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CIA Spies On Congress <br>
Bob Englehart, The Hartford Courant
CIA Spies On Congress
Bob Englehart, The Hartford Courant
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Obama Cares <br>
Steve Sack, The Minneapolis Star Tribune
Obama Cares
Steve Sack, The Minneapolis Star Tribune
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editorial
Bring Levinson home
Now may be the perfect time for the Obama administration to push the Iranian government to come clean on the fate of Robert Levinson. Levinson, 66, of Coral Springs, Fla., disappeared seven years a...
Mar 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Something to build on
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’ recent statement that he would accept a U.S.-led NATO force to patrol a Palestinian state for an indefinite period of time is an interesting developme...
Mar 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Erekat should go
This paper supports the peace process. That’s a clearly defined position to take, even if it’s not universally popular in Jewish Pittsburgh. But we have long held that it is better for Israeli and ...
Feb 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Work to do
Last week, we used this space to criticize the recent — and sadly, latest — attack on a Reform synagogue in the Israeli city of Raanan. The Beit Shmueli synagogue has been targeted several times in...
Feb 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outrageous resource guide
When the Presbyterian Church (USA), at its 2012 General Assembly in Pittsburgh, narrowly rejected a resolution to divest from companies doing business in Israel, while at the same time adopting a m...
Feb 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Comforting to know
Last week, a Torah scribe from Florida visited the Tri-State area. Rabbi Yochanan Salazar checked and repaired Torah scrolls at a Reform congregation in Wheeling, W.Va., and Conservative and Orthod...
Feb 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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opinion
Twersky so much more deserving than a small sendoff
Al Twersky died in early February. Newspapers printed the small obituary, 16 short lines mentioning Edith, his beloved wife of 62 years, his two sons, Jack and Jeffrey, his two grandchildren, Emma ...
Apr 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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The future of Jewish nonprofits: Let the Millenials drive
In 2007, a friend reached out to me for help. Her uncle was a long-term resident at the Reuth Medical Center in Tel Aviv, and she requested that I join her on the American Friends of Reuth’s Young ...
Mar 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Beating back the assault on Israel’s legitimacy
NEW YORK — Leaders of the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement say they are protesting Israel’s policies in the West Bank. They are doing far more than that. BDS advocates routinely oppose a ...
Mar 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Evgeny Kissin and the nature of moral courage
Terry Teachout of The Wall Street Journal posed a very good question, recently: “Do artists have a responsibility to protest against moral injustice?” He was asking in reference to two internationa...
Mar 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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For Netanyahu, the time for talk is past — time now for deeds
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to the AIPAC Policy Conference was another rhetorical tour-de-force by this most silvered-tongued of Israeli leaders. There were applause lines for almost...
Mar 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Life within the Zionist conspiracy: an AIPAC conference
With the coming of spring and the blossoming of cherry blossoms comes the annual migration of pro-Israel activists to Washington, D.C., for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) Poli...
Mar 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Israeli Apartheid Week is a Soviet creation
NEW YORK — #Rethink2014 is one of the more creative Twitter hashtags I’ve recently encountered. Launched by students opposing the hatefest otherwise known as “Israeli Apartheid Week” (IAW), the has...
Mar 14, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Archives
Obama: ‘You must create the change you want to see’
by Nancy Bernstein and Malke Frank
Apr 08, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Much has already been written about President Obama’s recent visit to Israel, both before and after his trip. Could he repair his relationship with Prime Minister Netanyahu? Could he connect with t...
Michael Sfard: ‘I don’t care about history’
by Michael M. Vanyukov, Guest Columnist
Apr 05, 2013 | 4 4 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
I went to Michael Sfard's lecture last week at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law with a heavy heart. Why? Because even though Sfard, a young Israeli attorney, is called a “human rights law...
Prayers from the Holocaust: Beyond Yom Hashoa
by Menachem Z. Rosensaft
Apr 05, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
 NEW YORK — One reason why Cantor Azi Schwartz, our cantor at Park Avenue Synagogue in New York City, is one of the foremost cantors of our day is his refusal to allow Jewish liturgy to become rote...
Obama accomplishes much in 3-day span
by Joel Rubin
Apr 05, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — It’s a good day for the United States when its president goes abroad and receives cheers for challenging conventional wisdom while advancing our country’s core interests.  Doing so req...
The new threat
Apr 05, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Of all the news items to come out of the Middle East in recent weeks, this one has the potential to be the most serious by far: The Israel Resource News Agency (IRNS) in Jerusalem has reported that...
We talk a good game about unity
by Gary Rosenblatt
Mar 31, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — How much, if any, cooperation and collaboration can there be — or should there be — among Reform, Conservative and Orthodox communities, starting with their rabbis? At times we talk a go...
Mission accomplished?
Mar 31, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Had President Obama gone to the Middle East last week to restart direct peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians, his mission would have to be labeled a failure. But that’s not why he went. ...
Bibi or Obama right about energy?
Mar 20, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
President Obama has said, “Israel doesn’t know what its own best interests are,” Jeffrey Goldberg reports. With the president visiting Israel, the time seems right to assess Obama’s perception. Doe...
Bibi, Francis and us
Mar 20, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
The Vatican has a new pope. Israel has the same prime minister, but with a different cabinet. And the question American Jews are left to ask is, how will these changes affect us? Answer: Not much, ...
Passover Jews vs. Purim Jews: The agony of our dilemma
by Yossi Klein Halevi
Mar 15, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM — As I travel through North American Jewish communities, on a lecture tour about Israeli society in the aftermath of the elections, I sometimes feel as though I am in a time warp. Visitin...