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Deflated<br>
Adam Zyglis, The Buffalo News
Deflated
Adam Zyglis, The Buffalo News
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Minnie Measles Outbreak<br>
Pat Bagley, Salt Lake Tribune
Minnie Measles Outbreak
Pat Bagley, Salt Lake Tribune
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No hoax in Paris
There is a disturbing counter-narrative about who was behind this month’s terror attacks in Paris that led to the deaths of 14 innocent people. Listen to Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan: “...
Jan 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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What next for France?
The Islamist radicals who murdered 17 people in two attacks in Paris last week targeted, on the one hand, an irreverent magazine and, on the other, the Jews. Charlie Hebdo and Hyper Cacher might no...
Jan 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Golem story warns of dangers of ‘intelligent’ machines
Stephen Hawking is much in the news these days. His personal story, the subject of the recently released film “The Theory of Everything,” is already spoken of as an Oscar contender. Diagnosed in 19...
Jan 07, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Empty gestures
In 2012, when the Palestinians won “nonmember observer state status” in the United Nations, Israel responded by withholding the tax revenues it regularly collects for and passes on to the Palestini...
Jan 07, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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European hypocrisy
The past month has been difficult for Israel. With its government in turmoil as the nation girds for the next election, the country has seen a disturbing flare-up of Palestinian violence — includin...
Dec 31, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Welcome home, Alan Gross
It became clear last week that the release of USAID contractor Alan Gross from Cuban imprisonment was a piece of a complex international puzzle involving nothing less than the restoration of U.S.-C...
Dec 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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A plan for strengthening Jewish early childhood education
Jewish tradition teaches that “with each child the world begins anew.” If we believe this statement from the midrash is true and that Jewish life and learning offer something special, even inspirin...
Jan 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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The ‘calm’ that never was
Twenty-four Palestinian terrorist attacks. Seven attempted attacks. Twenty-one Israeli Jews injured, some of them maimed for life. Does that sound like your idea of “calm?” It does to The New York ...
Jan 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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What Selma means to the Jews
The 50th anniversary of the 1965 march at Selma is being commemorated this year with the release of the film “Selma.” Regrettably, the film represents the march as many see it today, only as an act...
Jan 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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French aliyah: a delicate balance
The moment the news broke about the horrific attack on the kosher supermarket in Paris, there was almost completely unanimous reaction in Israel. The expressions of anger and shock at the series of...
Jan 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Charlie Hebdo and the temptation of self-censorship
As predictably as birds will fly south for the winter, last week’s abominable terrorist attack on the headquarters of the French satirical magazine, Charlie Hebdo, brought forth the usual burnt-out...
Jan 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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HarperCollins must not contribute to delegitimization of Israel
Before the HarperCollins Middle East atlas story is deleted from email inboxes, it pays to spend another moment ruminating on the damage caused by companies that ought to know better. On its websit...
Jan 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Anti-Israel forces losing ground
Critics of Israel periodically issue doomsday warnings about how the Jewish state will face international isolation if it does not quickly give in to Palestinian demands. Last week’s United Nations...
Jan 07, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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The RJC’s misstep  
Dec 08, 2011 | 2 2 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
One has to wonder what the Republican Jewish Coalition was thinking when it excluded maverick presidential candidate Ron Paul from its Dec. 7 candidates’ forum while extending invitations to the ot...
Arens’ book sheds new light on Warsaw Ghetto defenders  
by Jay Bushinsky
Dec 01, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM — The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising was one of the turning points of World War II.  It was the first armed revolt by European civilians subjected to the brutality of Nazi Germany’s occupation.  ...
Take Golan off the table  
Dec 01, 2011 | 2 2 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
This has been a bad month for Syria’s ruthless dictator, Bashir al-Assad. Maybe Assad thought he could get away with a brutal crackdown on his own people. After all, his father, the equally authori...
Buttlerfly at rush hour leaves environmental wake-up call
by Joy Braunstein
Guest Columnist
Dec 01, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
Last week I saw the most remarkable thing while sitting in traffic on Smithfield Street (don’t worry, I drive a Prius so my idling in traffic has less impact on our air quality than most vehicles c...
Judge Romney on policies, not faith  
by Menachem Z. Rosensaft
Nov 23, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — On Dec. 17, 1862, General Ulysses S. Grant issued General Order No. 11 expelling “Jews, as a class” from large parts of Kentucky, Mississippi and Tennessee “within twenty-four hours.” A ...
Attack on Iran won’t be easy
Nov 23, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Iran’s nuclear program has been much in the news these past 10 days. First came a report from the United Nation’s International Atomic Energy Agency, which is the closest thing yet to smoking gun e...
Penn State and the sins of Sodom
by Rabbi Paul Tuchman, Temple B’nai Israel, White Oak
Guest Columnist
Nov 17, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
By coincidence, the week that the tide of scandal overwhelmed Penn State was the same week whose Torah portion described the destruction of the cities of Sodom and Gomora. We read that the sins of ...
Shocked by a child sexual abuse case in Happy Valley? Why not?
by Rochelle Sufrin
Guest Columnist
Nov 17, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
The story of our children — our communities’ most vulnerable members, being abused sexually or otherwise, by someone they trusted, someone with intrinsic power and control over them, is not new. Th...
Why does Congress want to make us blind in Iran?
Nov 17, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — As the world ratchets up pressure on Iran because of its nuclear activities, there’s one key international organization that deserves most of the credit for showing us what Iran is — a...
Honor thy children
Nov 17, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
One of our readers recently approached a member of our staff and asked a question that is well beyond our collective pay grades: Does Judaism teach us to honor our children? OK, we’re journalists, ...