facebook
twitter

needayoutubeicon donate

Civil War<br>

David Fitzsimmons, The Arizona Star
Civil War
David Fitzsimmons, The Arizona Star
slideshow


Confederate Flag<br>
Steve Sack, The Minneapolis Star Tribune
Confederate Flag
Steve Sack, The Minneapolis Star Tribune
slideshow

CLICK HERE to see more

editorial
One for the ‘nones’
First the good news. The American Jewish population has stabilized in size after decades of decline. That’s the positive glimmer from the recent Pew Research Center survey that found American Chris...
Jun 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Diane Rehm’s loyalty oath
Public radio host Diane Rehm is known for running a genial, intelligent and well-informed talk show. But during her interview with Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders last week, someth...
Jun 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Rabbi Riskin under fire
Rabbi Dr. Shlomo Riskin is a well-respected and accomplished modern Orthodox rabbi. In the 1960s and ’70s he was among the leading voices in the Soviet Jewry movement and led the Lincoln Square Syn...
Jun 11, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Tony Blair’s Mideast exit
Tony Blair stepped down last month as the Middle East envoy of the so-called Quartet — the group comprised of the United States, the United Nations, the European Union and Russia. To the extent Bla...
Jun 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Free speech on Z Street
Z Street, the pro-Israel group that says it was denied 501(c)(3) tax status because of its views, got its day in court this month. While the outcome of the case is far from certain, during oral arg...
May 20, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Netanyahu’s new government
Despite being a coalition comprised of the “right” and the “religious,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s fourth government, which was scheduled to be voted in on Wednesday, does not appear to be...
May 14, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
opinion
Don’t whitewash Charleston’s troubled racial history
CHARLESTON, S.C. — A prominent Jewish Charlestonian’s inspiring response to the massacre last week at the Emanuel AME Church has circulated widely in recent days, including in the pages of this new...
Jul 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Forming a new Palestinian government: challenges and opportunities
Reports have emerged that Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah’s government will soon resign and that a new PA government will be formed in its place. To be sure, a new government wi...
Jul 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Why World Refugee Day is a Jewish holiday
It is impossible to avoid the stories of massive human displacement from Burma, Syria, Iraq, Ukraine and Afghanistan and of hordes of boat migrants dying in the Mediterranean and the Indian Ocean. ...
Jun 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
This is not the Charleston I know
CHARLESTON, S.C. — The unspeakable murder of nine accomplished, beloved, and respected African-American Charlestonians of faith in their own church on Wednesday has hit our city like an earthquake....
Jun 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Dad, survivor, hero
As a child, I was always fascinated by my father’s war wounds — deep gouges in his arm and leg left by a spray of German bullets early in 1945. As I grew older, I learned a bit more. Barely two mon...
Jun 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
The assault on immigration
President Barack Obama’s use of his executive authority to defer deportation for millions of immigrant families has become a flashpoint for opponents of immigration reform. The state of Texas, alon...
Jun 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
The administration should not meet with Muslim Brotherhood in Washington
This week, a delegation including two prominent Muslim Brotherhood members will visit Washington to advocate against the current Egyptian government, headed by President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi. While...
Jun 11, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Archives
Church-state separation a Jewish issue          
Mar 08, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
The Chronicle doesn’t make endorsements in primary and general elections; we don’t tell our readers whom not to vote for either. But we are going to take to task presidential candidate Rick Santoru...
Fighting fair: The ethics of warfare in the Middle East
by Gary Rosenblatt
Mar 02, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — What distinguishes a legitimate soldier from a war criminal is how he conducts himself on the battlefield. But what if there is no battlefield and the combatants don’t wear uniforms? Ove...
Hatred: Coming soon to a campus near you    
by Dore Gold
Guest Columnist
Mar 02, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Anti-Israel hatred on campus crests each year during an event called “Israel Apartheid Week.”  With this ominous name and programs that thrive on ignorance and blind disregard for the facts, tens o...
Options in Syria are not good          
Mar 02, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
As the brutal attacks by the Syrian army on its own people continue, the world outcry for the United States — the perennial police officer of the world — to “do something” intensifies. Some say we ...
Cohen column short on facts  
by Jay Bushinsky
Feb 23, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM — Newspaper columns can be reassuring or disappointing, but few are packed with as many deceptive, inaccurate or irrelevant comments as the one by Roger Cohen that appeared a week ago in ...
Paper treaty        
Feb 23, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Last October, we suggested in this space that a recent Egyptian-Israeli prisoner exchange involving 25 Egyptians in Israeli jails for Ilan Grapel, a 27-year-old Israeli who had been arrested in Egy...
Standing up for religion
by Nina Sundell
Guest Columnist
Feb 23, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
 CLEVELAND  — Both the American and Pennsylvania Constitutions guarantee freedom of religion, and by implication, freedom from religion.  The freedoms they both offer have been the subject of fierc...
Knowing Rabbi Plaut        
Feb 16, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
We didn’t know W. Gunther Plaut, the renown Reform rabbi who died Wednesday, Feb. 8, in Toronto, at age 99. But we certainly knew of him. We knew the German-born Plaut, who never intended to become...
A Russian Jewish leader with grand plans  
by Gary Rosenblatt
Feb 16, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — Alexander Levin, a rags-to-riches Ukrainian businessman who announced a new international forum for Russian-speaking Jews recently at the United Nations, says he knows how to deal with w...
Ultra-Orthodox Judaism need not be so obscurantist
by Menachem Z. Rosensaft
Feb 09, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — The spectacle of Haredi thugs spitting on Naama Margolis, an 8-year-old schoolgirl in the Israeli town of Beit Shemesh has exacerbated the already frayed relations between the fundamenta...