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Daryl Cagle, CagleCartoons.com
Republican Excuses
Daryl Cagle, CagleCartoons.com
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Adam Zyglis, The Buffalo News
Senate Health Care Bill
Adam Zyglis, The Buffalo News
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editorial
Israel’s un-welcome mat
This week, 10,000 athletes from 80 countries converged on Israel for the 20th Maccabiah Games, “the Jewish Olympics.” Those are impressive numbers compared to the 800 athletes from 19 countries who...
Jul 05, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Israel’s government crashes into the Wall
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is not our elected leader. The government of Israel is not our elected government. But, as members of the Jewish people, the Land of Israel is our ancestra...
Jun 29, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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A matter of transparency
Numerous “American friends of” organizations exist in the Jewish communal firmament to help direct funds to worthy causes in Israel. That’s what most people thought was the case with an organizatio...
Jun 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Save planet Earth
While it makes us nervous that the United States is now “aligned” with Syria and Nicaragua as the only other country that is not a member of the Paris climate accord, the real significance of Presi...
Jun 14, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Reunited Jerusalem at 50
The celebrations of 50 years since the reunification of Jerusalem have been going on in that city since last month’s Jerusalem Day. This week, with the anniversary of the Six Day War on the secular...
Jun 07, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 59 59 recommendations | email to a friend
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A nastier, more brutish budget
National Jewish organizations are notoriously prolific when it comes to issuing press releases. So the near silence that followed the issuance of President Donald Trump’s $4.1 trillion budget on Ma...
Jun 01, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 63 63 recommendations | email to a friend
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opinion
Stop talking about Diaspora-Israel relations
Recent decisions by the Israeli government have led to expected warnings that Israel is alienating Diaspora Jewry, the loss of which will have severe consequences. With all due respect to Diaspora ...
Jul 12, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Toward a new Palestinian state of mind
The Six Day War may have transformed Palestinians’ geopolitical landscape, but when it comes to their collective mindset, there is still room for a major breakthrough. Jerusalem U just finished cre...
Jul 12, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Caring for captured and wounded enemy soldiers is a fundamental IDF value
One of the greatest challenges of a medical corps team member is to care for captured and wounded enemy soldiers. I served as an army medic during the 1967 Six-Day War in the battle over Jerusalem ...
Jul 05, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Let’s break our current political intolerance
The shooting in Alexandria, Va., that nearly killed Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.) could have been a horrifying massacre. That it wasn’t was a miracle, a combination of good fortune and valiant heroism...
Jul 05, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Plenty to celebrate about Jewish Pittsburgh
Since I was out of town last week, I missed Rabbi Mark Staitman’s talk about Pittsburgh’s “vanishing” Jewish community. I have enjoyed past Ehrenwerth Lectures, and am so grateful to the Ehrenwerth...
Jun 29, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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The essential thing about Judaism that TV writers don’t know
Every TV show strives to create new and original ideas that before would have never been shown on large scale networks. For instance: the mikvah, a fairly private ritual that is only known to pract...
Jun 29, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jeremy Corbyn didn’t sin, so British Jews shouldn’t give up on Labour
For me, the main takeaway from the British election June 8 was that Jeremy Corbyn, the far-left leader of the opposition Labour party, didn’t win it. Most of the ridicule in the wake of the electio...
Jun 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Archives
Technion deal shows BDS antidote may come from China
by Alex Traiman, Guest Columnist
Oct 09, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
An apparent antidote to the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement is coming from a once unlikely source. Chinese magnate Li Ka-Shing, among Asia’s richest businessmen, recent...
Visiting Ethiopian Jews was teen’s ‘best ever’ trip
by Josh Schneider, Guest Columnist
Oct 09, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
“Do you want to go to Ethiopia?” my mom asked. I replied, “Of course not. Why would anyone want to go to Ethiopia?” The trip would start the first day of summer and I had planned on one week of fre...
America’s two-state solution fixation pushing Israel back to the ‘Iron Wall’?
by Ben Cohen
Oct 09, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
A hint of frustration flashed across Israeli Deputy Defense Minister Danny Danon’s face when I asked him about the criticism he has received from American Jewish establishment organizations concern...
Questions
Oct 09, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
(Warning: The following questions could be considered disturbing, outrageous, maybe even ludicrous.) But that’s just fine if the questions spur debate on responses to the very real issues identifie...
And it was morning and it was evening, the seventh game
by Gary Rosenblatt
Oct 03, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — My favorite contemporary Simchat Torah story was told to me by a close friend who grew up in Pittsburgh. I offer it here in honor of Simchat Torah, which was celebrated this year on Thur...
Amputation case paints Islam in bad light, but Jews can relate
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Oct 03, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
The Amnesty International report jumped out at me: “The Yemeni authorities must immediately commute a sentence of amputation imposed on a man convicted of theft and assault, said Amnesty Internatio...
Kristallnacht at 75: Christians need the Jewish witness
by Pastor Donald Green, Guest Columnist
Oct 03, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
Recently, I was preparing to preach for the 75th anniversary of a congregation with which I had little familiarity.  I wanted to get a sense of the historical context in which this body of Christia...
Man-made climate
Oct 03, 2013 | 2 2 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
For many scientists studying climate change (the vast majority, in fact), the role mankind plays in the warming of the Earth can no longer be denied. The latest assessment of the Earth’s climate by...
Protection we need is doable following Navy Yard shootings
by Jared Feldman, Guest Columnist
Sep 29, 2013 | 2 2 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — Forsaking homes that keep out the rain, Jews around the world this week are instead inviting guests into thatched roofed huts whose architecture is starlight. It is the harvest festiva...
Will Norway’s new government stem tide of anti-Semitism?
by Jeffrey F. Barken, Guest Columnist
Sep 29, 2013 | 4 4 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
Earlier this month, conservative candidates in Norway won landslide elections, deposing the Labour party majority that has ruled for nearly a decade. Many are hopeful that the new government will a...