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Bob Englehart, CagleCartoons.com
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Bob Englehart, CagleCartoons.com
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Steve Sack, The Minneapolis Star Tribune
NRA Birdies
Steve Sack, The Minneapolis Star Tribune
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After the Tel Aviv attack
Last week’s terrorist attack, in which two Palestinian men shot and killed four Israelis in a Tel Aviv food court, came after the country’s least violent month since May 2015. Still, the brazen, al...
Jun 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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A ‘rupture’ over the Wall?
The stalled implementation of the plan to bring pluralistic Jewish prayer to the Kotel probably won’t cause a major rupture between American Jews and Israel, but it is further proof of the complain...
Jun 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Asleep at the switch on BDS
In recent years, BDS has become the scourge of the organized Jewish community and the government of Israel. Everyone from B’nai B’rith International to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has declare...
Jun 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Netanyahu leans right
With his offer to bring the ultranationalist Yisrael Beiteinu party into his governing coalition, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has probably formed the most right-wing ruling coalition ...
May 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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A call for civility in the public sphere
Diversity of opinion has long been a feature of Jewish tradition as well as of American democracy. Argument “for the sake of heaven” — disagreement in search of a higher truth as opposed to disagre...
May 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Vote for McGinty a rubber stamp of Obama foreign policy
In March 2016, only two months after President Barack Obama’s nuclear deal went into effect, Iran fired two long-range ballistic missiles capable of transporting nuclear weapons. One of the missile...
Jun 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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On Israel, a clear choice for McGinty for Senate
Of the many reasons why I’m supporting Katie McGinty in the race to become Pennsylvania’s senator, her unwavering support of Israel is particularly important to me. McGinty is someone who understan...
Jun 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Men must continue to step up to stop violence against women
For the third year in a row, we are joining with dozens of other regional leaders in signing the Father’s Day Pledge #FathersDayPledge#PAsaysNoMore . This vow to break the generational cycle of vio...
Jun 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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The greatest threat to Palestinian Arab youth
On May 19, The Hill, a Washington-based newspaper covering Congress, other governmental agencies and related activity, published a one-sided, anti-Israel Op-Ed entitled “Obama must act to protect P...
Jun 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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As pride celebrations begin, Fairness Act remains stalled in Harrisburg
As annual pride festival celebrations begin, a welcomed summer tradition in many Pennsylvania communities, I again have to report that the state has yet to pass my legislation that will protect the...
Jun 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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What sex in a traditional Shavuot reading can teach today’s teens
OMER, Israel — As Jews, we tend to pride ourselves on our tradition’s values and how we pass them on to future generations; values such as education, tzedakah, loving the stranger, pursuing justice...
Jun 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Heed Brandeis’ call to be better Jews
One hundred years ago, the great jurist Louis D. Brandeis was appointed to the Supreme Court of the United States. Brandeis was the first Jew to serve on that court. Brandeis was a nonobservant Jew...
Jun 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Archives
Ex-Mossad head: ‘Haredization’ trumps Iran as threat
by Gary Rosenblatt
Feb 08, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — It’s not often that Middle East events surprise Efraim Halevy, who served in the Mossad for 28 years (including four as director) and who also was head of the National Security Council a...
Common Ground Koch
Feb 08, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
In the last interview of his life, with CNN’s Piers Morgan, Edward I. Koch described himself as a secular Jew who nevertheless believed in God, and reward and punishment. “I expect to be rewarded,”...
Memo to gun rights backers: Remember what Reagan, Scalia said
by Menachem Z. Rosensaft
Feb 02, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — On Dec. 14, 2012, immediately after 20 children and six of their teachers were gunned down in Newtown, Conn., President Obama said that, “we’re going to have to come together and take me...
Election much about youth and Judaism
by Asher Wiseman
Feb 02, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
KIBBUTZ KFAR RUPPIN, Israel  — On Jan. 22, after three months of ruthless campaigning, 67.3 percent of eligible Israeli adults casted their votes. The election constituted a referendum on the Likud...
Right idea for the right time
Feb 02, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
As expected, the party of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu — Likud-Beiteinu, a merger of his Likud party with that of his more right-wing coalition partner Avigdor Lieberman — finished fir...
Chuck Hagel is the right choice for secretary of defense  
by Joel Rubin
Jan 24, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — When I served in the U.S. Senate as a foreign policy aide, the Iraq war dominated the political debate and the nation’s attention.  Just like the budget fights of today, there was prac...
Remembering those who had courage to care
by Abraham H. Foxman, Guest Columnist
Jan 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
It is fitting that the United Nations, as part of the international commemoration of the Holocaust on Jan. 27, is paying tribute this year not only to the millions of innocents who died in the Nazi...
A Tu B’Shevat lesson
Jan 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
Tu B’Shevat is called the birthday of trees, but here’s a sobering fact to remember as we celebrate the holiday: the world tree canopy is disappearing. According to Greenpeace, a quarter of the for...
Pittsburgh the cure to Jewish demographic illness
by Abby W. Schachter
Jan 16, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Jane Eisner, editor of The Forward made a shocking admission in her most recent column. She has finally recognized that Jews marrying non-Jews is actually hurting the Jewish community. “This is wha...
Give the president his Cabinet
Jan 16, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Battle lines are being drawn in Congress over the confirmation of Chuck Hagel as the next U.S. Secretary of Defense, which is misguided and regrettable. Misguided because the president sets policy ...