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Adam Zyglis, The Buffalo News
Texas Paranoia
Adam Zyglis, The Buffalo News
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Christie's Inflategate
John Cole, The Scranton Times-Tribune
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Netanyahu’s new government
Despite being a coalition comprised of the “right” and the “religious,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s fourth government, which was scheduled to be voted in on Wednesday, does not appear to be...
May 14, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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The hope of Ethiopian-Israelis
It would be a mistake to try to draw too many comparisons between Sunday’s protest in Tel Aviv by Ethiopian-Israelis and the upheavals resulting from the line of demonstrations stretching from Ferg...
May 06, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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A Unique Death
Each of the recent well-publicized and widely condemned deaths of young black men at the hands of police, beginning last August with the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., has its unique ci...
Apr 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Reasonable people can agree
Last week, in a spirit of political compromise that has been in short supply for the past several years, the Obama administration and senators from both parties agreed to an oversight role for Cong...
Apr 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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A real Palestinian tragedy
The news of the Yarmouk Palestinian refugee camp — like almost all news out of Syria — is grim. The camp, on the southern edge of Damascus, is under siege by both the Islamic State, which began dec...
Apr 16, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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Now for the hard part
The broad outlines of a deal on Iran’s nuclear program, reached by international negotiators last week, offers both hope and concern about whether Tehran’s ambitions can be constrained in exchange ...
Apr 09, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
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Return the Talmud’s confrontational voice to Judaism
The very idea of identifying religious faithfulness with a commitment to critically engaging and bravely confronting one’s religion’s sources of authority runs afoul of what might well be termed th...
May 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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My message to the man who attacked me at the Kotel
On a sunny morning last month, I was swept into the women’s section of the Western Wall in Jerusalem in a flurry of aggression directed at the Women of the Wall, the Israeli group fighting for wome...
May 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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An open letter to top Presbyterian theologian
To David Esterline, incoming president of the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary: First, congratulations on your appointment, as reported in The Jewish Chronicle. I wish you all success in your new en...
May 14, 2015 | 3 3 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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March of the Living retraces journey from death to freedom in Israel
This year, I had the honor of attending March of the Living, a journey to Poland to see the concentration camps, participate in Yom Hashoah services and then march with approximately 13,000 other p...
May 14, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Courting Adelson is not Jewish outreach
This past weekend, a collection of GOP presidential candidates arrived in Las Vegas for a meeting of the Republican Jewish Coalition. But don’t allow yourself to be fooled into thinking that these ...
May 06, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Why more American Jews are voting Republican
America has good allies all around the world, but there is no greater ally than Israel, a beacon of democracy, freedom and liberty in a part of the world filled with darkness. However, the Obama ad...
May 06, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Balancing friendships: India’s ties with Israel remain strong, but Iran is not far behind
Russian Ambassador Alexander Kadakin is a popular figure in Delhi’s diplomatic community. Famous for his long stint in India and specialist knowledge of South Asia, Kadakin draws attention in parti...
Apr 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Attack on Iran won’t be easy
Nov 23, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Iran’s nuclear program has been much in the news these past 10 days. First came a report from the United Nation’s International Atomic Energy Agency, which is the closest thing yet to smoking gun e...
Penn State and the sins of Sodom
by Rabbi Paul Tuchman, Temple B’nai Israel, White Oak
Guest Columnist
Nov 17, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
By coincidence, the week that the tide of scandal overwhelmed Penn State was the same week whose Torah portion described the destruction of the cities of Sodom and Gomora. We read that the sins of ...
Shocked by a child sexual abuse case in Happy Valley? Why not?
by Rochelle Sufrin
Guest Columnist
Nov 17, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
The story of our children — our communities’ most vulnerable members, being abused sexually or otherwise, by someone they trusted, someone with intrinsic power and control over them, is not new. Th...
Why does Congress want to make us blind in Iran?
Nov 17, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — As the world ratchets up pressure on Iran because of its nuclear activities, there’s one key international organization that deserves most of the credit for showing us what Iran is — a...
Honor thy children
Nov 17, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
One of our readers recently approached a member of our staff and asked a question that is well beyond our collective pay grades: Does Judaism teach us to honor our children? OK, we’re journalists, ...
Two-state solution unrealistic; one-state solution isn’t
by Jay Bushinsky
Nov 10, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM — It took a truly open mind as well as journalistic courage for a mainstream Israeli newspaper to publish an editorial calling for a single-state solution to the dispute with the Palestin...
Marking Kristallnacht without my father
by Janet R. Kirchheimer
Guest Columnist
Nov 10, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
This is the 73rd anniversary of Kristallnacht, and the first one I will mark without my father.  Kristallnacht is referred to as the “night of broken glass.” But it was much more. It was the beginn...
Israel’s response to rocket attacks key to preventing future conflict
by Isi Leibler
Guest Columnist
Nov 10, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Israel’s tepid response to the latest stream of missiles launched against us from Gaza is chillingly reminiscent of our failure to adequately respond to this threat since the advent of the primitiv...
Papers please
Nov 10, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
This week, the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments on whether a U.S. citizen may have stamped in his passport, “Jerusalem, Israel,” as his place of birth. It’s a tricky issue for the U.S. government...
Schachter may not value library, but Pittsburgh does
by Sheila May-Stein
Guest Columnist
Nov 03, 2011 | 3 3 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
As I finished Abby Schachter’s article on the proposed library funding initiative, all I could thinks was, “Seriously?” The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh is a cultural jewel. It provides unparalle...