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David Fitzsimmons, The Arizona Star
Civil War
David Fitzsimmons, The Arizona Star
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Steve Sack, The Minneapolis Star Tribune
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Steve Sack, The Minneapolis Star Tribune
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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 | 11 11 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 | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rabbi Riskin under fire
Rabbi Dr. Shlomo Riskin is a well-respected and accomplished modern Orthodox rabbi. In the 1960s and ’70s he was among the leading voices in the Soviet Jewry movement and led the Lincoln Square Syn...
Jun 11, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tony Blair’s Mideast exit
Tony Blair stepped down last month as the Middle East envoy of the so-called Quartet — the group comprised of the United States, the United Nations, the European Union and Russia. To the extent Bla...
Jun 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Free speech on Z Street
Z Street, the pro-Israel group that says it was denied 501(c)(3) tax status because of its views, got its day in court this month. While the outcome of the case is far from certain, during oral arg...
May 20, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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Netanyahu’s new government
Despite being a coalition comprised of the “right” and the “religious,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s fourth government, which was scheduled to be voted in on Wednesday, does not appear to be...
May 14, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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opinion
Don’t whitewash Charleston’s troubled racial history
CHARLESTON, S.C. — A prominent Jewish Charlestonian’s inspiring response to the massacre last week at the Emanuel AME Church has circulated widely in recent days, including in the pages of this new...
Jul 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Forming a new Palestinian government: challenges and opportunities
Reports have emerged that Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah’s government will soon resign and that a new PA government will be formed in its place. To be sure, a new government wi...
Jul 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Why World Refugee Day is a Jewish holiday
It is impossible to avoid the stories of massive human displacement from Burma, Syria, Iraq, Ukraine and Afghanistan and of hordes of boat migrants dying in the Mediterranean and the Indian Ocean. ...
Jun 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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This is not the Charleston I know
CHARLESTON, S.C. — The unspeakable murder of nine accomplished, beloved, and respected African-American Charlestonians of faith in their own church on Wednesday has hit our city like an earthquake....
Jun 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dad, survivor, hero
As a child, I was always fascinated by my father’s war wounds — deep gouges in his arm and leg left by a spray of German bullets early in 1945. As I grew older, I learned a bit more. Barely two mon...
Jun 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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The assault on immigration
President Barack Obama’s use of his executive authority to defer deportation for millions of immigrant families has become a flashpoint for opponents of immigration reform. The state of Texas, alon...
Jun 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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The administration should not meet with Muslim Brotherhood in Washington
This week, a delegation including two prominent Muslim Brotherhood members will visit Washington to advocate against the current Egyptian government, headed by President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi. While...
Jun 11, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Archives
What Hitchens and Havel shared — Chomsky’s wrath  
by Seth J. Frantzman
Guest Columnist
Dec 30, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM — Christopher Hitchens, the acerbic critic, and Vaclav Havel, the Czech president, had one odd thing in common — besides passing away in the same week. They both ran afoul of Noam Chomsky...
Obama’s smart red lines on Iran  
by Joel Rubin
Dec 23, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — The warmongers are back, and this time they’re training their gun sights on Iran. Just check out the Republican presidential debates, where almost all of the candidates cavalierly call...
Why should we care about our candidates’ religious views?  
by Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz
Guest Columnist
Dec 23, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
LOS ANGELES — As the Presidential race progresses, once again the role of religion in politics has re-emerged as a common tension that cannot be dismissed. American Jews have often feared bringing ...
An uncomfortable question      
Dec 23, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Can Jews be terrorists? Apparently, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu doesn’t think so; at least, not last week when, in response to recent attacks on Israeli soldiers by settlers on the We...
Mind the gap between Orthodox and other Jews
by Gary Rosenblatt
Dec 16, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — When journalist Peter Beinart talks about the growing alienation between young American Jews and Israel, and with their Jewish practice, he is quick to point out that he isn’t referring ...
Genocide law has necessarily evolved since Holocaust  
by Menachem Z. Rosensaft
Dec 16, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — On Dec. 11, 1946, the United Nations General Assembly adopted Resolution 96(I), which declared genocide, defined as “a denial of the right of existence of entire human groups,” to be “a ...
Shades of Rosa Parks    
Dec 14, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
More than half a century after Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a public bus in Montgomery, Ala. — a defiant gesture that sparked the American Civil Rights Movement — Israel, sadly enough,...
Obama and the do-something Congress  
by Abby Wisse Schachter
Dec 08, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
President Obama has made it clear; he wants to channel Harry Truman and run for reelection against a do-nothing Congress.    Only trouble is that Congress doesn’t want to oblige, and that includes ...
Infiltrated by CIA spies, Hezbollah takes hits to its prestige, reveals its weaknesses 
by Lee Smith
Guest Columnist
Dec 08, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — In June, Hezbollah announced that it had captured two, perhaps three, CIA spies who had infiltrated its organization. Last week, the story finally made headlines in the U.S. press. Acc...
UNESCO fuels cultural conflict between Israel, Palestinians
by Anav Silverman
Guest Columnist
Dec 08, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
It is a clear blue and busy day in the holy city of Hebron. A small crowd of press gathers around Israeli Minister Yuli Edelstein outside the Tomb of Patriarchs.  A bar mitzva celebration is taking...