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editorial
A particularly dreadful year
As the United Nations General Assembly gathered this week in New York, one U.N. watcher was quoted as saying: “It does feel like a particularly dreadful year.” The ballooning of the Islamic State, ...
Sep 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Settlements as punishment?
The building of settlements in the West Bank of Israel is, to say the least, controversial. In Israel itself, there is a lack of consensus regarding the effort. The Palestinians believe that the se...
Sep 09, 2014 | 2 2 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Another witch hunt?
The choice of Canadian law professor William Schabas, 63, as chairman of a U.N. human rights panel to investigate violations in the Gaza war does not inspire confidence that the group’s processes o...
Aug 21, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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We’ve seen this before
The scourge of anti-Semitism is rearing its ugly head in Europe. And a troubling number of people aren’t even pretending anymore. Gone are the days of the false explanation that “I’m not anti-Semit...
Aug 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Support for our beleaguered Israeli family
We are all glued to news sources for information about Israel’s ongoing Gaza war. While there is some sense of déjà vu in the daily reports of the conflict — reminding us of a similar war fewer tha...
Jul 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Shame in the House of Israel
Coming as it did on the heels of the discovery of the bodies of three Israeli teens, the murder of Mohammed Abu Khdeir, a 16-year-old Palestinian, was assumed to be an act of revenge. Whether the s...
Jul 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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opinion
Open Hillel is a necessary intervention
Four rabbis are engaged in an animated debate about Jewish law. Three of them agree, but the dissenter is adamant that he’s got it right. He cries out: “A sign, God, I beg You, a sign!” It begins t...
Oct 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hillel is an open forum
Once again the love affair between the Jewish people and higher education is back in full bloom. The start of a new school year, and the Jewish New Year, marked the beginning of robust programming ...
Oct 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Let IDF soldiers, haredim swap roles
Controversy over haredi military service roils Israeli society, but respect for each side’s concerns and values can help resolve it. Haredim believe Jews of all backgrounds are equally commanded to...
Sep 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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The importance of tzedakah: As Jews, we all need each other
“Hello, Mrs. Rudolph!” the smiling man greets me, as I answer the front door. I have just gotten up from dinner in response to the familiar sequence of events: first, the doorbell and a two-second ...
Sep 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Community leaders reflect on the challenges ahead for Israel, the Palestinians and the United States.
Editor’s Note To coincide with the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks and the end of Israel’s recent war­ in Gaza, The Jewish Chronicle solicited views from a diverse sampling of leade...
Sep 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Hillary I know
Last month, I read an opinion piece in a Jewish publication wrongfully accusing Hillary Clinton of being anti-Israel and not fighting for the issues that matter most to Jewish Americans. This could...
Sep 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Abandoned by the Democratic Party? Fight back
“We are a people without a party. We are abandoned” said the woman next to me, as we waited for the recitation of Lamentations, the annual commemoration of the saddest day of the Jewish calendar ma...
Aug 21, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Archives
Who ‘screwed up’?
Apr 07, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Did Richard Goldstone, the architect of the 2009 United Nations report that suggested Israel committed war crimes, “screw up,” as at least one columnist has written? Those words were written by Dav...
Why Israel should support Arab democracy
by James Prince
Guest Columnist
Mar 31, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
LOS ANGELES — Sitting with Israeli policy makers during the protests in Tunisia and then Egypt, I could feel the anxiety and alarm as senior officials from across the political spectrum attempted t...
Poland’s foreign minister misspeaks on restitution
by Menachem Z. Rosensaft
Mar 31, 2011 | 14 14 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
By disparaging the U.S. government’s support of demands that Poland compensate Jews for property stolen from them during the Holocaust, Polish Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski exacerbated the fir...
The intifada won’t start here, says Facebook
Mar 30, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
In this week’s Torah commentary , Rabbi Nosson Sachs praises the ability of social media to not only connect us all, but actually help us enact change. We all watched as Egyptians took to Facebook ...
Poland must return Nazi-confiscated properties
by Daniel Schatz
Guest Columnist
Mar 24, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
STOCKHOLM, Sweden — My childhood was full of magical, well-known tales about characters like Tevye the Milkman, as well as tales of love and joy and everyday life in the shtetls of Poland, told wit...
Creating the next pillars of Jewish identity
by Joel Rubin
Mar 24, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — I grew up with a Jewish identity steeped in the twin pillars of love of Israel and passion for understanding the Holocaust. The Jewish institutions that formed my Jewish consciousness ...
Actions speak louder than words T
Mar 24, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
A three-judge panel in Tel Aviv this week sentenced former Israeli President Moshe Katsav to seven years in jail for rape and sexual assault, and ordered the disgraced leader to pay compensation to...
Don’t believe gloomy forecasts on Conservative Judaism
by Rabbi Alan Silverstein
Guest Columnist
Mar 17, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
WEST CALDWELL, N.J. — Conservative Judaism is dying, I hear — or at least according to the media. Not so. Please don’t tell me that because North America’s United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism ...
Tempting … very tempting T
Mar 17, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Our headline says it all about a bill making its way through the U.S. House of Representatives that would strip the president of his power to waive a law requiring the United States to move its emb...
Grisly photos tell the cold truth about terrorists
by Abby Wisse Schachter
Mar 17, 2011 | 2 2 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
Take a look at Elad’s fist. The 4-year-old boy pictured was knifed to death in his home on Friday night because he was a Jew. His father Uri, mother Ruth, brother Yoav and 3-month-old sister Hadas ...