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World Falling Apart<br>
Steve Sack, The Minneapolis Star Tribune
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Steve Sack, The Minneapolis Star Tribune
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We’ve seen this before
The scourge of anti-Semitism is rearing its ugly head in Europe. And a troubling number of people aren’t even pretending anymore. Gone are the days of the false explanation that “I’m not anti-Semit...
Aug 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Support for our beleaguered Israeli family
We are all glued to news sources for information about Israel’s ongoing Gaza war. While there is some sense of déjà vu in the daily reports of the conflict — reminding us of a similar war fewer tha...
Jul 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 5 5 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 | 6 6 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 | 10 10 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 | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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opinion
Abandoned by the Democratic Party? Fight back
“We are a people without a party. We are abandoned” said the woman next to me, as we waited for the recitation of Lamentations, the annual commemoration of the saddest day of the Jewish calendar ma...
Aug 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Being Jewish in France today
“Wie Gott in Frankreich leben”—“living like God in France”—was a popular Yiddish saying among Ashkenazi Jews for a long time. It suggested a certain fascination with France, implying that Jews livi...
Aug 01, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Finding equality in a Jerusalem bomb shelter
When the siren sounded, the Rolling Stones’ tortured 1969 track “Gimme Shelter” popped into my head, oddly enough. That haunting song offered a stunning reminder of the endless horrors of war, reaw...
Aug 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Madeleine Albright still pressuring Israel after all these years
It’s been 22 years since Madeleine Albright was a foreign policy adviser to President Jimmy Carter, 17 years since she was America’s ambassador to the United Nations and 13 since she was secretary ...
Aug 01, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 13 13 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 | 15 15 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 | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Two people, same dreams
Feb 28, 2011 | 3 3 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
On page one of this week’s Chronicle, we report that Louis Farrakhan, the leader of the Nation of Islam, who is notorious for his anti-Semitic rhetoric, will appear at the new August Wilson Center,...
American Jews must regain their focus on Middle East
by Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi
Guest Columnist
Feb 17, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — The rapid changes in the Middle East are leading many in the American Jewish community to suffer from analysis paralysis. We have become so mesmerized by events in Cairo that we have s...
Middle East ripe for democracy? Probably not
by Stuart Pavilack
Guest Columnist
Feb 17, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
I have been following the political unrest in Tunisia and Egypt for several weeks — with eyes wide open, hopeful and cautious. There are a lot of influences in play; some unsolicited, some missing ...
Greece, Israel draw closer following Turkey spat
by Jay Bushinsky
Feb 17, 2011 | 4 4 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM — Moving quickly to fill the diplomatic and economic vacuum created by the deterioration of relations between Turkey and Israel, a new regional partnership is being formed by Israel and G...
Trains, windmills = security
Feb 17, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
It’s hard to find a U.S. senator with less vision for the future than Mitch McConnell. In his mania to slash federal spending, which we admit is an ominous problem, the Kentucky Republican and Sena...
Celebrating 25 years of freedom for Natan Sharansky
by Avi Weiss
Guest Columnist
Feb 10, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — Feb. 11 marks 25 years since Natan Sharansky crossed the Glienicke Bridge from East to West Germany and became a free man. Countless stories have been told about Sharansky’s defiance of ...
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...