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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 | 8 8 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 | 16 16 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 | 23 23 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 | 32 32 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 | 42 42 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 | 54 54 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 | 1 1 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 | 1 1 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 | 11 11 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 | 11 11 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 | 24 24 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 | 19 19 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 | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Archives
The case for a West Bank settlement boycott
by Michael Zigmond
Guest Columnist
Apr 12, 2012 | 2 2 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
(Editor’s note: the following is in response to Gary Rosenblatt’s March 29 column, which criticized Peter Beinart’s call for a boycott of West Bank products.) Imagine that a well-known American jou...
Suspicion in Syria          
Apr 12, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
One month ago in this space, we warned about getting involved too fast (and too recklessly) in the fighting in Syria. Regardless of what advocates for involvement — Sen. John McCain and Fouad Ajami...
Iran negotiations will require patience
by Joel Rubin
Apr 05, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — Iran is a complex country that defies simple definition.  It possesses a nuclear program increasingly under international scrutiny.  It is regarded by the United States as a state spon...
Freedom, then and now          
Apr 05, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
At its essence, Passover, which begins at sundown Friday, is all about freedom. It’s not about Moses, who is basically omitted from the hagada. In a way, it isn’t even about God — more like the fre...
Is Iraq going fundamentalist?
by Daniel Brode
Guest Columnist
Apr 05, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
TEL AVIV — As a conservative Muslim nation, Iraq is by and large opposed to Western ideals and movements deemed contrary or heretical to Islam. One Western export, the emo subculture — an American-...
Pushing morality, a victim of myopia
by Gary Rosenblatt
Mar 29, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — When I asked a well-known journalist with expertise in the Middle East to review Peter Beinart’s new book, “The Crisis Of Zionism,” he first replied that he’d love to but was crushed wit...
Pay for play          
Mar 29, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Should the United States set conditions on the release of funds to the Palestinian Authority, such as the planned $88.6 million release in development funds announced last week? We say yes, but bef...
Bibi warmongers while IDF, Mossad chiefs counsel caution
by Dr. Naftali Kaminski
Guest Columnist
Mar 23, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
Watching Netanyahu’s speech at the recent AIPAC conference I recalled something said about Netanyahu long ago: That he was a great orator, but a very small leader. One could argue that no other Isr...
The Jewish imperative for child adoption
by Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz
Guest Columnist
Mar 23, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
LOS ANGELES — Millions of children fall asleep every night hungry, wearing an unchanged diaper, and with no one to hold them as they cry themselves to sleep. There is perhaps no greater suffering t...
An intriguing idea          
Mar 23, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Last week’s story, which looked at the future of the American synagogue in our “Future of …” series, contained a thought-provoking idea from Rabbi Alex Greenbaum of Beth El Congregation of the Sout...