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Pat Bagley, Salt Lake Tribune
Grumpy Fat Cats
Pat Bagley, Salt Lake Tribune
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Tom Janssen, The Netherlands
Bush library and museum
Tom Janssen, The Netherlands
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‘It cannot go on like this’
The disturbing attack on a young Jewish couple in a Paris suburb on Dec. 1 contained an element not seen in previous attacks thought to be motivated by anti-Semitism: the rape of a woman. This is a...
Dec 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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The lessons of Chuck Hagel
Most observers agree that U.S.-Israel military relations are now stronger than ever. During Israel’s summer war against Hamas in Gaza, for instance, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel pressed Congres...
Dec 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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A bad bill for the Jewish state
In what has largely been seen as the center-right circling of wagons around Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli Cabinet on Sunday approved a controversial bill that would declare...
Nov 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wealth versus democracy
In the world of politics and diplomacy, we are accustomed to understatement and a fair degree of obfuscation in much of the public discourse that unfolds around us. So when someone says what’s real...
Nov 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Who is Jonathan Greenblatt?
As national director of the Anti-Defamation League for a generation, Abe Foxman became the authority on what is and isn’t anti-Semitism. Foxman’s name, in many respects, became a synonym for the ve...
Nov 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jewish community recharger
On Sunday, close to 3,000 Jewish professionals and lay leaders will gather at a suburban Washington, D.C., resort to discuss Jewish issues, to network with other active Jews and learn how to be mor...
Nov 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Putting the Pittsburgh Jewish Community Scorecard into action
The Pittsburgh Jewish Community Scorecard ( jewishscorecard.com ) “went live” on Feb. 18, 2014. The Scorecard is a catalyst for a vibrant, thriving and engaged Jewish community.  As a Pittsburgher,...
Dec 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Anti-Semitism in Armenia: a clear and present danger
The conflict in Syria has forced millions to leave their homes, among them many of the country’s Armenian minority. Many have fled and returned to Armenia, a safe haven for ethnic Armenians — much ...
Dec 18, 2014 | 2 2 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Eric Garner’s death does not make me feel safer
The words of Leviticus (19:6) admonish us not to “stand idly by while the blood of your neighbor is shed.” These words should sting our ears and shock our conscience in the wake of a Staten Island ...
Dec 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Israel and the betrayal of the intellectuals
The problem with being an intellectual is that you rarely have your ideas tested in the real world. But sitting on the sidelines enables you to use extreme rhetoric to advance crackpot notions that...
Dec 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Meeting the Jewish world’s new, urgent need
The rise in anti-Israel and anti-Semitic activities in academia begs for an effective strategy to address this new challenge. As Jewish teens arrive on college campuses, they are thrust into a vuln...
Dec 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Implications of the Supreme Court’s ‘passport’ case
The United States Supreme Court heard a case recently that was seemingly unimportant to many but with significant implications for Israel. The Court has been asked to determine the constitutionalit...
Dec 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Stop reckless sponsorship of anti-Israelism
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — I never imagined that a day would come when some of the world’s leading corporations would fund calls for Israel’s destruction, let alone at one of the world’s most prestigious u...
Nov 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Archives
Triangle Shirtwaist fire reminds us of need for unions
by Melvyn Dubofsky
Guest Columnist
Mar 10, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Late on the afternoon of Saturday, March 25, 1911, a fire erupted at the Triangle Shirtwaist Company on the top floors of a modern, fireproof building at the corner of Manhattan...
In these tumultuous times, Israel should do — nothing
by Jay Bushinsky
Mar 10, 2011 | 3 3 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM — As a self-declared “Jewish and democratic state,” Israel would be wise to adhere to biblical writ. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu surely is familiar with the Book of Amos, chapter fi...
Bad timing
Mar 10, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Rightly or wrongly, the national debt is issue No. 1 on Capitol Hill this year. Democrats and Republicans will be squaring off for months searching for a budget compromise that will satisfy their c...
Milking the taxpayers
by Larry Greenfield
Guest Columnist
Mar 03, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
LOS ANGELES — While not the Middle East, the Midwest dairy state of Wisconsin is quite familiar with vigorous politics. A free state in the Civil War, its later political history encompassed “Fight...
Governor’s plan threatens workers and Jewish values
by Laurie Zimmerman
Guest Columnist
Mar 03, 2011 | 3 3 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
MADISON, Wis. — More than 100 Jews from all three Madison synagogues gathered Feb. 25 to celebrate Shabbat with services in the Wisconsin State Capitol. Four Madison rabbis led the services for the...
Purpose of town hall defeated with Farrakhan appearance
by Jeffrey Finkelstein and David Ainsman
Guest Columnists
Mar 03, 2011 | 44 44 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
(Editor’s note: The following column was submitted to the New Pittsburgh Courier regarding the recent announcement that Minister Louis Farrakhan will appear at a March 11 town hall at the August Wi...
Anti-Semitic or just plain stupid?
Mar 03, 2011 | 2 2 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Celebrities making anti-Semitic statements is nothing new; just recall Mel Gibson, who nowadays is arguably just as well-known for his anti-Semitic tirades as his movies. But in recent weeks, we ha...
Day schools need new Israel ed. approach
by Gary Rosenblatt
Feb 28, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — An eye-opening and somewhat discomforting new study of day school students’ attitudes about Israel has me wondering whether we need to rethink and recalibrate our approach toward traditi...
Superb new book shows reality of the Displaced Persons era
by Menachem Z. Rosensaft
Feb 28, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — Most people would not consider a mere five years to be an “era,” that term generally being reserved for far longer spans of time. And yet, as is evident from Ben Shephard’s masterful boo...
Two people, same dreams
Feb 28, 2011 | 3 3 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
On page one of this week’s Chronicle, we report that Louis Farrakhan, the leader of the Nation of Islam, who is notorious for his anti-Semitic rhetoric, will appear at the new August Wilson Center,...