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Extremely Careless
Nate Beeler, The Columbus Dispatch
Extremely Careless
Nate Beeler, The Columbus Dispatch

James Comey and the Cherry Tree<br>
RJ Matson, Roll Call
James Comey and the Cherry Tree
RJ Matson, Roll Call

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The toxic brew of politics and religion
Here’s a thought experiment: Imagine your rabbi dedicating his Yom Kippur sermon to why he will be voting for Candidate X come Election Day, and why you should, as well. Now suppose the rabbi made ...
May 11, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Is this really happening in NYC?
Gentrification is a serious issue in many large cities. Rising real estate values, which are generally a sign of economic health, can bring with them upper-income residents who displace lower-incom...
May 04, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Spicer’s Yom HaShoah lesson
It would be simple to play the moral outrage card on White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer’s confused comparison of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s use of chemical weapons and Adolf Hitler’s r...
Apr 20, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Syrian attack
The chemical weapons airstrike in Syria on April 4, which killed some 80 civilians and which the West blames on the government of Bashar al-Assad, helped focus the Trump administration on the compl...
Apr 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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Haley’s Comet flies over AIPAC
Israel has long had the deck stacked against it in the international arena, and that fact has been no more evident than at the United Nations, which continually and unfairly singles out the Jewish ...
Apr 06, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 65 65 recommendations | email to a friend
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The bomb threatener
We were as surprised as anyone else by the arrest of a suspect in the bomb threats against JCCs and other Jewish institutions in the United States and abroad, even as we counseled three weeks ago t...
Mar 30, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 69 69 recommendations | email to a friend
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The war never ended for poor, elderly Jews in former Soviet Union
We Americans use the phrase “the greatest generation” to describe those who grew up during the Depression, prevailed in World War II and contributed to America’s postwar prosperity and influence. B...
May 18, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jewish sensitivity demands securing U.S. borders
I am not a rabbi, but I know that throughout Jewish history, many of our holidays can be summed up as, “They tried to kill us, but we survived. Let’s eat.” As history continues to repeat itself, “t...
May 18, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Europe seeking to take home the Startup Nation
Israel’s economic strength, along with the buzz of Israel’s startup nation reputation and hi-tech scene, has not eluded one of Israel’s closest neighbors — Europe. Through technological cooperation...
May 11, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Can Trump survive Abbas?
There was something of a motivational speaker about President Donald Trump as he welcomed Mahmoud Abbas, the geronto-crat at the helm of the Palestinian Authority for the last 12 years, to the Whit...
May 11, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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No justification for high school assignment debating genocide
In a series of serendipitous events on April 4, two 17-year-olds, Jordan April and Archer Schurtliff, became my heroes. Upon arriving in Oswego, N.Y., for my book signing at River’s End Bookstore, ...
May 04, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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President Trump was right about improving Russia ties
To avoid misunderstanding, I should start by saying that I don’t like Russia, nor do I like Ukraine. I was born in Ukraine, but during many years of my life in the Soviet Union, I had more than eno...
May 04, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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To respond to the crackdown on immigrants, start by listening to immigrant leaders
Jews everywhere, myself included, have been horrified to see the beginnings of a crackdown on undocumented immigrants, which threatens to shatter families and communities and send people back to da...
Apr 27, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Opposing death with dignity on Jewish grounds is misguided
by Daylin Leach, Guest Columnist
Jan 25, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 123 123 recommendations | email to a friend
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 ...
Israel through a new lens
by Brian Burke, Guest Columnist
Jan 25, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 107 107 recommendations | email to a friend
Israel advocacy on college campuses is often centered on a group of dedicated students sharing “the facts” about an extraordinary little democracy in the world’s most volatile region with an apathe...
Caught in the middle
Jan 25, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 128 128 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
The things we can all believe in
by Howard M. Rieger, Guest Columnist
Jan 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 122 122 recommendations | email to a friend
Last week President Barack Obama delivered his farewell address, and this week Donald Trump will be sworn in as president. Though strong opinions about both men divide our community, Obama said som...
‘Fake news’ and Iranian ‘moderates’
by Sean Durns, Guest Columnist
Jan 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 107 107 recommendations | email to a friend
When former Iranian President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani died, aged 82, on Jan. 8, he was falsely labeled a “moderate” by many Western news outlets. Rafsanjani, however, played an important role in t...
Woodmont not playing its ‘A’ game
Jan 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 106 106 recommendations | email to a friend
“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...
Who is that person coming into your home to care for Mom?
by Deborah Winn-Horvitz, Guest Columnist
Jan 11, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 129 129 recommendations | email to a friend
A member of my senior management team was recently contacted by a Pittsburgh Police detective inquiring about private duty caregivers in connection to a ring of criminal activity. The target of thi...
Responsible leaders on both sides should dial down Israel rhetoric
by Jonathan Greenblatt, Guest Columnist
Jan 11, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 115 115 recommendations | email to a friend
Whatever the motivation of the Obama administration, the events of the waning days of last year mark a dramatic low point in U.S.-Israel relations. The Kerry speech has commanded the most recent at...
Sgt. Azaria and the rule of law
Jan 11, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 134 134 recommendations | email to a friend
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 ...
Even without perfection, Israel is a model for liberal democracy
by Randal M. Whitlatch, Guest Columnist
Jan 05, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 132 132 recommendations | email to a friend
With controversy over egalitarian prayer, settlements, Palestinian and Ethiopian rights, and many other issues roiling Israeli society, one might be tempted to conclude that Israel cannot be, at on...