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Finetuned Political Machine
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Wolverton, Cagle Cartoons
Finetuned Political Machine
Wolverton, Cagle Cartoons
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Trump tours a museum
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David Fitzsimmons, The Arizona Star
Trump tours a museum
David Fitzsimmons, The Arizona Star
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Everyone’s Talmud
Until modern times, the Talmud was a major Jewish preoccupation. This sprawling compendium of the law, lore and commentary of successive generations of early rabbinic scholars provided Jews with a ...
Feb 15, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Consider Gorsuch on his merits
The Senate’s advice and consent on a proposed Supreme Court nominee is a fundamental constitutional exercise that is important, consequential and reflective of the checks and balances built into ou...
Feb 09, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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An order that breeds disorder
Most of the organized Jewish community, along with many conservative voices and most liberal voices, shuddered as the new administration hastily issued an executive order severely restricting immig...
Feb 01, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Caught in the middle
President Trump appeared to be addressing his core supporters rather than the nation during his inaugural address last Friday. There was no outstretched hand to the other side, no inclusive referen...
Jan 25, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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Woodmont not playing its ‘A’ game
“Yeah, you go ahead and bar the first black president from your country club. Forget what the 1950s felt like.” This tweet followed the news, first reported Jan. 10 by the New York Post, that the h...
Jan 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sgt. Azaria and the rule of law
Last week, Sgt. Elor Azaria, 20, of the Israel Defense Forces was convicted on a charge of manslaughter for killing a prone Palestinian man who had earlier lunged at Israeli troops with a knife. A ...
Jan 11, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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Online Talmud the next great technological innovation
When the history of Jewish texts comes to be written, Feb. 7, 2017, will likely be regarded as an important turning point. Why? Here’s what happened. For the first time, the extraordinary Steinsalt...
Feb 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Loving your fellow as yourself
With the term refugee having become a pejorative in many quarters, this is an appropriate time to reflect upon the plight of our own people during the countless years when we faced situations that ...
Feb 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Welcome all the strangers
As leaders of a local nonprofit that works to resettle refugees and assist immigrants, we are proud to reflect the Jewish community’s long history of helping those in need — whether Jewish or genti...
Feb 15, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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HIAS should return to its roots
Imagine you are an impoverished religious Jew living in Paris. You can no longer wear religious garb out of fear of being set upon by assailants from North Africa who will beat you to within an inc...
Feb 15, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Holocaust Remembrance Day must include mention of Jews
My first job out of college was for the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM). My interest in the Holocaust centered on Jewish victims and survivors. I had a visceral objection to thinkin...
Feb 09, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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What did we know and when did we know it?
The new administration’s executive order affecting travel to the United States by individuals from a select group of countries, its “universalized” statement on Holocaust Remembrance Day and its ea...
Feb 09, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cementing Israel’s ties to America’s pastime
I never thought the two sides of my life would ever come together. Baseball and Israel. I mean, for most of my life that would have been like peanut butter and tomato sauce. Jews and baseball: That...
Feb 01, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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Gingrich’s irresponsible screed
Jul 21, 2016 | 2 2 comments | 217 217 recommendations | email to a friend
Jews and students of Jewish history know well the dangers and often deadly consequences of the accusatory process known as “scapegoating.” In 20th-century America, traditional scapegoats were black...
How Elie Wiesel inspired the Free Soviet Jewry movement
by Glenn Richter, Guest Columnist
Jul 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 232 232 recommendations | email to a friend
On my bookshelves there are two rows of volumes on the Soviet Jewry movement. Squeezed in among the tomes is a small, well-worn paperback with pages no longer attached to the spine, “The Jews of Si...
The ‘religionization’ of Israel is troubling, but the fears about it are hysterical
by Shuki Friedman, Guest Columnist
Jul 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 212 212 recommendations | email to a friend
Religionization! Religionization! To read the newspaper headlines in Israel, to view its documentary films and attend its expert panels with academics, a stranger might think that upon landing at B...
Are fatal shootings on the rise?
Jul 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 194 194 recommendations | email to a friend
We are still reeling from the fatal shootings by police of African-American men last week — followed by the deadly revenge attack on Dallas police who, ironically, were protecting the rights of act...
The Iran Deal’s anniversary
Jul 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 225 225 recommendations | email to a friend
In the run up to the July 14 first anniversary of the Iran nuclear deal, the pundits have provided mixed reviews. Those who were in favor of the deal cite Iran having apparently abided by the requi...
Americans reached new levels of generosity in 2015, did Jewish donors?
by Robert Evans, Guest Columnist
Jul 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 238 238 recommendations | email to a friend
Perhaps helped with several mega-gifts, American donors in 2015 were more generous than ever, according to the 61st issue of “Giving USA,” the annual report on charitable activity in the United Sta...
Lubavitcher Rebbe’s leadership behind modern Jewish awakening
by Rabbi Yitzchak Schochet, Guest Columnist
Jul 06, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 218 218 recommendations | email to a friend
When assuming his mantle of leadership in 1950, the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, who escaped war-torn Europe, confronted the inevitable problem the Jewish world in a post Holoca...
Elie Wiesel
Jul 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 232 232 recommendations | email to a friend
We join in mourning the passing of Elie Wiesel, one of the most famous Holocaust survivors, who died Saturday at the age of 87. Like many other heroic figures of the tumultuous last century, Wiesel...
The Stew of Demonization
Jul 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 231 231 recommendations | email to a friend
There may be many reasons — none of them justified — why 17-year-old Muhammad Nasser Tarayrah jumped the fence around the Kiryat Arba settlement near Hebron and stabbed to death 13-year-old Hallel ...
We must become survivors’ storytellers — and help them today
by Drew Goldstein, Guest Columnist
Jun 30, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 258 258 recommendations | email to a friend
It could have been the setting for any organizational retreat — the stately mansion, the manicured lawns, an oasis on the edge of the city where leadership groups could come together to brainstorm ...