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Steve Sack, The Minneapolis Star Tribune
Cosby
Steve Sack, The Minneapolis Star Tribune
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Inspecting Hillary <br>
Nate Beeler, The Columbus Dispatch
Inspecting Hillary
Nate Beeler, The Columbus Dispatch
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End run around Congress
On July 13, the day before the nuclear agreement between Iran and six world powers was reached, the Obama administration began circulating a resolution at the U.N. Security Council calling for the ...
Jul 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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The all-purpose villain
On Friday, shareholders of two subsidiaries of the Samsung Group, South Korea’s largest family-owned conglomerate, are expected to vote on the merger of these two companies. What raises this story ...
Jul 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sobering thoughts about BDS
In its annual survey of the Jewish world, the Israel-based think tank Jewish People Policy Institute (JPPI) considered the de-legitimization threat posed against Israel by the boycott, divestment a...
Jul 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Order in the court
It is one of Israel’s paradoxes that, while the country accepts any conversion made abroad for purposes of aliyah, not even many Orthodox conversions made abroad are sufficient to render a future I...
Jul 01, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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One for the ‘nones’
First the good news. The American Jewish population has stabilized in size after decades of decline. That’s the positive glimmer from the recent Pew Research Center survey that found American Chris...
Jun 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Diane Rehm’s loyalty oath
Public radio host Diane Rehm is known for running a genial, intelligent and well-informed talk show. But during her interview with Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders last week, someth...
Jun 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Congressional Republicans need to take Iran deal seriously
Last week, Secretary of State John Kerry and a team of skilled negotiators achieved a national security miracle: a diplomatic deal that blocks Iran’s path to a nuclear bomb.   This should be a caus...
Jul 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Deal with Iran: rotten from its very core
It has been two weeks since the signing of the agreement with Iran and we all have had an opportunity to read it closely. The issue at hand is too critical and serious to be debated solely through ...
Jul 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Iran agreement is a good deal for America
During the George W. Bush administration, we were told that the United States had to attack Iraq to stop Saddam Hussein from acquiring nuclear weapons. In then-Secretary of State Colin Powell’s inf...
Jul 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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The four major problems with the Iran deal
Israel has long been concerned that the P5+1 powers would negotiate a bad deal with Iran. But the deal announced last week in Vienna is breathtaking in its concessions to an Iranian regime that is ...
Jul 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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My rabbi needs legal aid
Following Shabbat services on the day after a Supreme Court majority recognized a constitutional right to same-sex marriage, I asked to the young rabbi of our modern Orthodox congregation: “How wil...
Jul 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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It’s time to stop demonizing Michael Oren
Michael Oren is my friend. During his nearly five years as Israel’s ambassador to the United States, we’d speak on an almost daily basis. Often those phone calls would come at 3 or 4 a.m., Washingt...
Jul 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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The hissy fit over Michael Oren
On Nov. 15, 2012, just after Hamas had begun launching hundreds of rockets at Israeli civilians, Israel’s ambassador to the United States, Michael Oren, hosted a dinner party in Washington, honorin...
Jul 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Answering Netanyahu
Mar 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 110 110 recommendations | email to a friend
Now that some of the political dust has settled over Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s address to Congress, we join those who have tried to focus on what he actually said and whether the ...
Big devotion in a small town
by M. Brian Balk, Guest Columnist
Mar 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 124 124 recommendations | email to a friend
“Life is a tragedy full of joy,” the celebrated novelist Bernard Malamud once stated. As Jews, we are all too familiar with happiness and pain sharing space on the same stage. This diametrically op...
Being Jewish in the Bible Belt
by Abby Lee Rast, Guest Columnist
Mar 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 113 113 recommendations | email to a friend
Being Jewish in a very Christian school can be worse than being a Texan in New York City. Ten-gallon hats, giant belt buckles and cowboy boots strutting down the streets of Manhattan will get you l...
Confirming our fears
Mar 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 118 118 recommendations | email to a friend
The results of a new Pew Research Center study finding that global harassment of Jews has reached a seven-year high didn’t come as much of a surprise. With attacks against Jews in Paris and Copenha...
What’s in a name? That which we call ‘Islamic’ …
by Kenneth S. Stern, Guest Columnist
Feb 26, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 129 129 recommendations | email to a friend
When President Bush declared a “War on Terror” after the September 11, 2001 attacks, I wrote a piece decrying his use of the term. Terror is a mechanism, an ideological tool. The people who flew pl...
Purim poser: What is our fascination with villains?
by Edmon J. Rodman, Guest Columnist
Feb 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 120 120 recommendations | email to a friend
Who is the Haman in your life? The person, who like the bad guy in the Megillah Esther that we read on Purim, schemes to bring you down. When we get to the place in the Megillah where Haman is forc...
Reflections on the Jewish Federations’ solidarity mission to Paris
by Mark Gurvis, Guest Columnist
Feb 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 123 123 recommendations | email to a friend
My early days as a Jewish Federation professional came at a time when our system was evolving away from reliance on messages of combating anti-Semitism and statements of “never again” to one of str...
Playing the race card against Israel
by Moshe Phillips and Benyamin Korn, Guest Columnists
Feb 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 106 106 recommendations | email to a friend
When all else fails, play the race card. With the White House campaign against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu running out of steam, the administration’s supporters scraped the bottom of ...
Icon makes political statement
Feb 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 118 118 recommendations | email to a friend
Elie Wiesel has taken out full-page ads in The Washington Post and The New York Times in support of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s plan to address both houses of Congress. In the ads, ...
Are voluntary dues enough to get people to join synagogues?
by Nina Badzin, Guest Columnist
Feb 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 119 119 recommendations | email to a friend
Michael Paulson reported in The New York Times on the “Pay What You Want” model that some synagogues are implementing to reduce the financial barrier to membership. Paulson estimated that about 30 ...