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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 | 20 20 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 | 34 34 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 | 42 42 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 | 24 24 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 | 55 55 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 | 66 66 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 | 14 14 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 | 14 14 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 | 28 28 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 | 29 29 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 | 40 40 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 | 37 37 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 | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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A vigorous Jewish press is needed now, more than ever
by Joshua Runyan, Guest Columnist
Dec 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 72 72 recommendations | email to a friend
Shortly after President George W. Bush won a second White House term, I was covering one of those run-of-the-mill rallies in front of Philadelphia’s City Hall that typically wouldn’t get much ink u...
Why I light my menorah in the window — and you should, too
by Edmon J. Rodman, Guest Columnist
Dec 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 57 57 recommendations | email to a friend
In the weeks before Chanukah, with anticipation of the holiday brightly filling my mind, the darkening news of rising anti-Semitism in the U.S. began to filter in. As I pictured our menorahs burnin...
The ballad of Julia Ioffe
Dec 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 76 76 recommendations | email to a friend
Julia Ioffe is, by all accounts, a sharp and insightful journalist. If her name is familiar to you, that may be because she spent a good part of 2016 chained to the rise of Donald Trump. Her April ...
What the row over Keith Ellison says about American Jews
by Joel Rubin, Guest Columnist
Dec 15, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 73 73 recommendations | email to a friend
When Keith Ellison threw his hat into the ring to seek the chairmanship of the Democratic Party, he challenged long-held thinking about the type of person that could lead a major American political...
Let’s keep the Democratic Party our home
by Barbara Goldberg Goldman, Guest Columnist
Dec 15, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 65 65 recommendations | email to a friend
“Where do we go from here?” That’s the question Democrats must answer, and answer soon. And yet the discussions that will ensue are but one part of the beauty of America, an America that often is d...
Illegal West Bank construction
Dec 15, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 79 79 recommendations | email to a friend
In a speech last week to the Brookings Institution’s Saban Forum, Secretary of State John Kerry noted that there are “about 11,000 demolition orders for Palestinian homes through the West Bank.” Th...
ADL seizes the center
Dec 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 83 83 recommendations | email to a friend
It’s not often that a Jewish organization revises its position on a public matter. Most groups are beholden to an ideological slice of donors and members and are frozen on a single track. Yet, the ...
The Rockefeller BDS empire, the New Israel Fund and campus anti-Semitism
by Yona Schiffmiller
Dec 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 81 81 recommendations | email to a friend
The New Israel Fund (NIF) recently received a grant to “research and report on anti-Semitism on U.S. campuses.” On the surface, this appears to be a welcome development — a progressive group being ...
The verdict is in: Rabbis should say yes to officiating at interfaith weddings
by Rabbi Adina Lewittes and Rabbi Amichai Lau-Lavie, Guest Columnists
Dec 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 80 80 recommendations | email to a friend
Newsflash: “A rabbi under the chuppah may boost Jewish engagement in intermarried homes,” according to a study released this past month by the Brandeis University Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Stu...
RCA must stand behind the conversions performed by its members
by Rabbis Avi Weiss and Marc Angel, Guest Columnists
Nov 30, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 86 86 recommendations | email to a friend
Let us begin with the facts: Converts whose conversions were conducted according to halachah, or Jewish law, are 100 percent Jewish. In the eyes of God and Torah, they are full Jews, just as Jewish...