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Adam Zyglis, The Buffalo News
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Adam Zyglis, The Buffalo News
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Christie's Inflategate
John Cole, The Scranton Times-Tribune
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Netanyahu’s new government
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...
May 14, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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The hope of Ethiopian-Israelis
It would be a mistake to try to draw too many comparisons between Sunday’s protest in Tel Aviv by Ethiopian-Israelis and the upheavals resulting from the line of demonstrations stretching from Ferg...
May 06, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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A Unique Death
Each of the recent well-publicized and widely condemned deaths of young black men at the hands of police, beginning last August with the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., has its unique ci...
Apr 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Reasonable people can agree
Last week, in a spirit of political compromise that has been in short supply for the past several years, the Obama administration and senators from both parties agreed to an oversight role for Cong...
Apr 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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A real Palestinian tragedy
The news of the Yarmouk Palestinian refugee camp — like almost all news out of Syria — is grim. The camp, on the southern edge of Damascus, is under siege by both the Islamic State, which began dec...
Apr 16, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
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Now for the hard part
The broad outlines of a deal on Iran’s nuclear program, reached by international negotiators last week, offers both hope and concern about whether Tehran’s ambitions can be constrained in exchange ...
Apr 09, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 59 59 recommendations | email to a friend
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Return the Talmud’s confrontational voice to Judaism
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...
May 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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My message to the man who attacked me at the Kotel
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...
May 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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An open letter to top Presbyterian theologian
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...
May 14, 2015 | 3 3 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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March of the Living retraces journey from death to freedom in Israel
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...
May 14, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Courting Adelson is not Jewish outreach
This past weekend, a collection of GOP presidential candidates arrived in Las Vegas for a meeting of the Republican Jewish Coalition. But don’t allow yourself to be fooled into thinking that these ...
May 06, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Why more American Jews are voting Republican
America has good allies all around the world, but there is no greater ally than Israel, a beacon of democracy, freedom and liberty in a part of the world filled with darkness. However, the Obama ad...
May 06, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Balancing friendships: India’s ties with Israel remain strong, but Iran is not far behind
Russian Ambassador Alexander Kadakin is a popular figure in Delhi’s diplomatic community. Famous for his long stint in India and specialist knowledge of South Asia, Kadakin draws attention in parti...
Apr 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Archives
Remembering our identity: Let’s write our own story
by Rabbi Danny Schiff, Guest Columnist
Jan 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM — According to the recently published Pew Survey of U.S. Jews, a staggering 73 percent of Jews say that remembering the Holocaust is “an essential part of what being Jewish means to them....
Hamas closes 2013 not with a bang, but a whimper
by Ben Cohen
Jan 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — Israel ended 2013 in much the same way as previous years: facing a surge of terrorist activity from the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip. On Dec. 24, Salah Shukri Abu Latyef, a 22-year-old Israeli...
Pittsburgh on overdrive
Jan 07, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
Jewish Pittsburgh had much to be proud of Monday when the city’s new government was sworn in. Bill Peduto, a longtime city councilman from the East End, where many Jewish residents live, took the o...
Israel Outreach: Broad vs Deep
by Gary Rosenblatt
Jan 02, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — Did you know that Israel is the first country to ban underweight models? A recent law prohibits the use of ultra-skinny young women and of altering images in photos and ads. And a new te...
Looking forward
Jan 02, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
There’s a patch of old snow in a corner      That I should have guessed Was a blown-away paper the rain      Had brought to rest. It is speckled with grime as if      Small print overspread it, The...
Making a difference: This is not your mama’s religious school
by Melissa Werbow, Guest Columnist
Dec 26, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
(Editor’s note: This is the first in a recurring series of columns about people who are making a difference in Jewish education.) When I was a little girl my family lived too far away from a synago...
Taking ‘yes’ for an answer on Iran
by Lara Friedman, Guest Columnist
Dec 26, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
For years, Israel and the American Jewish community have been sounding the alarm over Iran’s nuclear program.  This alarm is wholly justified, given the Iranian regime’s record in the nuclear arena...
Biden comes to the aid of Holocaust survivors
by Menachem Z. Rosensaft
Dec 26, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — For decades now, the plight of thousands of Holocaust survivors throughout the world has been getting worse. Fully recognizing the moral imperative of not abandoning these victims of Naz...
In defense of circumcision
Dec 24, 2013 | 21 21 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
Following the news that parents of a baby boy severely injured during his bris were suing the Pittsburgh mohel, Rabbi Mordechai Rosenberg, critics of circumcision in general went online posting som...
South Africa: A lesson for Israelis, Palestinians?
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Dec 19, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
Before he boarded a flight for South Africa last week to attend his medical school reunion, Dr. Farrel Buchinsky, a pediatric ENT at Allegheny General Hospital, took time to discuss the changing fa...