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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 | 3 3 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 | 6 6 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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Support for our beleaguered Israeli family
We are all glued to news sources for information about Israel’s ongoing Gaza war. While there is some sense of déjà vu in the daily reports of the conflict — reminding us of a similar war fewer tha...
Jul 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Shame in the House of Israel
Coming as it did on the heels of the discovery of the bodies of three Israeli teens, the murder of Mohammed Abu Khdeir, a 16-year-old Palestinian, was assumed to be an act of revenge. Whether the s...
Jul 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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opinion
Open Hillel is a necessary intervention
Four rabbis are engaged in an animated debate about Jewish law. Three of them agree, but the dissenter is adamant that he’s got it right. He cries out: “A sign, God, I beg You, a sign!” It begins t...
Oct 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hillel is an open forum
Once again the love affair between the Jewish people and higher education is back in full bloom. The start of a new school year, and the Jewish New Year, marked the beginning of robust programming ...
Oct 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Let IDF soldiers, haredim swap roles
Controversy over haredi military service roils Israeli society, but respect for each side’s concerns and values can help resolve it. Haredim believe Jews of all backgrounds are equally commanded to...
Sep 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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The importance of tzedakah: As Jews, we all need each other
“Hello, Mrs. Rudolph!” the smiling man greets me, as I answer the front door. I have just gotten up from dinner in response to the familiar sequence of events: first, the doorbell and a two-second ...
Sep 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Community leaders reflect on the challenges ahead for Israel, the Palestinians and the United States.
Editor’s Note To coincide with the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks and the end of Israel’s recent war­ in Gaza, The Jewish Chronicle solicited views from a diverse sampling of leade...
Sep 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Hillary I know
Last month, I read an opinion piece in a Jewish publication wrongfully accusing Hillary Clinton of being anti-Israel and not fighting for the issues that matter most to Jewish Americans. This could...
Sep 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Abandoned by the Democratic Party? Fight back
“We are a people without a party. We are abandoned” said the woman next to me, as we waited for the recitation of Lamentations, the annual commemoration of the saddest day of the Jewish calendar ma...
Aug 21, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Archives
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...
Push to release Pollard is gaining momentum
by Elliot Goldenberg
Guest Columnist
Dec 29, 2010 | 2 2 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
The push to release imprisoned spy Jonathan Pollard is once again gaining momentum, thanks to Lawrence Korb and others. Arrested on Nov. 21, 1985, it was back in March of 1987 that Pollard, a forme...
The big lie lives on
by Gary Rosenblatt
Dec 29, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — I shouldn’t have to write this column. It is demeaning, 65 years after the fall of Nazi Germany, to acknowledge that Joseph Goebel’s Big Lie theory — that if you repeat a falsehood aggre...
Time to move on  
Dec 29, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Hopefully, these will be the last words we write about Henry Kissinger for a while. Frankly, he doesn’t deserve this much ink. The former secretary of state under Presidents Nixon and Ford has apol...
Rabbis’ ban of renting to Arabs must be condemned
by Rabbi David Ellenson
Guest Columnist
Dec 23, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Israel is roiled once again in sad and needless moral controversy. Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu of Safed, son of former Israeli Chief Sephardic Rabbi Mordecai Eliyahu, and with the support of 49 other rabb...
Kissinger’s betrayal contrasts with other American Jews in public life
by Menachem Z. Rosensaft
Dec 23, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — There can be no question that the recently released White House recordings by the Nixon Presidential Library and Museum revealed one of the ugliest remarks ever uttered in the Oval Offic...
Jews and the census  
Dec 23, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Pennsylvania will lose one congressional seat, according to the 2010 U.S. Census Bureau Report, which was released Tuesday. Neighboring West Virginia will keep the three congressional districts it ...
Diaspora Jews can’t have it both ways
by Jay Bushinsky
Dec 15, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM — Although political Zionism, as conceived 114 years ago by Theodor Herzl in his groundbreaking work entitled “The Jewish State,” led to the State of Israel in 1948, its fundamental premi...
Kissinger and WikiLeaks
Dec 15, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Following the revelation that Henry Kissinger made a heinous remark about Jews and gas chambers in a just-released 1973 tape recording of him and President Richard Nixon, some in the Jewish communi...