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Boehner De-Funds <br>
Bob Englehart, The Hartford Courant
Boehner De-Funds
Bob Englehart, The Hartford Courant
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Death Selfie<br>
Osama Hajjaj, Jordan
Death Selfie
Osama Hajjaj, Jordan
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All about Shmuley
Is Rabbi Shmuley Boteach the Jewish Al Sharpton? Like the reverend who is often identified as “civil rights leader Al Sharpton,” Boteach is an amalgam of activism and self-promotion — having brande...
Feb 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Schabas rests
As chairman of a three-person U.N. human rights panel appointed to investigate violations during last summer’s Gaza war, Canadian law professor William Schabas was deemed by many to be biased again...
Feb 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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The fallout from Dermergate
As Benjamin Netanyahu’s man in Washington, Israeli Ambassador Ron Dermer has succeeded in identifying himself more closely with his prime minister than any other envoy in the nation’s history. That...
Feb 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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A new AMIA bombing victim
With the death by gunshot wound of Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman, the investigation into the 1994 bombing of the AMIA Jewish center in Buenos Aires has ground to a halt. Nisman was hours away...
Jan 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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No hoax in Paris
There is a disturbing counter-narrative about who was behind this month’s terror attacks in Paris that led to the deaths of 14 innocent people. Listen to Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan: “...
Jan 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 124 124 recommendations | email to a friend
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What next for France?
The Islamist radicals who murdered 17 people in two attacks in Paris last week targeted, on the one hand, an irreverent magazine and, on the other, the Jews. Charlie Hebdo and Hyper Cacher might no...
Jan 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 127 127 recommendations | email to a friend
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What’s in a name? That which we call ‘Islamic’ …
When President Bush declared a “War on Terror” after the September 11, 2001 attacks, I wrote a piece decrying his use of the term. Terror is a mechanism, an ideological tool. The people who flew pl...
Feb 26, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Purim poser: What is our fascination with villains?
Who is the Haman in your life? The person, who like the bad guy in the Megillah Esther that we read on Purim, schemes to bring you down. When we get to the place in the Megillah where Haman is forc...
Feb 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Reflections on the Jewish Federations’ solidarity mission to Paris
My early days as a Jewish Federation professional came at a time when our system was evolving away from reliance on messages of combating anti-Semitism and statements of “never again” to one of str...
Feb 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Playing the race card against Israel
When all else fails, play the race card. With the White House campaign against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu running out of steam, the administration’s supporters scraped the bottom of ...
Feb 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Are voluntary dues enough to get people to join synagogues?
Michael Paulson reported in The New York Times on the “Pay What You Want” model that some synagogues are implementing to reduce the financial barrier to membership. Paulson estimated that about 30 ...
Feb 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Startup nation’ Israel’s best defense: science education
Due to a seemingly never-ending cycle of war in Israel, the Jewish state is constantly taking great measures to strengthen its military and defend its borders. Fueled by wartime pressures, the “sta...
Feb 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Time to reconsider the Jewish love affair with buildings
The halls of the Omaha, Neb., Jewish Community Center are often empty, but not because there is no Jewish life here. Quite the contrary. On any given day, we have an impressive number of activities...
Feb 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Giving speeches, but ready to talk?
May 26, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Israel news flooded the media this week, as several high profile speeches had journalists and their readers alike posturing about what it all meant. President Obama was the first to enter the arena...
Time for a 'courageous conversation' in Pittsburgh
by Rabbi Aaron Bisno
May 23, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
From January through March, I had the privilege of traveling the country on a self-described sabbatical “listening tour.” In 12 weeks, I visited some of the American Jewish community’s most innovat...
Mitchell is gone, but the U.S. interest in Middle East peace remains
by Joel Rubin
May 19, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Special Envoy for Middle East Peace George Mitchell’s departure from the scene last week was one of the more dis- appointing moments in Israeli-Palestinian peacemaking of the past several decades. ...
Two stories, two states
May 19, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
On May 16, the New York Times published an op-ed by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas entitled “The Long Overdue Palestinian State.” The editorial arrived just a day after what the Pale...
Voucher plan a bad fit for Pa. public education
by Ivan C. Frank
Guest Columnist
May 12, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
In her Op-Ed article of May 5, Abby Wisse Schachter supports the Republican Gov. Tom Corbett’s voucher plan. To many people, this is a veiled attack on the public school system and the public servi...
No peace likely until Middle East melee settles down
by Jay Bushinsky
May 12, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM — From Tunisia to Bahrain, the turmoil in the Middle East should keep the Israeli-Palestinian peace process stalemated for some time, at least until the long-term political outcome is cle...
Double standard
May 12, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
OK, pop quiz: Question: Who was Osama bin Laden? If you said something like the worst genocidal criminal since Adolf Hitler, the man personally responsible for the 9/11 attacks, which killed some 3...
Reform’s nomination of Jacobs means a victory for J Street
by Carol Greenwald
Guest Columnist
May 05, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
CHEVY CHASE, Md. — The nomination of Rabbi Richard Jacobs to head the Union for Reform Judaism is the latest coup for J Street. Less than three years after its founding, a member of J Street’s rabb...
Jacobs’ path provides hope for Israel lovers
by Donniel Hartman
Guest Columnist
May 05, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM — Our community is nervous. The delegitimization campaign against Israel has traveled beyond the borders of Arab states and the Third World to Western European societies, and is even find...
Good reasons for Jews to support school vouchers
by Abby Wisse Schachter
May 05, 2011 | 2 2 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
In Pennsylvania, Gov. Tom Corbett looks like he’s going to get private school vouchers into the hands of kids who would otherwise be stuck in failing public schools. There are two good reasons for ...