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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 | 7 7 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 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 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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New Middle East has rough birth
Feb 03, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
No one knows for sure if Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak will stay in power until September (as he hopes) or until tomorrow (as hundreds of thousands of demonstrators on the streets demand). This ...
Attempts to isolate Israel won’t succeed
by Alan Eisner
Guest Columnist
Jan 27, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — A new campaign orchestrated by the Palestinian Authority to score diplomatic points and win international recognition for a unilateral declaration of independence seems to be gathering...
Reb Bunim: A master for our times
by Menachem Z. Rosensaft
Jan 27, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — There are two very distinct types of religious leaders: those who consider their particular ideologies and practices to be exclusive and sacrosanct, and those who seek to help others fin...
Inappropriate use: part II  
Jan 27, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Last week, we said here that it was too bad we needed to write an editorial about Sarah Palin’s use of the term “blood libel” to describe attacks on her following the shooting of U.S. Rep. Gabriell...
Israel’s greatest threat (hint: it isn’t terrorism)
by Jackie Frankel
Guest Columnist
Jan 20, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
TEL AVIV — The world likes to believe that threats on Israel’s security by its neighbors are the country’s greatest concern. The narrative of two ancient peoples in one Holy Land fighting for their...
Inappropriate use  
Jan 20, 2011 | 5 5 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
It’s too bad we have to write this editorial. We had hoped that once Sarah Palin realized the true context of the term “blood libel,” she would excuse herself for using it and that would be that. B...
Israel’s treatment of African immigrants gives cold shoulder
by Jay Bushinsky
Jan 20, 2011 | 3 3 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
TEL AVIV — Last month, Israeli police, re-enforced by secret service personnel, scooped up 170 illegal African immigrants, men women and children, and flew them to an undisclosed destination — pres...
Fight for Pollard is for the wrong reasons
by Abby Wisse Schachter
Jan 06, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Can you guess the issue that the Zionist Organization of America, Democratic Rep. Barney Frank, American Values President Gary Bauer and the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism agree on? It’s...
My sabbatical plans: to keep quiet, listen and learn
by Rabbi Aaron Bisno
Guest Columnist
Jan 06, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
“I never learned anything while talking,” my professor declared.  By the time I entered his classroom, Rabbi Jacob Rader Marcus was already in his late 90s and had been teaching American Jewish His...
Homegrown hatred should be resisted  
Jan 06, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
It’s a safe bet that the Jews are the most persecuted people in history. More than 1,000 years of hatred, from the Roman period to the present day, easily qualifies us for that distinction. Which i...