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Pat Bagley, Salt Lake Tribune
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Pat Bagley, Salt Lake Tribune
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Tom Janssen, The Netherlands
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Tom Janssen, The Netherlands
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‘It cannot go on like this’
The disturbing attack on a young Jewish couple in a Paris suburb on Dec. 1 contained an element not seen in previous attacks thought to be motivated by anti-Semitism: the rape of a woman. This is a...
Dec 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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The lessons of Chuck Hagel
Most observers agree that U.S.-Israel military relations are now stronger than ever. During Israel’s summer war against Hamas in Gaza, for instance, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel pressed Congres...
Dec 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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A bad bill for the Jewish state
In what has largely been seen as the center-right circling of wagons around Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli Cabinet on Sunday approved a controversial bill that would declare...
Nov 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wealth versus democracy
In the world of politics and diplomacy, we are accustomed to understatement and a fair degree of obfuscation in much of the public discourse that unfolds around us. So when someone says what’s real...
Nov 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Who is Jonathan Greenblatt?
As national director of the Anti-Defamation League for a generation, Abe Foxman became the authority on what is and isn’t anti-Semitism. Foxman’s name, in many respects, became a synonym for the ve...
Nov 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jewish community recharger
On Sunday, close to 3,000 Jewish professionals and lay leaders will gather at a suburban Washington, D.C., resort to discuss Jewish issues, to network with other active Jews and learn how to be mor...
Nov 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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opinion
Putting the Pittsburgh Jewish Community Scorecard into action
The Pittsburgh Jewish Community Scorecard ( jewishscorecard.com ) “went live” on Feb. 18, 2014. The Scorecard is a catalyst for a vibrant, thriving and engaged Jewish community.  As a Pittsburgher,...
Dec 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Anti-Semitism in Armenia: a clear and present danger
The conflict in Syria has forced millions to leave their homes, among them many of the country’s Armenian minority. Many have fled and returned to Armenia, a safe haven for ethnic Armenians — much ...
Dec 18, 2014 | 2 2 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Eric Garner’s death does not make me feel safer
The words of Leviticus (19:6) admonish us not to “stand idly by while the blood of your neighbor is shed.” These words should sting our ears and shock our conscience in the wake of a Staten Island ...
Dec 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Israel and the betrayal of the intellectuals
The problem with being an intellectual is that you rarely have your ideas tested in the real world. But sitting on the sidelines enables you to use extreme rhetoric to advance crackpot notions that...
Dec 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Meeting the Jewish world’s new, urgent need
The rise in anti-Israel and anti-Semitic activities in academia begs for an effective strategy to address this new challenge. As Jewish teens arrive on college campuses, they are thrust into a vuln...
Dec 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Implications of the Supreme Court’s ‘passport’ case
The United States Supreme Court heard a case recently that was seemingly unimportant to many but with significant implications for Israel. The Court has been asked to determine the constitutionalit...
Dec 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Stop reckless sponsorship of anti-Israelism
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — I never imagined that a day would come when some of the world’s leading corporations would fund calls for Israel’s destruction, let alone at one of the world’s most prestigious u...
Nov 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Archives
Thank you, Barbara
Jun 30, 2011 | 2 2 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Next week will be unfamiliar ground for the Chronicle, and for Jewish Pittsburgh at large. Barbara Befferman, a fixture at the Chronicle in several capacities for more than two decades, and the CEO...
Failed Gaza blockade begs question: why run it?
by Jay Bushinsky
Jun 30, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM — An objective assessment of the blockade imposed by Israel in mid-2007 on the Gaza Strip leads to one conclusion: It totally failed to achieve its declared objectives. It did not prompt ...
Obama’s unexpected Pro-Israel speech
by Mitchell Bard
Guest Columnist
Jun 24, 2011 | 4 4 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — Israel and its supporters were understandably nervous when President Obama stepped to the podium of the State Department. After two years of what they viewed as disastrous policies tha...
Magen Tzedek encouraging, not replacing, kashrut
by Michael Siegel & Gerald Kobell
Guest Columnists
Jun 24, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
We appreciate Rabbi Shafran’s embrace of the importance of the work of Magen Tzedek when he stated in his recent JTA Op-Ed, “to be sure Jewish ethical values in food production are no less importan...
Wanted: political renewal for Israelis and Palestinians
by Joel Rubin
Jun 23, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Israeli and Palestinian leaders are locked in a politically expedient embrace that is causing real harm to Israeli security, Palestinian aspirations and American interests in the Middle East. These...
The real Jimmy Carter
Jun 23, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
We have never published a film review on our opinion page before, even though that’s essentially what a film review is — an opinion. We’re not really doing it now, either, though we are blending th...
From father to son, the Netanyahu legacy in Washington
by Rafael Medoff
Guest Columnist
Jun 16, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — The enthusiastic response that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu received when he addressed the U.S. Congress on May 24 came from both sides of the aisle. Democrats and Republicans bot...
Upping the ante: Why I’m doubling down on the teen years
by Lynn Schusterman
Guest Columnist
Jun 16, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
TULSA, Okla. — For Jen, it all started in the eighth grade with an invitation from a friend to a BBYO Shabbat dinner. Jen had grown up in a non-Jewish area of Virginia, and the invitation was one o...
Survivors pass torch to eclectic generation
by Menachem Z. Rosensaft
Jun 16, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — Growing up, we whose parents had come out of the Shoa believed that they were indestructible. After all, they overcame the German efforts to murder them, survived ghettos and death camps...
Weiner only a distraction
Jun 16, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner has been called a lot of things in the past few weeks. And most of them are not very nice. Weiner (D-N.Y.) first came to the attention of the entire country in late May, wh...