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Spinning In Their Graves
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John Darkow, Columbia Daily Tribune, Missouri
Spinning In Their Graves
John Darkow, Columbia Daily Tribune, Missouri
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Goodbye Cruel World <br>
Randall Enos, Cagle Cartoons
Goodbye Cruel World
Randall Enos, Cagle Cartoons
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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 | 5 5 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 | 5 5 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 | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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The human rights smoke screen
Contrary to what you may have heard, the United Nations did not name Israel as the world’s top violator of human rights. Nonetheless, the world body and its commissions and councils remain dispropo...
Apr 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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More than a women’s issue
International Agunah Day, marked last week, was created about a decade ago to publicize the plight of Jewish women whose estranged spouses refuse to provide a get, or divorce declaration. A wife in...
Mar 30, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Is ‘separation’ a step toward peace?
Will a wall around Palestinian neighborhoods of Jerusalem help protect Jewish Israelis from the violence that has plagued the city since last fall? Haim Ramon, a former government minister who spen...
Mar 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 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 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘M’ is for the many ways she meddles
You know the old saying: God couldn’t be everywhere, so he created mothers. Well, OK then. Since the Almighty is all powerful, all wise, a just and merciful lawgiver with eyes everywhere beholding ...
May 05, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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A new kind of ‘safety’ school
On March 31, a number of colleges announced their admissions decisions for the class of 2020. As colleges and students seek the best fit, I have suggestions for both that take account of rising cam...
Apr 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Tribe’ needn’t be a pejorative label
I am not a well man. In my middle age I have fallen in love again — with the Jewish People. To be more precise, this is not something that just “happened” to me, but has been my conscious decision....
Apr 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fighting oppression, inequality and injustice on Passover
I didn’t grow up celebrating Pesach. But over the years, I’ve attended seders where I was inspired by the remarkable story told in the Haggadah — a tale of a people who, sustained by fortitude and ...
Apr 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Passover a reminder to live a life of purpose
I’ve had the wonderful privilege of meeting thousands of people from all different faith backgrounds out on the campaign trail. It’s been both a humbling and awe-inspiring experience. At every even...
Apr 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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The burning bush and the future of American democracy
Right now, hundreds of people from all walks of life and faith traditions, who marched 140 miles from Philadelphia to Washington, are participating in a weeklong sit-in on Capitol Hill. We marched ...
Apr 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Archives
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...
Death of a centrist
Oct 21, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Whenever we got a call from Sen. Arlen Specter’s office — and it happened more often than you may think — the conversation went something like this: The senator is passing through Pittsburgh on suc...
Wishing God a good night
by Menachem Z. Rosensaft
Oct 17, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — As Jews throughout the world have begun the cycle of yet another year, it is important to bear in mind that Rosh Hashana marked not the start of the Jewish calendar — which occurs in the...
Volunteer, it’s good for the economy
Oct 17, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Two things you should know about volunteering in America: Americans are doing it in growing numbers and it could have an impact on the jobless rate. In a 2010 report — the last year for which numbe...
Thank you, Rabbi Amar
by Rabbi Eric Yoffie, Guest Columnist
Oct 05, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
My colleagues in the Reform movement reacted harshly to the statement of Israeli Chief Rabbi Shlomo Amar that on the High Holy Days it would be better for a Jew to pray by himself or herself than w...
Jewish ‘sinners’ should be first to defend the First Amendment  
by Abby W. Schachter
Oct 05, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
We Jews just finished praying to the Almighty to forgive us our multiple sins over the prior year. Among the long list of averot (transgressions) that we recite multiple times over the course of Yo...
The correct move
Oct 05, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Commonwealth Court Judge Robert Simpson made the correct decision Tuesday by partially enjoining the state from enforcing its new voter ID law, effectively rendering it a nonissue for the highly co...
As Iran crisis mounts, humility is in order  
Sep 27, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — As the story goes, a visitor to the Biblical Zoo in Israel was amazed when he approached the cage of the wolf and the lamb. There they were, peacefully resting near each other, calling t...
The rejection of Nazi analogies must be bipartisan
by Menachem Z. Rosensaft
Sep 27, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — This is really not all that complicated.  Once and for all, politicians and pundits of all persuasions should get it into their heads that making analogies to the Holocaust or Nazi Germa...
The sooner the better
Sep 27, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
No one should be surprised that Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, in a statement Sunday before a high-level United Nations General Assembly meeting, said that Israel has “no roots” in the hist...