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David Fitzsimmons, The Arizona Star
Civil War
David Fitzsimmons, The Arizona Star
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Steve Sack, The Minneapolis Star Tribune
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Steve Sack, The Minneapolis Star Tribune
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editorial
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 | 10 10 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 | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rabbi Riskin under fire
Rabbi Dr. Shlomo Riskin is a well-respected and accomplished modern Orthodox rabbi. In the 1960s and ’70s he was among the leading voices in the Soviet Jewry movement and led the Lincoln Square Syn...
Jun 11, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tony Blair’s Mideast exit
Tony Blair stepped down last month as the Middle East envoy of the so-called Quartet — the group comprised of the United States, the United Nations, the European Union and Russia. To the extent Bla...
Jun 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Free speech on Z Street
Z Street, the pro-Israel group that says it was denied 501(c)(3) tax status because of its views, got its day in court this month. While the outcome of the case is far from certain, during oral arg...
May 20, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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Netanyahu’s new government
Despite being a coalition comprised of the “right” and the “religious,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s fourth government, which was scheduled to be voted in on Wednesday, does not appear to be...
May 14, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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opinion
Don’t whitewash Charleston’s troubled racial history
CHARLESTON, S.C. — A prominent Jewish Charlestonian’s inspiring response to the massacre last week at the Emanuel AME Church has circulated widely in recent days, including in the pages of this new...
Jul 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Forming a new Palestinian government: challenges and opportunities
Reports have emerged that Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah’s government will soon resign and that a new PA government will be formed in its place. To be sure, a new government wi...
Jul 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Why World Refugee Day is a Jewish holiday
It is impossible to avoid the stories of massive human displacement from Burma, Syria, Iraq, Ukraine and Afghanistan and of hordes of boat migrants dying in the Mediterranean and the Indian Ocean. ...
Jun 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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This is not the Charleston I know
CHARLESTON, S.C. — The unspeakable murder of nine accomplished, beloved, and respected African-American Charlestonians of faith in their own church on Wednesday has hit our city like an earthquake....
Jun 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dad, survivor, hero
As a child, I was always fascinated by my father’s war wounds — deep gouges in his arm and leg left by a spray of German bullets early in 1945. As I grew older, I learned a bit more. Barely two mon...
Jun 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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The assault on immigration
President Barack Obama’s use of his executive authority to defer deportation for millions of immigrant families has become a flashpoint for opponents of immigration reform. The state of Texas, alon...
Jun 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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The administration should not meet with Muslim Brotherhood in Washington
This week, a delegation including two prominent Muslim Brotherhood members will visit Washington to advocate against the current Egyptian government, headed by President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi. While...
Jun 11, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Archives
Two-state solution unrealistic; one-state solution isn’t
by Jay Bushinsky
Nov 10, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM — It took a truly open mind as well as journalistic courage for a mainstream Israeli newspaper to publish an editorial calling for a single-state solution to the dispute with the Palestin...
Marking Kristallnacht without my father
by Janet R. Kirchheimer
Guest Columnist
Nov 10, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
This is the 73rd anniversary of Kristallnacht, and the first one I will mark without my father.  Kristallnacht is referred to as the “night of broken glass.” But it was much more. It was the beginn...
Israel’s response to rocket attacks key to preventing future conflict
by Isi Leibler
Guest Columnist
Nov 10, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Israel’s tepid response to the latest stream of missiles launched against us from Gaza is chillingly reminiscent of our failure to adequately respond to this threat since the advent of the primitiv...
Papers please
Nov 10, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
This week, the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments on whether a U.S. citizen may have stamped in his passport, “Jerusalem, Israel,” as his place of birth. It’s a tricky issue for the U.S. government...
Schachter may not value library, but Pittsburgh does
by Sheila May-Stein
Guest Columnist
Nov 03, 2011 | 3 3 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
As I finished Abby Schachter’s article on the proposed library funding initiative, all I could thinks was, “Seriously?” The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh is a cultural jewel. It provides unparalle...
How best to improve Pittsburgh living
by Corey O'Connor
Guest Columnist
Nov 03, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
My name is Corey O’Connor, and I am a lifelong resident of Pittsburgh’s 5th Council District. If I am elected to City Council Nov. 8, my top priority will be improving our quality of life by concen...
How best to improve Pittsburgh living
by Josh Wander
Guest Columnist
Nov 03, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
Vote for Wander because he's Jewish? Of course that is a silly statement. Who, in their right mind would consider voting for a candidate solely on the basis of religion?  Fortunately, on Nov. 8 you...
A little courage is too little
Nov 03, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’ admission last week that the Arab world in general, and the Palestinians in particular, made a mistake by rejecting the 1947 United Nations Partition ...
Shalit, Israel and rabbinic debate
by David Ellenson
Guest Columnist
Oct 28, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — Political sovereignty in the restored Jewish homeland often means making decisions with life-and-death implications. That reality was just brought home with the agonizing decision to aut...
The Shalit lesson — no enemy will demean us
by Justin Jacobs
Guest Columnist
Oct 28, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
KIBBUTZ KETURA, Israel — On the same night Gilad Shalit was released after more than five years in captivity, I found myself, rather unexpectedly, in the middle of a crowd of thousands of smiling, ...