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Bob Englehart, CagleCartoons.com
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Bob Englehart, CagleCartoons.com
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Steve Sack, The Minneapolis Star Tribune
NRA Birdies
Steve Sack, The Minneapolis Star Tribune
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After the Tel Aviv attack
Last week’s terrorist attack, in which two Palestinian men shot and killed four Israelis in a Tel Aviv food court, came after the country’s least violent month since May 2015. Still, the brazen, al...
Jun 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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A ‘rupture’ over the Wall?
The stalled implementation of the plan to bring pluralistic Jewish prayer to the Kotel probably won’t cause a major rupture between American Jews and Israel, but it is further proof of the complain...
Jun 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Asleep at the switch on BDS
In recent years, BDS has become the scourge of the organized Jewish community and the government of Israel. Everyone from B’nai B’rith International to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has declare...
Jun 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Netanyahu leans right
With his offer to bring the ultranationalist Yisrael Beiteinu party into his governing coalition, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has probably formed the most right-wing ruling coalition ...
May 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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A call for civility in the public sphere
Diversity of opinion has long been a feature of Jewish tradition as well as of American democracy. Argument “for the sake of heaven” — disagreement in search of a higher truth as opposed to disagre...
May 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Misleading with contempt
Politics, diplomacy and warfare are not for the naïve. So we probably shouldn’t be upset to learn that the Obama administration manipulated the media to tell a narrative about the nuclear negotiati...
May 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Vote for McGinty a rubber stamp of Obama foreign policy
In March 2016, only two months after President Barack Obama’s nuclear deal went into effect, Iran fired two long-range ballistic missiles capable of transporting nuclear weapons. One of the missile...
Jun 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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On Israel, a clear choice for McGinty for Senate
Of the many reasons why I’m supporting Katie McGinty in the race to become Pennsylvania’s senator, her unwavering support of Israel is particularly important to me. McGinty is someone who understan...
Jun 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Men must continue to step up to stop violence against women
For the third year in a row, we are joining with dozens of other regional leaders in signing the Father’s Day Pledge #FathersDayPledge#PAsaysNoMore . This vow to break the generational cycle of vio...
Jun 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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The greatest threat to Palestinian Arab youth
On May 19, The Hill, a Washington-based newspaper covering Congress, other governmental agencies and related activity, published a one-sided, anti-Israel Op-Ed entitled “Obama must act to protect P...
Jun 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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As pride celebrations begin, Fairness Act remains stalled in Harrisburg
As annual pride festival celebrations begin, a welcomed summer tradition in many Pennsylvania communities, I again have to report that the state has yet to pass my legislation that will protect the...
Jun 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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What sex in a traditional Shavuot reading can teach today’s teens
OMER, Israel — As Jews, we tend to pride ourselves on our tradition’s values and how we pass them on to future generations; values such as education, tzedakah, loving the stranger, pursuing justice...
Jun 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Heed Brandeis’ call to be better Jews
One hundred years ago, the great jurist Louis D. Brandeis was appointed to the Supreme Court of the United States. Brandeis was the first Jew to serve on that court. Brandeis was a nonobservant Jew...
Jun 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Congress at its best
by Jennifer Dekel, Guest Columnist
Feb 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
The pursuit of justice for U.S. victims of Palestinian terrorism is an issue that is beyond partisan politics, the U.S. Congress demonstrated this month. On Feb. 2, the National Security Subcommitt...
How to answer strange questions
Feb 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
When strangers come to your synagogue, how should they be treated? Congregations in the Miami area have put that question to the test, and it turns out that the answer isn’t so simple. According to...
What is disability inclusion?
Feb 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
February is Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month. Which prompts the question: What is disability inclusion? Is it not “inclusion” when a program is organized for people with disabilities around...
The Supreme Court’s Jewish gentile: My memories of Justice Scalia
by Nathan Lewin
Feb 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
“When there was no Jewish justice on the Supreme Court,” Antonin “Nino” Scalia told me, “I considered myself the Jewish justice.” After Abe Fortas resigned in May 1969, there would be no Jewish jus...
Morally bankrupt climate on U.S. campuses spells trouble
by Noah Beck, Guest Columnist
Feb 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
To understand just how depraved today’s college campuses are, compare the treatment of two professors — one defending a Western, pro-American democracy (Israel) and the other suspected of supportin...
Repairing Pittsburgh, repairing the world
by Zack Block, Guest Columnist
Feb 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
Shortly after joining the Repair the World team as its Pittsburgh director, I was asked by our national staff about our volunteering plans for MLK Day. After all, MLK Day is a national service day ...
Eugene Borowitz, teacher of rabbis, defined dilemma of the modern Jew
by Rabbi David Ellenson, Guest Columnist
Feb 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
In “Ethics of the Fathers,” the rabbis teach that we must grant respect and honor to an individual who teaches us even the smallest bit of knowledge. For those of us who were the students of Rabbi ...
Bernie Sanders and the Jewish question
Feb 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Thanks to Bernie Sanders’ strong showing in the early Democratic presidential primary races, America is finally having its Jewish moment. While American Jews are relatively well-to-do and integrate...
Why are we still competing? We are in this together
by Jeff Finkelstein and Rabbi Aaron Bisno, Guest Columnists
Feb 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
Big news this past week. A new collaborative umbrella organization for Jewish Day Schools has been created that will bring five existing organizations together under one united banner. This new ent...
Eating out Jewishly ... and celebrating life itself
by Rabbi Danny Schiff, Guest Columnist
Feb 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Last week, after Shabbat ended, my wife and I went out with friends to eat in a downtown Jerusalem restaurant. I didn’t regard it as a particularly patriotic act. It didn’t even occur to me that so...