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Immigration Police
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Pat Bagley, Salt Lake Tribune
Immigration Police
Pat Bagley, Salt Lake Tribune
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Delirium

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Dario Castillejos, Diario La Crisis
Delirium
Dario Castillejos, Diario La Crisis
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editorial
Sour on Sarsour
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...
Mar 02, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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A school protects its children
The first impulse of most institutions when confronted by an accusation of child abuse by one of its staff is to squelch it. High-profile examples include the Jerry Sandusky scandal at Penn State, ...
Feb 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 43 43 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 | 52 52 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 | 67 67 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 | 74 74 recommendations | email to a friend
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opinion
Now is the time to turn around
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...
Mar 15, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Baseball’s Cinderella mensches
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 ...
Mar 15, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Yeshiva story offers a glimmer of hope in Pennsylvania
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...
Mar 08, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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A sobering Purim
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...
Mar 08, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Embracing the Jewish community’s refugee roots
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...
Mar 02, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Badge of honor turns into a mark of shame
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...
Mar 02, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 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 | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Archives
Engaging neighbors takes more than a check
by Lee Feldman, Guest Columnist
Nov 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 116 116 recommendations | email to a friend
You cannot buy friends. The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh announced that it gave Federation money to the Bhutanese community, the Japan America Society, Junior Achievement of Western Penn...
Pushing back at the Wall
Nov 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 127 127 recommendations | email to a friend
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was critical of American Jewish community leaders who were involved in staging a march to the Kotel, or Western Wall, on Nov. 2 as part of a protest to res...
Stand with Israel; vote against Trump
by Melody (Mostow) Coven, Guest Columnist
Nov 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 140 140 recommendations | email to a friend
When I boarded the plane for Israel three years ago, I sat in the Pittsburgh International Airport with my husband of 16 days, unsure of what awaited us. Fresh out of college and newly married, we ...
Why I’m an enthusiastic ‘Trumpster’
by Robert Sklaroff, Guest Columnist
Nov 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 129 129 recommendations | email to a friend
Candidly and colorfully, Donald Trump says what others dare to think and proposes changes that others fear to reveal. Voters flock to his rallies to hear his observations and to be entertained by h...
A return to civility
Nov 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 141 141 recommendations | email to a friend
Americans used to talk about election-related violence and contested balloting in other countries with a degree of smugness, confident that it couldn’t happen here. Not anymore. This year’s preside...
Donald, Israel and the Jews
by Arthur C. Abramson, Guest Columnist
Oct 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 152 152 recommendations | email to a friend
It’s that time of the year, shortly before a presidential election with control of Congress also on the line. The American Jewish community is, as usual, asking a perennially problematic question: ...
This Jewish grandmother is riding on the Trump train
by Lynne Kessler Lechter, Guest Columnist
Oct 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 143 143 recommendations | email to a friend
The popular dystopian series “The Hunger Games” contrasts the pampered, powdered denizens of the capital district of Panem against the hardscrabble, miserable lives of the inhabitants of the surrou...
UNESCO cannot change history
Oct 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 145 145 recommendations | email to a friend
There was at least one piece of good news after votes by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, or UNESCO, over the last two weeks that effectively denied the Jewish ...
Toomey has earned the support of Pennsylvania voters
by Howard A. Cohen, Guest Columnist
Oct 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 165 165 recommendations | email to a friend
As most of the readers of the The Jewish Chronicle know, this is one of the nastiest, angriest and most expensive elections in Pennsylvania history, and it will get worse before Election Day. It al...
McGinty the choice for Jews, the middle class and national security
by Dan Frankel, Guest Columnist
Oct 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 142 142 recommendations | email to a friend
This time of year is special for me and my family — and the entire Jewish community. The High Holidays are a time for all of us to gather together with friends and loved ones, reflect on the year t...