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World Falling Apart<br>
Steve Sack, The Minneapolis Star Tribune
World Falling Apart
Steve Sack, The Minneapolis Star Tribune
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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 | 5 5 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 | 8 8 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 | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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With friends like these …
What’s with the Presbyterians? On the one hand, The Presbyterian Church (USA) says it loves its “Jewish sisters and brothers” and believes in interfaith dialogue; and its member churches frequently...
Jun 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Young Jews, peace process rejected in J Street vote
We are a generation that is more progressive and more critical of Israel than our parents.
May 21, 2014 | 3 3 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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It’s time to raise minimum wage
The Torah provides a moral imperative: “Justice, justice shall you pursue.”  In practical terms in today’s economic environment, that means at the very least we should support a just minimum wage –...
May 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 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 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Being Jewish in France today
“Wie Gott in Frankreich leben”—“living like God in France”—was a popular Yiddish saying among Ashkenazi Jews for a long time. It suggested a certain fascination with France, implying that Jews livi...
Aug 01, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Finding equality in a Jerusalem bomb shelter
When the siren sounded, the Rolling Stones’ tortured 1969 track “Gimme Shelter” popped into my head, oddly enough. That haunting song offered a stunning reminder of the endless horrors of war, reaw...
Aug 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Madeleine Albright still pressuring Israel after all these years
It’s been 22 years since Madeleine Albright was a foreign policy adviser to President Jimmy Carter, 17 years since she was America’s ambassador to the United Nations and 13 since she was secretary ...
Aug 01, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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First lesson of war: Maintain the blockade
During the first 24 hours of the Gaza war, Palestinian terrorists fired more than 200 rockets into Israel. Yet only one Israeli was wounded, and none were killed. How is that possible? When Israel ...
Jul 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Abbas, Auschwitz and Palestinian strategy
It was often remarked that the late Palestine Liberation Organization leader Yasser Arafat would sound moderate when speaking in English and utterly intransigent when speaking in Arabic. Much of th...
Jul 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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The number seven: lucky for me, powerful for Israel
The number seven is one of the most powerful numbers in Judaism. God’s earthly masterpiece took seven days to be completed; we celebrate Shabbat on the seventh day of each week; Jews celebrate Pass...
Jul 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fire’s devastation can lead to positive change
by Rachel Liel and Daniel Sokatch
Guest Columnists
Dec 09, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
SAN FRANCISCO — It is hard to explain just how devastated Israelis are by the Carmel fire. But it is easier to explain how that devastation can become a positive force for positive change, right no...
Arab praise of fires
Dec 09, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
As forest fires raged out of control in northern Israel last week, The Jerusalem Post published a disturbing story. The paper reported on Dec. 4 that many Arabs were strongly condemning Egypt and J...
Chanuka’s dangerous lessons for today’s Republicans
by Joel Rubin
Dec 09, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — I have always found Chanuka to be a bit unsettling.  While it’s a holiday that has become a cornucopia of fun and games, full of gifts and gelt, this festival is actually all about cel...
U.S. Jews must wake up to homegrown terror threat
by Yehudit Barsky
Guest Columnist
Dec 02, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — While the nation’s attention is again focused on a foiled act of homegrown terrorism, this time in Oregon, the Jewish community has good reason to stay on high guard. A new FBI report on...
Frankel talks budget crunch, marijuana in interview
by Abby Wisse Schachter
Dec 02, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Mazal tov to State Rep. Dan Frankel, who on Nov. 2 was re-elected in a walk. Now that the election is over and the state is facing a major budget crunch, it seemed an opportune moment to sit down w...
Who really pulls the strings?
Dec 02, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
We hope John Mersheimer and Stephen Walt are paying attention to the WikiLeaks story. The two professors, you may recall, wrote a book in 2007, “The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy,” in which ...
Porn claims, internal fighting make AIPAC vulnerable
Nov 24, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Just two weeks ago, the Jewish world was rocked — and completely let down — when 17 employees of the Claims Conference were arrested for stealing $42.5 million that should have gone to serve Holoca...
Beck’s Holocaust revision is a threat to history
by Simon Greer
Guest Columnist
Nov 18, 2010 | 13 13 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
On Nov. 11, Glenn Beck and the leadership of Fox News made a mockery of their commitment to me and two rabbis. Let me take a few steps back to tell you why what happened scares me. On Tuesday night...
Israel, like Obama, seeing importance in India ties
by Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi
Guest Columnist
Nov 18, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — President Obama’s trip to India last week highlights India’s growing importance to the United States. Similarly, cooperation between India and Israel is expanding, as the importance of...
Bridge over troubled waters
by Gary Rosenblatt
New York Jewish Week
Nov 18, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — One of the enduring images of Hurricane Katrina for the Jewish community of New Orleans, and well beyond, was of a kipa-wearing rescue worker, in waist-high water, carrying one of seven ...