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Extremely Careless
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Nate Beeler, The Columbus Dispatch
Extremely Careless
Nate Beeler, The Columbus Dispatch
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James Comey and the Cherry Tree<br>
RJ Matson, Roll Call
James Comey and the Cherry Tree
RJ Matson, Roll Call
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editorial
The toxic brew of politics and religion
Here’s a thought experiment: Imagine your rabbi dedicating his Yom Kippur sermon to why he will be voting for Candidate X come Election Day, and why you should, as well. Now suppose the rabbi made ...
May 11, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Is this really happening in NYC?
Gentrification is a serious issue in many large cities. Rising real estate values, which are generally a sign of economic health, can bring with them upper-income residents who displace lower-incom...
May 04, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Spicer’s Yom HaShoah lesson
It would be simple to play the moral outrage card on White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer’s confused comparison of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s use of chemical weapons and Adolf Hitler’s r...
Apr 20, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Syrian attack
The chemical weapons airstrike in Syria on April 4, which killed some 80 civilians and which the West blames on the government of Bashar al-Assad, helped focus the Trump administration on the compl...
Apr 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
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Haley’s Comet flies over AIPAC
Israel has long had the deck stacked against it in the international arena, and that fact has been no more evident than at the United Nations, which continually and unfairly singles out the Jewish ...
Apr 06, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 66 66 recommendations | email to a friend
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The bomb threatener
We were as surprised as anyone else by the arrest of a suspect in the bomb threats against JCCs and other Jewish institutions in the United States and abroad, even as we counseled three weeks ago t...
Mar 30, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 71 71 recommendations | email to a friend
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opinion
The war never ended for poor, elderly Jews in former Soviet Union
We Americans use the phrase “the greatest generation” to describe those who grew up during the Depression, prevailed in World War II and contributed to America’s postwar prosperity and influence. B...
May 18, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jewish sensitivity demands securing U.S. borders
I am not a rabbi, but I know that throughout Jewish history, many of our holidays can be summed up as, “They tried to kill us, but we survived. Let’s eat.” As history continues to repeat itself, “t...
May 18, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Europe seeking to take home the Startup Nation
Israel’s economic strength, along with the buzz of Israel’s startup nation reputation and hi-tech scene, has not eluded one of Israel’s closest neighbors — Europe. Through technological cooperation...
May 11, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Can Trump survive Abbas?
There was something of a motivational speaker about President Donald Trump as he welcomed Mahmoud Abbas, the geronto-crat at the helm of the Palestinian Authority for the last 12 years, to the Whit...
May 11, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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No justification for high school assignment debating genocide
In a series of serendipitous events on April 4, two 17-year-olds, Jordan April and Archer Schurtliff, became my heroes. Upon arriving in Oswego, N.Y., for my book signing at River’s End Bookstore, ...
May 04, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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President Trump was right about improving Russia ties
To avoid misunderstanding, I should start by saying that I don’t like Russia, nor do I like Ukraine. I was born in Ukraine, but during many years of my life in the Soviet Union, I had more than eno...
May 04, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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To respond to the crackdown on immigrants, start by listening to immigrant leaders
Jews everywhere, myself included, have been horrified to see the beginnings of a crackdown on undocumented immigrants, which threatens to shatter families and communities and send people back to da...
Apr 27, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Archives
Iran diplomacy will take patience — just ask the Israelis
by Joel Rubin
Jan 16, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — As we stand on the cusp of an historic diplomatic breakthrough with Iran, some Americans are second-guessing the value of diplomacy as the best way to ensure that Iran does not get the...
The Sharon legacy
Jan 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
Perhaps the saddest commentary on Ariel Sharon’s extraordinary life is the lengths to which the Israeli government went to assure his safe funeral. The government beefed up military protection arou...
Remembering our identity: Let’s write our own story
by Rabbi Danny Schiff, Guest Columnist
Jan 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM — According to the recently published Pew Survey of U.S. Jews, a staggering 73 percent of Jews say that remembering the Holocaust is “an essential part of what being Jewish means to them....
Hamas closes 2013 not with a bang, but a whimper
by Ben Cohen
Jan 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — Israel ended 2013 in much the same way as previous years: facing a surge of terrorist activity from the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip. On Dec. 24, Salah Shukri Abu Latyef, a 22-year-old Israeli...
Pittsburgh on overdrive
Jan 07, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
Jewish Pittsburgh had much to be proud of Monday when the city’s new government was sworn in. Bill Peduto, a longtime city councilman from the East End, where many Jewish residents live, took the o...
Israel Outreach: Broad vs Deep
by Gary Rosenblatt
Jan 02, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — Did you know that Israel is the first country to ban underweight models? A recent law prohibits the use of ultra-skinny young women and of altering images in photos and ads. And a new te...
Looking forward
Jan 02, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
There’s a patch of old snow in a corner      That I should have guessed Was a blown-away paper the rain      Had brought to rest. It is speckled with grime as if      Small print overspread it, The...
Making a difference: This is not your mama’s religious school
by Melissa Werbow, Guest Columnist
Dec 26, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
(Editor’s note: This is the first in a recurring series of columns about people who are making a difference in Jewish education.) When I was a little girl my family lived too far away from a synago...
Taking ‘yes’ for an answer on Iran
by Lara Friedman, Guest Columnist
Dec 26, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
For years, Israel and the American Jewish community have been sounding the alarm over Iran’s nuclear program.  This alarm is wholly justified, given the Iranian regime’s record in the nuclear arena...
Biden comes to the aid of Holocaust survivors
by Menachem Z. Rosensaft
Dec 26, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — For decades now, the plight of thousands of Holocaust survivors throughout the world has been getting worse. Fully recognizing the moral imperative of not abandoning these victims of Naz...