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Adam Zyglis, The Buffalo News
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Not in the Olympic Spirit
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...
Aug 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Black lives matter, and so does Israel
Americans of goodwill have rightly been concerned by violence, much of it by police, against unarmed black men, from the choking of Eric Garner to the rough ride given to Freddie Gray. Jews are no ...
Aug 10, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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The spectacle of the battling New York mayors
Political attack dogs, like their furry namesake, come in many breeds. But even in the same breed, no two attack dogs are exactly the same. And so it was with two former Republican mayors of New Yo...
Aug 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Continuing skirmishes with the Chief Rabbinate
Israel’s haredi Orthodox Chief Rabbinate has racked up a series of recent victories against those who want to expand the country’s religious freedoms. In the Jewish state, religious questions are a...
Jul 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 37 37 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 | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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Why Tim Kaine, Clinton’s VP pick, is good for Israel and Jewish values
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...
Aug 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mike Pence, Trump’s VP pick, supports traditional Jewish values
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 ...
Aug 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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To heal divisions among the Jewish people, divide the land
“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...
Aug 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Could the dispute in the South China Sea affect debate over Palestinian statehood?
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...
Aug 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Turning the Temple from construct into construction
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...
Aug 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pope Francis must insist Auschwitz church be moved
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...
Aug 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Enough delays: It’s time to bring the Falash Mura home
We met Demoz Deboch at services in Gondar, Ethiopia. It was Friday night in June of 2013 and we were surrounded by hundreds of white-clad Falash Mura, the descendants of Jews who were now living a ...
Aug 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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The all-purpose villain
Jul 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
On Friday, shareholders of two subsidiaries of the Samsung Group, South Korea’s largest family-owned conglomerate, are expected to vote on the merger of these two companies. What raises this story ...
The hissy fit over Michael Oren
by Jeff Robbins, Guest Columnist
Jul 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
On Nov. 15, 2012, just after Hamas had begun launching hundreds of rockets at Israeli civilians, Israel’s ambassador to the United States, Michael Oren, hosted a dinner party in Washington, honorin...
How to salvage some security from the botched Iran deal
by Michael Herzog, Guest Columnist
Jul 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Israel is not at the table negotiating the deal on Iran’s nuclear program. Yet, it is Israel’s national security — perhaps more than anyone else’s — that will be affected. Threatened by Iran’s nucl...
Sobering thoughts about BDS
Jul 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
In its annual survey of the Jewish world, the Israel-based think tank Jewish People Policy Institute (JPPI) considered the de-legitimization threat posed against Israel by the boycott, divestment a...
Don’t whitewash Charleston’s troubled racial history
by Adam Mendelsohn, Guest Columnist
Jul 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
CHARLESTON, S.C. — A prominent Jewish Charlestonian’s inspiring response to the massacre last week at the Emanuel AME Church has circulated widely in recent days, including in the pages of this new...
Forming a new Palestinian government: challenges and opportunities
by Ghaith al-Omari, Guest Columnist
Jul 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
Reports have emerged that Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah’s government will soon resign and that a new PA government will be formed in its place. To be sure, a new government wi...
Order in the court
Jul 01, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
It is one of Israel’s paradoxes that, while the country accepts any conversion made abroad for purposes of aliyah, not even many Orthodox conversions made abroad are sufficient to render a future I...
Why World Refugee Day is a Jewish holiday
by Mark J. Hetfield, Guest Columnist
Jun 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
It is impossible to avoid the stories of massive human displacement from Burma, Syria, Iraq, Ukraine and Afghanistan and of hordes of boat migrants dying in the Mediterranean and the Indian Ocean. ...
This is not the Charleston I know
by Robert N. Rosen, Guest Columnist
Jun 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
CHARLESTON, S.C. — The unspeakable murder of nine accomplished, beloved, and respected African-American Charlestonians of faith in their own church on Wednesday has hit our city like an earthquake....
One for the ‘nones’
Jun 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
First the good news. The American Jewish population has stabilized in size after decades of decline. That’s the positive glimmer from the recent Pew Research Center survey that found American Chris...