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Finetuned Political Machine
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Wolverton, Cagle Cartoons
Finetuned Political Machine
Wolverton, Cagle Cartoons
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Trump tours a museum
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David Fitzsimmons, The Arizona Star
Trump tours a museum
David Fitzsimmons, The Arizona Star
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Everyone’s Talmud
Until modern times, the Talmud was a major Jewish preoccupation. This sprawling compendium of the law, lore and commentary of successive generations of early rabbinic scholars provided Jews with a ...
Feb 15, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Consider Gorsuch on his merits
The Senate’s advice and consent on a proposed Supreme Court nominee is a fundamental constitutional exercise that is important, consequential and reflective of the checks and balances built into ou...
Feb 09, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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An order that breeds disorder
Most of the organized Jewish community, along with many conservative voices and most liberal voices, shuddered as the new administration hastily issued an executive order severely restricting immig...
Feb 01, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Caught in the middle
President Trump appeared to be addressing his core supporters rather than the nation during his inaugural address last Friday. There was no outstretched hand to the other side, no inclusive referen...
Jan 25, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Woodmont not playing its ‘A’ game
“Yeah, you go ahead and bar the first black president from your country club. Forget what the 1950s felt like.” This tweet followed the news, first reported Jan. 10 by the New York Post, that the h...
Jan 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sgt. Azaria and the rule of law
Last week, Sgt. Elor Azaria, 20, of the Israel Defense Forces was convicted on a charge of manslaughter for killing a prone Palestinian man who had earlier lunged at Israeli troops with a knife. A ...
Jan 11, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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Online Talmud the next great technological innovation
When the history of Jewish texts comes to be written, Feb. 7, 2017, will likely be regarded as an important turning point. Why? Here’s what happened. For the first time, the extraordinary Steinsalt...
Feb 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Loving your fellow as yourself
With the term refugee having become a pejorative in many quarters, this is an appropriate time to reflect upon the plight of our own people during the countless years when we faced situations that ...
Feb 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Welcome all the strangers
As leaders of a local nonprofit that works to resettle refugees and assist immigrants, we are proud to reflect the Jewish community’s long history of helping those in need — whether Jewish or genti...
Feb 15, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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HIAS should return to its roots
Imagine you are an impoverished religious Jew living in Paris. You can no longer wear religious garb out of fear of being set upon by assailants from North Africa who will beat you to within an inc...
Feb 15, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Holocaust Remembrance Day must include mention of Jews
My first job out of college was for the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM). My interest in the Holocaust centered on Jewish victims and survivors. I had a visceral objection to thinkin...
Feb 09, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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What did we know and when did we know it?
The new administration’s executive order affecting travel to the United States by individuals from a select group of countries, its “universalized” statement on Holocaust Remembrance Day and its ea...
Feb 09, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cementing Israel’s ties to America’s pastime
I never thought the two sides of my life would ever come together. Baseball and Israel. I mean, for most of my life that would have been like peanut butter and tomato sauce. Jews and baseball: That...
Feb 01, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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The new equality
Jun 06, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
No matter what you think of Naftali Bennett, the current religious affairs minister in the government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, he knows how to cut to the heart of a matter. Take the tr...
A long transition
May 30, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
Far be it from us to downplay the importance of a November general election, and we always encourage our readers to vote, but barring some unforeseen scandal or monumental public relations blunder,...
Tragic ghost of Holocaust continues to haunt
by Menachem Z. Rosensaft
May 30, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — Imagine that you are a Jew in Nazi-occupied Europe.  Imagine further that somehow you have developed a relationship, with a senior SS officer responsible for what is euphemistically know...
Rabbi Gittelsohn made history with Iwo Jima sermon
by Sheldon M. Young, Guest Columnist
May 30, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
The fight for Iwo Jima in 1945 was one of the bloodiest of World War II. A tiny island in the Pacific dominated by a volcanic mountain and pockmarked with caves, Iwo Jima was the setting for a five...
Art education without ethics does students a disservice
by Ben Schachter, Guest Columnist
May 23, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
Bishop David Zubik of Pittsburgh was not pleased. During the Antigravity Parade at Carnegie Mellon University this year, a student participated wearing a pontifical shaped crown and barely anything...
Futurist believes Israel’s leaders could overstep their limits
by Gary Rosenblatt
May 23, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — David Passig, a professor at Bar-Ilan University, is the first to admit that he is neither a prophet nor a seer. Still, his job is to predict the future, based on the new academic discip...
More than one way to be Jewish
May 23, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
The recent hiring of Dan Marcus to be the next executive director and CEO of the Hillel Jewish University Center is welcomed news by many in this community. Marcus, after all, is a known commodity ...
Bayer should address Shoa in sesquicentennial year
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
May 17, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
It’s nearly 70 years since the end of World War II and much has changed in Germany, but one of the most notable changes there has been resurrection of its Jewish community. Today, more than 200,000...
Syria, Iran and the red lines trap
by Joel Rubin
May 17, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — In foreign policy, “red lines,” or public statements of policy boundaries, are often set by one nation to make it clear to another that, if the red line is breached, there will be cons...
Here’s a safe place
May 17, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
As he spoke last Monday at Rodef Shalom Congregation about civil discourse, Ethan Felson, vice president and general counsel of the Jewish Council for Public Affairs, lamented the case of … Peter B...