facebook
twitter

needayoutubeicon donate

HB2 and Itzhak Perlman <br>
John Cole, The Scranton Times-Tribune
HB2 and Itzhak Perlman
John Cole, The Scranton Times-Tribune
slideshow


Not Over 'Til Hillary Says It's Over <br>
Taylor Jones, Politicalcartoons.com
Not Over 'Til Hillary Says It's Over
Taylor Jones, Politicalcartoons.com
slideshow

CLICK HERE to see more

editorial
Misleading with contempt
Politics, diplomacy and warfare are not for the naïve. So we probably shouldn’t be upset to learn that the Obama administration manipulated the media to tell a narrative about the nuclear negotiati...
May 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Syria’s insoluble puzzle
“In the last 48 hours, we have had an average of one Syrian killed every 25 minutes. One Syrian wounded every 13 minutes.” That was U.N. envoy Staffan de Mistura’s assessment of the carnage, as the...
May 05, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
The pawns of Gaza
International focus on the well-being of the residents of Gaza is cyclical. That concern reached a high point during the 2014 war between Israel and Hamas, when over the course of 50 days, Gazans w...
Apr 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
The dilemma of Simone Zimmerman
Simone Zimmerman’s tenure as Bernie Sanders’ outreach director to the Jewish community lasted only two days. But in the hours between the announcement of her appointment last week and her suspensio...
Apr 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Whither diplomacy?
Former settler leader Dani Dayan got off to a bad start as Israel’s newly named consul general to New York. And in a series of tweets, he made things worse. The day before he got the official nod f...
Apr 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
The human rights smoke screen
Contrary to what you may have heard, the United Nations did not name Israel as the world’s top violator of human rights. Nonetheless, the world body and its commissions and councils remain dispropo...
Apr 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
opinion
A threat to religious liberty
Our nation was founded on religious freedom — not the freedom to use one’s religious beliefs to harm or discriminate. All people must be able to make reproductive health care decisions on the basis...
May 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Israel’s right to the Golan
As the quagmire in Syria continues, President Basher al-Assad recently indicated he wanted any peace talks to include the possible return of the Golan Heights. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netan...
May 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Jewish teenagers want to engage. Just ask them
Welcoming teens into Jewish life is both one of the most important and seemingly challenging endeavors of the Jewish community. The rapid decline in teen engagement in Jewish life post-b’nai mitzva...
May 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Yes, there is a Jewish left on campus, and it needs to be heard
Recently, in an article for JTA, “The Missing Left: Where’s the support for liberal Zionists on campus?” Andrew Silow-Carroll noted that “many American pro-Israel organizations and leaders ignore o...
May 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
We ignore nuclear power development at our peril
What the future holds for nuclear power will have an important bearing on efforts in the United States and globally to reduce carbon emissions. Right now, we are not doing enough, fast enough to es...
May 05, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
‘M’ is for the many ways she meddles
You know the old saying: God couldn’t be everywhere, so he created mothers. Well, OK then. Since the Almighty is all powerful, all wise, a just and merciful lawgiver with eyes everywhere beholding ...
May 05, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
A new kind of ‘safety’ school
On March 31, a number of colleges announced their admissions decisions for the class of 2020. As colleges and students seek the best fit, I have suggestions for both that take account of rising cam...
Apr 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Archives
Campus Jewish groups preach education over confrontation
by Gary Rosenblatt
Mar 07, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — There is a crisis regarding perceptions of Israel on college campuses today. But it’s probably not the one you think it is. Many adults believe the acute dilemma is the number and level ...
War on bullying, part 2
Mar 07, 2013 | 2 2 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Two weeks ago, we published an editorial calling for a war on bullying in the Jewish community. We wrote that opinion in response to a program on bullying put on by the Agency for Jewish Learning. ...
Ambassador’s visit highlighted continuing conflicts in Sudan, Saharan Africa
by David Rosenberg, Guest Columnist
Mar 01, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
When the U.S. Special Envoy for Sudan and South Sudan, Ambassador Princeton Lyman, visited Pittsburgh this week, he met with members of the Sudanese community and activists from the Pittsburgh Darf...
Conversion, free worship in Israel both need reforms
by Rabbi Alvin Berkun, Guest Columnist
Mar 01, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Recently, I participated in a Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) Rabbinic Cabinet mission to Kiev and Israel. Its purpose was to better our understanding of the work of the Jewish Joint Dis...
Jewish values, Judeo-Christian tradition don’t belong to fundamentalist right
by Menachem Z. Rosensaft
Mar 01, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
 NEW YORK — Over the the past five years, the once benign terms “Judeo-Christian values” and “Judeo-Christian tradition” have been turned into veritable cudgels against President Obama.  A concept ...
The Cyprus connection
Mar 01, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
We don’t normally comment on news out of Cyprus, but something is happening there right now that could have a significant impact on Israel’s security. The New York Times is following the trial of a...
Pope Benedict fostered Catholic-Jewish relations
by Rabbi Marvin Hier, Guest Columnist
Feb 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
LOS ANGELES — The election or the demise of a pope is always an event of enormous public interest that resonates well beyond the Catholic world.  This was certainly the case when the newswires flas...
For Israel’s sake, Obama needs his security team
by Joel Rubin
Feb 21, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — President Obama will visit Israel in March.  This will be his first visit as president, and third visit overall.  His agenda also includes visits to the West Bank and Jordan.  His trip...
Lies that never die: Why a 93-year-old became a blogger
by Moshe Baran
Feb 21, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
If you think that you are informed about what really happened in Sandy Hook, Conn., then read the following excerpt from an article published on an Iranian website: “Last Friday, December 14, Adam ...
A warning
Feb 21, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Last week, when the Chronicle reported on the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI, we quoted Rabbi Yitzchok Adlerstein, director of interfaith affairs at the Simon Wiesenthal Center, as warning that t...