facebook
twitter

needayoutubeicon donate

HB2 and Itzhak Perlman <br>
John Cole, The Scranton Times-Tribune
HB2 and Itzhak Perlman
John Cole, The Scranton Times-Tribune
slideshow


Not Over 'Til Hillary Says It's Over <br>
Taylor Jones, Politicalcartoons.com
Not Over 'Til Hillary Says It's Over
Taylor Jones, Politicalcartoons.com
slideshow

CLICK HERE to see more

editorial
A call for civility in the public sphere
Diversity of opinion has long been a feature of Jewish tradition as well as of American democracy. Argument “for the sake of heaven” — disagreement in search of a higher truth as opposed to disagre...
May 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Misleading with contempt
Politics, diplomacy and warfare are not for the naïve. So we probably shouldn’t be upset to learn that the Obama administration manipulated the media to tell a narrative about the nuclear negotiati...
May 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Syria’s insoluble puzzle
“In the last 48 hours, we have had an average of one Syrian killed every 25 minutes. One Syrian wounded every 13 minutes.” That was U.N. envoy Staffan de Mistura’s assessment of the carnage, as the...
May 05, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
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 | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
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 | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
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 | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
opinion
Why Jewish day school students should recite the Pledge of Allegiance
As a U.S. immigrant and a parent, I’m somewhat fanatical about my kids’ appreciation for their citizenship. Last year, I organized what I hope will be an annual second-grade field trip to our local...
May 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Will the Supreme Court let faith make children unsafe?
Should all children’s playgrounds be made as safe as possible, or should some be denied safety improvements because of bigotry? This question is at the core of a case before the U.S. Supreme Court ...
May 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
A threat to religious liberty
Our nation was founded on religious freedom — not the freedom to use one’s religious beliefs to harm or discriminate. All people must be able to make reproductive health care decisions on the basis...
May 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Israel’s right to the Golan
As the quagmire in Syria continues, President Basher al-Assad recently indicated he wanted any peace talks to include the possible return of the Golan Heights. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netan...
May 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Jewish teenagers want to engage. Just ask them
Welcoming teens into Jewish life is both one of the most important and seemingly challenging endeavors of the Jewish community. The rapid decline in teen engagement in Jewish life post-b’nai mitzva...
May 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Yes, there is a Jewish left on campus, and it needs to be heard
Recently, in an article for JTA, “The Missing Left: Where’s the support for liberal Zionists on campus?” Andrew Silow-Carroll noted that “many American pro-Israel organizations and leaders ignore o...
May 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
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 | 1 1 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Archives
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...
RNC was about jobs, but it needed more about Israel
by Ashley Gold, Guest Columnist
Sep 07, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
(Editor’s note: This is the first of two columns the Chronicle will run from The Israel Project correspondents covering the Republican and Democratic national conventions.) TAMPA, Fla. — I recently...