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CIA Spies On Congress <br>
Bob Englehart, The Hartford Courant
CIA Spies On Congress
Bob Englehart, The Hartford Courant
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Obama Cares <br>
Steve Sack, The Minneapolis Star Tribune
Obama Cares
Steve Sack, The Minneapolis Star Tribune
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editorial
Bring Levinson home
Now may be the perfect time for the Obama administration to push the Iranian government to come clean on the fate of Robert Levinson. Levinson, 66, of Coral Springs, Fla., disappeared seven years a...
Mar 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Something to build on
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’ recent statement that he would accept a U.S.-led NATO force to patrol a Palestinian state for an indefinite period of time is an interesting developme...
Mar 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Erekat should go
This paper supports the peace process. That’s a clearly defined position to take, even if it’s not universally popular in Jewish Pittsburgh. But we have long held that it is better for Israeli and ...
Feb 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Work to do
Last week, we used this space to criticize the recent — and sadly, latest — attack on a Reform synagogue in the Israeli city of Raanan. The Beit Shmueli synagogue has been targeted several times in...
Feb 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outrageous resource guide
When the Presbyterian Church (USA), at its 2012 General Assembly in Pittsburgh, narrowly rejected a resolution to divest from companies doing business in Israel, while at the same time adopting a m...
Feb 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Comforting to know
Last week, a Torah scribe from Florida visited the Tri-State area. Rabbi Yochanan Salazar checked and repaired Torah scrolls at a Reform congregation in Wheeling, W.Va., and Conservative and Orthod...
Feb 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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opinion
Twersky so much more deserving than a small sendoff
Al Twersky died in early February. Newspapers printed the small obituary, 16 short lines mentioning Edith, his beloved wife of 62 years, his two sons, Jack and Jeffrey, his two grandchildren, Emma ...
Apr 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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The future of Jewish nonprofits: Let the Millenials drive
In 2007, a friend reached out to me for help. Her uncle was a long-term resident at the Reuth Medical Center in Tel Aviv, and she requested that I join her on the American Friends of Reuth’s Young ...
Mar 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Beating back the assault on Israel’s legitimacy
NEW YORK — Leaders of the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement say they are protesting Israel’s policies in the West Bank. They are doing far more than that. BDS advocates routinely oppose a ...
Mar 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Evgeny Kissin and the nature of moral courage
Terry Teachout of The Wall Street Journal posed a very good question, recently: “Do artists have a responsibility to protest against moral injustice?” He was asking in reference to two internationa...
Mar 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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For Netanyahu, the time for talk is past — time now for deeds
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to the AIPAC Policy Conference was another rhetorical tour-de-force by this most silvered-tongued of Israeli leaders. There were applause lines for almost...
Mar 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Life within the Zionist conspiracy: an AIPAC conference
With the coming of spring and the blossoming of cherry blossoms comes the annual migration of pro-Israel activists to Washington, D.C., for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) Poli...
Mar 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Israeli Apartheid Week is a Soviet creation
NEW YORK — #Rethink2014 is one of the more creative Twitter hashtags I’ve recently encountered. Launched by students opposing the hatefest otherwise known as “Israeli Apartheid Week” (IAW), the has...
Mar 14, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fight for Pollard is for the wrong reasons
by Abby Wisse Schachter
Jan 06, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Can you guess the issue that the Zionist Organization of America, Democratic Rep. Barney Frank, American Values President Gary Bauer and the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism agree on? It’s...
My sabbatical plans: to keep quiet, listen and learn
by Rabbi Aaron Bisno
Guest Columnist
Jan 06, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
“I never learned anything while talking,” my professor declared.  By the time I entered his classroom, Rabbi Jacob Rader Marcus was already in his late 90s and had been teaching American Jewish His...
Homegrown hatred should be resisted  
Jan 06, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
It’s a safe bet that the Jews are the most persecuted people in history. More than 1,000 years of hatred, from the Roman period to the present day, easily qualifies us for that distinction. Which i...
Push to release Pollard is gaining momentum
by Elliot Goldenberg
Guest Columnist
Dec 29, 2010 | 2 2 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
The push to release imprisoned spy Jonathan Pollard is once again gaining momentum, thanks to Lawrence Korb and others. Arrested on Nov. 21, 1985, it was back in March of 1987 that Pollard, a forme...
The big lie lives on
by Gary Rosenblatt
Dec 29, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — I shouldn’t have to write this column. It is demeaning, 65 years after the fall of Nazi Germany, to acknowledge that Joseph Goebel’s Big Lie theory — that if you repeat a falsehood aggre...
Time to move on  
Dec 29, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Hopefully, these will be the last words we write about Henry Kissinger for a while. Frankly, he doesn’t deserve this much ink. The former secretary of state under Presidents Nixon and Ford has apol...
Rabbis’ ban of renting to Arabs must be condemned
by Rabbi David Ellenson
Guest Columnist
Dec 23, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Israel is roiled once again in sad and needless moral controversy. Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu of Safed, son of former Israeli Chief Sephardic Rabbi Mordecai Eliyahu, and with the support of 49 other rabb...
Kissinger’s betrayal contrasts with other American Jews in public life
by Menachem Z. Rosensaft
Dec 23, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — There can be no question that the recently released White House recordings by the Nixon Presidential Library and Museum revealed one of the ugliest remarks ever uttered in the Oval Offic...
Jews and the census  
Dec 23, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Pennsylvania will lose one congressional seat, according to the 2010 U.S. Census Bureau Report, which was released Tuesday. Neighboring West Virginia will keep the three congressional districts it ...
Diaspora Jews can’t have it both ways
by Jay Bushinsky
Dec 15, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM — Although political Zionism, as conceived 114 years ago by Theodor Herzl in his groundbreaking work entitled “The Jewish State,” led to the State of Israel in 1948, its fundamental premi...