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Manchester attack <br>
Adam Zyglis, The Buffalo News
Manchester attack
Adam Zyglis, The Buffalo News
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Trump visits Wailing Wall
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Jos Collignon, CagleCartoons.com
Trump visits Wailing Wall
Jos Collignon, CagleCartoons.com
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Recipes for disunity
For decades, Haredi-Orthodox authorities have sought to tighten their control over Israel’s already strict interpretation of personal status questions, such as who may marry and whose conversions a...
May 18, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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The toxic brew of politics and religion
Here’s a thought experiment: Imagine your rabbi dedicating his Yom Kippur sermon to why he will be voting for Candidate X come Election Day, and why you should, as well. Now suppose the rabbi made ...
May 11, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Is this really happening in NYC?
Gentrification is a serious issue in many large cities. Rising real estate values, which are generally a sign of economic health, can bring with them upper-income residents who displace lower-incom...
May 04, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Spicer’s Yom HaShoah lesson
It would be simple to play the moral outrage card on White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer’s confused comparison of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s use of chemical weapons and Adolf Hitler’s r...
Apr 20, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Syrian attack
The chemical weapons airstrike in Syria on April 4, which killed some 80 civilians and which the West blames on the government of Bashar al-Assad, helped focus the Trump administration on the compl...
Apr 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend
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Haley’s Comet flies over AIPAC
Israel has long had the deck stacked against it in the international arena, and that fact has been no more evident than at the United Nations, which continually and unfairly singles out the Jewish ...
Apr 06, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 77 77 recommendations | email to a friend
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Yes, Virginia, there are Jews there
First, the bad news. Shockingly, we have all been hearing and reading about vicious anti-Semitic attacks in Europe: shootings, stabbings, political leaders rabble-rousing crowds to rise up against ...
May 25, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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College doesn’t turn Jews away from Judaism
In a recent analysis of U.S. religious groups, the Pew Research Center reported that the most educated American Jews are also the least religious. In considering these findings, it’s tempting to th...
May 25, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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The war never ended for poor, elderly Jews in former Soviet Union
We Americans use the phrase “the greatest generation” to describe those who grew up during the Depression, prevailed in World War II and contributed to America’s postwar prosperity and influence. B...
May 18, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jewish sensitivity demands securing U.S. borders
I am not a rabbi, but I know that throughout Jewish history, many of our holidays can be summed up as, “They tried to kill us, but we survived. Let’s eat.” As history continues to repeat itself, “t...
May 18, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Europe seeking to take home the Startup Nation
Israel’s economic strength, along with the buzz of Israel’s startup nation reputation and hi-tech scene, has not eluded one of Israel’s closest neighbors — Europe. Through technological cooperation...
May 11, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Can Trump survive Abbas?
There was something of a motivational speaker about President Donald Trump as he welcomed Mahmoud Abbas, the geronto-crat at the helm of the Palestinian Authority for the last 12 years, to the Whit...
May 11, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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No justification for high school assignment debating genocide
In a series of serendipitous events on April 4, two 17-year-olds, Jordan April and Archer Schurtliff, became my heroes. Upon arriving in Oswego, N.Y., for my book signing at River’s End Bookstore, ...
May 04, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Keep consulate in Philly
Nov 20, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
A growing chorus of dignitaries is calling on the Israeli government to keep its Philadelphia consulate open, and have been doing so almost since news that it could close became public last month. ...
Pittsburgh sans Israeli, Hebrew culture is a missed opportunity
by Nitsa Bucritz Ford
Nov 14, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
The latest Pew report says: “U.S. Jews see being Jewish as more a matter of ancestry, culture and value than religious observance.” What is culture? How does it help define who we are? The first ob...
Dragon of Israeli right-wing incitement may be stirring again
by Alan Elsner, Guest Columnist
Nov 14, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — In the run-up to the assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin on Nov. 4, 1995, the country was witness to a vicious campaign of ultra-nationalist incitement against him an...
Ostracize ghouls who peddle Holocaust artifacts
by Menachem Z. Rosensaft
Nov 14, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — They’re back: the morally depraved auctioneers and other entrepreneurs who brazenly hawk Holocaust artifacts to make a quick buck. Before Britain’s Mail on Sunday outed him, Victor Kempf...
Wait and see
Nov 14, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
As the deal to scale back Iran’s nuclear program fell through last weekend, two points remained clear: • A negotiated settlement probably won’t eliminate the Iranian nuclear weapons threat in its e...
At Veterans Day, soon-to-retire Army chaplain reflects on career
by Rabbi Eli Seidman, Guest Columnist
Nov 06, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
In another two months, I will conclude my military career. That career stretched over eight years of active duty as a chaplain in the Army, and another 16 years in the Pennsylvania Army National Gu...
Being Jewish is all about being in the pews — in some way
by Karen Hochberg
Nov 06, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
My view of Pew is that it is time for Jews to inhabit pews. Be it a pew in a synagogue, an independent minyan, a seat in a Jewish study group or service on a community board or a synagogue committe...
Jew vs. Jew in reverse
by Gary Rosenblatt
Nov 06, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — One of the unintended highlights of this year’s Conversation — the annual Jewish Week-sponsored two-day retreat for a wide variety of Jewish leaders and future leaders from around the co...
Catalyst for dialogue
Nov 06, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
Are you all surveyed out yet from the coverage of the Pew Survey of U.S. Jews? Well if not, maybe this will push you over the edge. Last week, AJC came out with its 2013 Survey of American Jewish O...
Why your vote matters on Election Day — even this Election Day
by Michelle Twersky, Guest Columnist
Oct 31, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
As a child, I loved going to the polls with my mother. We would go into the booth together and she would let me pull the lever. That night, I would always try to stay up late enough to find out who...