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Bob Englehart, CagleCartoons.com
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Bob Englehart, CagleCartoons.com
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Steve Sack, The Minneapolis Star Tribune
NRA Birdies
Steve Sack, The Minneapolis Star Tribune
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editorial
After the Tel Aviv attack
Last week’s terrorist attack, in which two Palestinian men shot and killed four Israelis in a Tel Aviv food court, came after the country’s least violent month since May 2015. Still, the brazen, al...
Jun 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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A ‘rupture’ over the Wall?
The stalled implementation of the plan to bring pluralistic Jewish prayer to the Kotel probably won’t cause a major rupture between American Jews and Israel, but it is further proof of the complain...
Jun 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Asleep at the switch on BDS
In recent years, BDS has become the scourge of the organized Jewish community and the government of Israel. Everyone from B’nai B’rith International to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has declare...
Jun 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Netanyahu leans right
With his offer to bring the ultranationalist Yisrael Beiteinu party into his governing coalition, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has probably formed the most right-wing ruling coalition ...
May 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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A call for civility in the public sphere
Diversity of opinion has long been a feature of Jewish tradition as well as of American democracy. Argument “for the sake of heaven” — disagreement in search of a higher truth as opposed to disagre...
May 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Misleading with contempt
Politics, diplomacy and warfare are not for the naïve. So we probably shouldn’t be upset to learn that the Obama administration manipulated the media to tell a narrative about the nuclear negotiati...
May 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Vote for McGinty a rubber stamp of Obama foreign policy
In March 2016, only two months after President Barack Obama’s nuclear deal went into effect, Iran fired two long-range ballistic missiles capable of transporting nuclear weapons. One of the missile...
Jun 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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On Israel, a clear choice for McGinty for Senate
Of the many reasons why I’m supporting Katie McGinty in the race to become Pennsylvania’s senator, her unwavering support of Israel is particularly important to me. McGinty is someone who understan...
Jun 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Men must continue to step up to stop violence against women
For the third year in a row, we are joining with dozens of other regional leaders in signing the Father’s Day Pledge #FathersDayPledge#PAsaysNoMore . This vow to break the generational cycle of vio...
Jun 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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The greatest threat to Palestinian Arab youth
On May 19, The Hill, a Washington-based newspaper covering Congress, other governmental agencies and related activity, published a one-sided, anti-Israel Op-Ed entitled “Obama must act to protect P...
Jun 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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As pride celebrations begin, Fairness Act remains stalled in Harrisburg
As annual pride festival celebrations begin, a welcomed summer tradition in many Pennsylvania communities, I again have to report that the state has yet to pass my legislation that will protect the...
Jun 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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What sex in a traditional Shavuot reading can teach today’s teens
OMER, Israel — As Jews, we tend to pride ourselves on our tradition’s values and how we pass them on to future generations; values such as education, tzedakah, loving the stranger, pursuing justice...
Jun 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Heed Brandeis’ call to be better Jews
One hundred years ago, the great jurist Louis D. Brandeis was appointed to the Supreme Court of the United States. Brandeis was the first Jew to serve on that court. Brandeis was a nonobservant Jew...
Jun 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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How to respond
Dec 06, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
The Palestinian Authority’s decision to seek an observer nation status at the United Nations General Assembly was clearly a setback for peace. It violates interim agreements by seeking unilateral r...
Israelis resilient under fire, but there are limits
by Asher Wiseman
Nov 28, 2012 | 2 2 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
KIBBUTZ KFAR RUPPIN, Israel — The routine comfort and rural tranquility of the kibbutz was interrupted Wed., Nov. 14, when all students were urgently called to their respective lounges to see the f...
Mission synopsis
Nov 28, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
(Editor’s note: Pittsburgh native David Eisner, while on a family trip to Israel last week, took time to join a short mission of American Jewish leaders to the war zone. What follows are excerpts f...
Permission to support Israel without measure
by Gary Rosenblatt
Nov 28, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — Sitting in my home last weekend and reading about the trauma the people of Israel have endured under rocket attack in recent days, I never felt closer to Israel — or further away. I was ...
Who won?
Nov 28, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
So who gets to claim victory in the just-completed conflict between Israel and Hamas? Well, obviously Israel and Palestinian leaders are each saying they won — Israel because it stopped — for now —...
What if there were no Jewish newspapers?
by Gary Rosenblatt
Nov 16, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — I received a call several weeks ago from a Jewish community leader in another city asking for my thoughts on a growing problem in his community: The local, independent Jewish newspaper i...
A rabbinic response to the Pittsburgh Zoo tragedy
by Rabbi Aaron Bisno, Guest Columnist
Nov 14, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Our 7-year old, reached for the paper I had turned upside down on the counter.  Before I could stop him, he read the headline. “I didn’t want you to see that,” I said. He was silent.  He understood...
What Obama’s re-election means for U.S. foreign policy
by Joel Rubin
Nov 14, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — President Obama will be in the White House until January 2017.  His re-election and the political space it creates for him now allow him to advance his foreign policy priorities with c...
A new term, a new trip
Nov 14, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
President Obama supports Israel; take it to the bank. That said, this administration made mistakes in its first term in its treatment of Israel, which led to a deficit of trust between the two coun...
If Maimonides ran a presidential campaign: Civility, politics and Jews
by Rabbi Scott Aaron, Guest Columnist
Nov 10, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Let’s start by stating the obvious: Politics is a nasty business. Anyone who runs for office today has to be willing to endure not only “the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune” as Hamlet the w...