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Steve Sack, The Minneapolis Star Tribune
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Steve Sack, The Minneapolis Star Tribune
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A matter of trust, sanctity
The arrest last week of Rabbi Barry Freundel on six charges of voyeurism has shaken his congregation, Kesher Israel in Georgetown, as well as the Jewish community of greater Washington and the Orth...
Oct 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Staying ahead of crises
Recent news of the first transmission of the Ebola virus in the U.S. — a nurse in Texas infected by the disease while treating the now-deceased Thomas Eric Duncan, with the CDC attributing her infe...
Oct 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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A particularly dreadful year
As the United Nations General Assembly gathered this week in New York, one U.N. watcher was quoted as saying: “It does feel like a particularly dreadful year.” The ballooning of the Islamic State, ...
Sep 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Settlements as punishment?
The building of settlements in the West Bank of Israel is, to say the least, controversial. In Israel itself, there is a lack of consensus regarding the effort. The Palestinians believe that the se...
Sep 09, 2014 | 2 2 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Another witch hunt?
The choice of Canadian law professor William Schabas, 63, as chairman of a U.N. human rights panel to investigate violations in the Gaza war does not inspire confidence that the group’s processes o...
Aug 21, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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We’ve seen this before
The scourge of anti-Semitism is rearing its ugly head in Europe. And a troubling number of people aren’t even pretending anymore. Gone are the days of the false explanation that “I’m not anti-Semit...
Aug 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rabbis bearing witness in Ferguson
Early last week, national faith leaders called rabbis, pastors, priests and imams to Ferguson, Mo., a city rife with racial violence and pain. Along with my rabbinic colleagues from Truah: The Rabb...
Oct 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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A tale of two rabbis
Confirmation bias — also called confirmatory bias or myside bias — is a tendency for people to favor information that confirms their preconceptions or hypotheses regardless of whether the informati...
Oct 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Issues to consider when voting
Editor’s Note As voters make up their minds in advance of Election Day this Nov. 4, The Jewish Chronicle asked a diverse sampling of leaders of Pittsburgh’s Jewish community which issues they feel ...
Oct 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Conversions and politics
Immediately after Rabbi Barry Freundel of Washington, D.C.’s Kesher Israel Congregation was arrested and charged with placing hidden cameras in the changing room of an adjacent ritual bath, the que...
Oct 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘The Death of Klinghoffer’ is an injustice to our father’s memory
On Oct. 8, 1985, our 69-year-old wheelchair-bound father, Leon Klinghoffer, was shot in the head by Palestinian hijackers on the Achille Lauro cruise ship. The terrorists brutally and unceremonious...
Oct 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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How Palestinian ‘lawfare’ could backfire
When it comes to a long-term solution for our conflict with the Palestinians, there is no unanimity among Israelis. Many feel that the two-state solution is the only realistic option, while others ...
Oct 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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From opera house to House of Commons, Diaspora Jews are the target
This week, the opera “The Death of Klinghoffer” opened in New York. Rightly castigated for its invocation of unpleasant Jewish stereotypes and its apologia for the Palestinian terrorists’ murder of...
Oct 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Archives
Small congregations are worth helping, even as they disappear
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Jul 03, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 132 132 recommendations | email to a friend
One of the saddest moments of my childhood was watching my father performing his duties as treasurer of his congregation. Why was that so sad? Because, aside from his checkbook, there was no congre...
Mikva a communal space
Jul 03, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 125 125 recommendations | email to a friend
A few weeks ago Rabbi Michael Werbow of Congregation Beth Shalom gave his Shabbat d’var Torah on a topic that some might think unusual for a Conservative rabbi. He spoke about the construction of t...
Climate change: a critical problem
Jul 03, 2013 | 3 3 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
Amidst all the other news emanating from Washington last week, you might have missed President Obama’s plan for addressing climate change, which he laid out in a speech at Georgetown University.  T...
Summer campers at Reform Jewish camp in Indiana struck by lightning
by News Reports
Jul 01, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 64 64 recommendations | email to a friend
Three children were struck by lightning Saturday, June 28, at the Goldman Union Camp Institute (GUCI) in Zionsville, Ind., near Indianapolis. GUCI, a Reform Jewish summer camp, serves children in t...
Marlo Thomas inspired a nice Jewish girl, and still does
Jun 26, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 69 69 recommendations | email to a friend
I was 4 years old when “That Girl” premiered on ABC in 1966. “Batman,” starring Adam West, had premiered just a few months earlier. When I overheard my 15-year-old sister and my mother talking abou...
The Palestinian economy: Why we should care
by Alan Elsner, Guest Columnist
Jun 26, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 67 67 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — A new report from the Moshe Dayan Center at Tel Aviv University paints an alarming picture of a Palestinian economy on the West Bank on the verge of collapse. The report, by Ephraim La...
A new way to think of ourselves: ‘tribal’ and ‘covenantal’
by Gary Rosenblatt
Jun 26, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — Rabbi Sidney Schwarz recalls the exact words of a comment from a liberal rabbinical student that disturbed him profoundly. “We were at a retreat, and he said to me, ‘I didn’t go to rabbi...
Erasing the borders
Jun 26, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
At a recent panel discussion about the past, present and future of Squirrel Hill, Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh President and CEO Jeffrey Finkelstein made a frank and correct observation ...
A rabbi considers Pope Francis’ relationship with the Jews
by Rabbi Aaron Bisno, Guest Columnist
Jun 21, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 57 57 recommendations | email to a friend
There is a long tradition of Jewish jokes wherein a rabbi has a private audience with the pope. In these comedic stories, the conversations between the two are often conducted in a counterintuitive...
In defense of Samantha Power
by Menachem Z. Rosensaft
Jun 21, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — Every once in a great while — far too rarely, to be sure — an individual acquires near-iconic stature in a given field of human endeavor. Samantha Power, whom President Obama has appoint...