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Pat Bagley, Salt Lake Tribune
Grumpy Fat Cats
Pat Bagley, Salt Lake Tribune
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Tom Janssen, The Netherlands
Bush library and museum
Tom Janssen, The Netherlands
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‘It cannot go on like this’
The disturbing attack on a young Jewish couple in a Paris suburb on Dec. 1 contained an element not seen in previous attacks thought to be motivated by anti-Semitism: the rape of a woman. This is a...
Dec 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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The lessons of Chuck Hagel
Most observers agree that U.S.-Israel military relations are now stronger than ever. During Israel’s summer war against Hamas in Gaza, for instance, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel pressed Congres...
Dec 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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A bad bill for the Jewish state
In what has largely been seen as the center-right circling of wagons around Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli Cabinet on Sunday approved a controversial bill that would declare...
Nov 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wealth versus democracy
In the world of politics and diplomacy, we are accustomed to understatement and a fair degree of obfuscation in much of the public discourse that unfolds around us. So when someone says what’s real...
Nov 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Who is Jonathan Greenblatt?
As national director of the Anti-Defamation League for a generation, Abe Foxman became the authority on what is and isn’t anti-Semitism. Foxman’s name, in many respects, became a synonym for the ve...
Nov 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jewish community recharger
On Sunday, close to 3,000 Jewish professionals and lay leaders will gather at a suburban Washington, D.C., resort to discuss Jewish issues, to network with other active Jews and learn how to be mor...
Nov 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Putting the Pittsburgh Jewish Community Scorecard into action
The Pittsburgh Jewish Community Scorecard ( jewishscorecard.com ) “went live” on Feb. 18, 2014. The Scorecard is a catalyst for a vibrant, thriving and engaged Jewish community.  As a Pittsburgher,...
Dec 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Anti-Semitism in Armenia: a clear and present danger
The conflict in Syria has forced millions to leave their homes, among them many of the country’s Armenian minority. Many have fled and returned to Armenia, a safe haven for ethnic Armenians — much ...
Dec 18, 2014 | 5 5 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Eric Garner’s death does not make me feel safer
The words of Leviticus (19:6) admonish us not to “stand idly by while the blood of your neighbor is shed.” These words should sting our ears and shock our conscience in the wake of a Staten Island ...
Dec 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Israel and the betrayal of the intellectuals
The problem with being an intellectual is that you rarely have your ideas tested in the real world. But sitting on the sidelines enables you to use extreme rhetoric to advance crackpot notions that...
Dec 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Meeting the Jewish world’s new, urgent need
The rise in anti-Israel and anti-Semitic activities in academia begs for an effective strategy to address this new challenge. As Jewish teens arrive on college campuses, they are thrust into a vuln...
Dec 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Implications of the Supreme Court’s ‘passport’ case
The United States Supreme Court heard a case recently that was seemingly unimportant to many but with significant implications for Israel. The Court has been asked to determine the constitutionalit...
Dec 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Stop reckless sponsorship of anti-Israelism
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — I never imagined that a day would come when some of the world’s leading corporations would fund calls for Israel’s destruction, let alone at one of the world’s most prestigious u...
Nov 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Archives
Heed the lonely voice of reason of Canada's prime minister
by Marvin Hier and Abraham Cooper
Guest Columnists
Jun 10, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
LOS ANGELES — Pundits already are busy deciphering the performance of Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his new foreign policy team at the just-completed Group of Eight Summit in France. T...
Alienation from Israel hitting liberal seminaries
by Gary Rosenblatt
Jun 09, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — A second-year rabbinical student at the Jewish Theological Seminary says her year-in-Israel experience, as part of her academic training, has been “enriching and incredibly painful” in t...
Toomey’s learning curve
Jun 09, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey deserves credit for his recent 72-hour visit to Israel and the Palestinian Authority. After he and his Democratic opponent in the 2010 election, Joe Sestak, met our editorial s...
Assert Jerusalem's Jewish heritage
by Nathan Diament
Jun 02, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — Among his many statements related to Israel in the last couple of weeks, President Obama got at least one thing right when he said at a London news conference that Jerusalem goes deep ...
We must talk about two Jerusalems
by Jill Jacobs
Jun 02, 2011 | 2 2 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — After my first visit to Israel, at age 6, I proudly toted my photo album to Hebrew school for show- and-tell. As the class crowded around a picture of the Kotel, my teacher marveled, “Lo...
Finding ways to celebrate together
by Gary Rosenblatt
Jun 02, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
“There is nothing new under the sun,” wrote the author of the Bible’s Book of Ecclesiastes, who, according to tradition, is King Solomon, the wisest of all men. Yet much of Jewish life, and particu...
Everything on the table
Jun 02, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
We were gratified to receive so many letters from community leaders lauding Rabbi Aaron Bisno's May 19 guest column, which called for a "courageous conversation" on the future of Jewish Pittsburgh....
Is community the same... on a computer screen?
by Justin Jacobs, Associate Editor
May 26, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Twelve hours later, it was already old news. Much of the world learned of the death of Osama Bin Laden late Sunday night, May 1, while another chunk of the world didn’t find out until Monday mornin...
The Demjanjuk verdict in historical context
by Menachem Z. Rosensaft
May 26, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
On May 12, 2011, a German court confirmed that while John Demjanjuk may not have been Ivan the Terrible of Treblinka, he most certainly was Ivan the Very Bad of Sobibor. At first glance, the court’...
Giving speeches, but ready to talk?
May 26, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Israel news flooded the media this week, as several high profile speeches had journalists and their readers alike posturing about what it all meant. President Obama was the first to enter the arena...