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Putin's Critics <br>
Adam Zyglis, The Buffalo News
Putin's Critics
Adam Zyglis, The Buffalo News
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Obamacare Plank <br>
Steve Sack, The Minneapolis Star Tribune
Obamacare Plank
Steve Sack, The Minneapolis Star Tribune
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editorial
Icon makes political statement
Elie Wiesel has taken out full-page ads in The Washington Post and The New York Times in support of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s plan to address both houses of Congress. In the ads, ...
Feb 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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All about Shmuley
Is Rabbi Shmuley Boteach the Jewish Al Sharpton? Like the reverend who is often identified as “civil rights leader Al Sharpton,” Boteach is an amalgam of activism and self-promotion — having brande...
Feb 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Schabas rests
As chairman of a three-person U.N. human rights panel appointed to investigate violations during last summer’s Gaza war, Canadian law professor William Schabas was deemed by many to be biased again...
Feb 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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The fallout from Dermergate
As Benjamin Netanyahu’s man in Washington, Israeli Ambassador Ron Dermer has succeeded in identifying himself more closely with his prime minister than any other envoy in the nation’s history. That...
Feb 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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A new AMIA bombing victim
With the death by gunshot wound of Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman, the investigation into the 1994 bombing of the AMIA Jewish center in Buenos Aires has ground to a halt. Nisman was hours away...
Jan 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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No hoax in Paris
There is a disturbing counter-narrative about who was behind this month’s terror attacks in Paris that led to the deaths of 14 innocent people. Listen to Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan: “...
Jan 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 127 127 recommendations | email to a friend
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Big devotion in a small town
“Life is a tragedy full of joy,” the celebrated novelist Bernard Malamud once stated. As Jews, we are all too familiar with happiness and pain sharing space on the same stage. This diametrically op...
Mar 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Being Jewish in the Bible Belt
Being Jewish in a very Christian school can be worse than being a Texan in New York City. Ten-gallon hats, giant belt buckles and cowboy boots strutting down the streets of Manhattan will get you l...
Mar 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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What’s in a name? That which we call ‘Islamic’ …
When President Bush declared a “War on Terror” after the September 11, 2001 attacks, I wrote a piece decrying his use of the term. Terror is a mechanism, an ideological tool. The people who flew pl...
Feb 26, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Purim poser: What is our fascination with villains?
Who is the Haman in your life? The person, who like the bad guy in the Megillah Esther that we read on Purim, schemes to bring you down. When we get to the place in the Megillah where Haman is forc...
Feb 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Reflections on the Jewish Federations’ solidarity mission to Paris
My early days as a Jewish Federation professional came at a time when our system was evolving away from reliance on messages of combating anti-Semitism and statements of “never again” to one of str...
Feb 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Playing the race card against Israel
When all else fails, play the race card. With the White House campaign against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu running out of steam, the administration’s supporters scraped the bottom of ...
Feb 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Are voluntary dues enough to get people to join synagogues?
Michael Paulson reported in The New York Times on the “Pay What You Want” model that some synagogues are implementing to reduce the financial barrier to membership. Paulson estimated that about 30 ...
Feb 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Archives
Rabin remembrance takes a hit
Sep 15, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
This past week has seen its share of bad news for Jews and the entire world. First, we marked the 10th anniversary of 9/11 under the dark cloud of cryptic reports that another attack may be eminent...
What I saw and heard on the Glenn Beck tour
by Dan Wiseman
Guest Columnist
Sep 15, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
In the general hub-bub of the commentary following Glenn Beck’s Restoring Courage tour in Israel, many points were made and many were missed, but here is my eyewitness account, having been there as...
Let the courageous conversation continue
by Rabbi Aaron B. Bisno
Guest Columnist
Sep 15, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
This past May, I invited a courageous conversation about the future of Jewish life in Pittsburgh. The response was overwhelming, with many thanking me for stating publicly what has for so long been...
U.N. gets it right (practically)
Sep 09, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Over the years, this paper, indeed much of the Jewish world, has criticized the United Nations for its one-sided approach to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict — that is to say, its relentless and, a...
Time to shout down the Sharia mythmakers
by Abraham H. Foxman
Guest Columnist
Sep 09, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — The threat of the infiltration of Sharia, or Islamic law, into the American court system is one of the more pernicious conspiracy theories to gain traction in our country in recent years...
Israel already a Jewish state; Abbas is a hypocrite
by Menachem Z. Rosensaft
Sep 09, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — While the Obama administration is trying to ward off the Palestinians’ ill-conceived bid for unilateral recognition as an Arab state at the United Nations General Assembly, Palestinian A...
Glenn Beck’s visit was a distraction to Israel, the world
by Anav Silverman
Guest Columnist
Sep 01, 2011 | 2 2 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM — Glenn Beck brought 2,000 people, including protestors and plenty of press, to Jerusalem on Wednesday night, as he brought the Restoring Courage tour of Israel to an end. Gathered at the...
Palestinian state less likely if U.N. votes yes
by Jay Bushinsky
Sep 01, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM — The prospect of the Palestinian Authority being transformed into a state adjacent to Israel is likely to become even more remote than it is today if the United Nations General Assembly ...
Be prepared — to help
Sep 01, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
The Pittsburgh area isn’t prone to hurricane strikes, even though remnants of Hurricane Ivan rumbled through in 2004, causing thousands of dollars in damages. Neither is our region an active epicen...
Experiencing Jerusalem through fresh eyes
by Menachem Z. Rosensaft
Aug 25, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — Many of us who travel to Israel frequently risk becoming jaded. Obsessed by Realpolitik, the peace process, internecine and ultimately unproductive Jewish political polemics, philanthrop...