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Bill O'Reilly and slave labor <br>
Dave Granlund, Politicalcartoons.com
Bill O'Reilly and slave labor
Dave Granlund, Politicalcartoons.com
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Putin and Wikileaks <br>
Adam Zyglis, The Buffalo News
Putin and Wikileaks
Adam Zyglis, The Buffalo News
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editorial
Gingrich’s irresponsible screed
Jews and students of Jewish history know well the dangers and often deadly consequences of the accusatory process known as “scapegoating.” In 20th-century America, traditional scapegoats were black...
Jul 21, 2016 | 2 2 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Are fatal shootings on the rise?
We are still reeling from the fatal shootings by police of African-American men last week — followed by the deadly revenge attack on Dallas police who, ironically, were protecting the rights of act...
Jul 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Iran Deal’s anniversary
In the run up to the July 14 first anniversary of the Iran nuclear deal, the pundits have provided mixed reviews. Those who were in favor of the deal cite Iran having apparently abided by the requi...
Jul 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Elie Wiesel
We join in mourning the passing of Elie Wiesel, one of the most famous Holocaust survivors, who died Saturday at the age of 87. Like many other heroic figures of the tumultuous last century, Wiesel...
Jul 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Stew of Demonization
There may be many reasons — none of them justified — why 17-year-old Muhammad Nasser Tarayrah jumped the fence around the Kiryat Arba settlement near Hebron and stabbed to death 13-year-old Hallel ...
Jul 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Israel’s conversion muddle
Israel’s chief rabbinate system has long been known as inflexible about strains of Judaism that do not match its approved brands of Orthodoxy. The bureaucracy and chosen path of the rabbinate has a...
Jun 30, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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opinion
Don’t believe their hype: BDS is marginal at best
Ever since the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel began picking up steam three years ago, its proponents have brazenly declared the movement’s inevitable triumph. In Ap...
Jul 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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ORT’s day schools in former Soviet Union a lifeline to millions
As we mourn the passing of Elie Wiesel, we also worry for the future, how we will be able to remember the Holocaust without survivors and, in turn, how we can remind the world of this greatest of c...
Jul 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Police, people of color and a Jewish dream of justice
Two weeks ago, we watched in horror and dismay as violent event after violent event unfolded, each amplifying and recontextualizing the one before it. By Friday morning, July 8, five Dallas police ...
Jul 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Why infertility is a Jewish issue — and what we can do about it
Growing up, I always dreamed of being a mom. Even as a kid I would brainstorm baby names, tell my dolls bedtime stories and swear that I would be a cool mom and let them eat cookies for breakfast, ...
Jul 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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How Elie Wiesel inspired the Free Soviet Jewry movement
On my bookshelves there are two rows of volumes on the Soviet Jewry movement. Squeezed in among the tomes is a small, well-worn paperback with pages no longer attached to the spine, “The Jews of Si...
Jul 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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The ‘religionization’ of Israel is troubling, but the fears about it are hysterical
Religionization! Religionization! To read the newspaper headlines in Israel, to view its documentary films and attend its expert panels with academics, a stranger might think that upon landing at B...
Jul 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Americans reached new levels of generosity in 2015, did Jewish donors?
Perhaps helped with several mega-gifts, American donors in 2015 were more generous than ever, according to the 61st issue of “Giving USA,” the annual report on charitable activity in the United Sta...
Jul 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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Archives
Permission to support Israel without measure
by Gary Rosenblatt
Nov 28, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — Sitting in my home last weekend and reading about the trauma the people of Israel have endured under rocket attack in recent days, I never felt closer to Israel — or further away. I was ...
Who won?
Nov 28, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
So who gets to claim victory in the just-completed conflict between Israel and Hamas? Well, obviously Israel and Palestinian leaders are each saying they won — Israel because it stopped — for now —...
What if there were no Jewish newspapers?
by Gary Rosenblatt
Nov 16, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — I received a call several weeks ago from a Jewish community leader in another city asking for my thoughts on a growing problem in his community: The local, independent Jewish newspaper i...
A rabbinic response to the Pittsburgh Zoo tragedy
by Rabbi Aaron Bisno, Guest Columnist
Nov 14, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Our 7-year old, reached for the paper I had turned upside down on the counter.  Before I could stop him, he read the headline. “I didn’t want you to see that,” I said. He was silent.  He understood...
What Obama’s re-election means for U.S. foreign policy
by Joel Rubin
Nov 14, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — President Obama will be in the White House until January 2017.  His re-election and the political space it creates for him now allow him to advance his foreign policy priorities with c...
A new term, a new trip
Nov 14, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
President Obama supports Israel; take it to the bank. That said, this administration made mistakes in its first term in its treatment of Israel, which led to a deficit of trust between the two coun...
If Maimonides ran a presidential campaign: Civility, politics and Jews
by Rabbi Scott Aaron, Guest Columnist
Nov 10, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Let’s start by stating the obvious: Politics is a nasty business. Anyone who runs for office today has to be willing to endure not only “the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune” as Hamlet the w...
Easing travel restrictions from Cuba may not be all good for Jews
by Stanley Cohen, Guest Columnist
Nov 09, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
For the first time since the Cold War, It has been proposed by the Cuban government to give its citizens the freedom to leave the country without government permission. The question is, how would t...
Making college more affordable means higher education reform
by Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz, Guest Columnist
Nov 09, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Is higher education only for the privileged? Over the last few decades, between rising tuition costs, the ongoing economic determinism in admissions, and the impossibility of ...
The way government should be
by Abby W. Schachter
Nov 09, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
“And so my instructions to the federal agency has been, do not figure out why we can’t do something; I want you to figure out how we do something. I want you to cut through red tape. I want you to ...