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Adam Zyglis, The Buffalo News
Manchester attack
Adam Zyglis, The Buffalo News
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Trump visits Wailing Wall
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Jos Collignon, CagleCartoons.com
Trump visits Wailing Wall
Jos Collignon, CagleCartoons.com
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Recipes for disunity
For decades, Haredi-Orthodox authorities have sought to tighten their control over Israel’s already strict interpretation of personal status questions, such as who may marry and whose conversions a...
May 18, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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The toxic brew of politics and religion
Here’s a thought experiment: Imagine your rabbi dedicating his Yom Kippur sermon to why he will be voting for Candidate X come Election Day, and why you should, as well. Now suppose the rabbi made ...
May 11, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Is this really happening in NYC?
Gentrification is a serious issue in many large cities. Rising real estate values, which are generally a sign of economic health, can bring with them upper-income residents who displace lower-incom...
May 04, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Spicer’s Yom HaShoah lesson
It would be simple to play the moral outrage card on White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer’s confused comparison of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s use of chemical weapons and Adolf Hitler’s r...
Apr 20, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Syrian attack
The chemical weapons airstrike in Syria on April 4, which killed some 80 civilians and which the West blames on the government of Bashar al-Assad, helped focus the Trump administration on the compl...
Apr 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
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Haley’s Comet flies over AIPAC
Israel has long had the deck stacked against it in the international arena, and that fact has been no more evident than at the United Nations, which continually and unfairly singles out the Jewish ...
Apr 06, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 75 75 recommendations | email to a friend
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Yes, Virginia, there are Jews there
First, the bad news. Shockingly, we have all been hearing and reading about vicious anti-Semitic attacks in Europe: shootings, stabbings, political leaders rabble-rousing crowds to rise up against ...
May 25, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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College doesn’t turn Jews away from Judaism
In a recent analysis of U.S. religious groups, the Pew Research Center reported that the most educated American Jews are also the least religious. In considering these findings, it’s tempting to th...
May 25, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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The war never ended for poor, elderly Jews in former Soviet Union
We Americans use the phrase “the greatest generation” to describe those who grew up during the Depression, prevailed in World War II and contributed to America’s postwar prosperity and influence. B...
May 18, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jewish sensitivity demands securing U.S. borders
I am not a rabbi, but I know that throughout Jewish history, many of our holidays can be summed up as, “They tried to kill us, but we survived. Let’s eat.” As history continues to repeat itself, “t...
May 18, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Europe seeking to take home the Startup Nation
Israel’s economic strength, along with the buzz of Israel’s startup nation reputation and hi-tech scene, has not eluded one of Israel’s closest neighbors — Europe. Through technological cooperation...
May 11, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Can Trump survive Abbas?
There was something of a motivational speaker about President Donald Trump as he welcomed Mahmoud Abbas, the geronto-crat at the helm of the Palestinian Authority for the last 12 years, to the Whit...
May 11, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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No justification for high school assignment debating genocide
In a series of serendipitous events on April 4, two 17-year-olds, Jordan April and Archer Schurtliff, became my heroes. Upon arriving in Oswego, N.Y., for my book signing at River’s End Bookstore, ...
May 04, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Filner lesson
Aug 29, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
San Diego’s long, embarrassing nightmare will soon be over. Its first-term mayor, Bob Filner, who has been accused of just about every form of sexual harassment you can imagine, announced his resig...
Should Jews back boycott of Putin-led Russia?
by Ben Cohen
Aug 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
One of the oft-repeated criticisms of the movement to boycott Israel is that it portrays the Middle East’s only healthy democracy as the ultimate rogue state, ignoring at the same time those author...
A better way
Aug 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
We watched this past week as the University of Michigan invited, disinvited, then re-invited Alice Walker — Pulitzer Prize-winning author and noted anti-Israel activist — to speak on its campus, wo...
Writer’s thought on turning 80: It’s all about freedom
by Suzanne Rosoff
Aug 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
ASHEVILLE, N.C. — We keep reading articles that state 40 is the “new” 20 and 50 is the “new” 30, 60 the “new” 40… well, I am here to tell you that 80 is the “new” whatever you want it to be. I just...
Downplaying Hamas a critical mistake in peace talks
by Anav Silverman
Aug 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM — Before Israel released 26 Palestinian security prisoners last week, Hamas held a press conference the previous evening where it reiterated the movement’s blatant rejection of the curren...
In Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, watch what Bibi does
by Alan Elsner, Guest Columnist
Aug 16, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — In Israel’s history, hawkish leaders have often ended up advocating tough concessions for the sake of peace. Think Menachem Begin at Camp David, Yitzhak Rabin and the Oslo Accords and ...
‘I have no chief rabbi’ — columnist, traditional Jew
by Yossi Klein Halevi, Guest Columnist
Aug 16, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM — The two new chief rabbis, David Lau and Yitzhak Yosef, have promised that they will be the spiritual representatives of all Jewish Israelis. I can’t speak for my fellow Jewish Israelis,...
Teen travel to Israel languishing
by Gary Rosenblatt
Aug 16, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — Common sense suggests that one of the most effective ways of heightening Jewish identity and Israel engagement among young people is through summer teen trips to the Jewish state. The yo...
Second setback
Aug 16, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Last week in this space, we criticized Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas for making statements about the peace process — about what the P.A. will and won’t accept from these talks — des...
A setback
Aug 08, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Could it be that Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is trying to make U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry look bad? Kerry held a press conference Tuesday in Washington following the initi...