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Marian Kemensky, Slovakia
Gaza
Marian Kemensky, Slovakia
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Immigrant Children <br>
Adam Zyglis, The Buffalo News
Immigrant Children
Adam Zyglis, The Buffalo News
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Shame in the House of Israel
Coming as it did on the heels of the discovery of the bodies of three Israeli teens, the murder of Mohammed Abu Khdeir, a 16-year-old Palestinian, was assumed to be an act of revenge. Whether the s...
Jul 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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With friends like these …
What’s with the Presbyterians? On the one hand, The Presbyterian Church (USA) says it loves its “Jewish sisters and brothers” and believes in interfaith dialogue; and its member churches frequently...
Jun 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Young Jews, peace process rejected in J Street vote
We are a generation that is more progressive and more critical of Israel than our parents.
May 21, 2014 | 3 3 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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It’s time to raise minimum wage
The Torah provides a moral imperative: “Justice, justice shall you pursue.”  In practical terms in today’s economic environment, that means at the very least we should support a just minimum wage –...
May 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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How will Modi lead?
A youthful nation and growing economic powerhouse, India has long been forging strong business relations with Israel. Those ties are expected to grow stronger following last week’s landslide electi...
May 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Building Community One Page at a Time
It’s great to be back in Pittsburgh, and it’s even greater to be editing The Jewish Chronicle! My first foray into Jewish life in greater Pittsburgh came about 10 years ago when I was a reporter fo...
Apr 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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opinion
First lesson of war: Maintain the blockade
During the first 24 hours of the Gaza war, Palestinian terrorists fired more than 200 rockets into Israel. Yet only one Israeli was wounded, and none were killed. How is that possible? When Israel ...
Jul 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Abbas, Auschwitz and Palestinian strategy
It was often remarked that the late Palestine Liberation Organization leader Yasser Arafat would sound moderate when speaking in English and utterly intransigent when speaking in Arabic. Much of th...
Jul 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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The number seven: lucky for me, powerful for Israel
The number seven is one of the most powerful numbers in Judaism. God’s earthly masterpiece took seven days to be completed; we celebrate Shabbat on the seventh day of each week; Jews celebrate Pass...
Jul 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Who am I to judge?’
A year after Pope Francis assumed the leadership of the Catholic Church, much has changed in the style of the papacy.  But one utterance in particular has become emblematic of how many have come to...
Jul 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Simplest, most important lesson of the Holocaust is missing
“To me it’s just abysmal that out of 50 states only five currently have Holocaust education mandated … and Pennsylvania is long overdue,” said Rhonda Fink-Whitman, who wrote “94 Maidens,” a novel i...
Jul 09, 2014 | 4 4 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Presbyterian (USA) divestment vote smacks hard at cherished relationships
Rabbis (as well priests, ministers and imams) have a special standing in society at large. This is based on the general level of respect granted religious leaders based on an appreciation of their ...
Jul 08, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Operas you won’t be seeing at the Met
Here are three operas that won’t get staged at the famed Metropolitan Opera (Met) in New York City anytime soon. “Omar.” The story of a young Iraqi man who was beaten and tortured by Saddam Hussein...
Jun 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Archives
‘Innovationists’ also must make changes
by Matthew Ackerman
Guest Columnist
Aug 03, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — The Austrian economist Joseph Schumpeter argued famously that the forces of “creative destruction” unleashed by capitalist economies were largely positive, as they favored the best innov...
Turkish pols, army chiefs lock horns over Israel
by Jay Bushinsky
Aug 03, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM— The widening rift between Turkey’s Islamic-oriented government and its secularist armed forces is liable to undermine diplomatic efforts to end Ankara’s strained relations with Israel. T...
The Facebook farce
Aug 03, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
Last week’s refusal by Facebook to remove pages espousing Holocaust denial kind of makes us wish the Winklevoss Brothers had won their lawsuit against the behemoth sharing site. Citing its First Am...
Anti-boycott law offends Israelis, American Jews alike
by Naftali Kaminski
Guest Columnist
Jul 28, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 70 70 recommendations | email to a friend
While I have been a frequent critic of Israeli government policies, as an Israeli living in the United States, I always felt a certain sense of pride in Israel’s ability to sustain and even enhance...
Obama’s pro-Israel record
by U.S. Rep. Steve Rothman
Guest Columnist
Jul 28, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
(Editor’s note: This column previously appeared on the online news site, Politico.) WASHINGTON — Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty recently declared, “President Obama treats Israel … as a problem,...
Let us distance ourselves
Jul 28, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
You’d be hard pressed to find a solitary week more loaded with tragedy than the one we’ve just finished. In the past few days, we watched two tragedies unfold, both on a worldwide stage and both of...
Peddling Mengele: Redefining sleaze
by Menachem Z. Rosensaft
Jul 21, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — If you really want to despise someone, look no further than Stamford, Conn. That’s where you can find Basil (Bill) Panagopulos who runs Alexander Historical Auctions, an affiliate of the...
Why pray?
Jul 21, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
It’s a good question, and we have neither the right nor the wisdom to answer it on behalf of anyone. But we have been moved by the recent outpouring of prayers and support for the victims of two tr...
Dutch must find compromise on ritual slaughter ban
by Moshe Kantor
Guest Columnist
Jul 21, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
GENEVA, Switzerland — The Jewish community in Holland has its roots in those who fled persecution and discrimination to a land that has become acclaimed for its freedom of religion and expression. ...
No yellow brick road for Palestinian U.N. bid
by Anav Silverman
Guest Columnist
Jul 15, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM — Will the recognition and creation of a Palestinian state by the United Nations Security Council magically end Middle East unrest? Can the U.N. fulfill the role of the Wizard of Oz and h...