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Radical Islam <br>
Rick McKee, The Augusta Chronicle
Radical Islam
Rick McKee, The Augusta Chronicle
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Complications of Ebola <br>
Taylor Jones, El Nuevo Dia, Puerto Rico
Complications of Ebola
Taylor Jones, El Nuevo Dia, Puerto Rico
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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 | 0 0 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 | 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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‘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 | 0 0 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 | 0 0 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 | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 2 2 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 | 2 2 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 | 11 11 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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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...
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...