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A matter of trust, sanctity
The arrest last week of Rabbi Barry Freundel on six charges of voyeurism has shaken his congregation, Kesher Israel in Georgetown, as well as the Jewish community of greater Washington and the Orth...
Oct 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 1 1 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 | 4 4 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 | 8 8 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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Rabbis bearing witness in Ferguson
Early last week, national faith leaders called rabbis, pastors, priests and imams to Ferguson, Mo., a city rife with racial violence and pain. Along with my rabbinic colleagues from Truah: The Rabb...
Oct 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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A tale of two rabbis
Confirmation bias — also called confirmatory bias or myside bias — is a tendency for people to favor information that confirms their preconceptions or hypotheses regardless of whether the informati...
Oct 29, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Issues to consider when voting
Editor’s Note As voters make up their minds in advance of Election Day this Nov. 4, The Jewish Chronicle asked a diverse sampling of leaders of Pittsburgh’s Jewish community which issues they feel ...
Oct 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Conversions and politics
Immediately after Rabbi Barry Freundel of Washington, D.C.’s Kesher Israel Congregation was arrested and charged with placing hidden cameras in the changing room of an adjacent ritual bath, the que...
Oct 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 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 | 3 3 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 | 3 3 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 | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Archives
Peddling Mengele: Redefining sleaze
by Menachem Z. Rosensaft
Jul 21, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — If you really want to despise someone, look no further than Stamford, Conn. That’s where you can find Basil (Bill) Panagopulos who runs Alexander Historical Auctions, an affiliate of the...
Why pray?
Jul 21, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
It’s a good question, and we have neither the right nor the wisdom to answer it on behalf of anyone. But we have been moved by the recent outpouring of prayers and support for the victims of two tr...
Dutch must find compromise on ritual slaughter ban
by Moshe Kantor
Guest Columnist
Jul 21, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
GENEVA, Switzerland — The Jewish community in Holland has its roots in those who fled persecution and discrimination to a land that has become acclaimed for its freedom of religion and expression. ...
No yellow brick road for Palestinian U.N. bid
by Anav Silverman
Guest Columnist
Jul 15, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM — Will the recognition and creation of a Palestinian state by the United Nations Security Council magically end Middle East unrest? Can the U.N. fulfill the role of the Wizard of Oz and h...
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...