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Marian Kemensky, Slovakia
Gaza
Marian Kemensky, Slovakia
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Immigrant Children <br>
Adam Zyglis, The Buffalo News
Immigrant Children
Adam Zyglis, The Buffalo News
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Shame in the House of Israel
Coming as it did on the heels of the discovery of the bodies of three Israeli teens, the murder of Mohammed Abu Khdeir, a 16-year-old Palestinian, was assumed to be an act of revenge. Whether the s...
Jul 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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With friends like these …
What’s with the Presbyterians? On the one hand, The Presbyterian Church (USA) says it loves its “Jewish sisters and brothers” and believes in interfaith dialogue; and its member churches frequently...
Jun 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Young Jews, peace process rejected in J Street vote
We are a generation that is more progressive and more critical of Israel than our parents.
May 21, 2014 | 3 3 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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It’s time to raise minimum wage
The Torah provides a moral imperative: “Justice, justice shall you pursue.”  In practical terms in today’s economic environment, that means at the very least we should support a just minimum wage –...
May 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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How will Modi lead?
A youthful nation and growing economic powerhouse, India has long been forging strong business relations with Israel. Those ties are expected to grow stronger following last week’s landslide electi...
May 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Building Community One Page at a Time
It’s great to be back in Pittsburgh, and it’s even greater to be editing The Jewish Chronicle! My first foray into Jewish life in greater Pittsburgh came about 10 years ago when I was a reporter fo...
Apr 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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opinion
First lesson of war: Maintain the blockade
During the first 24 hours of the Gaza war, Palestinian terrorists fired more than 200 rockets into Israel. Yet only one Israeli was wounded, and none were killed. How is that possible? When Israel ...
Jul 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Abbas, Auschwitz and Palestinian strategy
It was often remarked that the late Palestine Liberation Organization leader Yasser Arafat would sound moderate when speaking in English and utterly intransigent when speaking in Arabic. Much of th...
Jul 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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The number seven: lucky for me, powerful for Israel
The number seven is one of the most powerful numbers in Judaism. God’s earthly masterpiece took seven days to be completed; we celebrate Shabbat on the seventh day of each week; Jews celebrate Pass...
Jul 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Who am I to judge?’
A year after Pope Francis assumed the leadership of the Catholic Church, much has changed in the style of the papacy.  But one utterance in particular has become emblematic of how many have come to...
Jul 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Simplest, most important lesson of the Holocaust is missing
“To me it’s just abysmal that out of 50 states only five currently have Holocaust education mandated … and Pennsylvania is long overdue,” said Rhonda Fink-Whitman, who wrote “94 Maidens,” a novel i...
Jul 09, 2014 | 4 4 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Presbyterian (USA) divestment vote smacks hard at cherished relationships
Rabbis (as well priests, ministers and imams) have a special standing in society at large. This is based on the general level of respect granted religious leaders based on an appreciation of their ...
Jul 08, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Operas you won’t be seeing at the Met
Here are three operas that won’t get staged at the famed Metropolitan Opera (Met) in New York City anytime soon. “Omar.” The story of a young Iraqi man who was beaten and tortured by Saddam Hussein...
Jun 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Archives
What the Warsaw Ghetto Starbucks taught me about time
by Dani Plung, Guest Columnist
Jan 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
When I traveled to Warsaw on a Holocaust study tour two summers ago, my group found the city particularly warm. In the middle of the day, we stopped for a respite — from the heat as much as the emo...
Iran diplomacy will take patience — just ask the Israelis
by Joel Rubin
Jan 16, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — As we stand on the cusp of an historic diplomatic breakthrough with Iran, some Americans are second-guessing the value of diplomacy as the best way to ensure that Iran does not get the...
The Sharon legacy
Jan 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Perhaps the saddest commentary on Ariel Sharon’s extraordinary life is the lengths to which the Israeli government went to assure his safe funeral. The government beefed up military protection arou...
Remembering our identity: Let’s write our own story
by Rabbi Danny Schiff, Guest Columnist
Jan 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM — According to the recently published Pew Survey of U.S. Jews, a staggering 73 percent of Jews say that remembering the Holocaust is “an essential part of what being Jewish means to them....
Hamas closes 2013 not with a bang, but a whimper
by Ben Cohen
Jan 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — Israel ended 2013 in much the same way as previous years: facing a surge of terrorist activity from the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip. On Dec. 24, Salah Shukri Abu Latyef, a 22-year-old Israeli...
Pittsburgh on overdrive
Jan 07, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
Jewish Pittsburgh had much to be proud of Monday when the city’s new government was sworn in. Bill Peduto, a longtime city councilman from the East End, where many Jewish residents live, took the o...
Israel Outreach: Broad vs Deep
by Gary Rosenblatt
Jan 02, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — Did you know that Israel is the first country to ban underweight models? A recent law prohibits the use of ultra-skinny young women and of altering images in photos and ads. And a new te...
Looking forward
Jan 02, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
There’s a patch of old snow in a corner      That I should have guessed Was a blown-away paper the rain      Had brought to rest. It is speckled with grime as if      Small print overspread it, The...
Making a difference: This is not your mama’s religious school
by Melissa Werbow, Guest Columnist
Dec 26, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
(Editor’s note: This is the first in a recurring series of columns about people who are making a difference in Jewish education.) When I was a little girl my family lived too far away from a synago...
Taking ‘yes’ for an answer on Iran
by Lara Friedman, Guest Columnist
Dec 26, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
For years, Israel and the American Jewish community have been sounding the alarm over Iran’s nuclear program.  This alarm is wholly justified, given the Iranian regime’s record in the nuclear arena...