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Bob Englehart, CagleCartoons.com
Sit-In
Bob Englehart, CagleCartoons.com
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NRA Birdies <br>
Steve Sack, The Minneapolis Star Tribune
NRA Birdies
Steve Sack, The Minneapolis Star Tribune
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After the Tel Aviv attack
Last week’s terrorist attack, in which two Palestinian men shot and killed four Israelis in a Tel Aviv food court, came after the country’s least violent month since May 2015. Still, the brazen, al...
Jun 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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A ‘rupture’ over the Wall?
The stalled implementation of the plan to bring pluralistic Jewish prayer to the Kotel probably won’t cause a major rupture between American Jews and Israel, but it is further proof of the complain...
Jun 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Asleep at the switch on BDS
In recent years, BDS has become the scourge of the organized Jewish community and the government of Israel. Everyone from B’nai B’rith International to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has declare...
Jun 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Netanyahu leans right
With his offer to bring the ultranationalist Yisrael Beiteinu party into his governing coalition, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has probably formed the most right-wing ruling coalition ...
May 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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A call for civility in the public sphere
Diversity of opinion has long been a feature of Jewish tradition as well as of American democracy. Argument “for the sake of heaven” — disagreement in search of a higher truth as opposed to disagre...
May 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Misleading with contempt
Politics, diplomacy and warfare are not for the naïve. So we probably shouldn’t be upset to learn that the Obama administration manipulated the media to tell a narrative about the nuclear negotiati...
May 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Vote for McGinty a rubber stamp of Obama foreign policy
In March 2016, only two months after President Barack Obama’s nuclear deal went into effect, Iran fired two long-range ballistic missiles capable of transporting nuclear weapons. One of the missile...
Jun 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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On Israel, a clear choice for McGinty for Senate
Of the many reasons why I’m supporting Katie McGinty in the race to become Pennsylvania’s senator, her unwavering support of Israel is particularly important to me. McGinty is someone who understan...
Jun 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Men must continue to step up to stop violence against women
For the third year in a row, we are joining with dozens of other regional leaders in signing the Father’s Day Pledge #FathersDayPledge#PAsaysNoMore . This vow to break the generational cycle of vio...
Jun 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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The greatest threat to Palestinian Arab youth
On May 19, The Hill, a Washington-based newspaper covering Congress, other governmental agencies and related activity, published a one-sided, anti-Israel Op-Ed entitled “Obama must act to protect P...
Jun 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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As pride celebrations begin, Fairness Act remains stalled in Harrisburg
As annual pride festival celebrations begin, a welcomed summer tradition in many Pennsylvania communities, I again have to report that the state has yet to pass my legislation that will protect the...
Jun 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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What sex in a traditional Shavuot reading can teach today’s teens
OMER, Israel — As Jews, we tend to pride ourselves on our tradition’s values and how we pass them on to future generations; values such as education, tzedakah, loving the stranger, pursuing justice...
Jun 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Heed Brandeis’ call to be better Jews
One hundred years ago, the great jurist Louis D. Brandeis was appointed to the Supreme Court of the United States. Brandeis was the first Jew to serve on that court. Brandeis was a nonobservant Jew...
Jun 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Number 6 million doesn’t tell the whole story
by Moshe Baran, Guest Columnist
Apr 10, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
This week, as we do each year, we memorialize the 6 million of our brothers and sisters who perished in the Shoa (Holocaust). The number obscures the enormity of the tragedy that befell each person...
How to advocate for Israel to progressives
by Alan Elsner, Guest Columnist
Apr 10, 2013 | 2 2 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — Pro-Israel advocates are coming to realize that we have a growing problem in reaching out to progressives and liberals in the United States. Polling data has for some time revealed a g...
L.A. community part rehab center, part chavura
by Gary Rosenblatt
Apr 10, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — During a recent interview in my office with Mark Borovitz and Harriet Rossetto, the guiding lights of Beit T’Shuvah: The House of Return, a unique community in Los Angeles that combines ...
‘Where are the young people?’
Apr 10, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Several people packed into the YMCA in the Hill District last week for the last in a three-part series on black-Jewish relations in Pittsburgh, which addressed the fallout from the 1968 riots. Actu...
Obama: ‘You must create the change you want to see’
by Nancy Bernstein and Malke Frank
Apr 08, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Much has already been written about President Obama’s recent visit to Israel, both before and after his trip. Could he repair his relationship with Prime Minister Netanyahu? Could he connect with t...
Michael Sfard: ‘I don’t care about history’
by Michael M. Vanyukov, Guest Columnist
Apr 05, 2013 | 4 4 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
I went to Michael Sfard's lecture last week at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law with a heavy heart. Why? Because even though Sfard, a young Israeli attorney, is called a “human rights law...
Prayers from the Holocaust: Beyond Yom Hashoa
by Menachem Z. Rosensaft
Apr 05, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
 NEW YORK — One reason why Cantor Azi Schwartz, our cantor at Park Avenue Synagogue in New York City, is one of the foremost cantors of our day is his refusal to allow Jewish liturgy to become rote...
Obama accomplishes much in 3-day span
by Joel Rubin
Apr 05, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — It’s a good day for the United States when its president goes abroad and receives cheers for challenging conventional wisdom while advancing our country’s core interests.  Doing so req...
The new threat
Apr 05, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Of all the news items to come out of the Middle East in recent weeks, this one has the potential to be the most serious by far: The Israel Resource News Agency (IRNS) in Jerusalem has reported that...
We talk a good game about unity
by Gary Rosenblatt
Mar 31, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — How much, if any, cooperation and collaboration can there be — or should there be — among Reform, Conservative and Orthodox communities, starting with their rabbis? At times we talk a go...