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Bob Englehart, The Hartford Courant
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Bob Englehart, The Hartford Courant

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Gary McCoy, Cagle Cartoons
Oh Bomba'
Gary McCoy, Cagle Cartoons

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Treating the cause of the Syrian refugee crisis
There is no question that Europe should take in refugees fleeing violence in Syria, as should the United States. Israel also could take in some refugees, as opposition leader Isaac Herzog has calle...
Sep 17, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Whither goes the Iran deal?
Readers may have noticed that The Chronicle has published many news stories and op-eds from different perspectives about the Iran deal but has not itself taken a position in an editorial. Until tod...
Sep 09, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pew views Orthodox Jews
The Pew Research Center’s “Portrait of Jewish Americans,” released two years ago, provided a snapshot of the community that immediately became the basis for vigorous discussion and soul searching. ...
Sep 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Matisyahu’s litmus test
The Rototom SunSplash Festival is a well-known, popular, annual venue for reggae music in Spain, drawing talent from all over the world. The musician Matisyahu — the one-time “Chasidic Reggae Super...
Aug 27, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Finding solvency in American strategy
In the case of Sokolow v. PLO, a New York federal court jury recently issued an award of $665.5 million in favor of American victims of Palestinian terror and their families. The Palestinian Author...
Aug 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Talking about religion
Until Democrat Jimmy Carter ran for president in 1975, the issue of a presidential candidate’s religious faith wasn’t an open topic for discussion. That is clearly not the case today. In last Thurs...
Aug 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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An open letter to Reykjavik, Iceland, on its eruption of anti-Semitism
Dear Reykjavik City Council members, You would think that your country, which routinely violates the international ban on commercial whaling — slaughtering 137 last year and turning its nose up at ...
Oct 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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What I saw on the migrants’ road to Budapest
As our car rolled slowly toward Budapest, we saw a huge group heading in the opposite direction on the highway just outside the city: Hundreds of people quietly walking in the breakdown lane, march...
Oct 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Michael Vick has repented; let him play
My father and I went to prison in the spring of 1976. My father was going to visit a man notorious in our community for the criminal and immoral act that had landed him in prison, and my father ask...
Sep 17, 2015 | 9 9 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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A Yom Kippur message: Take nothing for granted
On Tuesday last week, exactly one week before Rosh Hashanah, Israel awoke to a blinding sandstorm which strangely emanated from the east, from Syria and Iraq. Local meteorologists said that in the ...
Sep 17, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pittsburgh Jewish Community’s diverse opinions on Iran deal being honored by local leaders
Debate over the Obama administration’s diplomatic agreement with Iran, reached in conjunction with five other nations, is creating significant tension within the American Jewish community. Much of ...
Sep 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Federations not in opposition to Iran deal: Shame!
Every North American Jewish federation that has not opposed President Barack Obama’s nuclear agreement with Iran has failed the Jewish people. Federations across the country have come up with vario...
Sep 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Defining anti-Semitism: fact vs. fiction
As the 10-campus University of California system considers the adoption of the U.S. State Department’s definition of anti-Semitism, there are critics who seek to discredit the entire definition wit...
Sep 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Shame in the House of Israel
Jul 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 93 93 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
Simplest, most important lesson of the Holocaust is missing
by Abby W. Schachter, Guest Columnist
Jul 09, 2014 | 4 4 comments | 100 100 recommendations | email to a friend
“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...
Presbyterian (USA) divestment vote smacks hard at cherished relationships
by Rabbi James Gibson, Guest Columnist
Jul 08, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 95 95 recommendations | email to a friend
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 ...
Operas you won’t be seeing at the Met
by Ben Cohen, Guest Columnist
Jun 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 88 88 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
Obama’s ‘always have Israel’s back’ pledge rings hollow
by Moshe Phillips and Benyamin Korn, Guest Columnists
Jun 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 87 87 recommendations | email to a friend
The State Department’s demand that Israel “exercise restraint” in its search for the Hamas kidnappers makes a mockery of President Obama’s pledge two years ago that he “will always have Israel’s ba...
With friends like these …
Jun 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 85 85 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
Our challenge as Zionists: Defend Israel
by Abby W. Schachter, Guest Columnist
May 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 103 103 recommendations | email to a friend
To restate the obvious: There is a war against Israel and the Jews. The latest victims are Israelis Mira and Emmanuel Riva, who last week were shot to death at the Jewish museum in Brussels, along ...
Young Jews, peace process rejected in J Street vote
by Maddie Ulanow
May 21, 2014 | 3 3 comments | 81 81 recommendations | email to a friend
We are a generation that is more progressive and more critical of Israel than our parents.
It’s time to raise minimum wage
by Stuart Appelbaum and Lynne Fox
May 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 78 78 recommendations | email to a friend
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 –...
How will Modi lead?
May 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 68 68 recommendations | email to a friend
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...