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Bernie and Donald <br>
Bob Englehart, CagleCartoons.com
Bernie and Donald
Bob Englehart, CagleCartoons.com
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Christie and Rubio <br>
John Cole, The Scranton Times-Tribune
Christie and Rubio
John Cole, The Scranton Times-Tribune
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We are all Jews, and more
President Barack Obama delivered a historic address last week at the Israeli Embassy in Washington. Speaking on International Holocaust Remembrance Day as medals were given to families declared rig...
Feb 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Obama's regret
In his final State of the Union address last week, President Barack Obama reminded the country that optimism and hope are the tried-and-true American responses to hard times and to demagogues. Alth...
Jan 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Balance of rights
In announcing executive action to reduce gun violence across the nation last week, President Barack Obama called for balancing Second Amendment gun rights with other liberties. As he did so, he rec...
Jan 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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No reason to spy
One of the many surprising revelations made by Edward Snowden in 2013 was that the National Security Agency was tapping the phone conversations of world leaders, most famously German Chancellor Ang...
Jan 07, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Take Iran’s provocations seriously
In reaching a nuclear agreement with Iran last summer, the United States knew that it was not dealing with a friendly country. It was clear that Iran is governed by a revolutionary, hegemonic regim...
Dec 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Progress in the absence of peace
In an op-ed in The Washington Post last week, Israeli President Reuven Rivlin outlined a kinder, gentler right-wing approach to the Palestinians living under Israeli control that would focus on imp...
Dec 17, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Repairing Pittsburgh, repairing the world
Shortly after joining the Repair the World team as its Pittsburgh director, I was asked by our national staff about our volunteering plans for MLK Day. After all, MLK Day is a national service day ...
Feb 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Eugene Borowitz, teacher of rabbis, defined dilemma of the modern Jew
In “Ethics of the Fathers,” the rabbis teach that we must grant respect and honor to an individual who teaches us even the smallest bit of knowledge. For those of us who were the students of Rabbi ...
Feb 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Why are we still competing? We are in this together
Big news this past week. A new collaborative umbrella organization for Jewish Day Schools has been created that will bring five existing organizations together under one united banner. This new ent...
Feb 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Eating out Jewishly ... and celebrating life itself
Last week, after Shabbat ended, my wife and I went out with friends to eat in a downtown Jerusalem restaurant. I didn’t regard it as a particularly patriotic act. It didn’t even occur to me that so...
Feb 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Compassion, it seems, has its limits even in Sweden.
European liberal left blames victims, leaves Europe in decay Recent incidents highlighted the dangerously failed European left-wing politics that has draped itself in the false cloak of morality an...
Jan 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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My son is majoring in musical theater
It is winter, which means my high school senior is in the thick of the college application process. Like the hundreds of thousands of other American mothers in my shoes, most conversations I find m...
Jan 27, 2016 | 4 4 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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A day school umbrella
On many levels, Jewish day schools are flourishing in the United States. Notwithstanding our nation’s many good public school systems, high-quality private school opportunities and a history of int...
Jan 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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As Iran crisis mounts, humility is in order  
Sep 27, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — As the story goes, a visitor to the Biblical Zoo in Israel was amazed when he approached the cage of the wolf and the lamb. There they were, peacefully resting near each other, calling t...
The rejection of Nazi analogies must be bipartisan
by Menachem Z. Rosensaft
Sep 27, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — This is really not all that complicated.  Once and for all, politicians and pundits of all persuasions should get it into their heads that making analogies to the Holocaust or Nazi Germa...
The sooner the better
Sep 27, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
No one should be surprised that Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, in a statement Sunday before a high-level United Nations General Assembly meeting, said that Israel has “no roots” in the hist...
Blaming America for political gain  
by Joel Rubin
Sep 21, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — Why is it that when terrorists kill an American official abroad, such as what recently happened in Libya, some in our country blame America rather than the actual perpetrators of the c...
Lessons from Ramle: Dialogue does work
by Ariel Schnitzer, Guest Columnist
Sep 21, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
LOS ANGELES — If it weren’t for the Hebrew exit sign that hung above the entrance, I would have never imagined I was in Israel, or rather, the Israel that I had always known. Boys played soccer, gi...
Electoral influence
Sep 21, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
When it comes to Israel’s internal affairs, many American Jews believe that the Jews in general, and the Jewish media in particular, should maintain a hands-off policy. Their argument goes somethin...
Meat and Jews: A mixed-grill relationship
by Rabbi Scott Aaron, For the Chronicle
Sep 19, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Like most Americans, we Jews are an animal protein-noshing lot. Nothing says Rosh Hashana like a nice brisket, Shabbat like roast chicken and that most sacred of Pittsburgh Jewish social occasions ...
Choose veganism, honor Judaism, and kvell
by Jeffrey Cohan, For the Chronicle
Sep 19, 2012 | 8 8 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
A divinity student from a Presbyterian seminary approached me recently and made a surprising comment. “I’m so impressed,” he said, “with the emphasis that Judaism places on treating animals with co...
You have rights at work during High Holy Days
by Andrew Horowitz, For the Chronicle
Sep 19, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
As we prepare for the new Jewish year, we must confront the reality that in most cases, the secular world continues to move at full speed while we stop to celebrate, reflect and atone. Those of us ...
Is the prayer book a drag on Judaism?
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Sep 12, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
A recent Shabbat service study session at an area synagogue touched off a lively discussion — during and after the service. The lesson related to that week’s Torah portion, Ekev. Specifically, it a...