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Pat Bagley, Salt Lake Tribune
Grumpy Fat Cats
Pat Bagley, Salt Lake Tribune
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Tom Janssen, The Netherlands
Bush library and museum
Tom Janssen, The Netherlands
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‘It cannot go on like this’
The disturbing attack on a young Jewish couple in a Paris suburb on Dec. 1 contained an element not seen in previous attacks thought to be motivated by anti-Semitism: the rape of a woman. This is a...
Dec 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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The lessons of Chuck Hagel
Most observers agree that U.S.-Israel military relations are now stronger than ever. During Israel’s summer war against Hamas in Gaza, for instance, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel pressed Congres...
Dec 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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A bad bill for the Jewish state
In what has largely been seen as the center-right circling of wagons around Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli Cabinet on Sunday approved a controversial bill that would declare...
Nov 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wealth versus democracy
In the world of politics and diplomacy, we are accustomed to understatement and a fair degree of obfuscation in much of the public discourse that unfolds around us. So when someone says what’s real...
Nov 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Who is Jonathan Greenblatt?
As national director of the Anti-Defamation League for a generation, Abe Foxman became the authority on what is and isn’t anti-Semitism. Foxman’s name, in many respects, became a synonym for the ve...
Nov 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jewish community recharger
On Sunday, close to 3,000 Jewish professionals and lay leaders will gather at a suburban Washington, D.C., resort to discuss Jewish issues, to network with other active Jews and learn how to be mor...
Nov 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Putting the Pittsburgh Jewish Community Scorecard into action
The Pittsburgh Jewish Community Scorecard ( jewishscorecard.com ) “went live” on Feb. 18, 2014. The Scorecard is a catalyst for a vibrant, thriving and engaged Jewish community.  As a Pittsburgher,...
Dec 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Anti-Semitism in Armenia: a clear and present danger
The conflict in Syria has forced millions to leave their homes, among them many of the country’s Armenian minority. Many have fled and returned to Armenia, a safe haven for ethnic Armenians — much ...
Dec 18, 2014 | 8 8 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Eric Garner’s death does not make me feel safer
The words of Leviticus (19:6) admonish us not to “stand idly by while the blood of your neighbor is shed.” These words should sting our ears and shock our conscience in the wake of a Staten Island ...
Dec 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Israel and the betrayal of the intellectuals
The problem with being an intellectual is that you rarely have your ideas tested in the real world. But sitting on the sidelines enables you to use extreme rhetoric to advance crackpot notions that...
Dec 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Meeting the Jewish world’s new, urgent need
The rise in anti-Israel and anti-Semitic activities in academia begs for an effective strategy to address this new challenge. As Jewish teens arrive on college campuses, they are thrust into a vuln...
Dec 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Implications of the Supreme Court’s ‘passport’ case
The United States Supreme Court heard a case recently that was seemingly unimportant to many but with significant implications for Israel. The Court has been asked to determine the constitutionalit...
Dec 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Stop reckless sponsorship of anti-Israelism
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — I never imagined that a day would come when some of the world’s leading corporations would fund calls for Israel’s destruction, let alone at one of the world’s most prestigious u...
Nov 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Archives
A little courage is too little
Nov 03, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’ admission last week that the Arab world in general, and the Palestinians in particular, made a mistake by rejecting the 1947 United Nations Partition ...
Shalit, Israel and rabbinic debate
by David Ellenson
Guest Columnist
Oct 28, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — Political sovereignty in the restored Jewish homeland often means making decisions with life-and-death implications. That reality was just brought home with the agonizing decision to aut...
The Shalit lesson — no enemy will demean us
by Justin Jacobs
Guest Columnist
Oct 28, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
KIBBUTZ KETURA, Israel — On the same night Gilad Shalit was released after more than five years in captivity, I found myself, rather unexpectedly, in the middle of a crowd of thousands of smiling, ...
The Egyptian opportunity
Oct 27, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Let’s be frank; last week’s prisoner swap, which set free Israeli army Sgt. Gilad Shalit in exchange for more than 1,000 prison-hardened Palestinians will not create an opportunity for peace. That,...
Library had options other than tax hike
by Abby Wisse Schachter
Oct 27, 2011 | 15 15 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
When the librarian visits my daughter’s day care in Squirrel Hill she comes to read stories and sometimes put on a puppet show. After the visit she usually leaves behind a note for the parents desc...
A declaration of interdependence
by Gary Rosenblatt
Oct 19, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — Two years into making a full-length documentary, which had its New York premiere last Saturday, filmmaker Tiffany Shlain realized what was missing. “I watched all the footage” for the pr...
The Wagner problem in Israel: It’s not about Wagner
by Seth J. Frantzman
Guest Columnist
Oct 19, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Roberto Paternostro, conductor of the Israel Chamber Orchestra, is proud that he brought his orchestra to Bayreuth, the cult festival devoted to Richard Wagner that is still run by the Wagner clan ...
A Palestinian state should be the result of negotiations
by Mervyn Danker
Guest Columnist
Oct 19, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
SAN FRANCISCO — To establish its independence, Israel had to win a war against the combined might of the Arab nations in 1948. The Arab failure to destroy the nascent Jewish state became known, in ...
It’s not over
Oct 19, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Israeli army Sgt. Gilad Shalit’s release after more than five years as a hostage of Hamas came as joyful news to Jews the world over, even more so to the Shalit family, which has been dwelling in a...
Where’s the traditional food of Sukkot?
by Rabbi Eli Seidman
Guest Columnist
Oct 12, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Every Jewish holiday has a food that is identified with it, apart from Sukkot. Rosh Hashana has apples and honey. Chanuka has latkes. There’s hamantaschen for Purim; we eat matza for Pesach and bli...