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Bob Englehart, The Hartford Courant
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Osama Hajjaj, Jordan
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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 | 14 14 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 | 24 24 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 | 32 32 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 | 38 38 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 | 124 124 recommendations | email to a friend
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What next for France?
The Islamist radicals who murdered 17 people in two attacks in Paris last week targeted, on the one hand, an irreverent magazine and, on the other, the Jews. Charlie Hebdo and Hyper Cacher might no...
Jan 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 127 127 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 | 3 3 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 | 2 2 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 | 3 3 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 | 2 2 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 | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Startup nation’ Israel’s best defense: science education
Due to a seemingly never-ending cycle of war in Israel, the Jewish state is constantly taking great measures to strengthen its military and defend its borders. Fueled by wartime pressures, the “sta...
Feb 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Time to reconsider the Jewish love affair with buildings
The halls of the Omaha, Neb., Jewish Community Center are often empty, but not because there is no Jewish life here. Quite the contrary. On any given day, we have an impressive number of activities...
Feb 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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I am the granddaughter of survivors
May 08, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
Every year on Yom HaShoah I am haunted by my family’s history, reading countless testimonials about the Holocaust, yet I am silent about my own. I always believed that it was not my story to tell. ...
Referendum on the Presidents’ Conference
May 08, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
In 1956, developing American Jewish organizations were working hard to find their voice in public matters. At the same time, the State of Israel, not yet a close ally of the United States, was look...
Shame and hypocrisy at Brandeis University
by Abby W. Schachter, Guest Columnist
Apr 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
A celebrated Jewish playwright once declared the creation of the State of Israel “a mistake” and has since raged against the Jewish homeland, calling it a source of “terrible peril.” In 2006 that s...
Building Community One Page at a Time
by Joshua Runyan, Editor-in-Chief
Apr 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
It’s great to be back in Pittsburgh, and it’s even greater to be editing The Jewish Chronicle! My first foray into Jewish life in greater Pittsburgh came about 10 years ago when I was a reporter fo...
Twersky so much more deserving than a small sendoff
by Barbara Burstin, Guest Columnist
Apr 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 57 57 recommendations | email to a friend
Al Twersky died in early February. Newspapers printed the small obituary, 16 short lines mentioning Edith, his beloved wife of 62 years, his two sons, Jack and Jeffrey, his two grandchildren, Emma ...
New era dawns in Pittsburgh
by Rochelle Sufrin, Guest Columnist
Mar 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
So what would draw me, a PR consultant and pro-bono domestic violence advocate, and five organizational directors from the Pittsburgh Jewish community, to a two-day marathon of discussions, trainin...
The future of Jewish nonprofits: Let the Millenials drive
by Marleen Litt, Guest Columnist
Mar 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 70 70 recommendations | email to a friend
In 2007, a friend reached out to me for help. Her uncle was a long-term resident at the Reuth Medical Center in Tel Aviv, and she requested that I join her on the American Friends of Reuth’s Young ...
Beating back the assault on Israel’s legitimacy
by Jerry Silverman & Steve Gutow, Guest Columnists
Mar 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 71 71 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — Leaders of the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement say they are protesting Israel’s policies in the West Bank. They are doing far more than that. BDS advocates routinely oppose a ...
Evgeny Kissin and the nature of moral courage
Mar 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
Terry Teachout of The Wall Street Journal posed a very good question, recently: “Do artists have a responsibility to protest against moral injustice?” He was asking in reference to two internationa...
The Jews of Crimea
Mar 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
Done peacefully, we wouldn’t care if Crimea were part of Russia or Ukraine. But it’s being done at gunpoint, with a puppet prime minister, installed by Russia, ostensibly running the show on that B...