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Bill O'Reilly and slave labor <br>
Dave Granlund, Politicalcartoons.com
Bill O'Reilly and slave labor
Dave Granlund, Politicalcartoons.com
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Putin and Wikileaks <br>
Adam Zyglis, The Buffalo News
Putin and Wikileaks
Adam Zyglis, The Buffalo News
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editorial
Gingrich’s irresponsible screed
Jews and students of Jewish history know well the dangers and often deadly consequences of the accusatory process known as “scapegoating.” In 20th-century America, traditional scapegoats were black...
Jul 21, 2016 | 2 2 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Are fatal shootings on the rise?
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...
Jul 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Iran Deal’s anniversary
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...
Jul 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Elie Wiesel
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...
Jul 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Stew of Demonization
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 ...
Jul 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Israel’s conversion muddle
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...
Jun 30, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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opinion
Don’t believe their hype: BDS is marginal at best
Ever since the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel began picking up steam three years ago, its proponents have brazenly declared the movement’s inevitable triumph. In Ap...
Jul 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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ORT’s day schools in former Soviet Union a lifeline to millions
As we mourn the passing of Elie Wiesel, we also worry for the future, how we will be able to remember the Holocaust without survivors and, in turn, how we can remind the world of this greatest of c...
Jul 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Police, people of color and a Jewish dream of justice
Two weeks ago, we watched in horror and dismay as violent event after violent event unfolded, each amplifying and recontextualizing the one before it. By Friday morning, July 8, five Dallas police ...
Jul 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Why infertility is a Jewish issue — and what we can do about it
Growing up, I always dreamed of being a mom. Even as a kid I would brainstorm baby names, tell my dolls bedtime stories and swear that I would be a cool mom and let them eat cookies for breakfast, ...
Jul 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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How Elie Wiesel inspired the Free Soviet Jewry movement
On my bookshelves there are two rows of volumes on the Soviet Jewry movement. Squeezed in among the tomes is a small, well-worn paperback with pages no longer attached to the spine, “The Jews of Si...
Jul 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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The ‘religionization’ of Israel is troubling, but the fears about it are hysterical
Religionization! Religionization! To read the newspaper headlines in Israel, to view its documentary films and attend its expert panels with academics, a stranger might think that upon landing at B...
Jul 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Americans reached new levels of generosity in 2015, did Jewish donors?
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...
Jul 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
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Archives
What sex in a traditional Shavuot reading can teach today’s teens
by Rabbi Donna Kirshbaum, Guest Columnist
Jun 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
OMER, Israel — As Jews, we tend to pride ourselves on our tradition’s values and how we pass them on to future generations; values such as education, tzedakah, loving the stranger, pursuing justice...
A ‘rupture’ over the Wall?
Jun 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
The stalled implementation of the plan to bring pluralistic Jewish prayer to the Kotel probably won’t cause a major rupture between American Jews and Israel, but it is further proof of the complain...
Heed Brandeis’ call to be better Jews
by David Wecht, Guest Columnist
Jun 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
One hundred years ago, the great jurist Louis D. Brandeis was appointed to the Supreme Court of the United States. Brandeis was the first Jew to serve on that court. Brandeis was a nonobservant Jew...
We can help Kosovo become fertile ground for religious pluralism
by Rabbi Joshua M.Z. Stanton, Guest Columnist
Jun 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
Kosovo is a “newborn” country, a majority Muslim state that fought for its independence from Serbia only eight years ago. Yet it has erected a Holocaust memorial outside its parliament, elected a f...
Israel officials’ inaccurate name-calling is boon for Israel’s enemies
by Morton A. Klein, Guest Columnist
Jun 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
Israeli leaders are shooting themselves in their PR foot. There is something wrong with the tone and language of political debate in Israel. It would seem from the events of recent days –– in which...
Asleep at the switch on BDS
Jun 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
In recent years, BDS has become the scourge of the organized Jewish community and the government of Israel. Everyone from B’nai B’rith International to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has declare...
Why Jewish day school students should recite the Pledge of Allegiance
by Abby W. Schachter, Guest Columnist
May 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
As a U.S. immigrant and a parent, I’m somewhat fanatical about my kids’ appreciation for their citizenship. Last year, I organized what I hope will be an annual second-grade field trip to our local...
Will the Supreme Court let faith make children unsafe?
by Nathan J. Diament, Guest Columnist
May 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
Should all children’s playgrounds be made as safe as possible, or should some be denied safety improvements because of bigotry? This question is at the core of a case before the U.S. Supreme Court ...
Netanyahu leans right
May 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
With his offer to bring the ultranationalist Yisrael Beiteinu party into his governing coalition, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has probably formed the most right-wing ruling coalition ...
A threat to religious liberty
by Andrea Kline Glickman, Paula L. Garret and Tanya Bielski-Braham, Guest Columnists
May 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
Our nation was founded on religious freedom — not the freedom to use one’s religious beliefs to harm or discriminate. All people must be able to make reproductive health care decisions on the basis...