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Marian Kemensky, Slovakia
Gaza
Marian Kemensky, Slovakia
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Immigrant Children <br>
Adam Zyglis, The Buffalo News
Immigrant Children
Adam Zyglis, The Buffalo News
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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 | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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With friends like these …
What’s with the Presbyterians? On the one hand, The Presbyterian Church (USA) says it loves its “Jewish sisters and brothers” and believes in interfaith dialogue; and its member churches frequently...
Jun 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Young Jews, peace process rejected in J Street vote
We are a generation that is more progressive and more critical of Israel than our parents.
May 21, 2014 | 3 3 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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It’s time to raise minimum wage
The Torah provides a moral imperative: “Justice, justice shall you pursue.”  In practical terms in today’s economic environment, that means at the very least we should support a just minimum wage –...
May 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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How will Modi lead?
A youthful nation and growing economic powerhouse, India has long been forging strong business relations with Israel. Those ties are expected to grow stronger following last week’s landslide electi...
May 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Building Community One Page at a Time
It’s great to be back in Pittsburgh, and it’s even greater to be editing The Jewish Chronicle! My first foray into Jewish life in greater Pittsburgh came about 10 years ago when I was a reporter fo...
Apr 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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First lesson of war: Maintain the blockade
During the first 24 hours of the Gaza war, Palestinian terrorists fired more than 200 rockets into Israel. Yet only one Israeli was wounded, and none were killed. How is that possible? When Israel ...
Jul 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Abbas, Auschwitz and Palestinian strategy
It was often remarked that the late Palestine Liberation Organization leader Yasser Arafat would sound moderate when speaking in English and utterly intransigent when speaking in Arabic. Much of th...
Jul 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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The number seven: lucky for me, powerful for Israel
The number seven is one of the most powerful numbers in Judaism. God’s earthly masterpiece took seven days to be completed; we celebrate Shabbat on the seventh day of each week; Jews celebrate Pass...
Jul 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Who am I to judge?’
A year after Pope Francis assumed the leadership of the Catholic Church, much has changed in the style of the papacy.  But one utterance in particular has become emblematic of how many have come to...
Jul 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Simplest, most important lesson of the Holocaust is missing
“To me it’s just abysmal that out of 50 states only five currently have Holocaust education mandated … and Pennsylvania is long overdue,” said Rhonda Fink-Whitman, who wrote “94 Maidens,” a novel i...
Jul 09, 2014 | 4 4 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Presbyterian (USA) divestment vote smacks hard at cherished relationships
Rabbis (as well priests, ministers and imams) have a special standing in society at large. This is based on the general level of respect granted religious leaders based on an appreciation of their ...
Jul 08, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Operas you won’t be seeing at the Met
Here are three operas that won’t get staged at the famed Metropolitan Opera (Met) in New York City anytime soon. “Omar.” The story of a young Iraqi man who was beaten and tortured by Saddam Hussein...
Jun 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Porn claims, internal fighting make AIPAC vulnerable
Nov 24, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Just two weeks ago, the Jewish world was rocked — and completely let down — when 17 employees of the Claims Conference were arrested for stealing $42.5 million that should have gone to serve Holoca...
Beck’s Holocaust revision is a threat to history
by Simon Greer
Guest Columnist
Nov 18, 2010 | 13 13 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
On Nov. 11, Glenn Beck and the leadership of Fox News made a mockery of their commitment to me and two rabbis. Let me take a few steps back to tell you why what happened scares me. On Tuesday night...
Israel, like Obama, seeing importance in India ties
by Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi
Guest Columnist
Nov 18, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — President Obama’s trip to India last week highlights India’s growing importance to the United States. Similarly, cooperation between India and Israel is expanding, as the importance of...
Bridge over troubled waters
by Gary Rosenblatt
New York Jewish Week
Nov 18, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — One of the enduring images of Hurricane Katrina for the Jewish community of New Orleans, and well beyond, was of a kipa-wearing rescue worker, in waist-high water, carrying one of seven ...
Decry discrimination
Nov 18, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Remember the movie “Gentleman’s Agreement?” The film noire picture featured a crusading non-Jewish journalist, played by Gregory Peck, who posed as a Jew to learn firsthand what anti-Semitism in Am...
Funding to protect water, public lands, more critical than ever
by Fred Scherlinder Dobb and Terry Gips
Guest Columnists
Nov 11, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — With a tradition thousands of years old, Judaism informs us on taking the long view — the Divine view, as it were, since God is concerned even to the thousandth generation in the futur...
The divine mystery of human genius
by Menachem Z. Rosensaft
Nov 11, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — Pitting science and supposedly rational thought against religion and what is deemed by some to be primitive superstition sets up a wholly specious straw man. In a purely Hegelian context...
Arab discrimination runs counter to vision for Israel
by Jay Bushinsky
Nov 11, 2010 | 2 2 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM — Hopes were high among Israel’s supporters when the United Nations General Assembly debated the Palestine issue 63 years ago that the proposed Jewish state would be “a light unto the Gen...
Our $42.5 million failure
Nov 11, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Tuesday’s announcement that 17 people, including former and current employees of the Claims Conference, were arrested for defrauding the fund providing restitution to Holocaust survivors should be ...
It’s not going to be a Tea Party on Iran
by Joel Rubin
Nov 08, 2010 | 2 2 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — As the broader political climate within which foreign policy is made lurches to the right, the new Washington will have to contend with a fractured Congress and, as a consequence, unce...