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Cosby <br>
Steve Sack, The Minneapolis Star Tribune
Cosby
Steve Sack, The Minneapolis Star Tribune
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Inspecting Hillary <br>
Nate Beeler, The Columbus Dispatch
Inspecting Hillary
Nate Beeler, The Columbus Dispatch
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End run around Congress
On July 13, the day before the nuclear agreement between Iran and six world powers was reached, the Obama administration began circulating a resolution at the U.N. Security Council calling for the ...
Jul 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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The all-purpose villain
On Friday, shareholders of two subsidiaries of the Samsung Group, South Korea’s largest family-owned conglomerate, are expected to vote on the merger of these two companies. What raises this story ...
Jul 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sobering thoughts about BDS
In its annual survey of the Jewish world, the Israel-based think tank Jewish People Policy Institute (JPPI) considered the de-legitimization threat posed against Israel by the boycott, divestment a...
Jul 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Order in the court
It is one of Israel’s paradoxes that, while the country accepts any conversion made abroad for purposes of aliyah, not even many Orthodox conversions made abroad are sufficient to render a future I...
Jul 01, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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One for the ‘nones’
First the good news. The American Jewish population has stabilized in size after decades of decline. That’s the positive glimmer from the recent Pew Research Center survey that found American Chris...
Jun 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Diane Rehm’s loyalty oath
Public radio host Diane Rehm is known for running a genial, intelligent and well-informed talk show. But during her interview with Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders last week, someth...
Jun 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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opinion
Congressional Republicans need to take Iran deal seriously
Last week, Secretary of State John Kerry and a team of skilled negotiators achieved a national security miracle: a diplomatic deal that blocks Iran’s path to a nuclear bomb.   This should be a caus...
Jul 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Deal with Iran: rotten from its very core
It has been two weeks since the signing of the agreement with Iran and we all have had an opportunity to read it closely. The issue at hand is too critical and serious to be debated solely through ...
Jul 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Iran agreement is a good deal for America
During the George W. Bush administration, we were told that the United States had to attack Iraq to stop Saddam Hussein from acquiring nuclear weapons. In then-Secretary of State Colin Powell’s inf...
Jul 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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The four major problems with the Iran deal
Israel has long been concerned that the P5+1 powers would negotiate a bad deal with Iran. But the deal announced last week in Vienna is breathtaking in its concessions to an Iranian regime that is ...
Jul 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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My rabbi needs legal aid
Following Shabbat services on the day after a Supreme Court majority recognized a constitutional right to same-sex marriage, I asked to the young rabbi of our modern Orthodox congregation: “How wil...
Jul 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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It’s time to stop demonizing Michael Oren
Michael Oren is my friend. During his nearly five years as Israel’s ambassador to the United States, we’d speak on an almost daily basis. Often those phone calls would come at 3 or 4 a.m., Washingt...
Jul 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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The hissy fit over Michael Oren
On Nov. 15, 2012, just after Hamas had begun launching hundreds of rockets at Israeli civilians, Israel’s ambassador to the United States, Michael Oren, hosted a dinner party in Washington, honorin...
Jul 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Haredi Jews pose serious challenges for Israelis  
by Jay Bushinsky
Dec 30, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM — In Israel they are known as people who are “in awe” of the Holy One Blessed Be He.  The Hebrew name for that category of ultra-Orthodox Jews is Haredim.  Most of them live in homogeneou...
Religious conflict getting out of hand      
Dec 30, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Here’s another example of how attacks in Israel by Haredi (ultra-Orthodox) Jews on women’s rights (and safety) are getting bizarrely out of hand: Not even little girls are safe. The Israeli media r...
What Hitchens and Havel shared — Chomsky’s wrath  
by Seth J. Frantzman
Guest Columnist
Dec 30, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM — Christopher Hitchens, the acerbic critic, and Vaclav Havel, the Czech president, had one odd thing in common — besides passing away in the same week. They both ran afoul of Noam Chomsky...
Obama’s smart red lines on Iran  
by Joel Rubin
Dec 23, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — The warmongers are back, and this time they’re training their gun sights on Iran. Just check out the Republican presidential debates, where almost all of the candidates cavalierly call...
Why should we care about our candidates’ religious views?  
by Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz
Guest Columnist
Dec 23, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
LOS ANGELES — As the Presidential race progresses, once again the role of religion in politics has re-emerged as a common tension that cannot be dismissed. American Jews have often feared bringing ...
An uncomfortable question      
Dec 23, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Can Jews be terrorists? Apparently, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu doesn’t think so; at least, not last week when, in response to recent attacks on Israeli soldiers by settlers on the We...
Mind the gap between Orthodox and other Jews
by Gary Rosenblatt
Dec 16, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — When journalist Peter Beinart talks about the growing alienation between young American Jews and Israel, and with their Jewish practice, he is quick to point out that he isn’t referring ...
Genocide law has necessarily evolved since Holocaust  
by Menachem Z. Rosensaft
Dec 16, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — On Dec. 11, 1946, the United Nations General Assembly adopted Resolution 96(I), which declared genocide, defined as “a denial of the right of existence of entire human groups,” to be “a ...
Shades of Rosa Parks    
Dec 14, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
More than half a century after Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a public bus in Montgomery, Ala. — a defiant gesture that sparked the American Civil Rights Movement — Israel, sadly enough,...
Obama and the do-something Congress  
by Abby Wisse Schachter
Dec 08, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
President Obama has made it clear; he wants to channel Harry Truman and run for reelection against a do-nothing Congress.    Only trouble is that Congress doesn’t want to oblige, and that includes ...