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Radical Islam <br>
Rick McKee, The Augusta Chronicle
Radical Islam
Rick McKee, The Augusta Chronicle
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Complications of Ebola <br>
Taylor Jones, El Nuevo Dia, Puerto Rico
Complications of Ebola
Taylor Jones, El Nuevo Dia, Puerto Rico
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Staying ahead of crises
Recent news of the first transmission of the Ebola virus in the U.S. — a nurse in Texas infected by the disease while treating the now-deceased Thomas Eric Duncan, with the CDC attributing her infe...
Oct 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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A particularly dreadful year
As the United Nations General Assembly gathered this week in New York, one U.N. watcher was quoted as saying: “It does feel like a particularly dreadful year.” The ballooning of the Islamic State, ...
Sep 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Settlements as punishment?
The building of settlements in the West Bank of Israel is, to say the least, controversial. In Israel itself, there is a lack of consensus regarding the effort. The Palestinians believe that the se...
Sep 09, 2014 | 2 2 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Another witch hunt?
The choice of Canadian law professor William Schabas, 63, as chairman of a U.N. human rights panel to investigate violations in the Gaza war does not inspire confidence that the group’s processes o...
Aug 21, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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We’ve seen this before
The scourge of anti-Semitism is rearing its ugly head in Europe. And a troubling number of people aren’t even pretending anymore. Gone are the days of the false explanation that “I’m not anti-Semit...
Aug 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Support for our beleaguered Israeli family
We are all glued to news sources for information about Israel’s ongoing Gaza war. While there is some sense of déjà vu in the daily reports of the conflict — reminding us of a similar war fewer tha...
Jul 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘The Death of Klinghoffer’ is an injustice to our father’s memory
On Oct. 8, 1985, our 69-year-old wheelchair-bound father, Leon Klinghoffer, was shot in the head by Palestinian hijackers on the Achille Lauro cruise ship. The terrorists brutally and unceremonious...
Oct 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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How Palestinian ‘lawfare’ could backfire
When it comes to a long-term solution for our conflict with the Palestinians, there is no unanimity among Israelis. Many feel that the two-state solution is the only realistic option, while others ...
Oct 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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From opera house to House of Commons, Diaspora Jews are the target
This week, the opera “The Death of Klinghoffer” opened in New York. Rightly castigated for its invocation of unpleasant Jewish stereotypes and its apologia for the Palestinian terrorists’ murder of...
Oct 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Open Hillel is a necessary intervention
Four rabbis are engaged in an animated debate about Jewish law. Three of them agree, but the dissenter is adamant that he’s got it right. He cries out: “A sign, God, I beg You, a sign!” It begins t...
Oct 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hillel is an open forum
Once again the love affair between the Jewish people and higher education is back in full bloom. The start of a new school year, and the Jewish New Year, marked the beginning of robust programming ...
Oct 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Let IDF soldiers, haredim swap roles
Controversy over haredi military service roils Israeli society, but respect for each side’s concerns and values can help resolve it. Haredim believe Jews of all backgrounds are equally commanded to...
Sep 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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The importance of tzedakah: As Jews, we all need each other
“Hello, Mrs. Rudolph!” the smiling man greets me, as I answer the front door. I have just gotten up from dinner in response to the familiar sequence of events: first, the doorbell and a two-second ...
Sep 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Archives
Of Balaam and Birthright: When a curse is a blessing
by Gary Rosenblatt
Jul 15, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — Officials of Birthright Israel are said to be worried about the impact of an in-depth, highly critical piece, written by a recent participant and published in the July 4 issue of The Nat...
JDub closure a loss to Jews
Jul 14, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
For a few years there, it seemed like Jewish music had really found a home. JDub Records, founded nine years ago, provided a refreshing blast of Jewish music — rock, rap, folk, funk and more — and ...
Jews becoming commonplace in conservative ‘new media’
by Benjamin Korn
Guest Columnist
Jul 07, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
PHILADELPHIA — Many reviews already have appeared of “The Undefeated,” the soon-to-be-released documentary about Sarah Palin’s tenure in Alaska. Yet none of them — even in The Los Angeles Times, Hu...
Two mayors looking for a grassroots connection
by Gary Rosenblatt
Jul 07, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — “Even if there is peace between Israel and the Arabs, it will not solve our problems,” Nazia Masrawa, the mayor of an Arab Israeli town in the north called Kfar Qara (population 17,000),...
No one wins
Jul 07, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
One year ago, the word “flotilla” was the buzzword of the day — constantly used in the international media to damn the Israel’s military action against a so-called humanitarian aid trip from Turkey...
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...