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John Cole, The Scranton Times-Tribune
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Preparing the people for peace
When President Juan Manuel Santos of Colombia won the Nobel Peace Prize on Oct. 7, his country had just narrowly voted to reject the peace treaty he had negotiated to end a half-century of civil wa...
Oct 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Is Caesar the answer?
The Caesar Syria Civilian Protection Act is a bi-partisan bill designed to sanction the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad for mass murder and crimes against humanity. The bill would also sanction en...
Oct 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Shalom, Shimon Peres
A cartoon by Israeli Amos Biderman making the rounds last week showed Shimon Peres climbing the steps to heaven. Waiting to greet him, wearing robes, wings and haloes, are three former prime minist...
Oct 05, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Barack and Bibi: The finale
President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hit all the right notes in their public comments before their 35-minute meeting in New York last week during the United Nations ...
Sep 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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J Street crosses the line
Should American groups that support those living in the West Bank lose their tax-exempt status because the support fosters the entrenchment of Israeli settlements and is contrary to formal American...
Sep 15, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
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A setback in space
The Israeli Amos 6 communications satellite that was destroyed in an explosion on the launch pad last week was reputed to be the country’s most advanced. But what Israel — and the world — lost duri...
Sep 07, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 67 67 recommendations | email to a friend
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Donald, Israel and the Jews
It’s that time of the year, shortly before a presidential election with control of Congress also on the line. The American Jewish community is, as usual, asking a perennially problematic question: ...
Oct 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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This Jewish grandmother is riding on the Trump train
The popular dystopian series “The Hunger Games” contrasts the pampered, powdered denizens of the capital district of Panem against the hardscrabble, miserable lives of the inhabitants of the surrou...
Oct 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Toomey has earned the support of Pennsylvania voters
As most of the readers of the The Jewish Chronicle know, this is one of the nastiest, angriest and most expensive elections in Pennsylvania history, and it will get worse before Election Day. It al...
Oct 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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McGinty the choice for Jews, the middle class and national security
This time of year is special for me and my family — and the entire Jewish community. The High Holidays are a time for all of us to gather together with friends and loved ones, reflect on the year t...
Oct 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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The voice of Republican Jews remains silent on presidential race
Jewish donors are overwhelmingly supporting former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton this election season. That comes as no surprise given that President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Gov....
Oct 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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I’m grateful for kehilla insurance
Now that I’ve had some time to reflect on my years of captivity in Cuba, I’m starting to feel settled into my new life in freedom and much more interested in the coming five years than in the five ...
Oct 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Why banning the burkini is possible in France
Every society is, in large part, the product of its history. France is no exception. In analyzing the widespread attempt by French municipalities to ban the full-body female swimsuit known as the b...
Oct 05, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jews don’t have to choose between ‘us’ and ‘them’
by Alan H. Gill, Guest Columnist
Sep 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 59 59 recommendations | email to a friend
Last month, a tiny but thriving Jewish community in the Balkans — the 250-person remnant of a majority Sephardic community nearly decimated by the Holocaust — reached out to its neighbors to provid...
Tempest in a swimsuit
Sep 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
Jewish publications are not known for their swimsuit issues, let alone swimsuit editorials. But the tussle over the burkini in France is fit for commentary because it exposes yet another misfire ai...
Why Tim Kaine, Clinton’s VP pick, is good for Israel and Jewish values
by Sen. Ben Cardin, Guest Columnist
Aug 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 57 57 recommendations | email to a friend
American Jewish voters have naturally voted for Democratic candidates because it has meant voting to support strong social justice and a strong U.S.-Israel relationship. Hillary Clinton and her vic...
Mike Pence, Trump’s VP pick, supports traditional Jewish values
by Elliot Bartky, Ph.D., and Allon Friedman, M.D., Guest Columnists
Aug 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 69 69 recommendations | email to a friend
With the presidential race heating up, a number of progressive Jewish commentators have portrayed the Republicans’ vice presidential candidate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, as a conservative extremist ...
Crown Heights, 25 years later
Aug 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 72 72 recommendations | email to a friend
Twenty-five years ago, a car in the motorcade of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, accidentally hit and killed 7-year-old Gavin Cato in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn, N.Y...
To heal divisions among the Jewish people, divide the land
by Gilead Sher and Robert Mnookin, Guest Columnists
Aug 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 84 84 recommendations | email to a friend
“If there is something that deprives me of sleep it is the fissures in Israeli society,” former Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon declared just after he resigned in May. That same day Ehud Barak, who p...
Could the dispute in the South China Sea affect debate over Palestinian statehood?
by Dr. Rafael Medoff, Guest Columnist
Aug 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 74 74 recommendations | email to a friend
Could satellite photos of a tiny island in the South China Sea affect the debate over creating a Palestinian state? The photos, released earlier this week by the Center for Strategic and Internatio...
Not in the Olympic Spirit
Aug 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 75 75 recommendations | email to a friend
The Olympic Spirit is supposed to promote healthy sports competition, divorced from political or more serious differences between countries whose athletes choose to compete. In ancient Greece, warr...
Turning the Temple from construct into construction
by Lieba Rudolph, Guest Columnist
Aug 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 86 86 recommendations | email to a friend
If you’re looking for the mothership of Jewish guilt, it can be found in our responsibility to rebuild the Third Temple, the beit hamikdash. Our Sages say that if we don’t witness its rebuilding, i...
Pope Francis must insist Auschwitz church be moved
by Avi Weiss, Guest Columnist
Aug 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 76 76 recommendations | email to a friend
Two weeks ago, Pope Francis made a pilgrimage to Poland, visiting Auschwitz — the notorious death camp in Poland where 1.1 million Jews were murdered during the Holocaust. Auschwitz is comprised of...