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Bernie and Donald <br>
Bob Englehart, CagleCartoons.com
Bernie and Donald
Bob Englehart, CagleCartoons.com
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Christie and Rubio <br>
John Cole, The Scranton Times-Tribune
Christie and Rubio
John Cole, The Scranton Times-Tribune
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We are all Jews, and more
President Barack Obama delivered a historic address last week at the Israeli Embassy in Washington. Speaking on International Holocaust Remembrance Day as medals were given to families declared rig...
Feb 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Obama's regret
In his final State of the Union address last week, President Barack Obama reminded the country that optimism and hope are the tried-and-true American responses to hard times and to demagogues. Alth...
Jan 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Balance of rights
In announcing executive action to reduce gun violence across the nation last week, President Barack Obama called for balancing Second Amendment gun rights with other liberties. As he did so, he rec...
Jan 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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No reason to spy
One of the many surprising revelations made by Edward Snowden in 2013 was that the National Security Agency was tapping the phone conversations of world leaders, most famously German Chancellor Ang...
Jan 07, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Take Iran’s provocations seriously
In reaching a nuclear agreement with Iran last summer, the United States knew that it was not dealing with a friendly country. It was clear that Iran is governed by a revolutionary, hegemonic regim...
Dec 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Progress in the absence of peace
In an op-ed in The Washington Post last week, Israeli President Reuven Rivlin outlined a kinder, gentler right-wing approach to the Palestinians living under Israeli control that would focus on imp...
Dec 17, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Repairing Pittsburgh, repairing the world
Shortly after joining the Repair the World team as its Pittsburgh director, I was asked by our national staff about our volunteering plans for MLK Day. After all, MLK Day is a national service day ...
Feb 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Eugene Borowitz, teacher of rabbis, defined dilemma of the modern Jew
In “Ethics of the Fathers,” the rabbis teach that we must grant respect and honor to an individual who teaches us even the smallest bit of knowledge. For those of us who were the students of Rabbi ...
Feb 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Why are we still competing? We are in this together
Big news this past week. A new collaborative umbrella organization for Jewish Day Schools has been created that will bring five existing organizations together under one united banner. This new ent...
Feb 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Eating out Jewishly ... and celebrating life itself
Last week, after Shabbat ended, my wife and I went out with friends to eat in a downtown Jerusalem restaurant. I didn’t regard it as a particularly patriotic act. It didn’t even occur to me that so...
Feb 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Compassion, it seems, has its limits even in Sweden.
European liberal left blames victims, leaves Europe in decay Recent incidents highlighted the dangerously failed European left-wing politics that has draped itself in the false cloak of morality an...
Jan 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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My son is majoring in musical theater
It is winter, which means my high school senior is in the thick of the college application process. Like the hundreds of thousands of other American mothers in my shoes, most conversations I find m...
Jan 27, 2016 | 4 4 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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A day school umbrella
On many levels, Jewish day schools are flourishing in the United States. Notwithstanding our nation’s many good public school systems, high-quality private school opportunities and a history of int...
Jan 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Let’s have Lincoln-Douglas debates about the Iran deal
by Alan Dershowitz, Guest Columnist
Aug 27, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Instead of engaging in a series of debates on the merits and demerits of a controversial Iran deal, the Obama administration has resorted to ad hominem attacks on its detractors, including liberal ...
Organizing students a neccessary step in fight against BDS on campus
by Deborah Shamilov, Guest Columnist
Aug 27, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Last week, I had the wonderful opportunity to attend the fifth annual Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting Conference in Boston as a Rutgers University Fellow. I feel very privileged to ...
Matisyahu’s litmus test
Aug 27, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
The Rototom SunSplash Festival is a well-known, popular, annual venue for reggae music in Spain, drawing talent from all over the world. The musician Matisyahu — the one-time “Chasidic Reggae Super...
Retro Review Influence of 1950s permeates Olson’s short, but powerful collection
by Hilary Daninhirsch, Chronicle Correspondent
Aug 27, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
While the name Tillie Olsen may not be as familiar today as other Jewish authors from the 1950s, she nevertheless has made an indelible mark on the Jewish literary scene with her renowned short sto...
Lobby hard on Iran deal, but ditch the stereotypes
by Jonathan Greenblatt, Guest Columnist
Aug 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Congress and the American people are focused on what everyone agrees is a historic, serious and consequential foreign policy decision — the fate of the nuclear deal with Iran. While we all hope for...
Obama is ‘dog whistling’ about Jews? Ridiculous
by Alan Solow, Guest Columnist
Aug 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Debaters know that when they are losing an argument, a good tactic is to change the subject. So it goes with the current accusations, completely untethered from reality, that President Barack Obama...
Finding solvency in American strategy
Aug 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
In the case of Sokolow v. PLO, a New York federal court jury recently issued an award of $665.5 million in favor of American victims of Palestinian terror and their families. The Palestinian Author...
Why we must be active participants in our aging experience
by Deborah Winn-Horvitz, Guest Columnist
Aug 17, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
In a year when two of the foundational federal entitlement programs are reaching significant milestones, one must stop and ask: what will my aging experience be like? This year marks the 80th anniv...
An imperfect deal but better than alternatives
by Marshall Dayan, Guest Columnist
Aug 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
As a proud American Jew who has always called himself a Zionist and is deeply committed to Israel’s security, I have followed the political debate around the nuclear agreement with Iran with keen i...
How will American Jews respond to the call of history?
by Lou Weiss, Guest Columnist
Aug 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
We are now in the period just beyond Tisha B’Av, the holiday that commemorates the destruction of the two temples in Jerusalem and other disasters that befell our people through the generations. Th...