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World Falling Apart<br>
Steve Sack, The Minneapolis Star Tribune
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Steve Sack, The Minneapolis Star Tribune
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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 | 5 5 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 | 8 8 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 | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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With friends like these …
What’s with the Presbyterians? On the one hand, The Presbyterian Church (USA) says it loves its “Jewish sisters and brothers” and believes in interfaith dialogue; and its member churches frequently...
Jun 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Young Jews, peace process rejected in J Street vote
We are a generation that is more progressive and more critical of Israel than our parents.
May 21, 2014 | 3 3 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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It’s time to raise minimum wage
The Torah provides a moral imperative: “Justice, justice shall you pursue.”  In practical terms in today’s economic environment, that means at the very least we should support a just minimum wage –...
May 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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opinion
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 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Being Jewish in France today
“Wie Gott in Frankreich leben”—“living like God in France”—was a popular Yiddish saying among Ashkenazi Jews for a long time. It suggested a certain fascination with France, implying that Jews livi...
Aug 01, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Finding equality in a Jerusalem bomb shelter
When the siren sounded, the Rolling Stones’ tortured 1969 track “Gimme Shelter” popped into my head, oddly enough. That haunting song offered a stunning reminder of the endless horrors of war, reaw...
Aug 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Madeleine Albright still pressuring Israel after all these years
It’s been 22 years since Madeleine Albright was a foreign policy adviser to President Jimmy Carter, 17 years since she was America’s ambassador to the United Nations and 13 since she was secretary ...
Aug 01, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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First lesson of war: Maintain the blockade
During the first 24 hours of the Gaza war, Palestinian terrorists fired more than 200 rockets into Israel. Yet only one Israeli was wounded, and none were killed. How is that possible? When Israel ...
Jul 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Abbas, Auschwitz and Palestinian strategy
It was often remarked that the late Palestine Liberation Organization leader Yasser Arafat would sound moderate when speaking in English and utterly intransigent when speaking in Arabic. Much of th...
Jul 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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The number seven: lucky for me, powerful for Israel
The number seven is one of the most powerful numbers in Judaism. God’s earthly masterpiece took seven days to be completed; we celebrate Shabbat on the seventh day of each week; Jews celebrate Pass...
Jul 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Weiner only a distraction
Jun 16, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner has been called a lot of things in the past few weeks. And most of them are not very nice. Weiner (D-N.Y.) first came to the attention of the entire country in late May, wh...
Heed the lonely voice of reason of Canada's prime minister
by Marvin Hier and Abraham Cooper
Guest Columnists
Jun 10, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
LOS ANGELES — Pundits already are busy deciphering the performance of Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his new foreign policy team at the just-completed Group of Eight Summit in France. T...
Alienation from Israel hitting liberal seminaries
by Gary Rosenblatt
Jun 09, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — A second-year rabbinical student at the Jewish Theological Seminary says her year-in-Israel experience, as part of her academic training, has been “enriching and incredibly painful” in t...
Toomey’s learning curve
Jun 09, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey deserves credit for his recent 72-hour visit to Israel and the Palestinian Authority. After he and his Democratic opponent in the 2010 election, Joe Sestak, met our editorial s...
Assert Jerusalem's Jewish heritage
by Nathan Diament
Jun 02, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — Among his many statements related to Israel in the last couple of weeks, President Obama got at least one thing right when he said at a London news conference that Jerusalem goes deep ...
We must talk about two Jerusalems
by Jill Jacobs
Jun 02, 2011 | 2 2 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — After my first visit to Israel, at age 6, I proudly toted my photo album to Hebrew school for show- and-tell. As the class crowded around a picture of the Kotel, my teacher marveled, “Lo...
Finding ways to celebrate together
by Gary Rosenblatt
Jun 02, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
“There is nothing new under the sun,” wrote the author of the Bible’s Book of Ecclesiastes, who, according to tradition, is King Solomon, the wisest of all men. Yet much of Jewish life, and particu...
Everything on the table
Jun 02, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
We were gratified to receive so many letters from community leaders lauding Rabbi Aaron Bisno's May 19 guest column, which called for a "courageous conversation" on the future of Jewish Pittsburgh....
Is community the same... on a computer screen?
by Justin Jacobs, Associate Editor
May 26, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Twelve hours later, it was already old news. Much of the world learned of the death of Osama Bin Laden late Sunday night, May 1, while another chunk of the world didn’t find out until Monday mornin...
The Demjanjuk verdict in historical context
by Menachem Z. Rosensaft
May 26, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
On May 12, 2011, a German court confirmed that while John Demjanjuk may not have been Ivan the Terrible of Treblinka, he most certainly was Ivan the Very Bad of Sobibor. At first glance, the court’...