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Women On The Money <br>
Randall Enos, Cagle Cartoons
Women On The Money
Randall Enos, Cagle Cartoons
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Joep Bertrams, The Netherlands
on your marks
Joep Bertrams, The Netherlands
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A real Palestinian tragedy
The news of the Yarmouk Palestinian refugee camp — like almost all news out of Syria — is grim. The camp, on the southern edge of Damascus, is under siege by both the Islamic State, which began dec...
Apr 16, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Now for the hard part
The broad outlines of a deal on Iran’s nuclear program, reached by international negotiators last week, offers both hope and concern about whether Tehran’s ambitions can be constrained in exchange ...
Apr 09, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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What is our Iran policy?
Supposedly the nuclear negotiations between Iran and the network of nations led by the United States are not linked to changing Iran’s non-nuclear behavior. And yet, there are troubling signs that ...
Apr 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Celebrate freedom with fair trade chocolate
There have been a few movies that affected me so deeply that I couldn’t move afterwards, their impact so deep that I knew a new journey was opening for me. One of those was “The Dark Side of Chocol...
Mar 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
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From Durban to L.A.: the BDS movement’s long trail of anti-Semitism
Last month, in a breathtaking display of anti-Semitism reminiscent of Nazi Germany, members of the student government at South Africa’s Durban University of Technology called for the expulsion of a...
Mar 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 57 57 recommendations | email to a friend
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Advocating for Israel in the American media
When was the last time anyone in the American Jewish community heard or saw a creative, impacting short message about the many unique Israeli accomplishments geared to the American public as oppose...
Mar 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
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What’s wrong with March of the Living
The evening before we visited Auschwitz, over pizza with a group of young people in Oswiecim, the town on whose outskirts lies that infamous symbol, one of my students approached me with tears in h...
Apr 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Why Iranian recognition of Israel’s right to exist is needed
Why is Israel urging that Iran should be required to recognize the Jewish state's right to exist as part of a nuclear deal? For the exact same reason that Yitzhak Rabin insisted on Palestinian reco...
Apr 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Want to stop Iran’s nukes? Use less oil
With the conclusion of a framework agreement over Iran’s nuclear agreement, many remain profoundly unsure whether the deal will successfully prevent Tehran’s acquisition of a nuclear weapon. Under ...
Apr 16, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Iran nuclear nightmare: Framework represents capitulation­
After more than 20 years of sanctions against Iran concerning its illicit nuclear program, President Barack Obama has not only precipitously squandered the international community’s economic levera...
Apr 16, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Philanthropist Art Jaffe lived life to the fullest
“He was a Renaissance Man.” That’s what Howard Rieger, former CEO of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh said about Arthur Jaffe, who died recently in Florida at the age of 93. Much was mad...
Apr 16, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Educational integration: Time to set an example for Israeli children
The unfortunate truth is that Israeli society is still afraid of people with disabilities.  I say “still,” because in 1988, Israel passed “Chok HaShiluv,” an integration law to provide special need...
Apr 16, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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If you marry a Jew, you’re one of us
Millennia ago, before rabbis existed or conversion was invented, thousands who were not born Jewish became part of the Jewish community through a very simple act: They married a Jew. Sarah was the ...
Apr 09, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Empty gestures
Jan 07, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 190 190 recommendations | email to a friend
In 2012, when the Palestinians won “nonmember observer state status” in the United Nations, Israel responded by withholding the tax revenues it regularly collects for and passes on to the Palestini...
Yes Virginia, it is torture and it is a crime
by Dennis Jett, Guest Columnist
Dec 31, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 196 196 recommendations | email to a friend
Most newspapers attempt to provide balance on their opinion pages by featuring differing points of view. The supposedly liberal New York Times has the reliably conservative David Brooks and Ross Do...
European hypocrisy
Dec 31, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 185 185 recommendations | email to a friend
The past month has been difficult for Israel. With its government in turmoil as the nation girds for the next election, the country has seen a disturbing flare-up of Palestinian violence — includin...
The wonders of Cuba: What’s not to love?
by Stanley Cohen, Guest Columnist
Dec 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 203 203 recommendations | email to a friend
My love affair with Cuba began early. Even as a student at Allderdice in the 1950s, I relished every bit of detail about that little island so close to America. It has a wonderful and remarkable hi...
Ominous clouds gather over French Jewry
by Ben Cohen, Guest Columnist
Dec 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 103 103 recommendations | email to a friend
It’s an article that’s more than 10 years old now, but I still maintain that anyone who wants to get an insight into the dynamics of anti-Semitism in France would do well to consult “France’s Scarl...
Welcome home, Alan Gross
Dec 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 182 182 recommendations | email to a friend
It became clear last week that the release of USAID contractor Alan Gross from Cuban imprisonment was a piece of a complex international puzzle involving nothing less than the restoration of U.S.-C...
Putting the Pittsburgh Jewish Community Scorecard into action
Dec 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 182 182 recommendations | email to a friend
The Pittsburgh Jewish Community Scorecard ( jewishscorecard.com ) “went live” on Feb. 18, 2014. The Scorecard is a catalyst for a vibrant, thriving and engaged Jewish community.  As a Pittsburgher,...
Anti-Semitism in Armenia: a clear and present danger
by Arye Gut, Guest Columnist
Dec 18, 2014 | 14 14 comments | 175 175 recommendations | email to a friend
The conflict in Syria has forced millions to leave their homes, among them many of the country’s Armenian minority. Many have fled and returned to Armenia, a safe haven for ethnic Armenians — much ...
The ‘Israeli example’
Dec 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 179 179 recommendations | email to a friend
The release on Dec. 9 of the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee’s report on the CIA’s interrogation of terror suspects showed that the agency’s use of “enhanced interrogation techniques” was both l...
Eric Garner’s death does not make me feel safer
by Rabbi Ayelet S. Cohen, Guest Columnist
Dec 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 184 184 recommendations | email to a friend
The words of Leviticus (19:6) admonish us not to “stand idly by while the blood of your neighbor is shed.” These words should sting our ears and shock our conscience in the wake of a Staten Island ...