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Bob Englehart, CagleCartoons.com
Sit-In
Bob Englehart, CagleCartoons.com
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Steve Sack, The Minneapolis Star Tribune
NRA Birdies
Steve Sack, The Minneapolis Star Tribune
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After the Tel Aviv attack
Last week’s terrorist attack, in which two Palestinian men shot and killed four Israelis in a Tel Aviv food court, came after the country’s least violent month since May 2015. Still, the brazen, al...
Jun 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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A ‘rupture’ over the Wall?
The stalled implementation of the plan to bring pluralistic Jewish prayer to the Kotel probably won’t cause a major rupture between American Jews and Israel, but it is further proof of the complain...
Jun 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Asleep at the switch on BDS
In recent years, BDS has become the scourge of the organized Jewish community and the government of Israel. Everyone from B’nai B’rith International to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has declare...
Jun 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Netanyahu leans right
With his offer to bring the ultranationalist Yisrael Beiteinu party into his governing coalition, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has probably formed the most right-wing ruling coalition ...
May 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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A call for civility in the public sphere
Diversity of opinion has long been a feature of Jewish tradition as well as of American democracy. Argument “for the sake of heaven” — disagreement in search of a higher truth as opposed to disagre...
May 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Misleading with contempt
Politics, diplomacy and warfare are not for the naïve. So we probably shouldn’t be upset to learn that the Obama administration manipulated the media to tell a narrative about the nuclear negotiati...
May 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Vote for McGinty a rubber stamp of Obama foreign policy
In March 2016, only two months after President Barack Obama’s nuclear deal went into effect, Iran fired two long-range ballistic missiles capable of transporting nuclear weapons. One of the missile...
Jun 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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On Israel, a clear choice for McGinty for Senate
Of the many reasons why I’m supporting Katie McGinty in the race to become Pennsylvania’s senator, her unwavering support of Israel is particularly important to me. McGinty is someone who understan...
Jun 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Men must continue to step up to stop violence against women
For the third year in a row, we are joining with dozens of other regional leaders in signing the Father’s Day Pledge #FathersDayPledge#PAsaysNoMore . This vow to break the generational cycle of vio...
Jun 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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The greatest threat to Palestinian Arab youth
On May 19, The Hill, a Washington-based newspaper covering Congress, other governmental agencies and related activity, published a one-sided, anti-Israel Op-Ed entitled “Obama must act to protect P...
Jun 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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As pride celebrations begin, Fairness Act remains stalled in Harrisburg
As annual pride festival celebrations begin, a welcomed summer tradition in many Pennsylvania communities, I again have to report that the state has yet to pass my legislation that will protect the...
Jun 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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What sex in a traditional Shavuot reading can teach today’s teens
OMER, Israel — As Jews, we tend to pride ourselves on our tradition’s values and how we pass them on to future generations; values such as education, tzedakah, loving the stranger, pursuing justice...
Jun 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Heed Brandeis’ call to be better Jews
One hundred years ago, the great jurist Louis D. Brandeis was appointed to the Supreme Court of the United States. Brandeis was the first Jew to serve on that court. Brandeis was a nonobservant Jew...
Jun 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Money isn’t everything...
Aug 23, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
But when your job is to maintain badly needed community services — and to expand them as well — money can be quite a bit indeed. That’s why the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh’s recent anno...
Romney vs. Obama: Who loves Israel more?
by Gary Rosenblatt
Aug 16, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK  — Isn’t it nice to see Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama fighting it out over who is Israel’s greater friend and ally? My advice: Sit back and enjoy it while it lasts, but don’t take...
The thankless task
by Daniel Leger, Guest Columnist
Aug 16, 2012 | 2 2 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
We tend not to spend a lot of time thinking about what happens to us after we die, but recently Jewish Pennsylvanians have cause to do just that. A law suit filed four years ago by a group of 30 fu...
Whole or divided?
Aug 16, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Jews have an interesting, sometimes conflicting approach to death. On one hand, mourners perform the ritual of keriah — tearing clothing or a black ribbon — symbolic of the renting of garments, whi...
Romney is right, Israel’s economic success due to culture
by Morton Klein, Michael Goldblatt and Dr. Daniel Mandel, Guest Columnists
Aug 09, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has been assailed for saying at a fundraiser in Jerusalem that “culture” plays a large part in Israel’s superior “economic vitality” over th...
Reclaiming what it means to be an American with big plans
by Menachem Z. Rosensaft
Aug 09, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — I was born in the Displaced Persons camp of Bergen-Belsen in Germany in 1948.  I am the son of two Polish Jews who survived the Nazi death and concentration camps of Auschwitz and Bergen...
Terroristic tweets
Aug 09, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
Section 219 of the U.S. Immigration and Nationality Act states that it is unlawful to provide a designated “foreign terrorist organization” (FTO) with “material support or resources,” including "an...
Abby W. Schachter
by Abby W. Schachter
Aug 02, 2012 | 7 7 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Want to bring Jews and Muslims closer together? Promote liberty. This may sound trite, but it is anything but when you consider that Jewish and Muslim religious practice is under assault in Europe ...
A thoughtful response
Aug 02, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
This past week, Gov. Mitt Romney said many of the right things on his visit to Israel, including his reference to Jerusalem as the capital of the Jewish state. But he had to soften a comment one of...
What will Romney say on his trip abroad?

by Joel Rubin
Jul 26, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — Mitt Romney is in the midst of his first international jaunt as the presumptive Republican nominee for president.  This is a moment for him to show the world and the American people th...