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Finetuned Political Machine
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Wolverton, Cagle Cartoons
Finetuned Political Machine
Wolverton, Cagle Cartoons
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Trump tours a museum
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David Fitzsimmons, The Arizona Star
Trump tours a museum
David Fitzsimmons, The Arizona Star
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Everyone’s Talmud
Until modern times, the Talmud was a major Jewish preoccupation. This sprawling compendium of the law, lore and commentary of successive generations of early rabbinic scholars provided Jews with a ...
Feb 15, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Consider Gorsuch on his merits
The Senate’s advice and consent on a proposed Supreme Court nominee is a fundamental constitutional exercise that is important, consequential and reflective of the checks and balances built into ou...
Feb 09, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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An order that breeds disorder
Most of the organized Jewish community, along with many conservative voices and most liberal voices, shuddered as the new administration hastily issued an executive order severely restricting immig...
Feb 01, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Caught in the middle
President Trump appeared to be addressing his core supporters rather than the nation during his inaugural address last Friday. There was no outstretched hand to the other side, no inclusive referen...
Jan 25, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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Woodmont not playing its ‘A’ game
“Yeah, you go ahead and bar the first black president from your country club. Forget what the 1950s felt like.” This tweet followed the news, first reported Jan. 10 by the New York Post, that the h...
Jan 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sgt. Azaria and the rule of law
Last week, Sgt. Elor Azaria, 20, of the Israel Defense Forces was convicted on a charge of manslaughter for killing a prone Palestinian man who had earlier lunged at Israeli troops with a knife. A ...
Jan 11, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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opinion
Online Talmud the next great technological innovation
When the history of Jewish texts comes to be written, Feb. 7, 2017, will likely be regarded as an important turning point. Why? Here’s what happened. For the first time, the extraordinary Steinsalt...
Feb 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Loving your fellow as yourself
With the term refugee having become a pejorative in many quarters, this is an appropriate time to reflect upon the plight of our own people during the countless years when we faced situations that ...
Feb 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Welcome all the strangers
As leaders of a local nonprofit that works to resettle refugees and assist immigrants, we are proud to reflect the Jewish community’s long history of helping those in need — whether Jewish or genti...
Feb 15, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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HIAS should return to its roots
Imagine you are an impoverished religious Jew living in Paris. You can no longer wear religious garb out of fear of being set upon by assailants from North Africa who will beat you to within an inc...
Feb 15, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Holocaust Remembrance Day must include mention of Jews
My first job out of college was for the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM). My interest in the Holocaust centered on Jewish victims and survivors. I had a visceral objection to thinkin...
Feb 09, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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What did we know and when did we know it?
The new administration’s executive order affecting travel to the United States by individuals from a select group of countries, its “universalized” statement on Holocaust Remembrance Day and its ea...
Feb 09, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cementing Israel’s ties to America’s pastime
I never thought the two sides of my life would ever come together. Baseball and Israel. I mean, for most of my life that would have been like peanut butter and tomato sauce. Jews and baseball: That...
Feb 01, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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Archives
Winton had a moral compass for the ages
by Menachem Z. Rosensaft
Sep 09, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — Thirty-four years before Henry Kissinger told the president of the United States that the emigration of Jews from a country where they were subjected to persecution “is not an objective ...
Authority to act
Sep 09, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
President Obama, who is properly ready to take military action against the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for using chemical weapons against his own people, is seeking  congressional ap...
Volunteers of the Year, what would we be without them?
by Rabbi Mark Mahler, Guest Columnist
Aug 29, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
What’s the difference between a cluttered desk and the finger of God? Last May’s letter from the Jewish Federation requesting Temple Emanuel’s nominee for our Volunteer of the Year apparently was l...
Restoring the right to vote, the time to do so is now
by Nancy K. Kaufman, Guest Columnist
Aug 29, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
There’s a funny thing about anniversaries. Just as we look back with nostalgia on the way things were, so do we inevitably reflect on how things have changed in the intervening years. So it is as w...
Dialogue goes both ways
by Gary Rosenblatt
Aug 29, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK  — Much attention, here and elsewhere, is given to encouraging American Jews to have a deeper understanding of contemporary Israel, in all its complexity, as a country that is seen by much...
The Filner lesson
Aug 29, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
San Diego’s long, embarrassing nightmare will soon be over. Its first-term mayor, Bob Filner, who has been accused of just about every form of sexual harassment you can imagine, announced his resig...
Should Jews back boycott of Putin-led Russia?
by Ben Cohen
Aug 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
One of the oft-repeated criticisms of the movement to boycott Israel is that it portrays the Middle East’s only healthy democracy as the ultimate rogue state, ignoring at the same time those author...
A better way
Aug 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
We watched this past week as the University of Michigan invited, disinvited, then re-invited Alice Walker — Pulitzer Prize-winning author and noted anti-Israel activist — to speak on its campus, wo...
Writer’s thought on turning 80: It’s all about freedom
by Suzanne Rosoff
Aug 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
ASHEVILLE, N.C. — We keep reading articles that state 40 is the “new” 20 and 50 is the “new” 30, 60 the “new” 40… well, I am here to tell you that 80 is the “new” whatever you want it to be. I just...
Downplaying Hamas a critical mistake in peace talks
by Anav Silverman
Aug 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM — Before Israel released 26 Palestinian security prisoners last week, Hamas held a press conference the previous evening where it reiterated the movement’s blatant rejection of the curren...