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David Fitzsimmons, The Arizona Star
Civil War
David Fitzsimmons, The Arizona Star
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Steve Sack, The Minneapolis Star Tribune
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Steve Sack, The Minneapolis Star Tribune
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editorial
One for the ‘nones’
First the good news. The American Jewish population has stabilized in size after decades of decline. That’s the positive glimmer from the recent Pew Research Center survey that found American Chris...
Jun 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Diane Rehm’s loyalty oath
Public radio host Diane Rehm is known for running a genial, intelligent and well-informed talk show. But during her interview with Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders last week, someth...
Jun 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rabbi Riskin under fire
Rabbi Dr. Shlomo Riskin is a well-respected and accomplished modern Orthodox rabbi. In the 1960s and ’70s he was among the leading voices in the Soviet Jewry movement and led the Lincoln Square Syn...
Jun 11, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tony Blair’s Mideast exit
Tony Blair stepped down last month as the Middle East envoy of the so-called Quartet — the group comprised of the United States, the United Nations, the European Union and Russia. To the extent Bla...
Jun 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Free speech on Z Street
Z Street, the pro-Israel group that says it was denied 501(c)(3) tax status because of its views, got its day in court this month. While the outcome of the case is far from certain, during oral arg...
May 20, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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Netanyahu’s new government
Despite being a coalition comprised of the “right” and the “religious,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s fourth government, which was scheduled to be voted in on Wednesday, does not appear to be...
May 14, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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opinion
Don’t whitewash Charleston’s troubled racial history
CHARLESTON, S.C. — A prominent Jewish Charlestonian’s inspiring response to the massacre last week at the Emanuel AME Church has circulated widely in recent days, including in the pages of this new...
Jul 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Forming a new Palestinian government: challenges and opportunities
Reports have emerged that Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah’s government will soon resign and that a new PA government will be formed in its place. To be sure, a new government wi...
Jul 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Why World Refugee Day is a Jewish holiday
It is impossible to avoid the stories of massive human displacement from Burma, Syria, Iraq, Ukraine and Afghanistan and of hordes of boat migrants dying in the Mediterranean and the Indian Ocean. ...
Jun 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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This is not the Charleston I know
CHARLESTON, S.C. — The unspeakable murder of nine accomplished, beloved, and respected African-American Charlestonians of faith in their own church on Wednesday has hit our city like an earthquake....
Jun 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dad, survivor, hero
As a child, I was always fascinated by my father’s war wounds — deep gouges in his arm and leg left by a spray of German bullets early in 1945. As I grew older, I learned a bit more. Barely two mon...
Jun 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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The assault on immigration
President Barack Obama’s use of his executive authority to defer deportation for millions of immigrant families has become a flashpoint for opponents of immigration reform. The state of Texas, alon...
Jun 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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The administration should not meet with Muslim Brotherhood in Washington
This week, a delegation including two prominent Muslim Brotherhood members will visit Washington to advocate against the current Egyptian government, headed by President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi. While...
Jun 11, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Archives
Will 5772 bring peace to Israel?
Sep 21, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
OK, maybe not. Egypt and Turkey are downgrading their relations with Israel (Egyptian authorities actually stood by last week while a mob ransacked Israel’s embassy in Cairo — democracy, Egyptian s...
Why Israel should vote for Palestinian statehood
by Joel Rubin
Sep 16, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — No matter how difficult Israeli-Palestinian peacemaking gets, there are always opportunities to change its trajectory and move diplomacy in a positive direction. Another such opportuni...
The kottege cartel strangles Israeli consumers
by Abby Wisse Schachter
Sep 15, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Who is the great Israeli hero of this summer’s consumer awakening? He is 25 years old and used Facebook to get more than 100,000 Israelis to join him in a boycott of kottege (Hebrew for cottage che...
Rabin remembrance takes a hit
Sep 15, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
This past week has seen its share of bad news for Jews and the entire world. First, we marked the 10th anniversary of 9/11 under the dark cloud of cryptic reports that another attack may be eminent...
What I saw and heard on the Glenn Beck tour
by Dan Wiseman
Guest Columnist
Sep 15, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
In the general hub-bub of the commentary following Glenn Beck’s Restoring Courage tour in Israel, many points were made and many were missed, but here is my eyewitness account, having been there as...
Let the courageous conversation continue
by Rabbi Aaron B. Bisno
Guest Columnist
Sep 15, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
This past May, I invited a courageous conversation about the future of Jewish life in Pittsburgh. The response was overwhelming, with many thanking me for stating publicly what has for so long been...
U.N. gets it right (practically)
Sep 09, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Over the years, this paper, indeed much of the Jewish world, has criticized the United Nations for its one-sided approach to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict — that is to say, its relentless and, a...
Time to shout down the Sharia mythmakers
by Abraham H. Foxman
Guest Columnist
Sep 09, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — The threat of the infiltration of Sharia, or Islamic law, into the American court system is one of the more pernicious conspiracy theories to gain traction in our country in recent years...
Israel already a Jewish state; Abbas is a hypocrite
by Menachem Z. Rosensaft
Sep 09, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — While the Obama administration is trying to ward off the Palestinians’ ill-conceived bid for unilateral recognition as an Arab state at the United Nations General Assembly, Palestinian A...
Glenn Beck’s visit was a distraction to Israel, the world
by Anav Silverman
Guest Columnist
Sep 01, 2011 | 2 2 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM — Glenn Beck brought 2,000 people, including protestors and plenty of press, to Jerusalem on Wednesday night, as he brought the Restoring Courage tour of Israel to an end. Gathered at the...