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Wealth versus democracy
In the world of politics and diplomacy, we are accustomed to understatement and a fair degree of obfuscation in much of the public discourse that unfolds around us. So when someone says what’s real...
Nov 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Who is Jonathan Greenblatt?
As national director of the Anti-Defamation League for a generation, Abe Foxman became the authority on what is and isn’t anti-Semitism. Foxman’s name, in many respects, became a synonym for the ve...
Nov 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jewish community recharger
On Sunday, close to 3,000 Jewish professionals and lay leaders will gather at a suburban Washington, D.C., resort to discuss Jewish issues, to network with other active Jews and learn how to be mor...
Nov 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Conversions and politics
Immediately after Rabbi Barry Freundel of Washington, D.C.’s Kesher Israel Congregation was arrested and charged with placing hidden cameras in the changing room of an adjacent ritual bath, the que...
Oct 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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A matter of trust, sanctity
The arrest last week of Rabbi Barry Freundel on six charges of voyeurism has shaken his congregation, Kesher Israel in Georgetown, as well as the Jewish community of greater Washington and the Orth...
Oct 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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opinion
Stop reckless sponsorship of anti-Israelism
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — I never imagined that a day would come when some of the world’s leading corporations would fund calls for Israel’s destruction, let alone at one of the world’s most prestigious u...
Nov 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Who’s blocking a two-state solution?
Does Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas want peace with Israel? Given his posture since peace talks broke down in April, his inflammatory U.N. speech and ongoing rhetoric, and now a...
Nov 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Turning the page on the special U.S.-Israel relationship
The Nov. 4 midterm election results have obvious implications for American domestic policy. For us in Israel, however, the new Congress and the last two years of President Barack Obama’s administra...
Nov 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Deal or no deal? Iran says shut up and decide
As everyone seems to be saying, there is less than a fortnight to go before we hit the Nov. 24 deadline for a final agreement with Iran over its nuclear program. And as more and more people are for...
Nov 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kristallnacht’s lessons for today
Each year on the anniversary of Kristallnacht, we recall the opening salvo of the violent assault on Jews that foreshadowed the Holocaust and ask ourselves what should have been done at that moment...
Nov 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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What to do about car terrorism?
As I prepare for an upcoming visit to Israel, I can’t help but feel a twinge of apprehension. How could it be otherwise? The recent vehicular terrorist attacks in Jerusalem inevitably make every vi...
Nov 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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The ‘chicken----gate’ fallout for America, Israel and the Middle East
Naftali Bennett, Israel’s economy minister, got it 100 percent right in a Facebook posting just a few hours after the latest blow to American-Israeli relations — aka “chicken----gate” — surfaced in...
Nov 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Archives
Weiner only a distraction
Jun 16, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner has been called a lot of things in the past few weeks. And most of them are not very nice. Weiner (D-N.Y.) first came to the attention of the entire country in late May, wh...
Heed the lonely voice of reason of Canada's prime minister
by Marvin Hier and Abraham Cooper
Guest Columnists
Jun 10, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
LOS ANGELES — Pundits already are busy deciphering the performance of Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his new foreign policy team at the just-completed Group of Eight Summit in France. T...
Alienation from Israel hitting liberal seminaries
by Gary Rosenblatt
Jun 09, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — A second-year rabbinical student at the Jewish Theological Seminary says her year-in-Israel experience, as part of her academic training, has been “enriching and incredibly painful” in t...
Toomey’s learning curve
Jun 09, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey deserves credit for his recent 72-hour visit to Israel and the Palestinian Authority. After he and his Democratic opponent in the 2010 election, Joe Sestak, met our editorial s...
Assert Jerusalem's Jewish heritage
by Nathan Diament
Jun 02, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — Among his many statements related to Israel in the last couple of weeks, President Obama got at least one thing right when he said at a London news conference that Jerusalem goes deep ...
We must talk about two Jerusalems
by Jill Jacobs
Jun 02, 2011 | 2 2 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — After my first visit to Israel, at age 6, I proudly toted my photo album to Hebrew school for show- and-tell. As the class crowded around a picture of the Kotel, my teacher marveled, “Lo...
Finding ways to celebrate together
by Gary Rosenblatt
Jun 02, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
“There is nothing new under the sun,” wrote the author of the Bible’s Book of Ecclesiastes, who, according to tradition, is King Solomon, the wisest of all men. Yet much of Jewish life, and particu...
Everything on the table
Jun 02, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
We were gratified to receive so many letters from community leaders lauding Rabbi Aaron Bisno's May 19 guest column, which called for a "courageous conversation" on the future of Jewish Pittsburgh....
Is community the same... on a computer screen?
by Justin Jacobs, Associate Editor
May 26, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Twelve hours later, it was already old news. Much of the world learned of the death of Osama Bin Laden late Sunday night, May 1, while another chunk of the world didn’t find out until Monday mornin...
The Demjanjuk verdict in historical context
by Menachem Z. Rosensaft
May 26, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
On May 12, 2011, a German court confirmed that while John Demjanjuk may not have been Ivan the Terrible of Treblinka, he most certainly was Ivan the Very Bad of Sobibor. At first glance, the court’...