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Boehner De-Funds <br>
Bob Englehart, The Hartford Courant
Boehner De-Funds
Bob Englehart, The Hartford Courant
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Death Selfie<br>
Osama Hajjaj, Jordan
Death Selfie
Osama Hajjaj, Jordan
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All about Shmuley
Is Rabbi Shmuley Boteach the Jewish Al Sharpton? Like the reverend who is often identified as “civil rights leader Al Sharpton,” Boteach is an amalgam of activism and self-promotion — having brande...
Feb 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Schabas rests
As chairman of a three-person U.N. human rights panel appointed to investigate violations during last summer’s Gaza war, Canadian law professor William Schabas was deemed by many to be biased again...
Feb 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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The fallout from Dermergate
As Benjamin Netanyahu’s man in Washington, Israeli Ambassador Ron Dermer has succeeded in identifying himself more closely with his prime minister than any other envoy in the nation’s history. That...
Feb 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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A new AMIA bombing victim
With the death by gunshot wound of Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman, the investigation into the 1994 bombing of the AMIA Jewish center in Buenos Aires has ground to a halt. Nisman was hours away...
Jan 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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No hoax in Paris
There is a disturbing counter-narrative about who was behind this month’s terror attacks in Paris that led to the deaths of 14 innocent people. Listen to Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan: “...
Jan 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 124 124 recommendations | email to a friend
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What next for France?
The Islamist radicals who murdered 17 people in two attacks in Paris last week targeted, on the one hand, an irreverent magazine and, on the other, the Jews. Charlie Hebdo and Hyper Cacher might no...
Jan 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 127 127 recommendations | email to a friend
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opinion
What’s in a name? That which we call ‘Islamic’ …
When President Bush declared a “War on Terror” after the September 11, 2001 attacks, I wrote a piece decrying his use of the term. Terror is a mechanism, an ideological tool. The people who flew pl...
Feb 26, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Purim poser: What is our fascination with villains?
Who is the Haman in your life? The person, who like the bad guy in the Megillah Esther that we read on Purim, schemes to bring you down. When we get to the place in the Megillah where Haman is forc...
Feb 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Reflections on the Jewish Federations’ solidarity mission to Paris
My early days as a Jewish Federation professional came at a time when our system was evolving away from reliance on messages of combating anti-Semitism and statements of “never again” to one of str...
Feb 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Playing the race card against Israel
When all else fails, play the race card. With the White House campaign against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu running out of steam, the administration’s supporters scraped the bottom of ...
Feb 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Are voluntary dues enough to get people to join synagogues?
Michael Paulson reported in The New York Times on the “Pay What You Want” model that some synagogues are implementing to reduce the financial barrier to membership. Paulson estimated that about 30 ...
Feb 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Startup nation’ Israel’s best defense: science education
Due to a seemingly never-ending cycle of war in Israel, the Jewish state is constantly taking great measures to strengthen its military and defend its borders. Fueled by wartime pressures, the “sta...
Feb 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Time to reconsider the Jewish love affair with buildings
The halls of the Omaha, Neb., Jewish Community Center are often empty, but not because there is no Jewish life here. Quite the contrary. On any given day, we have an impressive number of activities...
Feb 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Downgrade S&P et al
Aug 18, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
If Standard & Poor’s hadn’t dropped its rating for U.S. loan guarantees to Israel at about the same time it downgraded the U.S. credit rating from AAA to AA+, we wouldn’t have tackled the S&P story...
Kiddush clubs are becoming a destructive force
by Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz
Guest Columnist
Aug 11, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
A number of years back, I attended a kiddush club gathering in the basement of a synagogue. Right when the haftara reading began, about eight or nine older men snuck out the back and in a small dar...
Anti-boycott law is democratic and fair
by Avraham Anouchi
Guest Columnist
Aug 11, 2011 | 3 3 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
I respect others with different opinions and listen to their arguments. I even invited a J Street member to try convincing me that my views are wrong. But I know I am right on the subject of the an...
Israel’s Arab Spring?
by Joel Rubin
Aug 10, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — Israel is becoming more Middle Eastern every day. The country that just experienced a public panic over the price of cottage cheese is now in the midst of massive “tent city” street pr...
Who cares about Israel?
Aug 10, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
Don’t let the headline fool you. We care about Israel. And if you are reading this editorial, you probably do, too. But we’ve noticed something disconcerting at recent political events dealing with...
Judaism is more than ‘tikkun olam’
by Joel Alperson
Guest Columnist
Aug 03, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
OMAHA, Neb. — At least a portion of my hometown of Omaha, Neb., may well be under water in the coming days. Pumps are in place at various locations, including at a nuclear power plant located not f...
‘Innovationists’ also must make changes
by Matthew Ackerman
Guest Columnist
Aug 03, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — The Austrian economist Joseph Schumpeter argued famously that the forces of “creative destruction” unleashed by capitalist economies were largely positive, as they favored the best innov...
Turkish pols, army chiefs lock horns over Israel
by Jay Bushinsky
Aug 03, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM— The widening rift between Turkey’s Islamic-oriented government and its secularist armed forces is liable to undermine diplomatic efforts to end Ankara’s strained relations with Israel. T...
The Facebook farce
Aug 03, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
Last week’s refusal by Facebook to remove pages espousing Holocaust denial kind of makes us wish the Winklevoss Brothers had won their lawsuit against the behemoth sharing site. Citing its First Am...
Anti-boycott law offends Israelis, American Jews alike
by Naftali Kaminski
Guest Columnist
Jul 28, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 70 70 recommendations | email to a friend
While I have been a frequent critic of Israeli government policies, as an Israeli living in the United States, I always felt a certain sense of pride in Israel’s ability to sustain and even enhance...