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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 | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Iran Deal’s anniversary
In the run up to the July 14 first anniversary of the Iran nuclear deal, the pundits have provided mixed reviews. Those who were in favor of the deal cite Iran having apparently abided by the requi...
Jul 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Elie Wiesel
We join in mourning the passing of Elie Wiesel, one of the most famous Holocaust survivors, who died Saturday at the age of 87. Like many other heroic figures of the tumultuous last century, Wiesel...
Jul 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Stew of Demonization
There may be many reasons — none of them justified — why 17-year-old Muhammad Nasser Tarayrah jumped the fence around the Kiryat Arba settlement near Hebron and stabbed to death 13-year-old Hallel ...
Jul 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Israel’s conversion muddle
Israel’s chief rabbinate system has long been known as inflexible about strains of Judaism that do not match its approved brands of Orthodoxy. The bureaucracy and chosen path of the rabbinate has a...
Jun 30, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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No easy answers in Orlando bloodbath
Omar Mateen’s massacre of 49 patrons at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Fla., appears to have touched more pressure points than any of the other well-known mass shootings in the last two decades. There...
Jun 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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Police, people of color and a Jewish dream of justice
Two weeks ago, we watched in horror and dismay as violent event after violent event unfolded, each amplifying and recontextualizing the one before it. By Friday morning, July 8, five Dallas police ...
Jul 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Why infertility is a Jewish issue — and what we can do about it
Growing up, I always dreamed of being a mom. Even as a kid I would brainstorm baby names, tell my dolls bedtime stories and swear that I would be a cool mom and let them eat cookies for breakfast, ...
Jul 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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How Elie Wiesel inspired the Free Soviet Jewry movement
On my bookshelves there are two rows of volumes on the Soviet Jewry movement. Squeezed in among the tomes is a small, well-worn paperback with pages no longer attached to the spine, “The Jews of Si...
Jul 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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The ‘religionization’ of Israel is troubling, but the fears about it are hysterical
Religionization! Religionization! To read the newspaper headlines in Israel, to view its documentary films and attend its expert panels with academics, a stranger might think that upon landing at B...
Jul 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Americans reached new levels of generosity in 2015, did Jewish donors?
Perhaps helped with several mega-gifts, American donors in 2015 were more generous than ever, according to the 61st issue of “Giving USA,” the annual report on charitable activity in the United Sta...
Jul 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lubavitcher Rebbe’s leadership behind modern Jewish awakening
When assuming his mantle of leadership in 1950, the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, who escaped war-torn Europe, confronted the inevitable problem the Jewish world in a post Holoca...
Jul 06, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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We must become survivors’ storytellers — and help them today
It could have been the setting for any organizational retreat — the stately mansion, the manicured lawns, an oasis on the edge of the city where leadership groups could come together to brainstorm ...
Jun 30, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rabbi Riskin under fire
Jun 11, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
Rabbi Dr. Shlomo Riskin is a well-respected and accomplished modern Orthodox rabbi. In the 1960s and ’70s he was among the leading voices in the Soviet Jewry movement and led the Lincoln Square Syn...
Yemen war heats up Iran’s anti-Saudi rhetoric
by Mehdi Khalaji, Guest Columnist
Jun 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
On May 14, following a meeting with Iraqi president Fuad Masum, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei warned that “the Saudis have made a major mistake in Yemen, and they will certainly get hurt by it...
Yesterday’s Ruth would not have been welcome in today’s Israel
by Maya Haber, Guest Columnist
Jun 03, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
More than any other holiday, Shavuot, which we enjoyed at the beginning of last week, celebrates compassion and empathy. Based on the Book of Ruth, it tells the story of Naomi, her husband and two ...
Tony Blair’s Mideast exit
Jun 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
Tony Blair stepped down last month as the Middle East envoy of the so-called Quartet — the group comprised of the United States, the United Nations, the European Union and Russia. To the extent Bla...
Return the Talmud’s confrontational voice to Judaism
by Menachem Fisch, Guest Columnist
May 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
The very idea of identifying religious faithfulness with a commitment to critically engaging and bravely confronting one’s religion’s sources of authority runs afoul of what might well be termed th...
My message to the man who attacked me at the Kotel
by Alden Solovy, Guest Columnist
May 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
On a sunny morning last month, I was swept into the women’s section of the Western Wall in Jerusalem in a flurry of aggression directed at the Women of the Wall, the Israeli group fighting for wome...
Free speech on Z Street
May 20, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
Z Street, the pro-Israel group that says it was denied 501(c)(3) tax status because of its views, got its day in court this month. While the outcome of the case is far from certain, during oral arg...
An open letter to top Presbyterian theologian
by Yitzhak Santis, Guest Columnist
May 14, 2015 | 3 3 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
To David Esterline, incoming president of the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary: First, congratulations on your appointment, as reported in The Jewish Chronicle. I wish you all success in your new en...
March of the Living retraces journey from death to freedom in Israel
by Jeremy Witchel, Guest Columnist
May 14, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
This year, I had the honor of attending March of the Living, a journey to Poland to see the concentration camps, participate in Yom Hashoah services and then march with approximately 13,000 other p...
Netanyahu’s new government
May 14, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
Despite being a coalition comprised of the “right” and the “religious,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s fourth government, which was scheduled to be voted in on Wednesday, does not appear to be...