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A matter of trust, sanctity
The arrest last week of Rabbi Barry Freundel on six charges of voyeurism has shaken his congregation, Kesher Israel in Georgetown, as well as the Jewish community of greater Washington and the Orth...
Oct 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Staying ahead of crises
Recent news of the first transmission of the Ebola virus in the U.S. — a nurse in Texas infected by the disease while treating the now-deceased Thomas Eric Duncan, with the CDC attributing her infe...
Oct 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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A particularly dreadful year
As the United Nations General Assembly gathered this week in New York, one U.N. watcher was quoted as saying: “It does feel like a particularly dreadful year.” The ballooning of the Islamic State, ...
Sep 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Settlements as punishment?
The building of settlements in the West Bank of Israel is, to say the least, controversial. In Israel itself, there is a lack of consensus regarding the effort. The Palestinians believe that the se...
Sep 09, 2014 | 2 2 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Another witch hunt?
The choice of Canadian law professor William Schabas, 63, as chairman of a U.N. human rights panel to investigate violations in the Gaza war does not inspire confidence that the group’s processes o...
Aug 21, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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We’ve seen this before
The scourge of anti-Semitism is rearing its ugly head in Europe. And a troubling number of people aren’t even pretending anymore. Gone are the days of the false explanation that “I’m not anti-Semit...
Aug 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rabbis bearing witness in Ferguson
Early last week, national faith leaders called rabbis, pastors, priests and imams to Ferguson, Mo., a city rife with racial violence and pain. Along with my rabbinic colleagues from Truah: The Rabb...
Oct 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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A tale of two rabbis
Confirmation bias — also called confirmatory bias or myside bias — is a tendency for people to favor information that confirms their preconceptions or hypotheses regardless of whether the informati...
Oct 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Issues to consider when voting
Editor’s Note As voters make up their minds in advance of Election Day this Nov. 4, The Jewish Chronicle asked a diverse sampling of leaders of Pittsburgh’s Jewish community which issues they feel ...
Oct 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Conversions and politics
Immediately after Rabbi Barry Freundel of Washington, D.C.’s Kesher Israel Congregation was arrested and charged with placing hidden cameras in the changing room of an adjacent ritual bath, the que...
Oct 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘The Death of Klinghoffer’ is an injustice to our father’s memory
On Oct. 8, 1985, our 69-year-old wheelchair-bound father, Leon Klinghoffer, was shot in the head by Palestinian hijackers on the Achille Lauro cruise ship. The terrorists brutally and unceremonious...
Oct 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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How Palestinian ‘lawfare’ could backfire
When it comes to a long-term solution for our conflict with the Palestinians, there is no unanimity among Israelis. Many feel that the two-state solution is the only realistic option, while others ...
Oct 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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From opera house to House of Commons, Diaspora Jews are the target
This week, the opera “The Death of Klinghoffer” opened in New York. Rightly castigated for its invocation of unpleasant Jewish stereotypes and its apologia for the Palestinian terrorists’ murder of...
Oct 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Archives
Israeli Apartheid Week is a Soviet creation
by Ben Cohen
Mar 14, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
Bring Levinson home
Mar 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
Let’s continue to care for one another
by Rabbi Aaron Bisno, Guest Columnist
Mar 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
One of the many gifts of my rabbinate is the opportunity I have to be with people in times of great joy as well as deep sorrow. When I was a younger rabbi (and I don’t mean the rabbi I was yesterda...
Fuel for debate over rabbis’ role
by Gary Rosenblatt
Mar 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — Where do you draw the line between a rabbi’s freedom to preach and his or her responsibility to maintain a cohesive congregation? That is a topic of internal debate still swirling within...
Something to build on
Mar 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
Helping asylum seekers in Israel is a Zionist issue
by Gideon Aronoff, Guest Columnist
Feb 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — With thousands of asylum seekers and their allies demonstrating across Israel, the Jewish state is confronted by a major political and social challenge.  But so, too, is the entire Zioni...
Making a difference: Temple Sinai Family Aseyfah
by Melissa Werbow, Guest Columnist
Feb 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
(Editor’s note: This is another in a recurring series of columns about people who are making a difference in Jewish education.) On a recent Sunday morning, the sanctuary at Temple Sinai was filled ...
Letters to the editor February 27
Feb 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
Abbas’ words incite hate Alan Elsner’s Feb. 13 column in the Chronicle references an interview Mahmoud Abbas gave to the Israeli think tank, the Institute for National Security Strategies. He quote...
Reclaiming Anne Frank’s Jewishness
Feb 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
LOS ANGELES — Anne Frank is the most universally known of the 6 million Jewish victims of the Holocaust. Her diary has been read by millions of people around the world, and her tragic story of livi...
Erekat should go
Feb 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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 ...