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editorial
A particularly dreadful year
As the United Nations General Assembly gathered this week in New York, one U.N. watcher was quoted as saying: “It does feel like a particularly dreadful year.” The ballooning of the Islamic State, ...
Sep 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Settlements as punishment?
The building of settlements in the West Bank of Israel is, to say the least, controversial. In Israel itself, there is a lack of consensus regarding the effort. The Palestinians believe that the se...
Sep 09, 2014 | 2 2 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Another witch hunt?
The choice of Canadian law professor William Schabas, 63, as chairman of a U.N. human rights panel to investigate violations in the Gaza war does not inspire confidence that the group’s processes o...
Aug 21, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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We’ve seen this before
The scourge of anti-Semitism is rearing its ugly head in Europe. And a troubling number of people aren’t even pretending anymore. Gone are the days of the false explanation that “I’m not anti-Semit...
Aug 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Support for our beleaguered Israeli family
We are all glued to news sources for information about Israel’s ongoing Gaza war. While there is some sense of déjà vu in the daily reports of the conflict — reminding us of a similar war fewer tha...
Jul 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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opinion
Open Hillel is a necessary intervention
Four rabbis are engaged in an animated debate about Jewish law. Three of them agree, but the dissenter is adamant that he’s got it right. He cries out: “A sign, God, I beg You, a sign!” It begins t...
Oct 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hillel is an open forum
Once again the love affair between the Jewish people and higher education is back in full bloom. The start of a new school year, and the Jewish New Year, marked the beginning of robust programming ...
Oct 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Let IDF soldiers, haredim swap roles
Controversy over haredi military service roils Israeli society, but respect for each side’s concerns and values can help resolve it. Haredim believe Jews of all backgrounds are equally commanded to...
Sep 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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The importance of tzedakah: As Jews, we all need each other
“Hello, Mrs. Rudolph!” the smiling man greets me, as I answer the front door. I have just gotten up from dinner in response to the familiar sequence of events: first, the doorbell and a two-second ...
Sep 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Community leaders reflect on the challenges ahead for Israel, the Palestinians and the United States.
Editor’s Note To coincide with the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks and the end of Israel’s recent war­ in Gaza, The Jewish Chronicle solicited views from a diverse sampling of leade...
Sep 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Hillary I know
Last month, I read an opinion piece in a Jewish publication wrongfully accusing Hillary Clinton of being anti-Israel and not fighting for the issues that matter most to Jewish Americans. This could...
Sep 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Abandoned by the Democratic Party? Fight back
“We are a people without a party. We are abandoned” said the woman next to me, as we waited for the recitation of Lamentations, the annual commemoration of the saddest day of the Jewish calendar ma...
Aug 21, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Archives
Let the spinning begin
May 05, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Shortly after the death of Osama bin Laden was announced to the world, a Hamas leader condemned the killing and proclaimed bin Laden “a holy warrior.” "We condemn the assassination and the killing ...
A photographer asks: How much security is good, bad?
by Jono David
Guest Columnist
Apr 29, 2011 | 2 2 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
I am a 100 percent independent freelance documentarian of Jewish communities worldwide. To date, my library includes some 40,000 images from 84 nations and territories. My mission is to contribute ...
Holocaust remembrance in the age of genocide
by Menachem Z. Rosensaft
Apr 29, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
We have no way of knowing whether God spoke to the dead of the concentration camp of Bergen-Belsen in Germany during the winter and early spring of 1945, but I am fairly certain that he did not spe...
Let Pollard go
Apr 29, 2011 | 3 3 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
We weren’t always convinced that Jonathan Pollard should have his life sentence commuted. After all, he did spy on his own country for a foreign government. It didn’t matter to us that that governm...
Arab uprisings are victories we should applaud
by Joel Rubin
Apr 22, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — “Go down Moses, and tell ‘ol Pharaoh, let my people go.” This week, as Jews celebrate our freedom from slavery in Egypt, we should also raise a glass to salute the inspiring march to f...
Open season on synagogues
Apr 22, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
With all the attacks on synagogues both foreign and domestic this past week, one can’t help but wonder if there’s some cosmic bounty on Jewish houses of worship: • A Reform synagogue in Ra’anana, I...
Name Israel's real birthday (hint: it isn't Yom Haatzmaut)
by Steve Feldman and Dr. Robert Sklaroff
Guest Columnist
Apr 15, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
PHILADELPHIA — In about a week, one of the most significant dates in Jewish history and Israeli history again will again pass by with hardly any attention and no fanfare. The Book of Joshua states ...
Being Alexander Machkevitch: Jewish billionaire from nowhere
by Gary Rosenblatt
Apr 15, 2011 | 2 2 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — Alexander Machkevitch, 57, is a Jewish billionaire little known in America, and from a country virtually unknown in the West — Kyrgyzstan, a Muslim republic of the former Soviet Union. H...
Cartoonish politics
Apr 15, 2011 | 2 2 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Many of the political cartoons emanating from the Arab world since Richard Goldstone disavowed the key conclusion of his 2009 United Nations report, that Israel possibly committed crimes against hu...
Frequent gag order use flouts Israel’s democracy claims
by Jay Bushinsky
Apr 07, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM — The mysterious abduction of a Palestinian engineer from Ukraine to Israel two months ago will either turn out to have been a brilliant anti-terrorist tactic or a useless exercise in int...