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Bill O'Reilly and slave labor <br>
Dave Granlund, Politicalcartoons.com
Bill O'Reilly and slave labor
Dave Granlund, Politicalcartoons.com
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Putin and Wikileaks <br>
Adam Zyglis, The Buffalo News
Putin and Wikileaks
Adam Zyglis, The Buffalo News
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editorial
Gingrich’s irresponsible screed
Jews and students of Jewish history know well the dangers and often deadly consequences of the accusatory process known as “scapegoating.” In 20th-century America, traditional scapegoats were black...
Jul 21, 2016 | 2 2 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Are fatal shootings on the rise?
We are still reeling from the fatal shootings by police of African-American men last week — followed by the deadly revenge attack on Dallas police who, ironically, were protecting the rights of act...
Jul 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Iran Deal’s anniversary
In the run up to the July 14 first anniversary of the Iran nuclear deal, the pundits have provided mixed reviews. Those who were in favor of the deal cite Iran having apparently abided by the requi...
Jul 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Elie Wiesel
We join in mourning the passing of Elie Wiesel, one of the most famous Holocaust survivors, who died Saturday at the age of 87. Like many other heroic figures of the tumultuous last century, Wiesel...
Jul 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Stew of Demonization
There may be many reasons — none of them justified — why 17-year-old Muhammad Nasser Tarayrah jumped the fence around the Kiryat Arba settlement near Hebron and stabbed to death 13-year-old Hallel ...
Jul 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Israel’s conversion muddle
Israel’s chief rabbinate system has long been known as inflexible about strains of Judaism that do not match its approved brands of Orthodoxy. The bureaucracy and chosen path of the rabbinate has a...
Jun 30, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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opinion
Don’t believe their hype: BDS is marginal at best
Ever since the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel began picking up steam three years ago, its proponents have brazenly declared the movement’s inevitable triumph. In Ap...
Jul 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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ORT’s day schools in former Soviet Union a lifeline to millions
As we mourn the passing of Elie Wiesel, we also worry for the future, how we will be able to remember the Holocaust without survivors and, in turn, how we can remind the world of this greatest of c...
Jul 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Police, people of color and a Jewish dream of justice
Two weeks ago, we watched in horror and dismay as violent event after violent event unfolded, each amplifying and recontextualizing the one before it. By Friday morning, July 8, five Dallas police ...
Jul 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Why infertility is a Jewish issue — and what we can do about it
Growing up, I always dreamed of being a mom. Even as a kid I would brainstorm baby names, tell my dolls bedtime stories and swear that I would be a cool mom and let them eat cookies for breakfast, ...
Jul 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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How Elie Wiesel inspired the Free Soviet Jewry movement
On my bookshelves there are two rows of volumes on the Soviet Jewry movement. Squeezed in among the tomes is a small, well-worn paperback with pages no longer attached to the spine, “The Jews of Si...
Jul 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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The ‘religionization’ of Israel is troubling, but the fears about it are hysterical
Religionization! Religionization! To read the newspaper headlines in Israel, to view its documentary films and attend its expert panels with academics, a stranger might think that upon landing at B...
Jul 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Americans reached new levels of generosity in 2015, did Jewish donors?
Perhaps helped with several mega-gifts, American donors in 2015 were more generous than ever, according to the 61st issue of “Giving USA,” the annual report on charitable activity in the United Sta...
Jul 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
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Archives
Taking sides
Jan 09, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Jewish organizations are taking sides in the debate over punishing the Palestinian Authority for seeking enhanced status at the United Nations. JTA reported last week the Union for Reform Judaism h...
National debate on mental illness hits home for Pittsburgh woman
by Marcia Greenwald, Guest Columnist
Jan 04, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
The recent shootings in Newtown, Conn., have ignited discussion about mental health. If any good can possibly come out of such a horrific tragedy, perhaps this is it. The country must have an open,...
The case for meaningful gun control  
by Menachem Z. Rosensaft
Jan 04, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — On Thursday night, Dec. 13, my wife Jeanie and I were privileged to be at the White House and listen to President Barack Obama recall the “miraculous flame” that “brought hope and . . . ...
‘Because I like it’
Jan 04, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
We could have started 2013 by writing some deadly serious editorial about Israel, or Iran, or gun control or [fill in the blank]. Instead, we’re going to share a tweet with you. (All you readers wh...
U.S. right to bear arms perplexes Israelis
Dec 28, 2012 | 4 4 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
KIBBUTZ KFAR RUPPIN, Israel — Though utterly deplorable, the American public can hardly claim that the Dec. 16 Newtown shootings came out of the blue. In 2012 alone, we have shootings at an Aurora,...
Why John Kerry’s nomination is Israel’s gain
Dec 28, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — America’s policy toward Israel and the Middle East was front and center in the political debate this election year, from Iran’s nuclear program to Israeli-Arab peacemaking to America’s r...
Looking ahead
Dec 28, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
This week’s issue of The Jewish Chronicle is the last of 2012 — our 50th year covering Jewish Pittsburgh, western Pennsylvania and West Virginia. This year, the Chronicle marked its golden annivers...
No Newtowns in Israel
by Liel Leibovitz, Tablet Magazine
Dec 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
Why? In the days since 27 innocents, most of them children, were murdered in Sandy Hook Elementary School, all have been asking that question, trying to make sense of an ultimately senseless act. S...
Babe Ruth and the Holocaust
by Rafael Medoff, Guest Columnist
Dec 19, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
Babe Ruth is remembered for his home runs on the field and his hot dog binges and other peccadilloes off the field. But as the American public is about to discover, there was another Babe Ruth — on...
How to get West Virginia Jews to Israel
by Linda Pickholtz Klein, Guest Columnist
Dec 19, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — It’s an interesting proposition, and takes a variety of ingredients to accomplish this endeavor. First, you need people with vision and ability. For us it was Art (z’l) and Joan...