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Marian Kemensky, Slovakia
Gaza
Marian Kemensky, Slovakia
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Immigrant Children <br>
Adam Zyglis, The Buffalo News
Immigrant Children
Adam Zyglis, The Buffalo News
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Shame in the House of Israel
Coming as it did on the heels of the discovery of the bodies of three Israeli teens, the murder of Mohammed Abu Khdeir, a 16-year-old Palestinian, was assumed to be an act of revenge. Whether the s...
Jul 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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With friends like these …
What’s with the Presbyterians? On the one hand, The Presbyterian Church (USA) says it loves its “Jewish sisters and brothers” and believes in interfaith dialogue; and its member churches frequently...
Jun 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Young Jews, peace process rejected in J Street vote
We are a generation that is more progressive and more critical of Israel than our parents.
May 21, 2014 | 3 3 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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It’s time to raise minimum wage
The Torah provides a moral imperative: “Justice, justice shall you pursue.”  In practical terms in today’s economic environment, that means at the very least we should support a just minimum wage –...
May 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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How will Modi lead?
A youthful nation and growing economic powerhouse, India has long been forging strong business relations with Israel. Those ties are expected to grow stronger following last week’s landslide electi...
May 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Building Community One Page at a Time
It’s great to be back in Pittsburgh, and it’s even greater to be editing The Jewish Chronicle! My first foray into Jewish life in greater Pittsburgh came about 10 years ago when I was a reporter fo...
Apr 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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First lesson of war: Maintain the blockade
During the first 24 hours of the Gaza war, Palestinian terrorists fired more than 200 rockets into Israel. Yet only one Israeli was wounded, and none were killed. How is that possible? When Israel ...
Jul 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Abbas, Auschwitz and Palestinian strategy
It was often remarked that the late Palestine Liberation Organization leader Yasser Arafat would sound moderate when speaking in English and utterly intransigent when speaking in Arabic. Much of th...
Jul 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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The number seven: lucky for me, powerful for Israel
The number seven is one of the most powerful numbers in Judaism. God’s earthly masterpiece took seven days to be completed; we celebrate Shabbat on the seventh day of each week; Jews celebrate Pass...
Jul 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Who am I to judge?’
A year after Pope Francis assumed the leadership of the Catholic Church, much has changed in the style of the papacy.  But one utterance in particular has become emblematic of how many have come to...
Jul 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Simplest, most important lesson of the Holocaust is missing
“To me it’s just abysmal that out of 50 states only five currently have Holocaust education mandated … and Pennsylvania is long overdue,” said Rhonda Fink-Whitman, who wrote “94 Maidens,” a novel i...
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Presbyterian (USA) divestment vote smacks hard at cherished relationships
Rabbis (as well priests, ministers and imams) have a special standing in society at large. This is based on the general level of respect granted religious leaders based on an appreciation of their ...
Jul 08, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Operas you won’t be seeing at the Met
Here are three operas that won’t get staged at the famed Metropolitan Opera (Met) in New York City anytime soon. “Omar.” The story of a young Iraqi man who was beaten and tortured by Saddam Hussein...
Jun 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Actions speak louder than words T
Mar 24, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
A three-judge panel in Tel Aviv this week sentenced former Israeli President Moshe Katsav to seven years in jail for rape and sexual assault, and ordered the disgraced leader to pay compensation to...
Don’t believe gloomy forecasts on Conservative Judaism
by Rabbi Alan Silverstein
Guest Columnist
Mar 17, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
WEST CALDWELL, N.J. — Conservative Judaism is dying, I hear — or at least according to the media. Not so. Please don’t tell me that because North America’s United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism ...
Tempting … very tempting T
Mar 17, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Our headline says it all about a bill making its way through the U.S. House of Representatives that would strip the president of his power to waive a law requiring the United States to move its emb...
Grisly photos tell the cold truth about terrorists
by Abby Wisse Schachter
Mar 17, 2011 | 2 2 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
Take a look at Elad’s fist. The 4-year-old boy pictured was knifed to death in his home on Friday night because he was a Jew. His father Uri, mother Ruth, brother Yoav and 3-month-old sister Hadas ...
U.N. human rights chief must be held accountable
by Hillel Neuer
Guest Columnist
Mar 10, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
GENEVA, Switzerland — The favorite word of Navi Pillay, the U.N. high commissioner for human rights, appears to be “accountability.” Yet with her own agency tainted by its longtime disregard of Lib...
Triangle Shirtwaist fire reminds us of need for unions
by Melvyn Dubofsky
Guest Columnist
Mar 10, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Late on the afternoon of Saturday, March 25, 1911, a fire erupted at the Triangle Shirtwaist Company on the top floors of a modern, fireproof building at the corner of Manhattan...
In these tumultuous times, Israel should do — nothing
by Jay Bushinsky
Mar 10, 2011 | 3 3 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM — As a self-declared “Jewish and democratic state,” Israel would be wise to adhere to biblical writ. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu surely is familiar with the Book of Amos, chapter fi...
Bad timing
Mar 10, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Rightly or wrongly, the national debt is issue No. 1 on Capitol Hill this year. Democrats and Republicans will be squaring off for months searching for a budget compromise that will satisfy their c...
Milking the taxpayers
by Larry Greenfield
Guest Columnist
Mar 03, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
LOS ANGELES — While not the Middle East, the Midwest dairy state of Wisconsin is quite familiar with vigorous politics. A free state in the Civil War, its later political history encompassed “Fight...
Governor’s plan threatens workers and Jewish values
by Laurie Zimmerman
Guest Columnist
Mar 03, 2011 | 3 3 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
MADISON, Wis. — More than 100 Jews from all three Madison synagogues gathered Feb. 25 to celebrate Shabbat with services in the Wisconsin State Capitol. Four Madison rabbis led the services for the...