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Pat Bagley, Salt Lake Tribune
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Pat Bagley, Salt Lake Tribune
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Dumb Democrats
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Pat Bagley, Salt Lake Tribune
Dumb Democrats
Pat Bagley, Salt Lake Tribune
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editorial
Save planet Earth
While it makes us nervous that the United States is now “aligned” with Syria and Nicaragua as the only other country that is not a member of the Paris climate accord, the real significance of Presi...
Jun 14, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Reunited Jerusalem at 50
The celebrations of 50 years since the reunification of Jerusalem have been going on in that city since last month’s Jerusalem Day. This week, with the anniversary of the Six Day War on the secular...
Jun 07, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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A nastier, more brutish budget
National Jewish organizations are notoriously prolific when it comes to issuing press releases. So the near silence that followed the issuance of President Donald Trump’s $4.1 trillion budget on Ma...
Jun 01, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Haredi Israel in 2059
Israel’s fast-growing haredi Orthodox population is, in many ways, distinct from mainstream Jewish Israelis, whether secular, traditional or modern Orthodox. Like many Israeli Arabs, large segments...
May 24, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 59 59 recommendations | email to a friend
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Recipes for disunity
For decades, Haredi-Orthodox authorities have sought to tighten their control over Israel’s already strict interpretation of personal status questions, such as who may marry and whose conversions a...
May 18, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 57 57 recommendations | email to a friend
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The toxic brew of politics and religion
Here’s a thought experiment: Imagine your rabbi dedicating his Yom Kippur sermon to why he will be voting for Candidate X come Election Day, and why you should, as well. Now suppose the rabbi made ...
May 11, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend
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opinion
Jeremy Corbyn didn’t sin, so British Jews shouldn’t give up on Labour
For me, the main takeaway from the British election June 8 was that Jeremy Corbyn, the far-left leader of the opposition Labour party, didn’t win it. Most of the ridicule in the wake of the electio...
Jun 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Judaism requires us to pursue the goals of the Paris climate accords
The Trump administration’s decision to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement has demanded that we all ask ourselves where we stand on questions of climate change, global warming and our collect...
Jun 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Netanyahu calls Trump’s bluff on settlement construction
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu apparently wants to convince us that he is not interested in reaching a peace deal, but in maintaining power by catering to his radical right flank and the...
Jun 14, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Israel critics accidentally admit there is no ‘occupation’
Noted literary couple Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman have discovered a new cause: the evils of “the Israeli occupation of the Palestinians.” Having become experts on the subject after one brief ...
Jun 14, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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From Greeley, Colo., to Manchester, England
For those — like me — who’d never really given any thought to singer Ariana Grande before the terrorist atrocity at her concert in the British city of Manchester, it took a few minutes to figure ou...
Jun 07, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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Did President Trump deliver on his first overseas trip?
As I began writing this piece, President Donald Trump was flying on Air Force One heading to Saudi Arabia. There he met with leaders from the Gulf Arab states and others from across the Muslim worl...
May 31, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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The noxious notion of Jewish privilege
In March, anti-Semitic posters were spread across the University of Illinois at Chicago attacking “white privilege” and going further by charging that white privilege is primarily “Jewish privilege...
May 31, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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Archives
Who is that person coming into your home to care for Mom?
by Deborah Winn-Horvitz, Guest Columnist
Jan 11, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 162 162 recommendations | email to a friend
A member of my senior management team was recently contacted by a Pittsburgh Police detective inquiring about private duty caregivers in connection to a ring of criminal activity. The target of thi...
Responsible leaders on both sides should dial down Israel rhetoric
by Jonathan Greenblatt, Guest Columnist
Jan 11, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 148 148 recommendations | email to a friend
Whatever the motivation of the Obama administration, the events of the waning days of last year mark a dramatic low point in U.S.-Israel relations. The Kerry speech has commanded the most recent at...
Sgt. Azaria and the rule of law
Jan 11, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 167 167 recommendations | email to a friend
Last week, Sgt. Elor Azaria, 20, of the Israel Defense Forces was convicted on a charge of manslaughter for killing a prone Palestinian man who had earlier lunged at Israeli troops with a knife. A ...
Even without perfection, Israel is a model for liberal democracy
by Randal M. Whitlatch, Guest Columnist
Jan 05, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 165 165 recommendations | email to a friend
With controversy over egalitarian prayer, settlements, Palestinian and Ethiopian rights, and many other issues roiling Israeli society, one might be tempted to conclude that Israel cannot be, at on...
While the U.N. calls it ‘Palestinian territory,’ history says it’s not
by Stephen M. Flatow, Guest Columnist
Jan 05, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 158 158 recommendations | email to a friend
The U.N. Security Council resolution condemning “Israel’s establishment of settlements in Palestinian territory occupied since 1967, including East Jerusalem” was one-sided and unfair. That’s obvio...
So much for friendship
Jan 05, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 175 175 recommendations | email to a friend
Conventional wisdom holds that the only solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict lies in a two-state solution and that the United States will always have Israel’s back through the peace process...
Making the American Jewish community great again
by Bonnie Glick, Guest Columnist
Dec 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 182 182 recommendations | email to a friend
Why is it that the tendency of the Jewish community is to splinter over the tiniest of disagreements, to near battle stations when issues as critical as the existential threat to Israel posed by Ir...
The heart of your Jewish family
by Nina Sidell, Guest Columnist
Dec 28, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 169 169 recommendations | email to a friend
Whether you are in the throes of parenting or you have already raised your children (and are relating to older or adult children), you hope and pray that you have prepared them well. You hope you h...
Obama abstains on Israel
Dec 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 186 186 recommendations | email to a friend
At the recent White House Chanukah parties — the last such affairs under the outgoing Obama administration — there were smiles and warm feelings all around between the president and American Jews. ...
A vigorous Jewish press is needed now, more than ever
by Joshua Runyan, Guest Columnist
Dec 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 181 181 recommendations | email to a friend
Shortly after President George W. Bush won a second White House term, I was covering one of those run-of-the-mill rallies in front of Philadelphia’s City Hall that typically wouldn’t get much ink u...