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World Falling Apart<br>
Steve Sack, The Minneapolis Star Tribune
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Steve Sack, The Minneapolis Star Tribune
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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 | 5 5 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 | 8 8 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 | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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With friends like these …
What’s with the Presbyterians? On the one hand, The Presbyterian Church (USA) says it loves its “Jewish sisters and brothers” and believes in interfaith dialogue; and its member churches frequently...
Jun 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Young Jews, peace process rejected in J Street vote
We are a generation that is more progressive and more critical of Israel than our parents.
May 21, 2014 | 3 3 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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It’s time to raise minimum wage
The Torah provides a moral imperative: “Justice, justice shall you pursue.”  In practical terms in today’s economic environment, that means at the very least we should support a just minimum wage –...
May 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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opinion
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 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Being Jewish in France today
“Wie Gott in Frankreich leben”—“living like God in France”—was a popular Yiddish saying among Ashkenazi Jews for a long time. It suggested a certain fascination with France, implying that Jews livi...
Aug 01, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Finding equality in a Jerusalem bomb shelter
When the siren sounded, the Rolling Stones’ tortured 1969 track “Gimme Shelter” popped into my head, oddly enough. That haunting song offered a stunning reminder of the endless horrors of war, reaw...
Aug 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Madeleine Albright still pressuring Israel after all these years
It’s been 22 years since Madeleine Albright was a foreign policy adviser to President Jimmy Carter, 17 years since she was America’s ambassador to the United Nations and 13 since she was secretary ...
Aug 01, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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First lesson of war: Maintain the blockade
During the first 24 hours of the Gaza war, Palestinian terrorists fired more than 200 rockets into Israel. Yet only one Israeli was wounded, and none were killed. How is that possible? When Israel ...
Jul 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Abbas, Auschwitz and Palestinian strategy
It was often remarked that the late Palestine Liberation Organization leader Yasser Arafat would sound moderate when speaking in English and utterly intransigent when speaking in Arabic. Much of th...
Jul 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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The number seven: lucky for me, powerful for Israel
The number seven is one of the most powerful numbers in Judaism. God’s earthly masterpiece took seven days to be completed; we celebrate Shabbat on the seventh day of each week; Jews celebrate Pass...
Jul 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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U.N. human rights chief must be held accountable
by Hillel Neuer
Guest Columnist
Mar 10, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
GENEVA, Switzerland — The favorite word of Navi Pillay, the U.N. high commissioner for human rights, appears to be “accountability.” Yet with her own agency tainted by its longtime disregard of Lib...
Triangle Shirtwaist fire reminds us of need for unions
by Melvyn Dubofsky
Guest Columnist
Mar 10, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Late on the afternoon of Saturday, March 25, 1911, a fire erupted at the Triangle Shirtwaist Company on the top floors of a modern, fireproof building at the corner of Manhattan...
In these tumultuous times, Israel should do — nothing
by Jay Bushinsky
Mar 10, 2011 | 3 3 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM — As a self-declared “Jewish and democratic state,” Israel would be wise to adhere to biblical writ. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu surely is familiar with the Book of Amos, chapter fi...
Bad timing
Mar 10, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Rightly or wrongly, the national debt is issue No. 1 on Capitol Hill this year. Democrats and Republicans will be squaring off for months searching for a budget compromise that will satisfy their c...
Milking the taxpayers
by Larry Greenfield
Guest Columnist
Mar 03, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
LOS ANGELES — While not the Middle East, the Midwest dairy state of Wisconsin is quite familiar with vigorous politics. A free state in the Civil War, its later political history encompassed “Fight...
Governor’s plan threatens workers and Jewish values
by Laurie Zimmerman
Guest Columnist
Mar 03, 2011 | 3 3 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
MADISON, Wis. — More than 100 Jews from all three Madison synagogues gathered Feb. 25 to celebrate Shabbat with services in the Wisconsin State Capitol. Four Madison rabbis led the services for the...
Purpose of town hall defeated with Farrakhan appearance
by Jeffrey Finkelstein and David Ainsman
Guest Columnists
Mar 03, 2011 | 44 44 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
(Editor’s note: The following column was submitted to the New Pittsburgh Courier regarding the recent announcement that Minister Louis Farrakhan will appear at a March 11 town hall at the August Wi...
Anti-Semitic or just plain stupid?
Mar 03, 2011 | 2 2 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Celebrities making anti-Semitic statements is nothing new; just recall Mel Gibson, who nowadays is arguably just as well-known for his anti-Semitic tirades as his movies. But in recent weeks, we ha...
Day schools need new Israel ed. approach
by Gary Rosenblatt
Feb 28, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — An eye-opening and somewhat discomforting new study of day school students’ attitudes about Israel has me wondering whether we need to rethink and recalibrate our approach toward traditi...
Superb new book shows reality of the Displaced Persons era
by Menachem Z. Rosensaft
Feb 28, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — Most people would not consider a mere five years to be an “era,” that term generally being reserved for far longer spans of time. And yet, as is evident from Ben Shephard’s masterful boo...