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Nate Beeler, The Columbus Dispatch
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Steve Sack, The Minneapolis Star Tribune
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Steve Sack, The Minneapolis Star Tribune
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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 | 18 18 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 | 32 32 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 | 40 40 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 | 22 22 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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So much for friendship
Conventional wisdom holds that the only solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict lies in a two-state solution and that the United States will always have Israel’s back through the peace process...
Jan 05, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 64 64 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 | 12 12 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 | 12 12 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 | 26 26 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 | 27 27 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 | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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Campus activists shape their own Israel stories
A few weeks ago, we returned from a nine-day trip to Israel with nine pro-Israel student activists. All of us had previously been to Israel at least once, but no one had been on an educational trip...
Feb 01, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Opposing death with dignity on Jewish grounds is misguided
This publication recently reported that the Rabbinical Council of America (RCA), representing several Orthodox rabbis, spoke out in opposition to Death with Dignity bills being considered by state ...
Jan 25, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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Are fatal shootings on the rise?
Jul 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 194 194 recommendations | email to a friend
We are still reeling from the fatal shootings by police of African-American men last week — followed by the deadly revenge attack on Dallas police who, ironically, were protecting the rights of act...
The Iran Deal’s anniversary
Jul 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 220 220 recommendations | email to a friend
In the run up to the July 14 first anniversary of the Iran nuclear deal, the pundits have provided mixed reviews. Those who were in favor of the deal cite Iran having apparently abided by the requi...
Americans reached new levels of generosity in 2015, did Jewish donors?
by Robert Evans, Guest Columnist
Jul 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 233 233 recommendations | email to a friend
Perhaps helped with several mega-gifts, American donors in 2015 were more generous than ever, according to the 61st issue of “Giving USA,” the annual report on charitable activity in the United Sta...
Lubavitcher Rebbe’s leadership behind modern Jewish awakening
by Rabbi Yitzchak Schochet, Guest Columnist
Jul 06, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 218 218 recommendations | email to a friend
When assuming his mantle of leadership in 1950, the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, who escaped war-torn Europe, confronted the inevitable problem the Jewish world in a post Holoca...
Elie Wiesel
Jul 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 227 227 recommendations | email to a friend
We join in mourning the passing of Elie Wiesel, one of the most famous Holocaust survivors, who died Saturday at the age of 87. Like many other heroic figures of the tumultuous last century, Wiesel...
The Stew of Demonization
Jul 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 226 226 recommendations | email to a friend
There may be many reasons — none of them justified — why 17-year-old Muhammad Nasser Tarayrah jumped the fence around the Kiryat Arba settlement near Hebron and stabbed to death 13-year-old Hallel ...
We must become survivors’ storytellers — and help them today
by Drew Goldstein, Guest Columnist
Jun 30, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 253 253 recommendations | email to a friend
It could have been the setting for any organizational retreat — the stately mansion, the manicured lawns, an oasis on the edge of the city where leadership groups could come together to brainstorm ...
An ardent plea: Reconsider closing Philadelphia’s Israeli Consulate
by William D. Franklin, Guest Columnist
Jun 30, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 226 226 recommendations | email to a friend
Dear Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu: I wish to express my concerns about Israel’s recent decision to close the Israeli Consulate of Philadelphia (Mid-Atlantic Region) office.  I have had the goo...
Israel’s conversion muddle
Jun 30, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 235 235 recommendations | email to a friend
Israel’s chief rabbinate system has long been known as inflexible about strains of Judaism that do not match its approved brands of Orthodoxy. The bureaucracy and chosen path of the rabbinate has a...
Vote for McGinty a rubber stamp of Obama foreign policy
by Gary Erlbaum, Guest Columnist
Jun 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 239 239 recommendations | email to a friend
In March 2016, only two months after President Barack Obama’s nuclear deal went into effect, Iran fired two long-range ballistic missiles capable of transporting nuclear weapons. One of the missile...