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Steve Sack, The Minneapolis Star Tribune
Cosby
Steve Sack, The Minneapolis Star Tribune
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Inspecting Hillary <br>
Nate Beeler, The Columbus Dispatch
Inspecting Hillary
Nate Beeler, The Columbus Dispatch
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End run around Congress
On July 13, the day before the nuclear agreement between Iran and six world powers was reached, the Obama administration began circulating a resolution at the U.N. Security Council calling for the ...
Jul 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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The all-purpose villain
On Friday, shareholders of two subsidiaries of the Samsung Group, South Korea’s largest family-owned conglomerate, are expected to vote on the merger of these two companies. What raises this story ...
Jul 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sobering thoughts about BDS
In its annual survey of the Jewish world, the Israel-based think tank Jewish People Policy Institute (JPPI) considered the de-legitimization threat posed against Israel by the boycott, divestment a...
Jul 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Order in the court
It is one of Israel’s paradoxes that, while the country accepts any conversion made abroad for purposes of aliyah, not even many Orthodox conversions made abroad are sufficient to render a future I...
Jul 01, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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One for the ‘nones’
First the good news. The American Jewish population has stabilized in size after decades of decline. That’s the positive glimmer from the recent Pew Research Center survey that found American Chris...
Jun 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Diane Rehm’s loyalty oath
Public radio host Diane Rehm is known for running a genial, intelligent and well-informed talk show. But during her interview with Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders last week, someth...
Jun 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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ADA disabilities law: a dream worth celebrating, but not yet fully realized
Quick — when was the last time you thought twice about a ramp outside a public building? How about a wheelchair-accessible bathroom? Do you even blink when you see a closed-captioning-enabled TV? M...
Aug 04, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Congressional Republicans need to take Iran deal seriously
Last week, Secretary of State John Kerry and a team of skilled negotiators achieved a national security miracle: a diplomatic deal that blocks Iran’s path to a nuclear bomb.   This should be a caus...
Jul 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Deal with Iran: rotten from its very core
It has been two weeks since the signing of the agreement with Iran and we all have had an opportunity to read it closely. The issue at hand is too critical and serious to be debated solely through ...
Jul 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Iran agreement is a good deal for America
During the George W. Bush administration, we were told that the United States had to attack Iraq to stop Saddam Hussein from acquiring nuclear weapons. In then-Secretary of State Colin Powell’s inf...
Jul 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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The four major problems with the Iran deal
Israel has long been concerned that the P5+1 powers would negotiate a bad deal with Iran. But the deal announced last week in Vienna is breathtaking in its concessions to an Iranian regime that is ...
Jul 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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My rabbi needs legal aid
Following Shabbat services on the day after a Supreme Court majority recognized a constitutional right to same-sex marriage, I asked to the young rabbi of our modern Orthodox congregation: “How wil...
Jul 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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It’s time to stop demonizing Michael Oren
Michael Oren is my friend. During his nearly five years as Israel’s ambassador to the United States, we’d speak on an almost daily basis. Often those phone calls would come at 3 or 4 a.m., Washingt...
Jul 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Slings and arrows      
Jan 26, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
The essay by Winchester Thurston junior Jesse Lieberfeld, which decries Judaism as a once-wonderful religion while lopsidedly trashing Israel as the oppressor in its standoff with the Palestinians,...
Israel’s ’74 pact with Syria shows we can deal with Iran  
by Joel Rubin
Jan 19, 2012 | 4 4 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — In 1974, Israel struck a security deal with Syria that is still in effect today.  The West should seek to do the same with Iran in 2012. When the subject of diplomacy with Iran comes u...
Message to my people: We are all in this together
by Abby Wisse Schachter
Jan 19, 2012 | 3 3 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
“In 50 years, Israel will be like Iran,” an Israeli friend wrote to me when she forwarded the video of 8-year-old Naama Margolese and the harassment she’s endured at the hands of some Haredi Jews i...
A time for truth: Why we need another Durban conference
by Dexter Van Zile
Guest Columnist
Jan 19, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — It is time for another Durban Conference. No, I’m not asking for a repeat of the U.N.-sponsored festival of Jew-hatred that took place in South Africa in 2001. The last thing we need i...
Haredi should act      
Jan 19, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
(Editor’s note: Since the publication of this editorial, the Chronicle has become aware of a Jan. 5 letter by Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, the spiritual leader of the ultra-Orthodox Shas party in Israel, th...
Fight with Haredi a civil war no one wants
by Erica Brown
Guest Columnist
Jan 15, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
I saw the recent photos of ultra-Orthodox Jews sending their children to a demonstration wearing yellow stars. We all saw those photos. I opened the New York Times with a silent prayer: “God, pleas...
Haredim who desecrate Shoa have no place in civilized society  
by Menachem Z. Rosensaft
Jan 15, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — The abhorrent rally in Jerusalem’s Shabbat Square on Dec. 31, 2011, featuring Haredim wearing yellow stars and simulated concentration camp uniforms brings to mind Walt Kelly’s observati...
Lew was a wise choice      
Jan 15, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
We’re under no illusions about President Barack Obama’s appointment of Jacob “Jack” Lew to be the next White House Chief of Staff. Lew, 56, is an Orthodox Jew, a voting bloc that trends conservativ...
Are Jews better off today than a year ago?  
by Gary Rosenblatt
Jan 05, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — If you’re an optimist and were asked to name three of the most significant Jewish events of the past 12 months, you might cite the release and emotional homecoming of Gilad Shalit after ...
Israel not isolated despite gloom and doom reports  
by Danny Brode
Guest Columnist
Jan 05, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
TEL AVIV — Despite incessant claims of Israel’s isolation from the political opposition, media pundits and U.S. officials, the level of the Jewish state’s bilateral relations with crucial players i...