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Bernie and Donald <br>
Bob Englehart, CagleCartoons.com
Bernie and Donald
Bob Englehart, CagleCartoons.com
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Christie and Rubio <br>
John Cole, The Scranton Times-Tribune
Christie and Rubio
John Cole, The Scranton Times-Tribune
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We are all Jews, and more
President Barack Obama delivered a historic address last week at the Israeli Embassy in Washington. Speaking on International Holocaust Remembrance Day as medals were given to families declared rig...
Feb 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Obama's regret
In his final State of the Union address last week, President Barack Obama reminded the country that optimism and hope are the tried-and-true American responses to hard times and to demagogues. Alth...
Jan 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Balance of rights
In announcing executive action to reduce gun violence across the nation last week, President Barack Obama called for balancing Second Amendment gun rights with other liberties. As he did so, he rec...
Jan 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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No reason to spy
One of the many surprising revelations made by Edward Snowden in 2013 was that the National Security Agency was tapping the phone conversations of world leaders, most famously German Chancellor Ang...
Jan 07, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Take Iran’s provocations seriously
In reaching a nuclear agreement with Iran last summer, the United States knew that it was not dealing with a friendly country. It was clear that Iran is governed by a revolutionary, hegemonic regim...
Dec 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Progress in the absence of peace
In an op-ed in The Washington Post last week, Israeli President Reuven Rivlin outlined a kinder, gentler right-wing approach to the Palestinians living under Israeli control that would focus on imp...
Dec 17, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Repairing Pittsburgh, repairing the world
Shortly after joining the Repair the World team as its Pittsburgh director, I was asked by our national staff about our volunteering plans for MLK Day. After all, MLK Day is a national service day ...
Feb 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Eugene Borowitz, teacher of rabbis, defined dilemma of the modern Jew
In “Ethics of the Fathers,” the rabbis teach that we must grant respect and honor to an individual who teaches us even the smallest bit of knowledge. For those of us who were the students of Rabbi ...
Feb 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Why are we still competing? We are in this together
Big news this past week. A new collaborative umbrella organization for Jewish Day Schools has been created that will bring five existing organizations together under one united banner. This new ent...
Feb 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Eating out Jewishly ... and celebrating life itself
Last week, after Shabbat ended, my wife and I went out with friends to eat in a downtown Jerusalem restaurant. I didn’t regard it as a particularly patriotic act. It didn’t even occur to me that so...
Feb 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Compassion, it seems, has its limits even in Sweden.
European liberal left blames victims, leaves Europe in decay Recent incidents highlighted the dangerously failed European left-wing politics that has draped itself in the false cloak of morality an...
Jan 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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My son is majoring in musical theater
It is winter, which means my high school senior is in the thick of the college application process. Like the hundreds of thousands of other American mothers in my shoes, most conversations I find m...
Jan 27, 2016 | 4 4 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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A day school umbrella
On many levels, Jewish day schools are flourishing in the United States. Notwithstanding our nation’s many good public school systems, high-quality private school opportunities and a history of int...
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What will Romney say on his trip abroad?

by Joel Rubin
Jul 26, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — Mitt Romney is in the midst of his first international jaunt as the presumptive Republican nominee for president.  This is a moment for him to show the world and the American people th...
A diminished entity
Jul 26, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
It seems as though the International Olympic Committee is willing to hold a moment of silence for the 11 Israeli victims of the 1972 Munich Massacre everywhere except where it truly matters — the O...
What does Bibi want?
by Gary Rosenblatt
Jul 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — Israelis call him by his affectionate nickname, Bibi, but few speak of him with warmth. There is no alternative political leader on the horizon, but that doesn’t mean he’s popular at hom...
The demography of fear
by Rabbi Donniel Hartman, Guest Columnist
Jul 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM  — The Jewish people have perfected a new weapon in our crisis arsenal, a weapon guaranteed to marshal the prerequisite quota of fear and concern needed to fuel Jewish communal life — dem...
A great public tragedy
Jul 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
In describing the Israeli protester who set himself on fire at a Tel Aviv demonstration Saturday as the victim of “a great personal tragedy,” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu may have miss...
EITC’s value must be hiked, but public support is needed
by Michelle Twersky, Guest Columnist
Jul 15, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
PHILADELPHIA — Everyone worries about something. Some people worry about their health and others about their safety. Nonpublic school parents, particularly those in the Jewish community, worry abou...
Crafting a Holocaust insurance solution that works
by Menachem Z. Rosensaft
Jul 15, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — There is a solution to get us beyond the seemingly endless stalemates and complications that continue to characterize the ongoing debate over Holocaust-era insurance claims. And I do not...
Watershed moment
Jul 11, 2012 | 4 4 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
If you think the Jewish world dodged a bullet when the Presbyterian Church (USA) rejected by the narrowest of margins a proposed resolution to divest from companies doing business with Israel, thin...
The mitzva of voting
by Rabbi Ronald B.B. Symons, Guest Columnist
Jul 06, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Among my many lasting childhood memories from Lynbrook, Long Island, is the perennial pilgrimage I would make with my parents to the gymnasium of William F. Buck Elementary School in order to accom...
Iran has declared war; why haven’t we?
by Abby W. Schachter
Jul 05, 2012 | 6 6 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Iran has declared war against the United States and the West. Tehran is fighting this war on multiple fronts including sponsoring terrorist groups such as Hezbollah and Hamas, it is playing for tim...