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HB2 and Itzhak Perlman <br>
John Cole, The Scranton Times-Tribune
HB2 and Itzhak Perlman
John Cole, The Scranton Times-Tribune
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Not Over 'Til Hillary Says It's Over <br>
Taylor Jones, Politicalcartoons.com
Not Over 'Til Hillary Says It's Over
Taylor Jones, Politicalcartoons.com
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editorial
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 | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Syria’s insoluble puzzle
“In the last 48 hours, we have had an average of one Syrian killed every 25 minutes. One Syrian wounded every 13 minutes.” That was U.N. envoy Staffan de Mistura’s assessment of the carnage, as the...
May 05, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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The pawns of Gaza
International focus on the well-being of the residents of Gaza is cyclical. That concern reached a high point during the 2014 war between Israel and Hamas, when over the course of 50 days, Gazans w...
Apr 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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The dilemma of Simone Zimmerman
Simone Zimmerman’s tenure as Bernie Sanders’ outreach director to the Jewish community lasted only two days. But in the hours between the announcement of her appointment last week and her suspensio...
Apr 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Whither diplomacy?
Former settler leader Dani Dayan got off to a bad start as Israel’s newly named consul general to New York. And in a series of tweets, he made things worse. The day before he got the official nod f...
Apr 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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The human rights smoke screen
Contrary to what you may have heard, the United Nations did not name Israel as the world’s top violator of human rights. Nonetheless, the world body and its commissions and councils remain dispropo...
Apr 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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opinion
A threat to religious liberty
Our nation was founded on religious freedom — not the freedom to use one’s religious beliefs to harm or discriminate. All people must be able to make reproductive health care decisions on the basis...
May 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Israel’s right to the Golan
As the quagmire in Syria continues, President Basher al-Assad recently indicated he wanted any peace talks to include the possible return of the Golan Heights. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netan...
May 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jewish teenagers want to engage. Just ask them
Welcoming teens into Jewish life is both one of the most important and seemingly challenging endeavors of the Jewish community. The rapid decline in teen engagement in Jewish life post-b’nai mitzva...
May 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Yes, there is a Jewish left on campus, and it needs to be heard
Recently, in an article for JTA, “The Missing Left: Where’s the support for liberal Zionists on campus?” Andrew Silow-Carroll noted that “many American pro-Israel organizations and leaders ignore o...
May 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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We ignore nuclear power development at our peril
What the future holds for nuclear power will have an important bearing on efforts in the United States and globally to reduce carbon emissions. Right now, we are not doing enough, fast enough to es...
May 05, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘M’ is for the many ways she meddles
You know the old saying: God couldn’t be everywhere, so he created mothers. Well, OK then. Since the Almighty is all powerful, all wise, a just and merciful lawgiver with eyes everywhere beholding ...
May 05, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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A new kind of ‘safety’ school
On March 31, a number of colleges announced their admissions decisions for the class of 2020. As colleges and students seek the best fit, I have suggestions for both that take account of rising cam...
Apr 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Archives
‘Because I like it’
Jan 04, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
We could have started 2013 by writing some deadly serious editorial about Israel, or Iran, or gun control or [fill in the blank]. Instead, we’re going to share a tweet with you. (All you readers wh...
U.S. right to bear arms perplexes Israelis
Dec 28, 2012 | 4 4 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
KIBBUTZ KFAR RUPPIN, Israel — Though utterly deplorable, the American public can hardly claim that the Dec. 16 Newtown shootings came out of the blue. In 2012 alone, we have shootings at an Aurora,...
Why John Kerry’s nomination is Israel’s gain
Dec 28, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — America’s policy toward Israel and the Middle East was front and center in the political debate this election year, from Iran’s nuclear program to Israeli-Arab peacemaking to America’s r...
Looking ahead
Dec 28, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
This week’s issue of The Jewish Chronicle is the last of 2012 — our 50th year covering Jewish Pittsburgh, western Pennsylvania and West Virginia. This year, the Chronicle marked its golden annivers...
No Newtowns in Israel
by Liel Leibovitz, Tablet Magazine
Dec 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
Why? In the days since 27 innocents, most of them children, were murdered in Sandy Hook Elementary School, all have been asking that question, trying to make sense of an ultimately senseless act. S...
Babe Ruth and the Holocaust
by Rafael Medoff, Guest Columnist
Dec 19, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
Babe Ruth is remembered for his home runs on the field and his hot dog binges and other peccadilloes off the field. But as the American public is about to discover, there was another Babe Ruth — on...
How to get West Virginia Jews to Israel
by Linda Pickholtz Klein, Guest Columnist
Dec 19, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — It’s an interesting proposition, and takes a variety of ingredients to accomplish this endeavor. First, you need people with vision and ability. For us it was Art (z’l) and Joan...
A Jew runs for city council
Dec 19, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
“If I’m successful, half of city council will be under 35,” says Dan Gilman, who last month declared that he’ll run for the District 8 city council seat of his current boss Bill Peduto. But though ...
A way forward on gun control
Dec 19, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
There are plenty of items in this week’s Chronicle, but there is only one story. Everywhere in America this week there is just one story. Twenty children from Newtown, Conn., are dead, gunned down ...
How to avoid a failed post-Assad Syria
by Joel Rubin
Dec 13, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — Syria is in free fall. Forty thousand civilians and combatants have been killed with the toll still rising; 175,000 Syrians have been wounded; half a million refugees have been sent ov...