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Republican Excuses
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Daryl Cagle, CagleCartoons.com
Republican Excuses
Daryl Cagle, CagleCartoons.com
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Senate Health Care Bill <br>
Adam Zyglis, The Buffalo News
Senate Health Care Bill
Adam Zyglis, The Buffalo News
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editorial
Israel’s un-welcome mat
This week, 10,000 athletes from 80 countries converged on Israel for the 20th Maccabiah Games, “the Jewish Olympics.” Those are impressive numbers compared to the 800 athletes from 19 countries who...
Jul 05, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Israel’s government crashes into the Wall
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is not our elected leader. The government of Israel is not our elected government. But, as members of the Jewish people, the Land of Israel is our ancestra...
Jun 29, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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A matter of transparency
Numerous “American friends of” organizations exist in the Jewish communal firmament to help direct funds to worthy causes in Israel. That’s what most people thought was the case with an organizatio...
Jun 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Save planet Earth
While it makes us nervous that the United States is now “aligned” with Syria and Nicaragua as the only other country that is not a member of the Paris climate accord, the real significance of Presi...
Jun 14, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Reunited Jerusalem at 50
The celebrations of 50 years since the reunification of Jerusalem have been going on in that city since last month’s Jerusalem Day. This week, with the anniversary of the Six Day War on the secular...
Jun 07, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 59 59 recommendations | email to a friend
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A nastier, more brutish budget
National Jewish organizations are notoriously prolific when it comes to issuing press releases. So the near silence that followed the issuance of President Donald Trump’s $4.1 trillion budget on Ma...
Jun 01, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 63 63 recommendations | email to a friend
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opinion
Stop talking about Diaspora-Israel relations
Recent decisions by the Israeli government have led to expected warnings that Israel is alienating Diaspora Jewry, the loss of which will have severe consequences. With all due respect to Diaspora ...
Jul 12, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Toward a new Palestinian state of mind
The Six Day War may have transformed Palestinians’ geopolitical landscape, but when it comes to their collective mindset, there is still room for a major breakthrough. Jerusalem U just finished cre...
Jul 12, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Caring for captured and wounded enemy soldiers is a fundamental IDF value
One of the greatest challenges of a medical corps team member is to care for captured and wounded enemy soldiers. I served as an army medic during the 1967 Six-Day War in the battle over Jerusalem ...
Jul 05, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Let’s break our current political intolerance
The shooting in Alexandria, Va., that nearly killed Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.) could have been a horrifying massacre. That it wasn’t was a miracle, a combination of good fortune and valiant heroism...
Jul 05, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Plenty to celebrate about Jewish Pittsburgh
Since I was out of town last week, I missed Rabbi Mark Staitman’s talk about Pittsburgh’s “vanishing” Jewish community. I have enjoyed past Ehrenwerth Lectures, and am so grateful to the Ehrenwerth...
Jun 29, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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The essential thing about Judaism that TV writers don’t know
Every TV show strives to create new and original ideas that before would have never been shown on large scale networks. For instance: the mikvah, a fairly private ritual that is only known to pract...
Jun 29, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jeremy Corbyn didn’t sin, so British Jews shouldn’t give up on Labour
For me, the main takeaway from the British election June 8 was that Jeremy Corbyn, the far-left leader of the opposition Labour party, didn’t win it. Most of the ridicule in the wake of the electio...
Jun 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Archives
Message from pope to son of survivors was a tremendous gift
by Menachem Z. Rosensaft
Oct 31, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
Pope Francis is an extraordinary man. In the months since Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Buenos Aires became the head of the Roman Catholic Church he has changed the atmospherics of the Vatican ...
Loyalty questions
Oct 30, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
See if this sounds familiar: You’re having a conversation with co-workers or classmates, and the conversation turns to politics — Israel in particular. Someone who knows you’re Jewish suddenly blur...
‘Spirit’ of Sukkot can be tasted in Jerry Parness’ etrog liquor
by Adam Reinherz
Oct 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
Dr. Jerry Parness stood in his Squirrel Hill kitchen fastidiously scraping and squeezing, trying to extract the last juices of the just-concluded festival of Sukkot. He cracked open the sealed lid ...
A step-by-step guide for reading the Pew survey
by Rabbi Scott Aaron
Oct 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
Unless you have been focused on more mundane issues over the past few weeks, such as the government shutdown, America’s fragile debt rating, Obamacare or the possible rapprochement with Iran, you m...
Iran’s diplomatic thaw with the West
by Joel Rubin
Oct 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — Congratulations, Congress. Your Iran strategy is working. Now what? The diplomatic thaw between Iran and the West is advancing, and faster than most of us had imagined. This is the res...
Ironic snub
Oct 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
Saudi Arabia’s announcement last week that it would refuse a seat on the United Nations Security Council set a historic precedent. No other nation has ever refused a rotating seat on the powerful p...
Jewish living is more about G-d, spirituality than religion
by Lieba Rudolph
Oct 16, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
The Pew Research Center’s results are in and they confirm what American Jews have been suspecting for some time now: Intermarriage is up and religious affiliation is down. And everyone who cares ab...
Why Yair Lapid is wrong on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict
by Ben Cohen
Oct 16, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
I’ll confess that when I first read about Israeli Finance Minister Yair Lapid’s disagreement with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s insistence that the Palestinians recognize Israel as a Jewish s...
What Pew does — and doesn’t — tell us
by Gary Rosenblatt
Oct 16, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — Not surprisingly, there has already been a large wave of reactions to the first major national survey of American Jews in more than a decade, with its sobering, if not bleak, portrait of...
Robinson’s Arch
Oct 16, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Members of Congress, take a lesson from Women of the Wall (WOW). The board of directors for the Israeli-North American women’s activist group, which has petitioned for years for the same right of r...