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Adam Zyglis, The Buffalo News
Texas Paranoia
Adam Zyglis, The Buffalo News
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Christie's Inflategate
John Cole, The Scranton Times-Tribune
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Netanyahu’s new government
Despite being a coalition comprised of the “right” and the “religious,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s fourth government, which was scheduled to be voted in on Wednesday, does not appear to be...
May 14, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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The hope of Ethiopian-Israelis
It would be a mistake to try to draw too many comparisons between Sunday’s protest in Tel Aviv by Ethiopian-Israelis and the upheavals resulting from the line of demonstrations stretching from Ferg...
May 06, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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A Unique Death
Each of the recent well-publicized and widely condemned deaths of young black men at the hands of police, beginning last August with the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., has its unique ci...
Apr 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Reasonable people can agree
Last week, in a spirit of political compromise that has been in short supply for the past several years, the Obama administration and senators from both parties agreed to an oversight role for Cong...
Apr 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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A real Palestinian tragedy
The news of the Yarmouk Palestinian refugee camp — like almost all news out of Syria — is grim. The camp, on the southern edge of Damascus, is under siege by both the Islamic State, which began dec...
Apr 16, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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Now for the hard part
The broad outlines of a deal on Iran’s nuclear program, reached by international negotiators last week, offers both hope and concern about whether Tehran’s ambitions can be constrained in exchange ...
Apr 09, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
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Return the Talmud’s confrontational voice to Judaism
The very idea of identifying religious faithfulness with a commitment to critically engaging and bravely confronting one’s religion’s sources of authority runs afoul of what might well be termed th...
May 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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My message to the man who attacked me at the Kotel
On a sunny morning last month, I was swept into the women’s section of the Western Wall in Jerusalem in a flurry of aggression directed at the Women of the Wall, the Israeli group fighting for wome...
May 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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An open letter to top Presbyterian theologian
To David Esterline, incoming president of the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary: First, congratulations on your appointment, as reported in The Jewish Chronicle. I wish you all success in your new en...
May 14, 2015 | 3 3 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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March of the Living retraces journey from death to freedom in Israel
This year, I had the honor of attending March of the Living, a journey to Poland to see the concentration camps, participate in Yom Hashoah services and then march with approximately 13,000 other p...
May 14, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Courting Adelson is not Jewish outreach
This past weekend, a collection of GOP presidential candidates arrived in Las Vegas for a meeting of the Republican Jewish Coalition. But don’t allow yourself to be fooled into thinking that these ...
May 06, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Why more American Jews are voting Republican
America has good allies all around the world, but there is no greater ally than Israel, a beacon of democracy, freedom and liberty in a part of the world filled with darkness. However, the Obama ad...
May 06, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Balancing friendships: India’s ties with Israel remain strong, but Iran is not far behind
Russian Ambassador Alexander Kadakin is a popular figure in Delhi’s diplomatic community. Famous for his long stint in India and specialist knowledge of South Asia, Kadakin draws attention in parti...
Apr 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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How best to improve Pittsburgh living
by Corey O'Connor
Guest Columnist
Nov 03, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
My name is Corey O’Connor, and I am a lifelong resident of Pittsburgh’s 5th Council District. If I am elected to City Council Nov. 8, my top priority will be improving our quality of life by concen...
How best to improve Pittsburgh living
by Josh Wander
Guest Columnist
Nov 03, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
Vote for Wander because he's Jewish? Of course that is a silly statement. Who, in their right mind would consider voting for a candidate solely on the basis of religion?  Fortunately, on Nov. 8 you...
A little courage is too little
Nov 03, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’ admission last week that the Arab world in general, and the Palestinians in particular, made a mistake by rejecting the 1947 United Nations Partition ...
Shalit, Israel and rabbinic debate
by David Ellenson
Guest Columnist
Oct 28, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — Political sovereignty in the restored Jewish homeland often means making decisions with life-and-death implications. That reality was just brought home with the agonizing decision to aut...
The Shalit lesson — no enemy will demean us
by Justin Jacobs
Guest Columnist
Oct 28, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
KIBBUTZ KETURA, Israel — On the same night Gilad Shalit was released after more than five years in captivity, I found myself, rather unexpectedly, in the middle of a crowd of thousands of smiling, ...
The Egyptian opportunity
Oct 27, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Let’s be frank; last week’s prisoner swap, which set free Israeli army Sgt. Gilad Shalit in exchange for more than 1,000 prison-hardened Palestinians will not create an opportunity for peace. That,...
Library had options other than tax hike
by Abby Wisse Schachter
Oct 27, 2011 | 15 15 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
When the librarian visits my daughter’s day care in Squirrel Hill she comes to read stories and sometimes put on a puppet show. After the visit she usually leaves behind a note for the parents desc...
A declaration of interdependence
by Gary Rosenblatt
Oct 19, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — Two years into making a full-length documentary, which had its New York premiere last Saturday, filmmaker Tiffany Shlain realized what was missing. “I watched all the footage” for the pr...
The Wagner problem in Israel: It’s not about Wagner
by Seth J. Frantzman
Guest Columnist
Oct 19, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Roberto Paternostro, conductor of the Israel Chamber Orchestra, is proud that he brought his orchestra to Bayreuth, the cult festival devoted to Richard Wagner that is still run by the Wagner clan ...
A Palestinian state should be the result of negotiations
by Mervyn Danker
Guest Columnist
Oct 19, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
SAN FRANCISCO — To establish its independence, Israel had to win a war against the combined might of the Arab nations in 1948. The Arab failure to destroy the nascent Jewish state became known, in ...