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Boehner De-Funds <br>
Bob Englehart, The Hartford Courant
Boehner De-Funds
Bob Englehart, The Hartford Courant
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Death Selfie<br>
Osama Hajjaj, Jordan
Death Selfie
Osama Hajjaj, Jordan
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All about Shmuley
Is Rabbi Shmuley Boteach the Jewish Al Sharpton? Like the reverend who is often identified as “civil rights leader Al Sharpton,” Boteach is an amalgam of activism and self-promotion — having brande...
Feb 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Schabas rests
As chairman of a three-person U.N. human rights panel appointed to investigate violations during last summer’s Gaza war, Canadian law professor William Schabas was deemed by many to be biased again...
Feb 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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The fallout from Dermergate
As Benjamin Netanyahu’s man in Washington, Israeli Ambassador Ron Dermer has succeeded in identifying himself more closely with his prime minister than any other envoy in the nation’s history. That...
Feb 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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A new AMIA bombing victim
With the death by gunshot wound of Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman, the investigation into the 1994 bombing of the AMIA Jewish center in Buenos Aires has ground to a halt. Nisman was hours away...
Jan 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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No hoax in Paris
There is a disturbing counter-narrative about who was behind this month’s terror attacks in Paris that led to the deaths of 14 innocent people. Listen to Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan: “...
Jan 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 124 124 recommendations | email to a friend
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What next for France?
The Islamist radicals who murdered 17 people in two attacks in Paris last week targeted, on the one hand, an irreverent magazine and, on the other, the Jews. Charlie Hebdo and Hyper Cacher might no...
Jan 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 127 127 recommendations | email to a friend
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What’s in a name? That which we call ‘Islamic’ …
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...
Feb 26, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Purim poser: What is our fascination with villains?
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...
Feb 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Reflections on the Jewish Federations’ solidarity mission to Paris
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...
Feb 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Playing the race card against Israel
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 ...
Feb 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Are voluntary dues enough to get people to join synagogues?
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 ...
Feb 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Startup nation’ Israel’s best defense: science education
Due to a seemingly never-ending cycle of war in Israel, the Jewish state is constantly taking great measures to strengthen its military and defend its borders. Fueled by wartime pressures, the “sta...
Feb 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Time to reconsider the Jewish love affair with buildings
The halls of the Omaha, Neb., Jewish Community Center are often empty, but not because there is no Jewish life here. Quite the contrary. On any given day, we have an impressive number of activities...
Feb 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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How best to improve Pittsburgh living
by Josh Wander
Guest Columnist
Nov 03, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
Vote for Wander because he's Jewish? Of course that is a silly statement. Who, in their right mind would consider voting for a candidate solely on the basis of religion?  Fortunately, on Nov. 8 you...
A little courage is too little
Nov 03, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’ admission last week that the Arab world in general, and the Palestinians in particular, made a mistake by rejecting the 1947 United Nations Partition ...
Shalit, Israel and rabbinic debate
by David Ellenson
Guest Columnist
Oct 28, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — Political sovereignty in the restored Jewish homeland often means making decisions with life-and-death implications. That reality was just brought home with the agonizing decision to aut...
The Shalit lesson — no enemy will demean us
by Justin Jacobs
Guest Columnist
Oct 28, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
KIBBUTZ KETURA, Israel — On the same night Gilad Shalit was released after more than five years in captivity, I found myself, rather unexpectedly, in the middle of a crowd of thousands of smiling, ...
The Egyptian opportunity
Oct 27, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Let’s be frank; last week’s prisoner swap, which set free Israeli army Sgt. Gilad Shalit in exchange for more than 1,000 prison-hardened Palestinians will not create an opportunity for peace. That,...
Library had options other than tax hike
by Abby Wisse Schachter
Oct 27, 2011 | 15 15 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
When the librarian visits my daughter’s day care in Squirrel Hill she comes to read stories and sometimes put on a puppet show. After the visit she usually leaves behind a note for the parents desc...
A declaration of interdependence
by Gary Rosenblatt
Oct 19, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — Two years into making a full-length documentary, which had its New York premiere last Saturday, filmmaker Tiffany Shlain realized what was missing. “I watched all the footage” for the pr...
The Wagner problem in Israel: It’s not about Wagner
by Seth J. Frantzman
Guest Columnist
Oct 19, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Roberto Paternostro, conductor of the Israel Chamber Orchestra, is proud that he brought his orchestra to Bayreuth, the cult festival devoted to Richard Wagner that is still run by the Wagner clan ...
A Palestinian state should be the result of negotiations
by Mervyn Danker
Guest Columnist
Oct 19, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
SAN FRANCISCO — To establish its independence, Israel had to win a war against the combined might of the Arab nations in 1948. The Arab failure to destroy the nascent Jewish state became known, in ...
It’s not over
Oct 19, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Israeli army Sgt. Gilad Shalit’s release after more than five years as a hostage of Hamas came as joyful news to Jews the world over, even more so to the Shalit family, which has been dwelling in a...