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HB2 and Itzhak Perlman <br>
John Cole, The Scranton Times-Tribune
HB2 and Itzhak Perlman
John Cole, The Scranton Times-Tribune
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Not Over 'Til Hillary Says It's Over <br>
Taylor Jones, Politicalcartoons.com
Not Over 'Til Hillary Says It's Over
Taylor Jones, Politicalcartoons.com
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editorial
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 | 2 2 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 | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Syria’s insoluble puzzle
“In the last 48 hours, we have had an average of one Syrian killed every 25 minutes. One Syrian wounded every 13 minutes.” That was U.N. envoy Staffan de Mistura’s assessment of the carnage, as the...
May 05, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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The pawns of Gaza
International focus on the well-being of the residents of Gaza is cyclical. That concern reached a high point during the 2014 war between Israel and Hamas, when over the course of 50 days, Gazans w...
Apr 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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The dilemma of Simone Zimmerman
Simone Zimmerman’s tenure as Bernie Sanders’ outreach director to the Jewish community lasted only two days. But in the hours between the announcement of her appointment last week and her suspensio...
Apr 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Whither diplomacy?
Former settler leader Dani Dayan got off to a bad start as Israel’s newly named consul general to New York. And in a series of tweets, he made things worse. The day before he got the official nod f...
Apr 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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opinion
Why Jewish day school students should recite the Pledge of Allegiance
As a U.S. immigrant and a parent, I’m somewhat fanatical about my kids’ appreciation for their citizenship. Last year, I organized what I hope will be an annual second-grade field trip to our local...
May 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Will the Supreme Court let faith make children unsafe?
Should all children’s playgrounds be made as safe as possible, or should some be denied safety improvements because of bigotry? This question is at the core of a case before the U.S. Supreme Court ...
May 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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A threat to religious liberty
Our nation was founded on religious freedom — not the freedom to use one’s religious beliefs to harm or discriminate. All people must be able to make reproductive health care decisions on the basis...
May 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Israel’s right to the Golan
As the quagmire in Syria continues, President Basher al-Assad recently indicated he wanted any peace talks to include the possible return of the Golan Heights. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netan...
May 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jewish teenagers want to engage. Just ask them
Welcoming teens into Jewish life is both one of the most important and seemingly challenging endeavors of the Jewish community. The rapid decline in teen engagement in Jewish life post-b’nai mitzva...
May 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Yes, there is a Jewish left on campus, and it needs to be heard
Recently, in an article for JTA, “The Missing Left: Where’s the support for liberal Zionists on campus?” Andrew Silow-Carroll noted that “many American pro-Israel organizations and leaders ignore o...
May 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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We ignore nuclear power development at our peril
What the future holds for nuclear power will have an important bearing on efforts in the United States and globally to reduce carbon emissions. Right now, we are not doing enough, fast enough to es...
May 05, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Archives
A great public tragedy
Jul 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
In describing the Israeli protester who set himself on fire at a Tel Aviv demonstration Saturday as the victim of “a great personal tragedy,” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu may have miss...
EITC’s value must be hiked, but public support is needed
by Michelle Twersky, Guest Columnist
Jul 15, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
PHILADELPHIA — Everyone worries about something. Some people worry about their health and others about their safety. Nonpublic school parents, particularly those in the Jewish community, worry abou...
Crafting a Holocaust insurance solution that works
by Menachem Z. Rosensaft
Jul 15, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — There is a solution to get us beyond the seemingly endless stalemates and complications that continue to characterize the ongoing debate over Holocaust-era insurance claims. And I do not...
Watershed moment
Jul 11, 2012 | 4 4 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
If you think the Jewish world dodged a bullet when the Presbyterian Church (USA) rejected by the narrowest of margins a proposed resolution to divest from companies doing business with Israel, thin...
The mitzva of voting
by Rabbi Ronald B.B. Symons, Guest Columnist
Jul 06, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Among my many lasting childhood memories from Lynbrook, Long Island, is the perennial pilgrimage I would make with my parents to the gymnasium of William F. Buck Elementary School in order to accom...
Iran has declared war; why haven’t we?
by Abby W. Schachter
Jul 05, 2012 | 6 6 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Iran has declared war against the United States and the West. Tehran is fighting this war on multiple fronts including sponsoring terrorist groups such as Hezbollah and Hamas, it is playing for tim...
Yes, it’s personal
Jul 05, 2012 | 2 2 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
The one continuous message many Presbyterian leaders have sent in the run-up to this week’s votes in Pittsburgh to divest from companies doing business in Israel and to brand practices of the regio...
Amar’s insults
Jun 29, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
No one expected Rabbi Shlomo Amar to like the recent decision by Israel’s attorney general to compensate some Reform and Conservative rabbis for their work as rabbis. The Israeli attorney general d...
Beware partisan punditry on the Middle East
Jun 29, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — Syria is in revolt. Negotiations with Iran are complicated. Egypt’s political future is up for grabs. The United States has a significant stake in the outcome of these Middle Eastern c...
The Avenue: A community of a thousand stories
by Eric Lidji
Guest Columnist
Jun 22, 2012 | 6 6 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
In 1879, the great wave of immigration lifted a Jewish man from Suwalki, Poland, and deposited him in Pittsburgh. With few other career options available, he peddled along the streets of a smoky ci...