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Gaza<br>
Marian Kemensky, Slovakia
Gaza
Marian Kemensky, Slovakia
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Immigrant Children <br>
Adam Zyglis, The Buffalo News
Immigrant Children
Adam Zyglis, The Buffalo News
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Shame in the House of Israel
Coming as it did on the heels of the discovery of the bodies of three Israeli teens, the murder of Mohammed Abu Khdeir, a 16-year-old Palestinian, was assumed to be an act of revenge. Whether the s...
Jul 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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With friends like these …
What’s with the Presbyterians? On the one hand, The Presbyterian Church (USA) says it loves its “Jewish sisters and brothers” and believes in interfaith dialogue; and its member churches frequently...
Jun 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Young Jews, peace process rejected in J Street vote
We are a generation that is more progressive and more critical of Israel than our parents.
May 21, 2014 | 3 3 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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It’s time to raise minimum wage
The Torah provides a moral imperative: “Justice, justice shall you pursue.”  In practical terms in today’s economic environment, that means at the very least we should support a just minimum wage –...
May 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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How will Modi lead?
A youthful nation and growing economic powerhouse, India has long been forging strong business relations with Israel. Those ties are expected to grow stronger following last week’s landslide electi...
May 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Building Community One Page at a Time
It’s great to be back in Pittsburgh, and it’s even greater to be editing The Jewish Chronicle! My first foray into Jewish life in greater Pittsburgh came about 10 years ago when I was a reporter fo...
Apr 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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opinion
First lesson of war: Maintain the blockade
During the first 24 hours of the Gaza war, Palestinian terrorists fired more than 200 rockets into Israel. Yet only one Israeli was wounded, and none were killed. How is that possible? When Israel ...
Jul 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Abbas, Auschwitz and Palestinian strategy
It was often remarked that the late Palestine Liberation Organization leader Yasser Arafat would sound moderate when speaking in English and utterly intransigent when speaking in Arabic. Much of th...
Jul 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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The number seven: lucky for me, powerful for Israel
The number seven is one of the most powerful numbers in Judaism. God’s earthly masterpiece took seven days to be completed; we celebrate Shabbat on the seventh day of each week; Jews celebrate Pass...
Jul 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Who am I to judge?’
A year after Pope Francis assumed the leadership of the Catholic Church, much has changed in the style of the papacy.  But one utterance in particular has become emblematic of how many have come to...
Jul 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Simplest, most important lesson of the Holocaust is missing
“To me it’s just abysmal that out of 50 states only five currently have Holocaust education mandated … and Pennsylvania is long overdue,” said Rhonda Fink-Whitman, who wrote “94 Maidens,” a novel i...
Jul 09, 2014 | 4 4 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Presbyterian (USA) divestment vote smacks hard at cherished relationships
Rabbis (as well priests, ministers and imams) have a special standing in society at large. This is based on the general level of respect granted religious leaders based on an appreciation of their ...
Jul 08, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Operas you won’t be seeing at the Met
Here are three operas that won’t get staged at the famed Metropolitan Opera (Met) in New York City anytime soon. “Omar.” The story of a young Iraqi man who was beaten and tortured by Saddam Hussein...
Jun 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Archives
Open the doors for hungry Gen-Yers to serve
by Kenneth Brander
Guest Columnist
Feb 10, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — It comes as no surprise that in a world where many neglect the importance of community, iPhones, iPods and iPads are the trendiest gadgets. These devices represent a culture that desires...
Bang for the buck
Feb 10, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
The United States supports Egypt every year, this year to the tune of $1.3 billion, in defense aid. So, what are we buying? An Egyptian army that is intrinsically tied to the Pentagon, an Egyptian ...
American Jews must stand up for the New Middle East
by Joel Rubin
Feb 10, 2011 | 2 2 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — Sometimes the Middle East just plain explodes. And when it does, the residue of the fallout tends to last for a very long time. Major events in the Middle East inevitably become woven ...
Is Pollard Caspar Weinberger’s revenge on the Jews?
by Phyllis Chesler
Guest Columnist
Feb 03, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — Why is this man still in jail? Why was this man forced to spend seven years in solitary? Why is he still confined, languishing, festering in jail for 25 years? Solitary confinement is th...
Either embrace change in Egypt or stay quiet
by Lara Friedman
Guest Columnist
Feb 03, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON (JTA) — There is the old joke that “denial is not just a river in Egypt.” And indeed it is true. The Nile is the longest river in the world, along whose shores the Egyptian people contin...
How Jews can put their liberalism to good use
by Abby Wisse Schachter
Feb 03, 2011 | 2 2 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
“It was a terrible mistake for Obama to make democratization seem like an ‘imposition,’ with its imperialist implications, and to conflate it with military invasion. The promotion of democracy is a...
New Middle East has rough birth
Feb 03, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
No one knows for sure if Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak will stay in power until September (as he hopes) or until tomorrow (as hundreds of thousands of demonstrators on the streets demand). This ...
Attempts to isolate Israel won’t succeed
by Alan Eisner
Guest Columnist
Jan 27, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — A new campaign orchestrated by the Palestinian Authority to score diplomatic points and win international recognition for a unilateral declaration of independence seems to be gathering...
Reb Bunim: A master for our times
by Menachem Z. Rosensaft
Jan 27, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — There are two very distinct types of religious leaders: those who consider their particular ideologies and practices to be exclusive and sacrosanct, and those who seek to help others fin...
Inappropriate use: part II  
Jan 27, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Last week, we said here that it was too bad we needed to write an editorial about Sarah Palin’s use of the term “blood libel” to describe attacks on her following the shooting of U.S. Rep. Gabriell...