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Cosby <br>
Steve Sack, The Minneapolis Star Tribune
Cosby
Steve Sack, The Minneapolis Star Tribune
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Inspecting Hillary <br>
Nate Beeler, The Columbus Dispatch
Inspecting Hillary
Nate Beeler, The Columbus Dispatch
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End run around Congress
On July 13, the day before the nuclear agreement between Iran and six world powers was reached, the Obama administration began circulating a resolution at the U.N. Security Council calling for the ...
Jul 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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The all-purpose villain
On Friday, shareholders of two subsidiaries of the Samsung Group, South Korea’s largest family-owned conglomerate, are expected to vote on the merger of these two companies. What raises this story ...
Jul 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sobering thoughts about BDS
In its annual survey of the Jewish world, the Israel-based think tank Jewish People Policy Institute (JPPI) considered the de-legitimization threat posed against Israel by the boycott, divestment a...
Jul 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Order in the court
It is one of Israel’s paradoxes that, while the country accepts any conversion made abroad for purposes of aliyah, not even many Orthodox conversions made abroad are sufficient to render a future I...
Jul 01, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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opinion
Congressional Republicans need to take Iran deal seriously
Last week, Secretary of State John Kerry and a team of skilled negotiators achieved a national security miracle: a diplomatic deal that blocks Iran’s path to a nuclear bomb.   This should be a caus...
Jul 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Deal with Iran: rotten from its very core
It has been two weeks since the signing of the agreement with Iran and we all have had an opportunity to read it closely. The issue at hand is too critical and serious to be debated solely through ...
Jul 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Iran agreement is a good deal for America
During the George W. Bush administration, we were told that the United States had to attack Iraq to stop Saddam Hussein from acquiring nuclear weapons. In then-Secretary of State Colin Powell’s inf...
Jul 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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The four major problems with the Iran deal
Israel has long been concerned that the P5+1 powers would negotiate a bad deal with Iran. But the deal announced last week in Vienna is breathtaking in its concessions to an Iranian regime that is ...
Jul 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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My rabbi needs legal aid
Following Shabbat services on the day after a Supreme Court majority recognized a constitutional right to same-sex marriage, I asked to the young rabbi of our modern Orthodox congregation: “How wil...
Jul 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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It’s time to stop demonizing Michael Oren
Michael Oren is my friend. During his nearly five years as Israel’s ambassador to the United States, we’d speak on an almost daily basis. Often those phone calls would come at 3 or 4 a.m., Washingt...
Jul 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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The hissy fit over Michael Oren
On Nov. 15, 2012, just after Hamas had begun launching hundreds of rockets at Israeli civilians, Israel’s ambassador to the United States, Michael Oren, hosted a dinner party in Washington, honorin...
Jul 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Freedom, then and now          
Apr 05, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
At its essence, Passover, which begins at sundown Friday, is all about freedom. It’s not about Moses, who is basically omitted from the hagada. In a way, it isn’t even about God — more like the fre...
Is Iraq going fundamentalist?
by Daniel Brode
Guest Columnist
Apr 05, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
TEL AVIV — As a conservative Muslim nation, Iraq is by and large opposed to Western ideals and movements deemed contrary or heretical to Islam. One Western export, the emo subculture — an American-...
Pushing morality, a victim of myopia
by Gary Rosenblatt
Mar 29, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — When I asked a well-known journalist with expertise in the Middle East to review Peter Beinart’s new book, “The Crisis Of Zionism,” he first replied that he’d love to but was crushed wit...
Pay for play          
Mar 29, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Should the United States set conditions on the release of funds to the Palestinian Authority, such as the planned $88.6 million release in development funds announced last week? We say yes, but bef...
Bibi warmongers while IDF, Mossad chiefs counsel caution
by Dr. Naftali Kaminski
Guest Columnist
Mar 23, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
Watching Netanyahu’s speech at the recent AIPAC conference I recalled something said about Netanyahu long ago: That he was a great orator, but a very small leader. One could argue that no other Isr...
The Jewish imperative for child adoption
by Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz
Guest Columnist
Mar 23, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
LOS ANGELES — Millions of children fall asleep every night hungry, wearing an unchanged diaper, and with no one to hold them as they cry themselves to sleep. There is perhaps no greater suffering t...
An intriguing idea          
Mar 23, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Last week’s story, which looked at the future of the American synagogue in our “Future of …” series, contained a thought-provoking idea from Rabbi Alex Greenbaum of Beth El Congregation of the Sout...
Obama’s split views on Iran’s nuclear program
by Abraham H. Foxman
Guest Columnist
Mar 16, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — The fact that President Barack Obama so eloquently explained Iran’s nuclear program is a threat to world peace and not only to Israel has been appropriately hailed as a step that is be...
To bomb or not to bomb Iran?          
Mar 16, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
That is most certainly the question (apologies to Shakespeare). And it was the hotly debated question during Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s just-concluded visit to Washington, where he...
The future of ... Jews in politics
From the right    
by Abby Wisse Schachter
Mar 08, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Are American Jews becoming more conservative? Will more Jews vote for Republicans in 2012 than ever before? There is evidence to suggest the answer is yes, but only in a limited way. According to a...