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Trump and Toomey <br>
John Cole, The Scranton Times-Tribune
Trump and Toomey
John Cole, The Scranton Times-Tribune
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Poverty Trap <br>
Pat Bagley, Salt Lake Tribune
Poverty Trap
Pat Bagley, Salt Lake Tribune
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The dilemma of Simone Zimmerman
Simone Zimmerman’s tenure as Bernie Sanders’ outreach director to the Jewish community lasted only two days. But in the hours between the announcement of her appointment last week and her suspensio...
Apr 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Whither diplomacy?
Former settler leader Dani Dayan got off to a bad start as Israel’s newly named consul general to New York. And in a series of tweets, he made things worse. The day before he got the official nod f...
Apr 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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The human rights smoke screen
Contrary to what you may have heard, the United Nations did not name Israel as the world’s top violator of human rights. Nonetheless, the world body and its commissions and councils remain dispropo...
Apr 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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More than a women’s issue
International Agunah Day, marked last week, was created about a decade ago to publicize the plight of Jewish women whose estranged spouses refuse to provide a get, or divorce declaration. A wife in...
Mar 30, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Is ‘separation’ a step toward peace?
Will a wall around Palestinian neighborhoods of Jerusalem help protect Jewish Israelis from the violence that has plagued the city since last fall? Haim Ramon, a former government minister who spen...
Mar 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pew’s portrait of Israel
The 2013 Pew Research Center’s “Portrait of Jewish Americans” touched off discussions, head-scratching and soul searching about where American Jewry was headed. Even those who saw no revelations in...
Mar 16, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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A new kind of ‘safety’ school
On March 31, a number of colleges announced their admissions decisions for the class of 2020. As colleges and students seek the best fit, I have suggestions for both that take account of rising cam...
Apr 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Tribe’ needn’t be a pejorative label
I am not a well man. In my middle age I have fallen in love again — with the Jewish People. To be more precise, this is not something that just “happened” to me, but has been my conscious decision....
Apr 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fighting oppression, inequality and injustice on Passover
I didn’t grow up celebrating Pesach. But over the years, I’ve attended seders where I was inspired by the remarkable story told in the Haggadah — a tale of a people who, sustained by fortitude and ...
Apr 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Passover a reminder to live a life of purpose
I’ve had the wonderful privilege of meeting thousands of people from all different faith backgrounds out on the campaign trail. It’s been both a humbling and awe-inspiring experience. At every even...
Apr 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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The burning bush and the future of American democracy
Right now, hundreds of people from all walks of life and faith traditions, who marched 140 miles from Philadelphia to Washington, are participating in a weeklong sit-in on Capitol Hill. We marched ...
Apr 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jewish communities have a voice at the United Nations
I recently had the opportunity to join Jeff Finkelstein, CEO of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh, and leaders from Jewish federations across North America to visit the U.N. headquarters ...
Apr 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Modern Orthodoxy will no longer be silenced
May women enter the Orthodox rabbinate? May conversions to Judaism be left to the discretion of a local or communal rabbi, or must they be sanctioned by a centralized rabbinic authority? How do con...
Apr 07, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Raining on the parade
by Gary Rosenblatt
Jun 15, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — To be clear: I have been a big booster of the Celebrate Israel parade, personally and professionally, for many years, and once again felt a real sense of pride on Sunday, June 3, afterno...
‘Polish Death Camps’ uproar an unwarranted outrage
by Menachem Z. Rosensaft
Jun 15, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — Any objective observers reading of the Polish prime minister’s and foreign minister’s overreactions to an innocent phraseological error — and that is all it was — by President Obama coul...
The Kafka case
Jun 15, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
It’s the kind of story Franz Kafka would have written, and ironically enough, he is at the center of it. A three-year-old court case in Israel over the ownership of Kafka’s papers, which may or may...
‘Unmasked’ a clarion call to Jewish world, filmmaker says
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Jun 08, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
“Unmasked: Judeophobia and the Threat to Civilization,” which the Zionist Organization of America-Pittsburgh District will screen, Monday, June 11, 7 p.m., at the Jewish Community Center of Greater...
President Obama is a friend of Israel
by Menachem Z. Rosensaft
Jun 08, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — The Obama administration’s actual record is far more instructive than politically inspired rhetoric in providing guidance in this year’s presidential election campaign. It is clear that ...
Breakthrough
Jun 08, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Rabbi Miri Gold was understandably excited by the news of her new pay grade, and for good reason. It’s not every day a non-Orthodox rabbi in Israel gets paid by the government. In fact, it’s never ...
Negotiations with Iran will require compromise
by Joel Rubin
Jun 01, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — As negotiations aimed at controlling Iran’s nuclear program continue and all sides report serious and productive discussions, two things are crystal clear. First, America’s national se...
Echoes of Syrian violence in Lebanon
by Daniel Brode and Roger FarHat
Guest Columnists
Jun 01, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
TEL AVIV — Nine Lebanese were killed after days of clashes in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli between long-time bitter foes, the Sunni dominated Bab al-Tabbaneh and the Alawite Jabal Mohsen n...
Peace in Israel — and around it
Jun 01, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
It wasn’t so long ago that Time magazine carried a shocking, and inaccurate, headline on its cover, “Why Israel Doesn’t Care About Peace.” We said this at the time that provocative issue came out, ...
The case for same-sex marriage — a civil right
by Menachem Z. Rosensaft
May 24, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — Let’s assume for a moment that a presidential candidate of either party had come out against interracial marriage.  How many of us would be inclined to vote for him or her? Until 1967, w...