt ...
Obama’s unexpected Pro-Israel speech
by Mitchell Bard
Guest Columnist
Jun 24, 2011 | 4 4 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — Israel and its supporters were understandably nervous when President Obama stepped to the podium of the State Department. After two years of what they viewed as disastrous policies tha...
Magen Tzedek encouraging, not replacing, kashrut
by Michael Siegel & Gerald Kobell
Guest Columnists
Jun 24, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
We appreciate Rabbi Shafran’s embrace of the importance of the work of Magen Tzedek when he stated in his recent JTA Op-Ed, “to be sure Jewish ethical values in food production are no less importan...
Wanted: political renewal for Israelis and Palestinians
by Joel Rubin
Jun 23, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Israeli and Palestinian leaders are locked in a politically expedient embrace that is causing real harm to Israeli security, Palestinian aspirations and American interests in the Middle East. These...
The real Jimmy Carter
Jun 23, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
We have never published a film review on our opinion page before, even though that’s essentially what a film review is — an opinion. We’re not really doing it now, either, though we are blending th...
From father to son, the Netanyahu legacy in Washington
by Rafael Medoff
Guest Columnist
Jun 16, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — The enthusiastic response that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu received when he addressed the U.S. Congress on May 24 came from both sides of the aisle. Democrats and Republicans bot...
Upping the ante: Why I’m doubling down on the teen years
by Lynn Schusterman
Guest Columnist
Jun 16, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
TULSA, Okla. — For Jen, it all started in the eighth grade with an invitation from a friend to a BBYO Shabbat dinner. Jen had grown up in a non-Jewish area of Virginia, and the invitation was one o...
Survivors pass torch to eclectic generation
by Menachem Z. Rosensaft
Jun 16, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — Growing up, we whose parents had come out of the Shoa believed that they were indestructible. After all, they overcame the German efforts to murder them, survived ghettos and death camps...
Weiner only a distraction
Jun 16, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner has been called a lot of things in the past few weeks. And most of them are not very nice. Weiner (D-N.Y.) first came to the attention of the entire country in late May, wh...