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Bob Englehart, The Hartford Courant
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Bob Englehart, The Hartford Courant

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Gary McCoy, Cagle Cartoons
Oh Bomba'
Gary McCoy, Cagle Cartoons

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Treating the cause of the Syrian refugee crisis
There is no question that Europe should take in refugees fleeing violence in Syria, as should the United States. Israel also could take in some refugees, as opposition leader Isaac Herzog has calle...
Sep 17, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Whither goes the Iran deal?
Readers may have noticed that The Chronicle has published many news stories and op-eds from different perspectives about the Iran deal but has not itself taken a position in an editorial. Until tod...
Sep 09, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pew views Orthodox Jews
The Pew Research Center’s “Portrait of Jewish Americans,” released two years ago, provided a snapshot of the community that immediately became the basis for vigorous discussion and soul searching. ...
Sep 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Matisyahu’s litmus test
The Rototom SunSplash Festival is a well-known, popular, annual venue for reggae music in Spain, drawing talent from all over the world. The musician Matisyahu — the one-time “Chasidic Reggae Super...
Aug 27, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Finding solvency in American strategy
In the case of Sokolow v. PLO, a New York federal court jury recently issued an award of $665.5 million in favor of American victims of Palestinian terror and their families. The Palestinian Author...
Aug 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Talking about religion
Until Democrat Jimmy Carter ran for president in 1975, the issue of a presidential candidate’s religious faith wasn’t an open topic for discussion. That is clearly not the case today. In last Thurs...
Aug 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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An open letter to Reykjavik, Iceland, on its eruption of anti-Semitism
Dear Reykjavik City Council members, You would think that your country, which routinely violates the international ban on commercial whaling — slaughtering 137 last year and turning its nose up at ...
Oct 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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What I saw on the migrants’ road to Budapest
As our car rolled slowly toward Budapest, we saw a huge group heading in the opposite direction on the highway just outside the city: Hundreds of people quietly walking in the breakdown lane, march...
Oct 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Michael Vick has repented; let him play
My father and I went to prison in the spring of 1976. My father was going to visit a man notorious in our community for the criminal and immoral act that had landed him in prison, and my father ask...
Sep 17, 2015 | 9 9 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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A Yom Kippur message: Take nothing for granted
On Tuesday last week, exactly one week before Rosh Hashanah, Israel awoke to a blinding sandstorm which strangely emanated from the east, from Syria and Iraq. Local meteorologists said that in the ...
Sep 17, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pittsburgh Jewish Community’s diverse opinions on Iran deal being honored by local leaders
Debate over the Obama administration’s diplomatic agreement with Iran, reached in conjunction with five other nations, is creating significant tension within the American Jewish community. Much of ...
Sep 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Federations not in opposition to Iran deal: Shame!
Every North American Jewish federation that has not opposed President Barack Obama’s nuclear agreement with Iran has failed the Jewish people. Federations across the country have come up with vario...
Sep 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Defining anti-Semitism: fact vs. fiction
As the 10-campus University of California system considers the adoption of the U.S. State Department’s definition of anti-Semitism, there are critics who seek to discredit the entire definition wit...
Sep 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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My message to the man who attacked me at the Kotel
by Alden Solovy, Guest Columnist
May 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
On a sunny morning last month, I was swept into the women’s section of the Western Wall in Jerusalem in a flurry of aggression directed at the Women of the Wall, the Israeli group fighting for wome...
Free speech on Z Street
May 20, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
Z Street, the pro-Israel group that says it was denied 501(c)(3) tax status because of its views, got its day in court this month. While the outcome of the case is far from certain, during oral arg...
An open letter to top Presbyterian theologian
by Yitzhak Santis, Guest Columnist
May 14, 2015 | 3 3 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
To David Esterline, incoming president of the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary: First, congratulations on your appointment, as reported in The Jewish Chronicle. I wish you all success in your new en...
March of the Living retraces journey from death to freedom in Israel
by Jeremy Witchel, Guest Columnist
May 14, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
This year, I had the honor of attending March of the Living, a journey to Poland to see the concentration camps, participate in Yom Hashoah services and then march with approximately 13,000 other p...
Netanyahu’s new government
May 14, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
Despite being a coalition comprised of the “right” and the “religious,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s fourth government, which was scheduled to be voted in on Wednesday, does not appear to be...
Courting Adelson is not Jewish outreach
by Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Guest Columnist
May 06, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
This past weekend, a collection of GOP presidential candidates arrived in Las Vegas for a meeting of the Republican Jewish Coalition. But don’t allow yourself to be fooled into thinking that these ...
Why more American Jews are voting Republican
by Rep. Lee Zeldin, Guest Columnist
May 06, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
America has good allies all around the world, but there is no greater ally than Israel, a beacon of democracy, freedom and liberty in a part of the world filled with darkness. However, the Obama ad...
The hope of Ethiopian-Israelis
May 06, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 57 57 recommendations | email to a friend
It would be a mistake to try to draw too many comparisons between Sunday’s protest in Tel Aviv by Ethiopian-Israelis and the upheavals resulting from the line of demonstrations stretching from Ferg...
Balancing friendships: India’s ties with Israel remain strong, but Iran is not far behind
by Kallol Bhattacherjee, Guest Columnist
Apr 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
Russian Ambassador Alexander Kadakin is a popular figure in Delhi’s diplomatic community. Famous for his long stint in India and specialist knowledge of South Asia, Kadakin draws attention in parti...
Why doesn’t the world care about Palestinian refugees in Syria?
by Kenneth Jacobson, Guest Columnist
Apr 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
It’s happening again — Palestinian refugees are caught between warring factions in the Middle East, and the world is reacting too slowly to their plight. In earlier times, Palestinian refugees foun...