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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 | 11 11 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 | 30 30 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 | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kippah misuse and kippah abuse
The kippah, the head covering also known as a yarmulke, has become shorthand for Jewish. See a man with a skullcap and, unless he’s the pope, you’ll probably assume that he’s a Jew — and you’d prob...
Mar 23, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
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Not the suspect we expected
For all we know, the person who committed the lion’s share of the bomb threats against Jewish institutions really is a right-wing anti-Semitic nut, with David Duke on his speed dial. But that isn’t...
Mar 08, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 59 59 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sour on Sarsour
What’s Linda Sarsour’s angle? The American activist, who was a surrogate for Sen. Bernie Sanders during his presidential campaign and an organizer of the Women’s March that brought half a million p...
Mar 02, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 71 71 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ken Livingstone: enabler of evil
I’ve written many times about the anti-Semitism that continues to plague the British Labour Party — once a noble party of both opposition and government that has now, under its current far-left lea...
Apr 20, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mission to India reaffirms JFNA’s remarkable commitment
Prior to visiting India, I was told that there is a spiritual richness within the billions of people who live there that cannot be touched, explained, measured or described … only felt. I was told ...
Apr 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Stop denying the Israeli consensus on the Palestinians
Yair Lapid is the current favorite to become prime minister the next time the Israeli people go to the polls to elect a new Knesset, at some point in the not-too-distant future. But whether or not ...
Apr 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dear Mr. Kushner … a letter from the other side
I am not the obvious person to write a letter to you. We are different from each other in so many ways. You work for a Republican administration and I am a life-long Democrat. Your family is from B...
Apr 06, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cleaning for Passover and the search for spirituality
As Passover approaches many Jews go into spring cleaning mode. Getting rid of chametz concretizes into actions such as putting away all of our everyday pots and dishes or making them kosher for Pas...
Apr 06, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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A historic opportunity for America
I was in Missouri for last fall’s presidential election, having timed a business trip to be there for what was clearly going to be a historic result. If Hillary Clinton were elected, it would be th...
Mar 30, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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Making sense of the hatred of others
I’m the great-granddaughter of immigrants, three times. Each set of great-grandparents left the Old Country fleeing oppressive regimes, fearing war, or looking for a place to start a family. As for...
Mar 30, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pew’s portrait of Israel
Mar 16, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 142 142 recommendations | email to a friend
The 2013 Pew Research Center’s “Portrait of Jewish Americans” touched off discussions, head-scratching and soul searching about where American Jewry was headed. Even those who saw no revelations in...
Death of Justice Scalia leaves many unanswered, unsettling questions
by Cyril H. Wecht, Guest Columnist
Mar 10, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 140 140 recommendations | email to a friend
The unexpected death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia at a West Texas ranch was shocking, no matter what anyone’s personal sociopolitical and legal beliefs might be. He was a highly respecte...
After all these years, Squirrel Hill is still here — and thriving
by Alec Rieger and Zack Block, Guest Columnists
Mar 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 142 142 recommendations | email to a friend
When was the last time Pittsburgh’s Jewish community closed a street in the heart of Squirrel Hill and threw a party? No politics, no parade, just a good old-fashioned party. Multiple bands, perfor...
Foxes and hedgehogs: Let us all be foxes
Mar 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 132 132 recommendations | email to a friend
As we make our way through this electoral cycle, the noise steadily mounts —from the pundits, the media who promote the pundits, and the candidates themselves who use the media to promote themselve...
Conservative Jews deserve more than PR
by Rabbi Yaakov Menken and Rabbi Pesach Lerner, Guest Columnists
Mar 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 132 132 recommendations | email to a friend
Responding to a dramatic decline in membership, the Conservative Jewish movement’s congregational arm has hired the Good Omen PR agency to survey hundreds of its members and “develop a new ‘positio...
Rebranding helps USCJ envision its future in a rapidly changing Jewish world
by Rabbi Steven Wernick and Rabbi Steven Wernick, Guest Columnist
Mar 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 133 133 recommendations | email to a friend
Rabbis Menken and Lerner, thank you. You’re right. Conservative Jews do deserve more than PR. And more is exactly the point of the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism’s current branding initia...
Unnecessary provocation
Mar 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 122 122 recommendations | email to a friend
Controversy over the massive, bipartisan customs bill that President Barack Obama signed into law last week has boiled down to the question of “conflation.” The law, which deals with international ...
Why the Western Wall deal is a victory for now, but not forever
by Debra Bennet, Guest Columnist
Feb 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 138 138 recommendations | email to a friend
On the morning of Dec. 1, 1988, a group of about 70 Jewish women entered the sacred space of the Western Wall. The women represented all the major streams of Judaism. Some wore prayer shawls or kip...
Congress at its best
by Jennifer Dekel, Guest Columnist
Feb 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 131 131 recommendations | email to a friend
The pursuit of justice for U.S. victims of Palestinian terrorism is an issue that is beyond partisan politics, the U.S. Congress demonstrated this month. On Feb. 2, the National Security Subcommitt...
How to answer strange questions
Feb 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 119 119 recommendations | email to a friend
When strangers come to your synagogue, how should they be treated? Congregations in the Miami area have put that question to the test, and it turns out that the answer isn’t so simple. According to...