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Pat Bagley, Salt Lake Tribune
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Not the suspect we expected
For all we know, the person who committed the lion’s share of the bomb threats against Jewish institutions really is a right-wing anti-Semitic nut, with David Duke on his speed dial. But that isn’t...
Mar 08, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sour on Sarsour
What’s Linda Sarsour’s angle? The American activist, who was a surrogate for Sen. Bernie Sanders during his presidential campaign and an organizer of the Women’s March that brought half a million p...
Mar 02, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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A school protects its children
The first impulse of most institutions when confronted by an accusation of child abuse by one of its staff is to squelch it. High-profile examples include the Jerry Sandusky scandal at Penn State, ...
Feb 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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Everyone’s Talmud
Until modern times, the Talmud was a major Jewish preoccupation. This sprawling compendium of the law, lore and commentary of successive generations of early rabbinic scholars provided Jews with a ...
Feb 15, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
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Consider Gorsuch on his merits
The Senate’s advice and consent on a proposed Supreme Court nominee is a fundamental constitutional exercise that is important, consequential and reflective of the checks and balances built into ou...
Feb 09, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 57 57 recommendations | email to a friend
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An order that breeds disorder
Most of the organized Jewish community, along with many conservative voices and most liberal voices, shuddered as the new administration hastily issued an executive order severely restricting immig...
Feb 01, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 72 72 recommendations | email to a friend
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What’s a progressive to do when Trump seeks Middle East peace?
We are living in a season of deep political turbulence and passions are justifiably running hot. #Resist calls pop up everywhere. In moments like these, Democrats and progressives like myself refle...
Mar 23, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Look to Azerbaijan as a model of peaceful coexistence
I was a participant on a 34-member Muslim and Jewish women’s bridge building delegation last week to the Republic of Azerbaijan sponsored by the Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom. Azerbaijan was chosen b...
Mar 23, 2017 | 5 5 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Now is the time to turn around
When we made plans to visit our daughter who is studying at Hebrew University in Jerusalem, I quickly realized that we would be in Jerusalem for Rosh Chodesh Adar, the new month of Adar. The timing...
Mar 15, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Baseball’s Cinderella mensches
It took the Chicago Cubs 108 years to bring the World Series trophy home. They brought it home in the Jewish calendar year 5777. Maybe 5777 is the lucky year for another Cinderella team. Featuring ...
Mar 15, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Yeshiva story offers a glimmer of hope in Pennsylvania
I have long heard that as people age the shock factor decreases and very little about human behavior is surprising. That was not my experience as I heard Milo Yiannopoulos’ comments seemingly advoc...
Mar 08, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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A sobering Purim
Cemeteries desecrated. Schools and JCCs evacuated. Communitywide rallies. It has been a tense time for Jews across the United States, perhaps none more so than the Jews of Philadelphia. One word ca...
Mar 08, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Embracing the Jewish community’s refugee roots
HIAS was established 135 years ago to protect Jewish refugees who were fleeing the pogroms of Czarist Russia. Today, we remain true to our original mission of refugee protection. We are helping peo...
Mar 02, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ominous clouds hover once again over Europe
by Menachem Z. Rosensaft
Apr 26, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
The following speech was delivered Sunday, April 21, at Bergen-Belsen, Germany, at a commemoration marking the 68th anniversary of that Nazi concentration camp’s liberation. Standing here in the mi...
There is no difference
Apr 26, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
It’s understandable why some Americans, including some prominent U.S. Senators, wanted to see Dzhokhar Tsarnaev declared an enemy combatant for his role in the Boston Marathon bombings. After all, ...
Regulation-happy PA ignores murder factory
by Abby W. Schachter
Apr 18, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
There is a capital murder trial going on in Philadelphia. The man on trial for his life, Kermit Gosnell, is accused of butchering seven children after delivering them from their mothers’ wombs. He ...
In rebuttal: Michael M. Vanyukov doesn’t care about the facts
by Michael Sfard, Guest Columnist
Apr 18, 2013 | 3 3 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
TEL AVIV — I read with dismay and astonishment Michael Vanyukov’s account of my talk at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law (“Michael Sfard: ‘I don’t care about history,’ ” April 4). I wonde...
Jews have an irrevocable right to settle West Bank, Gaza
by Jeff Pollock, Guest Columnist
Apr 18, 2013 | 2 2 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
One of my favorite courses and professors at Pitt Law School was “International Law” taught by Jules Lobel, a lawyer whom I greatly admire. However, I must take exception to his apparently unqualif...
How to support Kerry’s Middle East shuttle diplomacy 
by Joel Rubin
Apr 18, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
I’ve just returned from a weeklong work trip to Israel and the West Bank.  It had been more than three years since my last visit.  While Israel never disappoints in its ability to delight the sense...
Wait and see
Apr 18, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Jewish Agency for Israel Chairman Natan Sharansky is, of course, touting his proposal for traditional and egalitarian prayer at the Western Wall, Judaism’s holiest site. “One Western Wall for one J...
Number 6 million doesn’t tell the whole story
by Moshe Baran, Guest Columnist
Apr 10, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
This week, as we do each year, we memorialize the 6 million of our brothers and sisters who perished in the Shoa (Holocaust). The number obscures the enormity of the tragedy that befell each person...
How to advocate for Israel to progressives
by Alan Elsner, Guest Columnist
Apr 10, 2013 | 2 2 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — Pro-Israel advocates are coming to realize that we have a growing problem in reaching out to progressives and liberals in the United States. Polling data has for some time revealed a g...
L.A. community part rehab center, part chavura
by Gary Rosenblatt
Apr 10, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — During a recent interview in my office with Mark Borovitz and Harriet Rossetto, the guiding lights of Beit T’Shuvah: The House of Return, a unique community in Los Angeles that combines ...