facebook
twitter

needayoutubeicon donate

NY / NJ Ebola Patrol<br>RJ Matson
NY / NJ Ebola Patrol
RJ Matson
slideshow


Republican Strategy<br>
Steve Sack, The Minneapolis Star Tribune
Republican Strategy
Steve Sack, The Minneapolis Star Tribune
slideshow

CLICK HERE to see more

editorial
A matter of trust, sanctity
The arrest last week of Rabbi Barry Freundel on six charges of voyeurism has shaken his congregation, Kesher Israel in Georgetown, as well as the Jewish community of greater Washington and the Orth...
Oct 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Staying ahead of crises
Recent news of the first transmission of the Ebola virus in the U.S. — a nurse in Texas infected by the disease while treating the now-deceased Thomas Eric Duncan, with the CDC attributing her infe...
Oct 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
A particularly dreadful year
As the United Nations General Assembly gathered this week in New York, one U.N. watcher was quoted as saying: “It does feel like a particularly dreadful year.” The ballooning of the Islamic State, ...
Sep 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Settlements as punishment?
The building of settlements in the West Bank of Israel is, to say the least, controversial. In Israel itself, there is a lack of consensus regarding the effort. The Palestinians believe that the se...
Sep 09, 2014 | 2 2 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Another witch hunt?
The choice of Canadian law professor William Schabas, 63, as chairman of a U.N. human rights panel to investigate violations in the Gaza war does not inspire confidence that the group’s processes o...
Aug 21, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
We’ve seen this before
The scourge of anti-Semitism is rearing its ugly head in Europe. And a troubling number of people aren’t even pretending anymore. Gone are the days of the false explanation that “I’m not anti-Semit...
Aug 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
opinion
Rabbis bearing witness in Ferguson
Early last week, national faith leaders called rabbis, pastors, priests and imams to Ferguson, Mo., a city rife with racial violence and pain. Along with my rabbinic colleagues from Truah: The Rabb...
Oct 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
A tale of two rabbis
Confirmation bias — also called confirmatory bias or myside bias — is a tendency for people to favor information that confirms their preconceptions or hypotheses regardless of whether the informati...
Oct 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Issues to consider when voting
Editor’s Note As voters make up their minds in advance of Election Day this Nov. 4, The Jewish Chronicle asked a diverse sampling of leaders of Pittsburgh’s Jewish community which issues they feel ...
Oct 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Conversions and politics
Immediately after Rabbi Barry Freundel of Washington, D.C.’s Kesher Israel Congregation was arrested and charged with placing hidden cameras in the changing room of an adjacent ritual bath, the que...
Oct 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
‘The Death of Klinghoffer’ is an injustice to our father’s memory
On Oct. 8, 1985, our 69-year-old wheelchair-bound father, Leon Klinghoffer, was shot in the head by Palestinian hijackers on the Achille Lauro cruise ship. The terrorists brutally and unceremonious...
Oct 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
How Palestinian ‘lawfare’ could backfire
When it comes to a long-term solution for our conflict with the Palestinians, there is no unanimity among Israelis. Many feel that the two-state solution is the only realistic option, while others ...
Oct 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
From opera house to House of Commons, Diaspora Jews are the target
This week, the opera “The Death of Klinghoffer” opened in New York. Rightly castigated for its invocation of unpleasant Jewish stereotypes and its apologia for the Palestinian terrorists’ murder of...
Oct 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Archives
C-JEEP at 10 — what have Jews and Catholics learned?
by Deborah Fidel
Guest Columnist
Sep 25, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
(Due to an editor’s error, the latest column by Deborah Fidel, regarding C-JEEP, and a letter to the editor by Oren Spiegler, regarding Texas Gov. Rick Perry, were juxtaposed when posted to the web...
World v. Ahmadinejad; Iranian president guilty of incitement
by Menachem Z. Rosensaft
Sep 21, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
(Due to an editor’s error, the latest column by Menachem Rosensaft, regarding Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, and a letter to the editor by Oren Spiegler, regarding Texas Gov. Rick Perry, we...
Will 5772 bring peace to Israel?
Sep 21, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
OK, maybe not. Egypt and Turkey are downgrading their relations with Israel (Egyptian authorities actually stood by last week while a mob ransacked Israel’s embassy in Cairo — democracy, Egyptian s...
Why Israel should vote for Palestinian statehood
by Joel Rubin
Sep 16, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — No matter how difficult Israeli-Palestinian peacemaking gets, there are always opportunities to change its trajectory and move diplomacy in a positive direction. Another such opportuni...
The kottege cartel strangles Israeli consumers
by Abby Wisse Schachter
Sep 15, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Who is the great Israeli hero of this summer’s consumer awakening? He is 25 years old and used Facebook to get more than 100,000 Israelis to join him in a boycott of kottege (Hebrew for cottage che...
Rabin remembrance takes a hit
Sep 15, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
This past week has seen its share of bad news for Jews and the entire world. First, we marked the 10th anniversary of 9/11 under the dark cloud of cryptic reports that another attack may be eminent...
What I saw and heard on the Glenn Beck tour
by Dan Wiseman
Guest Columnist
Sep 15, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
In the general hub-bub of the commentary following Glenn Beck’s Restoring Courage tour in Israel, many points were made and many were missed, but here is my eyewitness account, having been there as...
Let the courageous conversation continue
by Rabbi Aaron B. Bisno
Guest Columnist
Sep 15, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
This past May, I invited a courageous conversation about the future of Jewish life in Pittsburgh. The response was overwhelming, with many thanking me for stating publicly what has for so long been...
U.N. gets it right (practically)
Sep 09, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Over the years, this paper, indeed much of the Jewish world, has criticized the United Nations for its one-sided approach to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict — that is to say, its relentless and, a...
Time to shout down the Sharia mythmakers
by Abraham H. Foxman
Guest Columnist
Sep 09, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — The threat of the infiltration of Sharia, or Islamic law, into the American court system is one of the more pernicious conspiracy theories to gain traction in our country in recent years...