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HB2 and Itzhak Perlman <br>
John Cole, The Scranton Times-Tribune
HB2 and Itzhak Perlman
John Cole, The Scranton Times-Tribune
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Not Over 'Til Hillary Says It's Over <br>
Taylor Jones, Politicalcartoons.com
Not Over 'Til Hillary Says It's Over
Taylor Jones, Politicalcartoons.com
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editorial
A call for civility in the public sphere
Diversity of opinion has long been a feature of Jewish tradition as well as of American democracy. Argument “for the sake of heaven” — disagreement in search of a higher truth as opposed to disagre...
May 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Misleading with contempt
Politics, diplomacy and warfare are not for the naïve. So we probably shouldn’t be upset to learn that the Obama administration manipulated the media to tell a narrative about the nuclear negotiati...
May 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Syria’s insoluble puzzle
“In the last 48 hours, we have had an average of one Syrian killed every 25 minutes. One Syrian wounded every 13 minutes.” That was U.N. envoy Staffan de Mistura’s assessment of the carnage, as the...
May 05, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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The pawns of Gaza
International focus on the well-being of the residents of Gaza is cyclical. That concern reached a high point during the 2014 war between Israel and Hamas, when over the course of 50 days, Gazans w...
Apr 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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The dilemma of Simone Zimmerman
Simone Zimmerman’s tenure as Bernie Sanders’ outreach director to the Jewish community lasted only two days. But in the hours between the announcement of her appointment last week and her suspensio...
Apr 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Whither diplomacy?
Former settler leader Dani Dayan got off to a bad start as Israel’s newly named consul general to New York. And in a series of tweets, he made things worse. The day before he got the official nod f...
Apr 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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opinion
Why Jewish day school students should recite the Pledge of Allegiance
As a U.S. immigrant and a parent, I’m somewhat fanatical about my kids’ appreciation for their citizenship. Last year, I organized what I hope will be an annual second-grade field trip to our local...
May 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Will the Supreme Court let faith make children unsafe?
Should all children’s playgrounds be made as safe as possible, or should some be denied safety improvements because of bigotry? This question is at the core of a case before the U.S. Supreme Court ...
May 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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A threat to religious liberty
Our nation was founded on religious freedom — not the freedom to use one’s religious beliefs to harm or discriminate. All people must be able to make reproductive health care decisions on the basis...
May 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Israel’s right to the Golan
As the quagmire in Syria continues, President Basher al-Assad recently indicated he wanted any peace talks to include the possible return of the Golan Heights. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netan...
May 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jewish teenagers want to engage. Just ask them
Welcoming teens into Jewish life is both one of the most important and seemingly challenging endeavors of the Jewish community. The rapid decline in teen engagement in Jewish life post-b’nai mitzva...
May 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Yes, there is a Jewish left on campus, and it needs to be heard
Recently, in an article for JTA, “The Missing Left: Where’s the support for liberal Zionists on campus?” Andrew Silow-Carroll noted that “many American pro-Israel organizations and leaders ignore o...
May 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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We ignore nuclear power development at our peril
What the future holds for nuclear power will have an important bearing on efforts in the United States and globally to reduce carbon emissions. Right now, we are not doing enough, fast enough to es...
May 05, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Archives
A Holocaust film that must be seen
by Menachem Z. Rosensaft
Nov 09, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — Countries, like individuals, have sinister histories from which they cannot escape. At best, they may be able to come to terms with the past, to integrate it into a public consciousness....
What is free speech?
Nov 09, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
To some justices on the U.S. Supreme Court — a slim majority, in fact — the answer to that question involves money, lots of it. By a 5-4 vote, the High Court in the infamous 2010 case of Citizens U...
Why Palestinians want Israeli citizenship
by Khaled Abu Toameh, Guest Columnist
Nov 02, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
There is no denying that by applying for Israeli citizenship, in defiance of PLO and Hamas warnings, they are actually making clear that they would rather live under Israeli than any Arab rule. The...
Requiem for a Zionist: Remembering Joseph Eaton
by Bradley Levinson, Guest Columnist
Nov 02, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
As I was reading in the Chronicle about the recent death of Professor Joseph Eaton, it became apparent that for some people a list of their many life achievements, although well intended, can never...
Don’t mistake criticism of policies as lack of caring for Israel
by Gary Rosenblatt
Nov 02, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — On the Israel-diaspora front, surprising good news and, unfortunately, not so surprising bad news. First, the bad news. The Oct. 16 arrest and harassment of a woman reciting the Shema pr...
The forgotten issue
Nov 02, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
With less than a week to go before Americans go to the polls, we feel comfortable stating that this has been a very divisive election. Even the 2000 campaign with its infamous Florida recount is pa...
Christian leaders attack Israel, ignore plight in Arab lands
by David Suissa, Guest Columnist
Oct 25, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
LOS ANGELES — With Christians being persecuted and threatened across much of the Middle East, guess which country the leaders of several major U.S. Christian denominations have decided to pick on? ...
Is ‘free’ Judaism a good idea?
by Gary Rosenblatt
Oct 25, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — Maybe I’m just jealous of the free offers being made to young Jews today, but part of me worries that down the road, these well-meaning programs and proposals — like trips to Israel, Hig...
Partnership in progress
Oct 25, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
The Nazi Olympics” exhibit, which opened last week at the August Wilson Center, Downtown, and was brought to Pittsburgh through a joint venture of the center and the Holocaust Center of the Jewish ...
What the Cuban Missile Crisis teaches us about Iran
Oct 21, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — Fifty years ago this week, the world stood at the brink of a cataclysmic war. As the Cuban Missile Crisis grew more dangerous every day, President John F. Kennedy and his advisors dire...