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editorial
A particularly dreadful year
As the United Nations General Assembly gathered this week in New York, one U.N. watcher was quoted as saying: “It does feel like a particularly dreadful year.” The ballooning of the Islamic State, ...
Sep 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Settlements as punishment?
The building of settlements in the West Bank of Israel is, to say the least, controversial. In Israel itself, there is a lack of consensus regarding the effort. The Palestinians believe that the se...
Sep 09, 2014 | 2 2 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Another witch hunt?
The choice of Canadian law professor William Schabas, 63, as chairman of a U.N. human rights panel to investigate violations in the Gaza war does not inspire confidence that the group’s processes o...
Aug 21, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 8 8 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 | 11 11 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 | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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opinion
Open Hillel is a necessary intervention
Four rabbis are engaged in an animated debate about Jewish law. Three of them agree, but the dissenter is adamant that he’s got it right. He cries out: “A sign, God, I beg You, a sign!” It begins t...
Oct 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hillel is an open forum
Once again the love affair between the Jewish people and higher education is back in full bloom. The start of a new school year, and the Jewish New Year, marked the beginning of robust programming ...
Oct 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Let IDF soldiers, haredim swap roles
Controversy over haredi military service roils Israeli society, but respect for each side’s concerns and values can help resolve it. Haredim believe Jews of all backgrounds are equally commanded to...
Sep 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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The importance of tzedakah: As Jews, we all need each other
“Hello, Mrs. Rudolph!” the smiling man greets me, as I answer the front door. I have just gotten up from dinner in response to the familiar sequence of events: first, the doorbell and a two-second ...
Sep 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Community leaders reflect on the challenges ahead for Israel, the Palestinians and the United States.
Editor’s Note To coincide with the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks and the end of Israel’s recent war­ in Gaza, The Jewish Chronicle solicited views from a diverse sampling of leade...
Sep 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Hillary I know
Last month, I read an opinion piece in a Jewish publication wrongfully accusing Hillary Clinton of being anti-Israel and not fighting for the issues that matter most to Jewish Americans. This could...
Sep 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 1 1 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Archives
U.N. human rights chief must be held accountable
by Hillel Neuer
Guest Columnist
Mar 10, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
GENEVA, Switzerland — The favorite word of Navi Pillay, the U.N. high commissioner for human rights, appears to be “accountability.” Yet with her own agency tainted by its longtime disregard of Lib...
Triangle Shirtwaist fire reminds us of need for unions
by Melvyn Dubofsky
Guest Columnist
Mar 10, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Late on the afternoon of Saturday, March 25, 1911, a fire erupted at the Triangle Shirtwaist Company on the top floors of a modern, fireproof building at the corner of Manhattan...
In these tumultuous times, Israel should do — nothing
by Jay Bushinsky
Mar 10, 2011 | 3 3 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM — As a self-declared “Jewish and democratic state,” Israel would be wise to adhere to biblical writ. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu surely is familiar with the Book of Amos, chapter fi...
Bad timing
Mar 10, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Rightly or wrongly, the national debt is issue No. 1 on Capitol Hill this year. Democrats and Republicans will be squaring off for months searching for a budget compromise that will satisfy their c...
Milking the taxpayers
by Larry Greenfield
Guest Columnist
Mar 03, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
LOS ANGELES — While not the Middle East, the Midwest dairy state of Wisconsin is quite familiar with vigorous politics. A free state in the Civil War, its later political history encompassed “Fight...
Governor’s plan threatens workers and Jewish values
by Laurie Zimmerman
Guest Columnist
Mar 03, 2011 | 3 3 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
MADISON, Wis. — More than 100 Jews from all three Madison synagogues gathered Feb. 25 to celebrate Shabbat with services in the Wisconsin State Capitol. Four Madison rabbis led the services for the...
Purpose of town hall defeated with Farrakhan appearance
by Jeffrey Finkelstein and David Ainsman
Guest Columnists
Mar 03, 2011 | 44 44 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
(Editor’s note: The following column was submitted to the New Pittsburgh Courier regarding the recent announcement that Minister Louis Farrakhan will appear at a March 11 town hall at the August Wi...
Anti-Semitic or just plain stupid?
Mar 03, 2011 | 2 2 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Celebrities making anti-Semitic statements is nothing new; just recall Mel Gibson, who nowadays is arguably just as well-known for his anti-Semitic tirades as his movies. But in recent weeks, we ha...
Day schools need new Israel ed. approach
by Gary Rosenblatt
Feb 28, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — An eye-opening and somewhat discomforting new study of day school students’ attitudes about Israel has me wondering whether we need to rethink and recalibrate our approach toward traditi...
Superb new book shows reality of the Displaced Persons era
by Menachem Z. Rosensaft
Feb 28, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — Most people would not consider a mere five years to be an “era,” that term generally being reserved for far longer spans of time. And yet, as is evident from Ben Shephard’s masterful boo...