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Bob Englehart, CagleCartoons.com
Sit-In
Bob Englehart, CagleCartoons.com
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NRA Birdies <br>
Steve Sack, The Minneapolis Star Tribune
NRA Birdies
Steve Sack, The Minneapolis Star Tribune
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After the Tel Aviv attack
Last week’s terrorist attack, in which two Palestinian men shot and killed four Israelis in a Tel Aviv food court, came after the country’s least violent month since May 2015. Still, the brazen, al...
Jun 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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A ‘rupture’ over the Wall?
The stalled implementation of the plan to bring pluralistic Jewish prayer to the Kotel probably won’t cause a major rupture between American Jews and Israel, but it is further proof of the complain...
Jun 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Asleep at the switch on BDS
In recent years, BDS has become the scourge of the organized Jewish community and the government of Israel. Everyone from B’nai B’rith International to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has declare...
Jun 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Netanyahu leans right
With his offer to bring the ultranationalist Yisrael Beiteinu party into his governing coalition, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has probably formed the most right-wing ruling coalition ...
May 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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A call for civility in the public sphere
Diversity of opinion has long been a feature of Jewish tradition as well as of American democracy. Argument “for the sake of heaven” — disagreement in search of a higher truth as opposed to disagre...
May 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Misleading with contempt
Politics, diplomacy and warfare are not for the naïve. So we probably shouldn’t be upset to learn that the Obama administration manipulated the media to tell a narrative about the nuclear negotiati...
May 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Vote for McGinty a rubber stamp of Obama foreign policy
In March 2016, only two months after President Barack Obama’s nuclear deal went into effect, Iran fired two long-range ballistic missiles capable of transporting nuclear weapons. One of the missile...
Jun 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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On Israel, a clear choice for McGinty for Senate
Of the many reasons why I’m supporting Katie McGinty in the race to become Pennsylvania’s senator, her unwavering support of Israel is particularly important to me. McGinty is someone who understan...
Jun 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Men must continue to step up to stop violence against women
For the third year in a row, we are joining with dozens of other regional leaders in signing the Father’s Day Pledge #FathersDayPledge#PAsaysNoMore . This vow to break the generational cycle of vio...
Jun 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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The greatest threat to Palestinian Arab youth
On May 19, The Hill, a Washington-based newspaper covering Congress, other governmental agencies and related activity, published a one-sided, anti-Israel Op-Ed entitled “Obama must act to protect P...
Jun 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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As pride celebrations begin, Fairness Act remains stalled in Harrisburg
As annual pride festival celebrations begin, a welcomed summer tradition in many Pennsylvania communities, I again have to report that the state has yet to pass my legislation that will protect the...
Jun 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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What sex in a traditional Shavuot reading can teach today’s teens
OMER, Israel — As Jews, we tend to pride ourselves on our tradition’s values and how we pass them on to future generations; values such as education, tzedakah, loving the stranger, pursuing justice...
Jun 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Heed Brandeis’ call to be better Jews
One hundred years ago, the great jurist Louis D. Brandeis was appointed to the Supreme Court of the United States. Brandeis was the first Jew to serve on that court. Brandeis was a nonobservant Jew...
Jun 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Syria’s insoluble puzzle
May 05, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
“In the last 48 hours, we have had an average of one Syrian killed every 25 minutes. One Syrian wounded every 13 minutes.” That was U.N. envoy Staffan de Mistura’s assessment of the carnage, as the...
A new kind of ‘safety’ school
by Johanna Markind, Guest Columnist
Apr 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
On March 31, a number of colleges announced their admissions decisions for the class of 2020. As colleges and students seek the best fit, I have suggestions for both that take account of rising cam...
‘Tribe’ needn’t be a pejorative label
by Rabbi David Osachy, Guest Columnist
Apr 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
I am not a well man. In my middle age I have fallen in love again — with the Jewish People. To be more precise, this is not something that just “happened” to me, but has been my conscious decision....
The pawns of Gaza
Apr 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
International focus on the well-being of the residents of Gaza is cyclical. That concern reached a high point during the 2014 war between Israel and Hamas, when over the course of 50 days, Gazans w...
Fighting oppression, inequality and injustice on Passover
by Hillary Clinton, Guest Columnist
Apr 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
I didn’t grow up celebrating Pesach. But over the years, I’ve attended seders where I was inspired by the remarkable story told in the Haggadah — a tale of a people who, sustained by fortitude and ...
Passover a reminder to live a life of purpose
by John Kasich, Guest Columnist
Apr 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
I’ve had the wonderful privilege of meeting thousands of people from all different faith backgrounds out on the campaign trail. It’s been both a humbling and awe-inspiring experience. At every even...
The dilemma of Simone Zimmerman
Apr 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Simone Zimmerman’s tenure as Bernie Sanders’ outreach director to the Jewish community lasted only two days. But in the hours between the announcement of her appointment last week and her suspensio...
The burning bush and the future of American democracy
by Michael Pollack, Guest Columnist
Apr 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Right now, hundreds of people from all walks of life and faith traditions, who marched 140 miles from Philadelphia to Washington, are participating in a weeklong sit-in on Capitol Hill. We marched ...
Jewish communities have a voice at the United Nations
by Cynthia D. Shapira, Guest Columnist
Apr 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
I recently had the opportunity to join Jeff Finkelstein, CEO of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh, and leaders from Jewish federations across North America to visit the U.N. headquarters ...
Whither diplomacy?
Apr 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Former settler leader Dani Dayan got off to a bad start as Israel’s newly named consul general to New York. And in a series of tweets, he made things worse. The day before he got the official nod f...