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editorial
The Jewish Agency after Sharansky
The day before Natan Sharansky was appointed to a second term as chairman of the Jewish Agency for Israel in 2013, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called the former Soviet political priso...
Nov 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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The need to move forward
Last week’s presidential election revealed not so much a nation divided, as it did a society whose residents inhabit two very different realities — with the apparent inability of those who live in ...
Nov 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pushing back at the Wall
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was critical of American Jewish community leaders who were involved in staging a march to the Kotel, or Western Wall, on Nov. 2 as part of a protest to res...
Nov 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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A return to civility
Americans used to talk about election-related violence and contested balloting in other countries with a degree of smugness, confident that it couldn’t happen here. Not anymore. This year’s preside...
Nov 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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UNESCO cannot change history
There was at least one piece of good news after votes by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, or UNESCO, over the last two weeks that effectively denied the Jewish ...
Oct 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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Preparing the people for peace
When President Juan Manuel Santos of Colombia won the Nobel Peace Prize on Oct. 7, his country had just narrowly voted to reject the peace treaty he had negotiated to end a half-century of civil wa...
Oct 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
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opinion
RCA must stand behind the conversions performed by its members
Let us begin with the facts: Converts whose conversions were conducted according to halachah, or Jewish law, are 100 percent Jewish. In the eyes of God and Torah, they are full Jews, just as Jewish...
Nov 30, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dreaming of health care
Despite reports that the Affordable Care Act is in danger of being obliterated after the election, enrollment in the health insurance marketplace reopened Nov. 1 to high demand, with more than 100,...
Nov 30, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Relentless collaboration a hallmark of effort to repair a fractured world
As fall turns to winter, I am increasingly aware of the importance of service organizations’ role in effecting social change. As American Jews were celebrating the New Year on Rosh Hashanah and ack...
Nov 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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The illiberal world of Stephen Bannon
In considering the furor around President-elect Donald Trump’s decision to appoint Stephen Bannon, the CEO of the hard-right news website Breitbart, as his chief strategist, let’s start with the pe...
Nov 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Making sense of an historic election
Like so many, I’ve been trying to wrap my head around Donald Trump’s victory. And like so many, I thought Hillary Clinton was a horribly flawed candidate. She was running in an election where “popu...
Nov 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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When the ‘emperor’ has clothes
A week after an historic election, we are witnessing an historic epidemic of mass hysteria. Shock, surprise and dark anger abound. Houses and condos are going up for sale in California as Californi...
Nov 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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A milestone anniversary for Sivitz Jewish Hospice
Former Chief Rabbi of the United Kingdom Jonathan Sacks has written that there is no Hebrew word for “optimism.” But we do have a word for “hope.” He explains that optimism is passive. It is merely...
Nov 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Number 6 million doesn’t tell the whole story
by Moshe Baran, Guest Columnist
Apr 10, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
This week, as we do each year, we memorialize the 6 million of our brothers and sisters who perished in the Shoa (Holocaust). The number obscures the enormity of the tragedy that befell each person...
How to advocate for Israel to progressives
by Alan Elsner, Guest Columnist
Apr 10, 2013 | 2 2 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — Pro-Israel advocates are coming to realize that we have a growing problem in reaching out to progressives and liberals in the United States. Polling data has for some time revealed a g...
L.A. community part rehab center, part chavura
by Gary Rosenblatt
Apr 10, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — During a recent interview in my office with Mark Borovitz and Harriet Rossetto, the guiding lights of Beit T’Shuvah: The House of Return, a unique community in Los Angeles that combines ...
‘Where are the young people?’
Apr 10, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Several people packed into the YMCA in the Hill District last week for the last in a three-part series on black-Jewish relations in Pittsburgh, which addressed the fallout from the 1968 riots. Actu...
Obama: ‘You must create the change you want to see’
by Nancy Bernstein and Malke Frank
Apr 08, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Much has already been written about President Obama’s recent visit to Israel, both before and after his trip. Could he repair his relationship with Prime Minister Netanyahu? Could he connect with t...
Michael Sfard: ‘I don’t care about history’
by Michael M. Vanyukov, Guest Columnist
Apr 05, 2013 | 4 4 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
I went to Michael Sfard's lecture last week at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law with a heavy heart. Why? Because even though Sfard, a young Israeli attorney, is called a “human rights law...
Prayers from the Holocaust: Beyond Yom Hashoa
by Menachem Z. Rosensaft
Apr 05, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
 NEW YORK — One reason why Cantor Azi Schwartz, our cantor at Park Avenue Synagogue in New York City, is one of the foremost cantors of our day is his refusal to allow Jewish liturgy to become rote...
Obama accomplishes much in 3-day span
by Joel Rubin
Apr 05, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — It’s a good day for the United States when its president goes abroad and receives cheers for challenging conventional wisdom while advancing our country’s core interests.  Doing so req...
The new threat
Apr 05, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Of all the news items to come out of the Middle East in recent weeks, this one has the potential to be the most serious by far: The Israel Resource News Agency (IRNS) in Jerusalem has reported that...
We talk a good game about unity
by Gary Rosenblatt
Mar 31, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — How much, if any, cooperation and collaboration can there be — or should there be — among Reform, Conservative and Orthodox communities, starting with their rabbis? At times we talk a go...