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Global Polluting
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Steve Sack, The Minneapolis Star Tribune
Global Polluting
Steve Sack, The Minneapolis Star Tribune
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Trump Obamacare Mirror
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Sean Delonas, CagleCartoons.com
Trump Obamacare Mirror
Sean Delonas, CagleCartoons.com
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Kippah misuse and kippah abuse
The kippah, the head covering also known as a yarmulke, has become shorthand for Jewish. See a man with a skullcap and, unless he’s the pope, you’ll probably assume that he’s a Jew — and you’d prob...
Mar 23, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Not the suspect we expected
For all we know, the person who committed the lion’s share of the bomb threats against Jewish institutions really is a right-wing anti-Semitic nut, with David Duke on his speed dial. But that isn’t...
Mar 08, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sour on Sarsour
What’s Linda Sarsour’s angle? The American activist, who was a surrogate for Sen. Bernie Sanders during his presidential campaign and an organizer of the Women’s March that brought half a million p...
Mar 02, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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A school protects its children
The first impulse of most institutions when confronted by an accusation of child abuse by one of its staff is to squelch it. High-profile examples include the Jerry Sandusky scandal at Penn State, ...
Feb 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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Everyone’s Talmud
Until modern times, the Talmud was a major Jewish preoccupation. This sprawling compendium of the law, lore and commentary of successive generations of early rabbinic scholars provided Jews with a ...
Feb 15, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
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Consider Gorsuch on his merits
The Senate’s advice and consent on a proposed Supreme Court nominee is a fundamental constitutional exercise that is important, consequential and reflective of the checks and balances built into ou...
Feb 09, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend
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A historic opportunity for America
I was in Missouri for last fall’s presidential election, having timed a business trip to be there for what was clearly going to be a historic result. If Hillary Clinton were elected, it would be th...
Mar 30, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Making sense of the hatred of others
I’m the great-granddaughter of immigrants, three times. Each set of great-grandparents left the Old Country fleeing oppressive regimes, fearing war, or looking for a place to start a family. As for...
Mar 30, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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What’s a progressive to do when Trump seeks Middle East peace?
We are living in a season of deep political turbulence and passions are justifiably running hot. #Resist calls pop up everywhere. In moments like these, Democrats and progressives like myself refle...
Mar 23, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Look to Azerbaijan as a model of peaceful coexistence
I was a participant on a 34-member Muslim and Jewish women’s bridge building delegation last week to the Republic of Azerbaijan sponsored by the Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom. Azerbaijan was chosen b...
Mar 23, 2017 | 5 5 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Now is the time to turn around
When we made plans to visit our daughter who is studying at Hebrew University in Jerusalem, I quickly realized that we would be in Jerusalem for Rosh Chodesh Adar, the new month of Adar. The timing...
Mar 15, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Baseball’s Cinderella mensches
It took the Chicago Cubs 108 years to bring the World Series trophy home. They brought it home in the Jewish calendar year 5777. Maybe 5777 is the lucky year for another Cinderella team. Featuring ...
Mar 15, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Yeshiva story offers a glimmer of hope in Pennsylvania
I have long heard that as people age the shock factor decreases and very little about human behavior is surprising. That was not my experience as I heard Milo Yiannopoulos’ comments seemingly advoc...
Mar 08, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Minister Danny Danon: Same approach to negotiations assures same result
by Danny Danon, Guest Columnist
Aug 08, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Like most Israelis, I am an eternal optimist. Living day to day in our neighborhood and faced with continued threats to our legitimacy and even our existence, what choice do we have? That being sai...
Norich a man of integrity who deserves better
by Menachem Z. Rosensaft
Aug 01, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — Sam Norich is a man of absolute integrity.  He deserved better — much, much better — than the shabby treatment to which he was subjected at the recent meeting of the board of directors o...
U.S. loses in Middle East’s escalating media warfare
by Lee Smith, Guest Columnist
Aug 01, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Al Jazeera staffers were recently driven out of a news briefing held by the Egyptian military — apparently because of perceptions by those in the crowd that the Doha-based network is biased toward ...
Outdated institution?
Aug 01, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
If you follow Israeli politics as they relate to religious affairs, then you know that the Jewish state has itself two new chief rabbis. David Lau was elected the new Ashkenazi chief rabbi last wee...
Mixed emotions about the life and words of Helen Thomas
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Jul 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
I was a 21-year-old college student at the American University in Washington, D.C., when I saw Helen Thomas for the first time. The so-called “dean” of the White House press corps, regaled my class...
Washington reassesses Iran policy
by Joel Rubin
Jul 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — Just when you think you understand how American and Iranian politics work, a lightning bolt comes from the sky to shake up conventional wisdom. That lightning bolt appeared last month,...
No alternative to two-state solution
by Kenneth Bandler, Guest Columnist
Jul 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
The two-state premise for resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict goes back to the very foundation of the State of Israel. The United Nations Partition Plan of 1947 divided British-ruled Mandato...
Palestinian state won’t bring peace
by Morton A. Klein, Guest Columnist
Jul 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
We all want the Arab war against Israel to be finally resolved. But is establishing a Palestinian state the answer? Not when the Palestinians’ goal is Israel’s destruction, as opposed to a Palestin...
Cautiously pragmatic
Jul 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
We won’t say we’re cautiously optimistic about last week’s announcement that Israel and the Palestinians have agreed to resume direct peace talks after a three-year lull. There have been too many f...
Turkey, amid Islamization and anti-Semitism, fit for E.U. membership?
by Ben Cohen, Guest Columnist
Jul 18, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
It’s a familiar pattern. The citizens of a Middle Eastern state explode with frustration against their corrupt, repressive government. They gather for noisy, impassioned demonstrations in their cap...