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Boehner De-Funds <br>
Bob Englehart, The Hartford Courant
Boehner De-Funds
Bob Englehart, The Hartford Courant
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Death Selfie<br>
Osama Hajjaj, Jordan
Death Selfie
Osama Hajjaj, Jordan
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All about Shmuley
Is Rabbi Shmuley Boteach the Jewish Al Sharpton? Like the reverend who is often identified as “civil rights leader Al Sharpton,” Boteach is an amalgam of activism and self-promotion — having brande...
Feb 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Schabas rests
As chairman of a three-person U.N. human rights panel appointed to investigate violations during last summer’s Gaza war, Canadian law professor William Schabas was deemed by many to be biased again...
Feb 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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The fallout from Dermergate
As Benjamin Netanyahu’s man in Washington, Israeli Ambassador Ron Dermer has succeeded in identifying himself more closely with his prime minister than any other envoy in the nation’s history. That...
Feb 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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A new AMIA bombing victim
With the death by gunshot wound of Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman, the investigation into the 1994 bombing of the AMIA Jewish center in Buenos Aires has ground to a halt. Nisman was hours away...
Jan 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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No hoax in Paris
There is a disturbing counter-narrative about who was behind this month’s terror attacks in Paris that led to the deaths of 14 innocent people. Listen to Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan: “...
Jan 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 124 124 recommendations | email to a friend
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What next for France?
The Islamist radicals who murdered 17 people in two attacks in Paris last week targeted, on the one hand, an irreverent magazine and, on the other, the Jews. Charlie Hebdo and Hyper Cacher might no...
Jan 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 127 127 recommendations | email to a friend
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What’s in a name? That which we call ‘Islamic’ …
When President Bush declared a “War on Terror” after the September 11, 2001 attacks, I wrote a piece decrying his use of the term. Terror is a mechanism, an ideological tool. The people who flew pl...
Feb 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Purim poser: What is our fascination with villains?
Who is the Haman in your life? The person, who like the bad guy in the Megillah Esther that we read on Purim, schemes to bring you down. When we get to the place in the Megillah where Haman is forc...
Feb 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Reflections on the Jewish Federations’ solidarity mission to Paris
My early days as a Jewish Federation professional came at a time when our system was evolving away from reliance on messages of combating anti-Semitism and statements of “never again” to one of str...
Feb 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Playing the race card against Israel
When all else fails, play the race card. With the White House campaign against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu running out of steam, the administration’s supporters scraped the bottom of ...
Feb 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Are voluntary dues enough to get people to join synagogues?
Michael Paulson reported in The New York Times on the “Pay What You Want” model that some synagogues are implementing to reduce the financial barrier to membership. Paulson estimated that about 30 ...
Feb 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Startup nation’ Israel’s best defense: science education
Due to a seemingly never-ending cycle of war in Israel, the Jewish state is constantly taking great measures to strengthen its military and defend its borders. Fueled by wartime pressures, the “sta...
Feb 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Time to reconsider the Jewish love affair with buildings
The halls of the Omaha, Neb., Jewish Community Center are often empty, but not because there is no Jewish life here. Quite the contrary. On any given day, we have an impressive number of activities...
Feb 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jewish living is more about G-d, spirituality than religion
by Lieba Rudolph
Oct 16, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
The Pew Research Center’s results are in and they confirm what American Jews have been suspecting for some time now: Intermarriage is up and religious affiliation is down. And everyone who cares ab...
Why Yair Lapid is wrong on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict
by Ben Cohen
Oct 16, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
I’ll confess that when I first read about Israeli Finance Minister Yair Lapid’s disagreement with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s insistence that the Palestinians recognize Israel as a Jewish s...
What Pew does — and doesn’t — tell us
by Gary Rosenblatt
Oct 16, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — Not surprisingly, there has already been a large wave of reactions to the first major national survey of American Jews in more than a decade, with its sobering, if not bleak, portrait of...
Robinson’s Arch
Oct 16, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Members of Congress, take a lesson from Women of the Wall (WOW). The board of directors for the Israeli-North American women’s activist group, which has petitioned for years for the same right of r...
Technion deal shows BDS antidote may come from China
by Alex Traiman, Guest Columnist
Oct 09, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
An apparent antidote to the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement is coming from a once unlikely source. Chinese magnate Li Ka-Shing, among Asia’s richest businessmen, recent...
Visiting Ethiopian Jews was teen’s ‘best ever’ trip
by Josh Schneider, Guest Columnist
Oct 09, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
“Do you want to go to Ethiopia?” my mom asked. I replied, “Of course not. Why would anyone want to go to Ethiopia?” The trip would start the first day of summer and I had planned on one week of fre...
America’s two-state solution fixation pushing Israel back to the ‘Iron Wall’?
by Ben Cohen
Oct 09, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
A hint of frustration flashed across Israeli Deputy Defense Minister Danny Danon’s face when I asked him about the criticism he has received from American Jewish establishment organizations concern...
Questions
Oct 09, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
(Warning: The following questions could be considered disturbing, outrageous, maybe even ludicrous.) But that’s just fine if the questions spur debate on responses to the very real issues identifie...
And it was morning and it was evening, the seventh game
by Gary Rosenblatt
Oct 03, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — My favorite contemporary Simchat Torah story was told to me by a close friend who grew up in Pittsburgh. I offer it here in honor of Simchat Torah, which was celebrated this year on Thur...
Amputation case paints Islam in bad light, but Jews can relate
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Oct 03, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
The Amnesty International report jumped out at me: “The Yemeni authorities must immediately commute a sentence of amputation imposed on a man convicted of theft and assault, said Amnesty Internatio...