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Spinning In Their Graves
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John Darkow, Columbia Daily Tribune, Missouri
Spinning In Their Graves
John Darkow, Columbia Daily Tribune, Missouri
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Goodbye Cruel World <br>
Randall Enos, Cagle Cartoons
Goodbye Cruel World
Randall Enos, Cagle Cartoons
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The pawns of Gaza
International focus on the well-being of the residents of Gaza is cyclical. That concern reached a high point during the 2014 war between Israel and Hamas, when over the course of 50 days, Gazans w...
Apr 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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The dilemma of Simone Zimmerman
Simone Zimmerman’s tenure as Bernie Sanders’ outreach director to the Jewish community lasted only two days. But in the hours between the announcement of her appointment last week and her suspensio...
Apr 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Whither diplomacy?
Former settler leader Dani Dayan got off to a bad start as Israel’s newly named consul general to New York. And in a series of tweets, he made things worse. The day before he got the official nod f...
Apr 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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The human rights smoke screen
Contrary to what you may have heard, the United Nations did not name Israel as the world’s top violator of human rights. Nonetheless, the world body and its commissions and councils remain dispropo...
Apr 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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More than a women’s issue
International Agunah Day, marked last week, was created about a decade ago to publicize the plight of Jewish women whose estranged spouses refuse to provide a get, or divorce declaration. A wife in...
Mar 30, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Is ‘separation’ a step toward peace?
Will a wall around Palestinian neighborhoods of Jerusalem help protect Jewish Israelis from the violence that has plagued the city since last fall? Haim Ramon, a former government minister who spen...
Mar 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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We ignore nuclear power development at our peril
What the future holds for nuclear power will have an important bearing on efforts in the United States and globally to reduce carbon emissions. Right now, we are not doing enough, fast enough to es...
May 05, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘M’ is for the many ways she meddles
You know the old saying: God couldn’t be everywhere, so he created mothers. Well, OK then. Since the Almighty is all powerful, all wise, a just and merciful lawgiver with eyes everywhere beholding ...
May 05, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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A new kind of ‘safety’ school
On March 31, a number of colleges announced their admissions decisions for the class of 2020. As colleges and students seek the best fit, I have suggestions for both that take account of rising cam...
Apr 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Tribe’ needn’t be a pejorative label
I am not a well man. In my middle age I have fallen in love again — with the Jewish People. To be more precise, this is not something that just “happened” to me, but has been my conscious decision....
Apr 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fighting oppression, inequality and injustice on Passover
I didn’t grow up celebrating Pesach. But over the years, I’ve attended seders where I was inspired by the remarkable story told in the Haggadah — a tale of a people who, sustained by fortitude and ...
Apr 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Passover a reminder to live a life of purpose
I’ve had the wonderful privilege of meeting thousands of people from all different faith backgrounds out on the campaign trail. It’s been both a humbling and awe-inspiring experience. At every even...
Apr 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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The burning bush and the future of American democracy
Right now, hundreds of people from all walks of life and faith traditions, who marched 140 miles from Philadelphia to Washington, are participating in a weeklong sit-in on Capitol Hill. We marched ...
Apr 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Archives
Blaming America for political gain  
by Joel Rubin
Sep 21, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — Why is it that when terrorists kill an American official abroad, such as what recently happened in Libya, some in our country blame America rather than the actual perpetrators of the c...
Lessons from Ramle: Dialogue does work
by Ariel Schnitzer, Guest Columnist
Sep 21, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
LOS ANGELES — If it weren’t for the Hebrew exit sign that hung above the entrance, I would have never imagined I was in Israel, or rather, the Israel that I had always known. Boys played soccer, gi...
Electoral influence
Sep 21, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
When it comes to Israel’s internal affairs, many American Jews believe that the Jews in general, and the Jewish media in particular, should maintain a hands-off policy. Their argument goes somethin...
Meat and Jews: A mixed-grill relationship
by Rabbi Scott Aaron, For the Chronicle
Sep 19, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Like most Americans, we Jews are an animal protein-noshing lot. Nothing says Rosh Hashana like a nice brisket, Shabbat like roast chicken and that most sacred of Pittsburgh Jewish social occasions ...
Choose veganism, honor Judaism, and kvell
by Jeffrey Cohan, For the Chronicle
Sep 19, 2012 | 8 8 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
A divinity student from a Presbyterian seminary approached me recently and made a surprising comment. “I’m so impressed,” he said, “with the emphasis that Judaism places on treating animals with co...
You have rights at work during High Holy Days
by Andrew Horowitz, For the Chronicle
Sep 19, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
As we prepare for the new Jewish year, we must confront the reality that in most cases, the secular world continues to move at full speed while we stop to celebrate, reflect and atone. Those of us ...
Is the prayer book a drag on Judaism?
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Sep 12, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
A recent Shabbat service study session at an area synagogue touched off a lively discussion — during and after the service. The lesson related to that week’s Torah portion, Ekev. Specifically, it a...
The demonization of President Obama must end
by Menachem Z. Rosensaft
Sep 12, 2012 | 21 21 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — Every once in a while, you have to feel sorry for Mitt Romney. One of his surrogates during his unsuccessful 2008 campaign for the Republican presidential nomination was Dr. John Willke,...
Make room for other issues
Sep 12, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
If you’re reading this, then you probably care about Israel. Most Chronicle readers do. And if ever there were a time Israel needs her supporters, this is it. Rarely has the Jewish state seen threa...
Journalist: NBC News promotes ‘blood libel’ following Corrie verdict
by Shraga Simmons, Guest Columnist
Sep 07, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM — An Israeli civil court ruled last week that Rachel Corrie’s death was an accident, citing poor visibility that precluded the bulldozer driver from discerning Corrie’s presence. Yet this...