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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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Shame in the House of Israel
Coming as it did on the heels of the discovery of the bodies of three Israeli teens, the murder of Mohammed Abu Khdeir, a 16-year-old Palestinian, was assumed to be an act of revenge. Whether the s...
Jul 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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opinion
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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Community leaders reflect on the challenges ahead for Israel, the Palestinians and the United States.
Editor’s Note To coincide with the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks and the end of Israel’s recent war­ in Gaza, The Jewish Chronicle solicited views from a diverse sampling of leade...
Sep 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Hillary I know
Last month, I read an opinion piece in a Jewish publication wrongfully accusing Hillary Clinton of being anti-Israel and not fighting for the issues that matter most to Jewish Americans. This could...
Sep 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Abandoned by the Democratic Party? Fight back
“We are a people without a party. We are abandoned” said the woman next to me, as we waited for the recitation of Lamentations, the annual commemoration of the saddest day of the Jewish calendar ma...
Aug 21, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Archives
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 | 23 23 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...
The real Jimmy Carter
Jun 23, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
We have never published a film review on our opinion page before, even though that’s essentially what a film review is — an opinion. We’re not really doing it now, either, though we are blending th...
From father to son, the Netanyahu legacy in Washington
by Rafael Medoff
Guest Columnist
Jun 16, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — The enthusiastic response that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu received when he addressed the U.S. Congress on May 24 came from both sides of the aisle. Democrats and Republicans bot...
Upping the ante: Why I’m doubling down on the teen years
by Lynn Schusterman
Guest Columnist
Jun 16, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
TULSA, Okla. — For Jen, it all started in the eighth grade with an invitation from a friend to a BBYO Shabbat dinner. Jen had grown up in a non-Jewish area of Virginia, and the invitation was one o...
Survivors pass torch to eclectic generation
by Menachem Z. Rosensaft
Jun 16, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — Growing up, we whose parents had come out of the Shoa believed that they were indestructible. After all, they overcame the German efforts to murder them, survived ghettos and death camps...