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Marian Kemensky, Slovakia
Gaza
Marian Kemensky, Slovakia
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Adam Zyglis, The Buffalo News
Immigrant Children
Adam Zyglis, The Buffalo News
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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 | 0 0 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 | 1 1 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 | 5 5 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 | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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How will Modi lead?
A youthful nation and growing economic powerhouse, India has long been forging strong business relations with Israel. Those ties are expected to grow stronger following last week’s landslide electi...
May 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Building Community One Page at a Time
It’s great to be back in Pittsburgh, and it’s even greater to be editing The Jewish Chronicle! My first foray into Jewish life in greater Pittsburgh came about 10 years ago when I was a reporter fo...
Apr 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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opinion
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 | 5 5 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 | 7 7 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 | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Who am I to judge?’
A year after Pope Francis assumed the leadership of the Catholic Church, much has changed in the style of the papacy.  But one utterance in particular has become emblematic of how many have come to...
Jul 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Simplest, most important lesson of the Holocaust is missing
“To me it’s just abysmal that out of 50 states only five currently have Holocaust education mandated … and Pennsylvania is long overdue,” said Rhonda Fink-Whitman, who wrote “94 Maidens,” a novel i...
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Presbyterian (USA) divestment vote smacks hard at cherished relationships
Rabbis (as well priests, ministers and imams) have a special standing in society at large. This is based on the general level of respect granted religious leaders based on an appreciation of their ...
Jul 08, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Operas you won’t be seeing at the Met
Here are three operas that won’t get staged at the famed Metropolitan Opera (Met) in New York City anytime soon. “Omar.” The story of a young Iraqi man who was beaten and tortured by Saddam Hussein...
Jun 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Archives
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’...
Giving speeches, but ready to talk?
May 26, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Israel news flooded the media this week, as several high profile speeches had journalists and their readers alike posturing about what it all meant. President Obama was the first to enter the arena...
Time for a 'courageous conversation' in Pittsburgh
by Rabbi Aaron Bisno
May 23, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
From January through March, I had the privilege of traveling the country on a self-described sabbatical “listening tour.” In 12 weeks, I visited some of the American Jewish community’s most innovat...
Mitchell is gone, but the U.S. interest in Middle East peace remains
by Joel Rubin
May 19, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Special Envoy for Middle East Peace George Mitchell’s departure from the scene last week was one of the more dis- appointing moments in Israeli-Palestinian peacemaking of the past several decades. ...
Two stories, two states
May 19, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
On May 16, the New York Times published an op-ed by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas entitled “The Long Overdue Palestinian State.” The editorial arrived just a day after what the Pale...
Voucher plan a bad fit for Pa. public education
by Ivan C. Frank
Guest Columnist
May 12, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
In her Op-Ed article of May 5, Abby Wisse Schachter supports the Republican Gov. Tom Corbett’s voucher plan. To many people, this is a veiled attack on the public school system and the public servi...
No peace likely until Middle East melee settles down
by Jay Bushinsky
May 12, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM — From Tunisia to Bahrain, the turmoil in the Middle East should keep the Israeli-Palestinian peace process stalemated for some time, at least until the long-term political outcome is cle...