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Daryl Cagle, CagleCartoons.com
Republican Excuses
Daryl Cagle, CagleCartoons.com
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Adam Zyglis, The Buffalo News
Senate Health Care Bill
Adam Zyglis, The Buffalo News
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A response to Roger Waters
Musician Roger Waters is known for his elaborate stage shows and for his contributions to the rock group Pink Floyd. Unfortunately, he has also made a name for himself as a vocal supporter of the b...
Aug 17, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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A solution in search of a problem
President Trump, as our nation’s “disrupter in chief,” has a particular genius for discovering problems where none exist. Case in point was his surprise triplet of tweets on July 26 announcing that...
Aug 04, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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The water agreement
Israel, Jordan and the Palestinian Authority took a step toward improving the lives of their people by reaching an agreement last week to increase the supply of fresh water in the region. U.S. Midd...
Jul 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Netanyahu’s Indian bromance
It wasn’t exactly “From Here to Eternity,” but the image of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, up to their shins in the Mediterranean surf and discus...
Jul 12, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Israel’s un-welcome mat
This week, 10,000 athletes from 80 countries converged on Israel for the 20th Maccabiah Games, “the Jewish Olympics.” Those are impressive numbers compared to the 800 athletes from 19 countries who...
Jul 05, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend
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Israel’s government crashes into the Wall
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is not our elected leader. The government of Israel is not our elected government. But, as members of the Jewish people, the Land of Israel is our ancestra...
Jun 29, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 64 64 recommendations | email to a friend
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I did not march for hate
On Jan. 21, I was part of the Women’s March in Washington. I was thrilled to share this historic day with members of my family. We cheered for policies like equal pay for women’s work, for pro-fami...
Aug 17, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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We stand by free speech
It’s not breaking news that left-wing extremists have made a habit of shutting down, or attempting to shut down, Israel-related events throughout the country. In January 2016 at a Wider Bridge LGBT...
Aug 17, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Do we really oppose terrorism?
It is hard to imagine that it has been 14 years since that day that changed my life forever. Fourteen years ago, on June 11, 2003, I was on bus No. 14 in Jerusalem when an 18-year-old terrorist boa...
Jul 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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United effort on Iran requires additional sanctions
At the height of World War II, Sen. Arthur Vandenberg, a Republican and avowed isolationist, stood on the Senate floor and said, “We cannot drift to victory. We must have maximum united effort on a...
Jul 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
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Stop talking about Diaspora-Israel relations
Recent decisions by the Israeli government have led to expected warnings that Israel is alienating Diaspora Jewry, the loss of which will have severe consequences. With all due respect to Diaspora ...
Jul 12, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
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Toward a new Palestinian state of mind
The Six Day War may have transformed Palestinians’ geopolitical landscape, but when it comes to their collective mindset, there is still room for a major breakthrough. Jerusalem U just finished cre...
Jul 12, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
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Caring for captured and wounded enemy soldiers is a fundamental IDF value
One of the greatest challenges of a medical corps team member is to care for captured and wounded enemy soldiers. I served as an army medic during the 1967 Six-Day War in the battle over Jerusalem ...
Jul 05, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kippah misuse and kippah abuse
Mar 23, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 165 165 recommendations | email to a friend
The kippah, the head covering also known as a yarmulke, has become shorthand for Jewish. See a man with a skullcap and, unless he’s the pope, you’ll probably assume that he’s a Jew — and you’d prob...
Now is the time to turn around
by Rabbi Barbara Symons, Guest Columnist
Mar 15, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 177 177 recommendations | email to a friend
When we made plans to visit our daughter who is studying at Hebrew University in Jerusalem, I quickly realized that we would be in Jerusalem for Rosh Chodesh Adar, the new month of Adar. The timing...
Baseball’s Cinderella mensches
by Bonnie Glick, Guest Columnist
Mar 15, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 161 161 recommendations | email to a friend
It took the Chicago Cubs 108 years to bring the World Series trophy home. They brought it home in the Jewish calendar year 5777. Maybe 5777 is the lucky year for another Cinderella team. Featuring ...
Yeshiva story offers a glimmer of hope in Pennsylvania
by Angela Liddle, Guest Columnist
Mar 08, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 172 172 recommendations | email to a friend
I have long heard that as people age the shock factor decreases and very little about human behavior is surprising. That was not my experience as I heard Milo Yiannopoulos’ comments seemingly advoc...
A sobering Purim
by Rabbi Tzvi Sinensky, Guest Columnist
Mar 08, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 157 157 recommendations | email to a friend
Cemeteries desecrated. Schools and JCCs evacuated. Communitywide rallies. It has been a tense time for Jews across the United States, perhaps none more so than the Jews of Philadelphia. One word ca...
Not the suspect we expected
Mar 08, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 169 169 recommendations | email to a friend
For all we know, the person who committed the lion’s share of the bomb threats against Jewish institutions really is a right-wing anti-Semitic nut, with David Duke on his speed dial. But that isn’t...
Embracing the Jewish community’s refugee roots
by Mark Hetfield
Mar 02, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 184 184 recommendations | email to a friend
HIAS was established 135 years ago to protect Jewish refugees who were fleeing the pogroms of Czarist Russia. Today, we remain true to our original mission of refugee protection. We are helping peo...
Badge of honor turns into a mark of shame
by Larry Levey, Guest Columnist
Mar 02, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 170 170 recommendations | email to a friend
As former director of Jews for Judaism, I used to view my Orthodox Judaism as a badge of honor. I was part of a group that was upholding the values of my ancestors, values that had fundamentally sh...
Sour on Sarsour
Mar 02, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 186 186 recommendations | email to a friend
What’s Linda Sarsour’s angle? The American activist, who was a surrogate for Sen. Bernie Sanders during his presidential campaign and an organizer of the Women’s March that brought half a million p...
Online Talmud the next great technological innovation
by Rabbi Danny Schiff, Guest Columnist
Feb 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 186 186 recommendations | email to a friend
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...