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Steve Sack, The Minneapolis Star Tribune
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Steve Sack, The Minneapolis Star Tribune
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A matter of trust, sanctity
The arrest last week of Rabbi Barry Freundel on six charges of voyeurism has shaken his congregation, Kesher Israel in Georgetown, as well as the Jewish community of greater Washington and the Orth...
Oct 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Staying ahead of crises
Recent news of the first transmission of the Ebola virus in the U.S. — a nurse in Texas infected by the disease while treating the now-deceased Thomas Eric Duncan, with the CDC attributing her infe...
Oct 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 4 4 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 | 8 8 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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Rabbis bearing witness in Ferguson
Early last week, national faith leaders called rabbis, pastors, priests and imams to Ferguson, Mo., a city rife with racial violence and pain. Along with my rabbinic colleagues from Truah: The Rabb...
Oct 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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A tale of two rabbis
Confirmation bias — also called confirmatory bias or myside bias — is a tendency for people to favor information that confirms their preconceptions or hypotheses regardless of whether the informati...
Oct 29, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Issues to consider when voting
Editor’s Note As voters make up their minds in advance of Election Day this Nov. 4, The Jewish Chronicle asked a diverse sampling of leaders of Pittsburgh’s Jewish community which issues they feel ...
Oct 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Conversions and politics
Immediately after Rabbi Barry Freundel of Washington, D.C.’s Kesher Israel Congregation was arrested and charged with placing hidden cameras in the changing room of an adjacent ritual bath, the que...
Oct 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘The Death of Klinghoffer’ is an injustice to our father’s memory
On Oct. 8, 1985, our 69-year-old wheelchair-bound father, Leon Klinghoffer, was shot in the head by Palestinian hijackers on the Achille Lauro cruise ship. The terrorists brutally and unceremonious...
Oct 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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How Palestinian ‘lawfare’ could backfire
When it comes to a long-term solution for our conflict with the Palestinians, there is no unanimity among Israelis. Many feel that the two-state solution is the only realistic option, while others ...
Oct 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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From opera house to House of Commons, Diaspora Jews are the target
This week, the opera “The Death of Klinghoffer” opened in New York. Rightly castigated for its invocation of unpleasant Jewish stereotypes and its apologia for the Palestinian terrorists’ murder of...
Oct 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Poland’s foreign minister misspeaks on restitution
by Menachem Z. Rosensaft
Mar 31, 2011 | 14 14 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
By disparaging the U.S. government’s support of demands that Poland compensate Jews for property stolen from them during the Holocaust, Polish Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski exacerbated the fir...
The intifada won’t start here, says Facebook
Mar 30, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
In this week’s Torah commentary , Rabbi Nosson Sachs praises the ability of social media to not only connect us all, but actually help us enact change. We all watched as Egyptians took to Facebook ...
Poland must return Nazi-confiscated properties
by Daniel Schatz
Guest Columnist
Mar 24, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
STOCKHOLM, Sweden — My childhood was full of magical, well-known tales about characters like Tevye the Milkman, as well as tales of love and joy and everyday life in the shtetls of Poland, told wit...
Creating the next pillars of Jewish identity
by Joel Rubin
Mar 24, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — I grew up with a Jewish identity steeped in the twin pillars of love of Israel and passion for understanding the Holocaust. The Jewish institutions that formed my Jewish consciousness ...
Actions speak louder than words T
Mar 24, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
A three-judge panel in Tel Aviv this week sentenced former Israeli President Moshe Katsav to seven years in jail for rape and sexual assault, and ordered the disgraced leader to pay compensation to...
Don’t believe gloomy forecasts on Conservative Judaism
by Rabbi Alan Silverstein
Guest Columnist
Mar 17, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
WEST CALDWELL, N.J. — Conservative Judaism is dying, I hear — or at least according to the media. Not so. Please don’t tell me that because North America’s United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism ...
Tempting … very tempting T
Mar 17, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Our headline says it all about a bill making its way through the U.S. House of Representatives that would strip the president of his power to waive a law requiring the United States to move its emb...
Grisly photos tell the cold truth about terrorists
by Abby Wisse Schachter
Mar 17, 2011 | 2 2 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
Take a look at Elad’s fist. The 4-year-old boy pictured was knifed to death in his home on Friday night because he was a Jew. His father Uri, mother Ruth, brother Yoav and 3-month-old sister Hadas ...
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...