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Radical Islam <br>
Rick McKee, The Augusta Chronicle
Radical Islam
Rick McKee, The Augusta Chronicle
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Complications of Ebola <br>
Taylor Jones, El Nuevo Dia, Puerto Rico
Complications of Ebola
Taylor Jones, El Nuevo Dia, Puerto Rico
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Staying ahead of crises
Recent news of the first transmission of the Ebola virus in the U.S. — a nurse in Texas infected by the disease while treating the now-deceased Thomas Eric Duncan, with the CDC attributing her infe...
Oct 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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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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‘The Death of Klinghoffer’ is an injustice to our father’s memory
On Oct. 8, 1985, our 69-year-old wheelchair-bound father, Leon Klinghoffer, was shot in the head by Palestinian hijackers on the Achille Lauro cruise ship. The terrorists brutally and unceremonious...
Oct 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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How Palestinian ‘lawfare’ could backfire
When it comes to a long-term solution for our conflict with the Palestinians, there is no unanimity among Israelis. Many feel that the two-state solution is the only realistic option, while others ...
Oct 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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From opera house to House of Commons, Diaspora Jews are the target
This week, the opera “The Death of Klinghoffer” opened in New York. Rightly castigated for its invocation of unpleasant Jewish stereotypes and its apologia for the Palestinian terrorists’ murder of...
Oct 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 2 2 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 | 2 2 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 | 11 11 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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Double standard
May 12, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
OK, pop quiz: Question: Who was Osama bin Laden? If you said something like the worst genocidal criminal since Adolf Hitler, the man personally responsible for the 9/11 attacks, which killed some 3...
Reform’s nomination of Jacobs means a victory for J Street
by Carol Greenwald
Guest Columnist
May 05, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
CHEVY CHASE, Md. — The nomination of Rabbi Richard Jacobs to head the Union for Reform Judaism is the latest coup for J Street. Less than three years after its founding, a member of J Street’s rabb...
Jacobs’ path provides hope for Israel lovers
by Donniel Hartman
Guest Columnist
May 05, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM — Our community is nervous. The delegitimization campaign against Israel has traveled beyond the borders of Arab states and the Third World to Western European societies, and is even find...
Good reasons for Jews to support school vouchers
by Abby Wisse Schachter
May 05, 2011 | 2 2 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
In Pennsylvania, Gov. Tom Corbett looks like he’s going to get private school vouchers into the hands of kids who would otherwise be stuck in failing public schools. There are two good reasons for ...
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...