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Boehner De-Funds <br>
Bob Englehart, The Hartford Courant
Boehner De-Funds
Bob Englehart, The Hartford Courant
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Death Selfie<br>
Osama Hajjaj, Jordan
Death Selfie
Osama Hajjaj, Jordan
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All about Shmuley
Is Rabbi Shmuley Boteach the Jewish Al Sharpton? Like the reverend who is often identified as “civil rights leader Al Sharpton,” Boteach is an amalgam of activism and self-promotion — having brande...
Feb 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Schabas rests
As chairman of a three-person U.N. human rights panel appointed to investigate violations during last summer’s Gaza war, Canadian law professor William Schabas was deemed by many to be biased again...
Feb 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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The fallout from Dermergate
As Benjamin Netanyahu’s man in Washington, Israeli Ambassador Ron Dermer has succeeded in identifying himself more closely with his prime minister than any other envoy in the nation’s history. That...
Feb 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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A new AMIA bombing victim
With the death by gunshot wound of Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman, the investigation into the 1994 bombing of the AMIA Jewish center in Buenos Aires has ground to a halt. Nisman was hours away...
Jan 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 123 123 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 | 126 126 recommendations | email to a friend
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What’s in a name? That which we call ‘Islamic’ …
Stranded in Seattle after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, I wrote a piece decrying President George W. Bush’s declaration of a “war on terror.” Terror is a mechanism, an ideological tool. The people wh...
Feb 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Purim poser: What is our fascination with villains?
Who is the Haman in your life? The person, who like the bad guy in the Megillah Esther that we read on Purim, schemes to bring you down. When we get to the place in the Megillah where Haman is forc...
Feb 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Reflections on the Jewish Federations’ solidarity mission to Paris
My early days as a Jewish Federation professional came at a time when our system was evolving away from reliance on messages of combating anti-Semitism and statements of “never again” to one of str...
Feb 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Playing the race card against Israel
When all else fails, play the race card. With the White House campaign against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu running out of steam, the administration’s supporters scraped the bottom of ...
Feb 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Are voluntary dues enough to get people to join synagogues?
Michael Paulson reported in The New York Times on the “Pay What You Want” model that some synagogues are implementing to reduce the financial barrier to membership. Paulson estimated that about 30 ...
Feb 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Startup nation’ Israel’s best defense: science education
Due to a seemingly never-ending cycle of war in Israel, the Jewish state is constantly taking great measures to strengthen its military and defend its borders. Fueled by wartime pressures, the “sta...
Feb 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Time to reconsider the Jewish love affair with buildings
The halls of the Omaha, Neb., Jewish Community Center are often empty, but not because there is no Jewish life here. Quite the contrary. On any given day, we have an impressive number of activities...
Feb 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Archives
Israel not isolated despite gloom and doom reports  
by Danny Brode
Guest Columnist
Jan 05, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
TEL AVIV — Despite incessant claims of Israel’s isolation from the political opposition, media pundits and U.S. officials, the level of the Jewish state’s bilateral relations with crucial players i...
A good year for energy independence      
Jan 05, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Looking back, 2011 is shaping up to be a good year for energy independence — and consequently a bad year for the enemies of Israel and the United States. NPR reported last week that for the first t...
Haredi Jews pose serious challenges for Israelis  
by Jay Bushinsky
Dec 30, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM — In Israel they are known as people who are “in awe” of the Holy One Blessed Be He.  The Hebrew name for that category of ultra-Orthodox Jews is Haredim.  Most of them live in homogeneou...
Religious conflict getting out of hand      
Dec 30, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Here’s another example of how attacks in Israel by Haredi (ultra-Orthodox) Jews on women’s rights (and safety) are getting bizarrely out of hand: Not even little girls are safe. The Israeli media r...
What Hitchens and Havel shared — Chomsky’s wrath  
by Seth J. Frantzman
Guest Columnist
Dec 30, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM — Christopher Hitchens, the acerbic critic, and Vaclav Havel, the Czech president, had one odd thing in common — besides passing away in the same week. They both ran afoul of Noam Chomsky...
Obama’s smart red lines on Iran  
by Joel Rubin
Dec 23, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — The warmongers are back, and this time they’re training their gun sights on Iran. Just check out the Republican presidential debates, where almost all of the candidates cavalierly call...
Why should we care about our candidates’ religious views?  
by Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz
Guest Columnist
Dec 23, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
LOS ANGELES — As the Presidential race progresses, once again the role of religion in politics has re-emerged as a common tension that cannot be dismissed. American Jews have often feared bringing ...
An uncomfortable question      
Dec 23, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Can Jews be terrorists? Apparently, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu doesn’t think so; at least, not last week when, in response to recent attacks on Israeli soldiers by settlers on the We...
Mind the gap between Orthodox and other Jews
by Gary Rosenblatt
Dec 16, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — When journalist Peter Beinart talks about the growing alienation between young American Jews and Israel, and with their Jewish practice, he is quick to point out that he isn’t referring ...
Genocide law has necessarily evolved since Holocaust  
by Menachem Z. Rosensaft
Dec 16, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — On Dec. 11, 1946, the United Nations General Assembly adopted Resolution 96(I), which declared genocide, defined as “a denial of the right of existence of entire human groups,” to be “a ...