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Immigration Police
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Pat Bagley, Salt Lake Tribune
Immigration Police
Pat Bagley, Salt Lake Tribune
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Delirium

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Dario Castillejos, Diario La Crisis
Delirium
Dario Castillejos, Diario La Crisis
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editorial
Sour on Sarsour
What’s Linda Sarsour’s angle? The American activist, who was a surrogate for Sen. Bernie Sanders during his presidential campaign and an organizer of the Women’s March that brought half a million p...
Mar 02, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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A school protects its children
The first impulse of most institutions when confronted by an accusation of child abuse by one of its staff is to squelch it. High-profile examples include the Jerry Sandusky scandal at Penn State, ...
Feb 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Everyone’s Talmud
Until modern times, the Talmud was a major Jewish preoccupation. This sprawling compendium of the law, lore and commentary of successive generations of early rabbinic scholars provided Jews with a ...
Feb 15, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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Consider Gorsuch on his merits
The Senate’s advice and consent on a proposed Supreme Court nominee is a fundamental constitutional exercise that is important, consequential and reflective of the checks and balances built into ou...
Feb 09, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
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An order that breeds disorder
Most of the organized Jewish community, along with many conservative voices and most liberal voices, shuddered as the new administration hastily issued an executive order severely restricting immig...
Feb 01, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 66 66 recommendations | email to a friend
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Caught in the middle
President Trump appeared to be addressing his core supporters rather than the nation during his inaugural address last Friday. There was no outstretched hand to the other side, no inclusive referen...
Jan 25, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 73 73 recommendations | email to a friend
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opinion
Now is the time to turn around
When we made plans to visit our daughter who is studying at Hebrew University in Jerusalem, I quickly realized that we would be in Jerusalem for Rosh Chodesh Adar, the new month of Adar. The timing...
Mar 15, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Baseball’s Cinderella mensches
It took the Chicago Cubs 108 years to bring the World Series trophy home. They brought it home in the Jewish calendar year 5777. Maybe 5777 is the lucky year for another Cinderella team. Featuring ...
Mar 15, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Yeshiva story offers a glimmer of hope in Pennsylvania
I have long heard that as people age the shock factor decreases and very little about human behavior is surprising. That was not my experience as I heard Milo Yiannopoulos’ comments seemingly advoc...
Mar 08, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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A sobering Purim
Cemeteries desecrated. Schools and JCCs evacuated. Communitywide rallies. It has been a tense time for Jews across the United States, perhaps none more so than the Jews of Philadelphia. One word ca...
Mar 08, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Embracing the Jewish community’s refugee roots
HIAS was established 135 years ago to protect Jewish refugees who were fleeing the pogroms of Czarist Russia. Today, we remain true to our original mission of refugee protection. We are helping peo...
Mar 02, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Badge of honor turns into a mark of shame
As former director of Jews for Judaism, I used to view my Orthodox Judaism as a badge of honor. I was part of a group that was upholding the values of my ancestors, values that had fundamentally sh...
Mar 02, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Online Talmud the next great technological innovation
When the history of Jewish texts comes to be written, Feb. 7, 2017, will likely be regarded as an important turning point. Why? Here’s what happened. For the first time, the extraordinary Steinsalt...
Feb 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Archives
Pew findings pale before question, ‘Why be Jewish?’
by David Brent
Nov 20, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
The beginning of Parshat Toldot states that Abraham “begat” Isaac, using the word holid. This is in contrast with the word to describe Abraham’s fathering of Ismael with Hagar yaldah. The Rav (Rabb...
Christian IDF recruitment affirms Israeli democracy
by Ben Cohen, Guest Columnist
Nov 20, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
Over the summer, the Israeli media highlighted a phenomenon that is both intriguing and encouraging: a movement among Israel’s Christian Arabs advocating that their community be drafted, along with...
Why American Jews should support a nuclear deal with Iran
Nov 20, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — As an American Jew, I abhor the idea that Iran could get the bomb and spread fear across the Middle East.  I also do not believe that military action against Iran can eliminate its abi...
Keep consulate in Philly
Nov 20, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
A growing chorus of dignitaries is calling on the Israeli government to keep its Philadelphia consulate open, and have been doing so almost since news that it could close became public last month. ...
Pittsburgh sans Israeli, Hebrew culture is a missed opportunity
by Nitsa Bucritz Ford
Nov 14, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
The latest Pew report says: “U.S. Jews see being Jewish as more a matter of ancestry, culture and value than religious observance.” What is culture? How does it help define who we are? The first ob...
Dragon of Israeli right-wing incitement may be stirring again
by Alan Elsner, Guest Columnist
Nov 14, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — In the run-up to the assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin on Nov. 4, 1995, the country was witness to a vicious campaign of ultra-nationalist incitement against him an...
Ostracize ghouls who peddle Holocaust artifacts
by Menachem Z. Rosensaft
Nov 14, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — They’re back: the morally depraved auctioneers and other entrepreneurs who brazenly hawk Holocaust artifacts to make a quick buck. Before Britain’s Mail on Sunday outed him, Victor Kempf...
Wait and see
Nov 14, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
As the deal to scale back Iran’s nuclear program fell through last weekend, two points remained clear: • A negotiated settlement probably won’t eliminate the Iranian nuclear weapons threat in its e...
At Veterans Day, soon-to-retire Army chaplain reflects on career
by Rabbi Eli Seidman, Guest Columnist
Nov 06, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
In another two months, I will conclude my military career. That career stretched over eight years of active duty as a chaplain in the Army, and another 16 years in the Pennsylvania Army National Gu...
Being Jewish is all about being in the pews — in some way
by Karen Hochberg
Nov 06, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
My view of Pew is that it is time for Jews to inhabit pews. Be it a pew in a synagogue, an independent minyan, a seat in a Jewish study group or service on a community board or a synagogue committe...