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Trump and Toomey <br>
John Cole, The Scranton Times-Tribune
Trump and Toomey
John Cole, The Scranton Times-Tribune
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Poverty Trap <br>
Pat Bagley, Salt Lake Tribune
Poverty Trap
Pat Bagley, Salt Lake Tribune
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The dilemma of Simone Zimmerman
Simone Zimmerman’s tenure as Bernie Sanders’ outreach director to the Jewish community lasted only two days. But in the hours between the announcement of her appointment last week and her suspensio...
Apr 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Whither diplomacy?
Former settler leader Dani Dayan got off to a bad start as Israel’s newly named consul general to New York. And in a series of tweets, he made things worse. The day before he got the official nod f...
Apr 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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The human rights smoke screen
Contrary to what you may have heard, the United Nations did not name Israel as the world’s top violator of human rights. Nonetheless, the world body and its commissions and councils remain dispropo...
Apr 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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More than a women’s issue
International Agunah Day, marked last week, was created about a decade ago to publicize the plight of Jewish women whose estranged spouses refuse to provide a get, or divorce declaration. A wife in...
Mar 30, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Is ‘separation’ a step toward peace?
Will a wall around Palestinian neighborhoods of Jerusalem help protect Jewish Israelis from the violence that has plagued the city since last fall? Haim Ramon, a former government minister who spen...
Mar 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pew’s portrait of Israel
The 2013 Pew Research Center’s “Portrait of Jewish Americans” touched off discussions, head-scratching and soul searching about where American Jewry was headed. Even those who saw no revelations in...
Mar 16, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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A new kind of ‘safety’ school
On March 31, a number of colleges announced their admissions decisions for the class of 2020. As colleges and students seek the best fit, I have suggestions for both that take account of rising cam...
Apr 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Tribe’ needn’t be a pejorative label
I am not a well man. In my middle age I have fallen in love again — with the Jewish People. To be more precise, this is not something that just “happened” to me, but has been my conscious decision....
Apr 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fighting oppression, inequality and injustice on Passover
I didn’t grow up celebrating Pesach. But over the years, I’ve attended seders where I was inspired by the remarkable story told in the Haggadah — a tale of a people who, sustained by fortitude and ...
Apr 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Passover a reminder to live a life of purpose
I’ve had the wonderful privilege of meeting thousands of people from all different faith backgrounds out on the campaign trail. It’s been both a humbling and awe-inspiring experience. At every even...
Apr 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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The burning bush and the future of American democracy
Right now, hundreds of people from all walks of life and faith traditions, who marched 140 miles from Philadelphia to Washington, are participating in a weeklong sit-in on Capitol Hill. We marched ...
Apr 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jewish communities have a voice at the United Nations
I recently had the opportunity to join Jeff Finkelstein, CEO of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh, and leaders from Jewish federations across North America to visit the U.N. headquarters ...
Apr 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Modern Orthodoxy will no longer be silenced
May women enter the Orthodox rabbinate? May conversions to Judaism be left to the discretion of a local or communal rabbi, or must they be sanctioned by a centralized rabbinic authority? How do con...
Apr 07, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Whither goes the Iran deal?
Sep 09, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Readers may have noticed that The Chronicle has published many news stories and op-eds from different perspectives about the Iran deal but has not itself taken a position in an editorial. Until tod...
Defining anti-Semitism: fact vs. fiction
by R. Amy Elman, Guest Columnist
Sep 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
As the 10-campus University of California system considers the adoption of the U.S. State Department’s definition of anti-Semitism, there are critics who seek to discredit the entire definition wit...
A lesson in cultural differences: Israeli women vs. American women
by Eliana Rudee
Sep 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Hi, my name is Israel Girl and I am a feminist. While this may not be a shocking confession, the mere mention of the “f-word” sparks apprehension and even resentment in many people. Yet, in the six...
Pew views Orthodox Jews
Sep 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
The Pew Research Center’s “Portrait of Jewish Americans,” released two years ago, provided a snapshot of the community that immediately became the basis for vigorous discussion and soul searching. ...
Let’s have Lincoln-Douglas debates about the Iran deal
by Alan Dershowitz, Guest Columnist
Aug 27, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Instead of engaging in a series of debates on the merits and demerits of a controversial Iran deal, the Obama administration has resorted to ad hominem attacks on its detractors, including liberal ...
Organizing students a neccessary step in fight against BDS on campus
by Deborah Shamilov, Guest Columnist
Aug 27, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Last week, I had the wonderful opportunity to attend the fifth annual Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting Conference in Boston as a Rutgers University Fellow. I feel very privileged to ...
Matisyahu’s litmus test
Aug 27, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
The Rototom SunSplash Festival is a well-known, popular, annual venue for reggae music in Spain, drawing talent from all over the world. The musician Matisyahu — the one-time “Chasidic Reggae Super...
Retro Review Influence of 1950s permeates Olson’s short, but powerful collection
by Hilary Daninhirsch, Chronicle Correspondent
Aug 27, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
While the name Tillie Olsen may not be as familiar today as other Jewish authors from the 1950s, she nevertheless has made an indelible mark on the Jewish literary scene with her renowned short sto...
Lobby hard on Iran deal, but ditch the stereotypes
by Jonathan Greenblatt, Guest Columnist
Aug 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Congress and the American people are focused on what everyone agrees is a historic, serious and consequential foreign policy decision — the fate of the nuclear deal with Iran. While we all hope for...
Obama is ‘dog whistling’ about Jews? Ridiculous
by Alan Solow, Guest Columnist
Aug 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Debaters know that when they are losing an argument, a good tactic is to change the subject. So it goes with the current accusations, completely untethered from reality, that President Barack Obama...