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Marian Kemensky, Slovakia
Gaza
Marian Kemensky, Slovakia
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Immigrant Children <br>
Adam Zyglis, The Buffalo News
Immigrant Children
Adam Zyglis, The Buffalo News
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Shame in the House of Israel
Coming as it did on the heels of the discovery of the bodies of three Israeli teens, the murder of Mohammed Abu Khdeir, a 16-year-old Palestinian, was assumed to be an act of revenge. Whether the s...
Jul 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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With friends like these …
What’s with the Presbyterians? On the one hand, The Presbyterian Church (USA) says it loves its “Jewish sisters and brothers” and believes in interfaith dialogue; and its member churches frequently...
Jun 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Young Jews, peace process rejected in J Street vote
We are a generation that is more progressive and more critical of Israel than our parents.
May 21, 2014 | 3 3 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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It’s time to raise minimum wage
The Torah provides a moral imperative: “Justice, justice shall you pursue.”  In practical terms in today’s economic environment, that means at the very least we should support a just minimum wage –...
May 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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How will Modi lead?
A youthful nation and growing economic powerhouse, India has long been forging strong business relations with Israel. Those ties are expected to grow stronger following last week’s landslide electi...
May 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Building Community One Page at a Time
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...
Apr 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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First lesson of war: Maintain the blockade
During the first 24 hours of the Gaza war, Palestinian terrorists fired more than 200 rockets into Israel. Yet only one Israeli was wounded, and none were killed. How is that possible? When Israel ...
Jul 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Abbas, Auschwitz and Palestinian strategy
It was often remarked that the late Palestine Liberation Organization leader Yasser Arafat would sound moderate when speaking in English and utterly intransigent when speaking in Arabic. Much of th...
Jul 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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The number seven: lucky for me, powerful for Israel
The number seven is one of the most powerful numbers in Judaism. God’s earthly masterpiece took seven days to be completed; we celebrate Shabbat on the seventh day of each week; Jews celebrate Pass...
Jul 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Who am I to judge?’
A year after Pope Francis assumed the leadership of the Catholic Church, much has changed in the style of the papacy.  But one utterance in particular has become emblematic of how many have come to...
Jul 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Simplest, most important lesson of the Holocaust is missing
“To me it’s just abysmal that out of 50 states only five currently have Holocaust education mandated … and Pennsylvania is long overdue,” said Rhonda Fink-Whitman, who wrote “94 Maidens,” a novel i...
Jul 09, 2014 | 4 4 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Presbyterian (USA) divestment vote smacks hard at cherished relationships
Rabbis (as well priests, ministers and imams) have a special standing in society at large. This is based on the general level of respect granted religious leaders based on an appreciation of their ...
Jul 08, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Operas you won’t be seeing at the Met
Here are three operas that won’t get staged at the famed Metropolitan Opera (Met) in New York City anytime soon. “Omar.” The story of a young Iraqi man who was beaten and tortured by Saddam Hussein...
Jun 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Archives
‘Spirit’ of Sukkot can be tasted in Jerry Parness’ etrog liquor
by Adam Reinherz
Oct 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
Dr. Jerry Parness stood in his Squirrel Hill kitchen fastidiously scraping and squeezing, trying to extract the last juices of the just-concluded festival of Sukkot. He cracked open the sealed lid ...
A step-by-step guide for reading the Pew survey
by Rabbi Scott Aaron
Oct 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
Unless you have been focused on more mundane issues over the past few weeks, such as the government shutdown, America’s fragile debt rating, Obamacare or the possible rapprochement with Iran, you m...
Iran’s diplomatic thaw with the West
by Joel Rubin
Oct 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — Congratulations, Congress. Your Iran strategy is working. Now what? The diplomatic thaw between Iran and the West is advancing, and faster than most of us had imagined. This is the res...
Ironic snub
Oct 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
Saudi Arabia’s announcement last week that it would refuse a seat on the United Nations Security Council set a historic precedent. No other nation has ever refused a rotating seat on the powerful p...
Jewish living is more about G-d, spirituality than religion
by Lieba Rudolph
Oct 16, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
The Pew Research Center’s results are in and they confirm what American Jews have been suspecting for some time now: Intermarriage is up and religious affiliation is down. And everyone who cares ab...
Why Yair Lapid is wrong on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict
by Ben Cohen
Oct 16, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
I’ll confess that when I first read about Israeli Finance Minister Yair Lapid’s disagreement with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s insistence that the Palestinians recognize Israel as a Jewish s...
What Pew does — and doesn’t — tell us
by Gary Rosenblatt
Oct 16, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — Not surprisingly, there has already been a large wave of reactions to the first major national survey of American Jews in more than a decade, with its sobering, if not bleak, portrait of...
Robinson’s Arch
Oct 16, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
Members of Congress, take a lesson from Women of the Wall (WOW). The board of directors for the Israeli-North American women’s activist group, which has petitioned for years for the same right of r...
Technion deal shows BDS antidote may come from China
by Alex Traiman, Guest Columnist
Oct 09, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
An apparent antidote to the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement is coming from a once unlikely source. Chinese magnate Li Ka-Shing, among Asia’s richest businessmen, recent...
Visiting Ethiopian Jews was teen’s ‘best ever’ trip
by Josh Schneider, Guest Columnist
Oct 09, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
“Do you want to go to Ethiopia?” my mom asked. I replied, “Of course not. Why would anyone want to go to Ethiopia?” The trip would start the first day of summer and I had planned on one week of fre...