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CIA Spies On Congress <br>
Bob Englehart, The Hartford Courant
CIA Spies On Congress
Bob Englehart, The Hartford Courant
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Obama Cares <br>
Steve Sack, The Minneapolis Star Tribune
Obama Cares
Steve Sack, The Minneapolis Star Tribune
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Bring Levinson home
Now may be the perfect time for the Obama administration to push the Iranian government to come clean on the fate of Robert Levinson. Levinson, 66, of Coral Springs, Fla., disappeared seven years a...
Mar 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Something to build on
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’ recent statement that he would accept a U.S.-led NATO force to patrol a Palestinian state for an indefinite period of time is an interesting developme...
Mar 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Erekat should go
This paper supports the peace process. That’s a clearly defined position to take, even if it’s not universally popular in Jewish Pittsburgh. But we have long held that it is better for Israeli and ...
Feb 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Work to do
Last week, we used this space to criticize the recent — and sadly, latest — attack on a Reform synagogue in the Israeli city of Raanan. The Beit Shmueli synagogue has been targeted several times in...
Feb 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outrageous resource guide
When the Presbyterian Church (USA), at its 2012 General Assembly in Pittsburgh, narrowly rejected a resolution to divest from companies doing business in Israel, while at the same time adopting a m...
Feb 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Comforting to know
Last week, a Torah scribe from Florida visited the Tri-State area. Rabbi Yochanan Salazar checked and repaired Torah scrolls at a Reform congregation in Wheeling, W.Va., and Conservative and Orthod...
Feb 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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opinion
Twersky so much more deserving than a small sendoff
Al Twersky died in early February. Newspapers printed the small obituary, 16 short lines mentioning Edith, his beloved wife of 62 years, his two sons, Jack and Jeffrey, his two grandchildren, Emma ...
Apr 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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The future of Jewish nonprofits: Let the Millenials drive
In 2007, a friend reached out to me for help. Her uncle was a long-term resident at the Reuth Medical Center in Tel Aviv, and she requested that I join her on the American Friends of Reuth’s Young ...
Mar 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Beating back the assault on Israel’s legitimacy
NEW YORK — Leaders of the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement say they are protesting Israel’s policies in the West Bank. They are doing far more than that. BDS advocates routinely oppose a ...
Mar 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Evgeny Kissin and the nature of moral courage
Terry Teachout of The Wall Street Journal posed a very good question, recently: “Do artists have a responsibility to protest against moral injustice?” He was asking in reference to two internationa...
Mar 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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For Netanyahu, the time for talk is past — time now for deeds
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to the AIPAC Policy Conference was another rhetorical tour-de-force by this most silvered-tongued of Israeli leaders. There were applause lines for almost...
Mar 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Life within the Zionist conspiracy: an AIPAC conference
With the coming of spring and the blossoming of cherry blossoms comes the annual migration of pro-Israel activists to Washington, D.C., for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) Poli...
Mar 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Israeli Apartheid Week is a Soviet creation
NEW YORK — #Rethink2014 is one of the more creative Twitter hashtags I’ve recently encountered. Launched by students opposing the hatefest otherwise known as “Israeli Apartheid Week” (IAW), the has...
Mar 14, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lead with our hearts
Dec 04, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
When the Union for Reform Judaism opens its 2013 biennial convention later this month in San Diego, it will open the gathering to outsiders. People not affiliated with the movement may attend. Many...
Buying time, at great risk
Dec 04, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
One thing is for sure about the interim nuclear deal negotiated over the weekend between Western powers and Iran: Israel hates it. At least, the Israeli government hates it. There are some quarters...
Pew findings pale before question, ‘Why be Jewish?’
by David Brent
Nov 20, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
The beginning of Parshat Toldot states that Abraham “begat” Isaac, using the word holid. This is in contrast with the word to describe Abraham’s fathering of Ismael with Hagar yaldah. The Rav (Rabb...
Christian IDF recruitment affirms Israeli democracy
by Ben Cohen, Guest Columnist
Nov 20, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
Over the summer, the Israeli media highlighted a phenomenon that is both intriguing and encouraging: a movement among Israel’s Christian Arabs advocating that their community be drafted, along with...
Why American Jews should support a nuclear deal with Iran
Nov 20, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — As an American Jew, I abhor the idea that Iran could get the bomb and spread fear across the Middle East.  I also do not believe that military action against Iran can eliminate its abi...
Keep consulate in Philly
Nov 20, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
A growing chorus of dignitaries is calling on the Israeli government to keep its Philadelphia consulate open, and have been doing so almost since news that it could close became public last month. ...
Pittsburgh sans Israeli, Hebrew culture is a missed opportunity
by Nitsa Bucritz Ford
Nov 14, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
The latest Pew report says: “U.S. Jews see being Jewish as more a matter of ancestry, culture and value than religious observance.” What is culture? How does it help define who we are? The first ob...
Dragon of Israeli right-wing incitement may be stirring again
by Alan Elsner, Guest Columnist
Nov 14, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — In the run-up to the assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin on Nov. 4, 1995, the country was witness to a vicious campaign of ultra-nationalist incitement against him an...
Ostracize ghouls who peddle Holocaust artifacts
by Menachem Z. Rosensaft
Nov 14, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — They’re back: the morally depraved auctioneers and other entrepreneurs who brazenly hawk Holocaust artifacts to make a quick buck. Before Britain’s Mail on Sunday outed him, Victor Kempf...
Wait and see
Nov 14, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
As the deal to scale back Iran’s nuclear program fell through last weekend, two points remained clear: • A negotiated settlement probably won’t eliminate the Iranian nuclear weapons threat in its e...