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Steve Sack, The Minneapolis Star Tribune
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Steve Sack, The Minneapolis Star Tribune
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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 | 1 1 comments | 2 2 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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Mitchell is gone, but the U.S. interest in Middle East peace remains
by Joel Rubin
May 19, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Special Envoy for Middle East Peace George Mitchell’s departure from the scene last week was one of the more dis- appointing moments in Israeli-Palestinian peacemaking of the past several decades. ...
Two stories, two states
May 19, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
On May 16, the New York Times published an op-ed by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas entitled “The Long Overdue Palestinian State.” The editorial arrived just a day after what the Pale...
Voucher plan a bad fit for Pa. public education
by Ivan C. Frank
Guest Columnist
May 12, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
In her Op-Ed article of May 5, Abby Wisse Schachter supports the Republican Gov. Tom Corbett’s voucher plan. To many people, this is a veiled attack on the public school system and the public servi...
No peace likely until Middle East melee settles down
by Jay Bushinsky
May 12, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM — From Tunisia to Bahrain, the turmoil in the Middle East should keep the Israeli-Palestinian peace process stalemated for some time, at least until the long-term political outcome is cle...
Double standard
May 12, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
OK, pop quiz: Question: Who was Osama bin Laden? If you said something like the worst genocidal criminal since Adolf Hitler, the man personally responsible for the 9/11 attacks, which killed some 3...
Reform’s nomination of Jacobs means a victory for J Street
by Carol Greenwald
Guest Columnist
May 05, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
CHEVY CHASE, Md. — The nomination of Rabbi Richard Jacobs to head the Union for Reform Judaism is the latest coup for J Street. Less than three years after its founding, a member of J Street’s rabb...
Jacobs’ path provides hope for Israel lovers
by Donniel Hartman
Guest Columnist
May 05, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM — Our community is nervous. The delegitimization campaign against Israel has traveled beyond the borders of Arab states and the Third World to Western European societies, and is even find...
Good reasons for Jews to support school vouchers
by Abby Wisse Schachter
May 05, 2011 | 2 2 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
In Pennsylvania, Gov. Tom Corbett looks like he’s going to get private school vouchers into the hands of kids who would otherwise be stuck in failing public schools. There are two good reasons for ...
Let the spinning begin
May 05, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Shortly after the death of Osama bin Laden was announced to the world, a Hamas leader condemned the killing and proclaimed bin Laden “a holy warrior.” "We condemn the assassination and the killing ...
A photographer asks: How much security is good, bad?
by Jono David
Guest Columnist
Apr 29, 2011 | 2 2 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
I am a 100 percent independent freelance documentarian of Jewish communities worldwide. To date, my library includes some 40,000 images from 84 nations and territories. My mission is to contribute ...