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Trump and Toomey <br>
John Cole, The Scranton Times-Tribune
Trump and Toomey
John Cole, The Scranton Times-Tribune
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Poverty Trap <br>
Pat Bagley, Salt Lake Tribune
Poverty Trap
Pat Bagley, Salt Lake Tribune
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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 | 5 5 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 | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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The human rights smoke screen
Contrary to what you may have heard, the United Nations did not name Israel as the world’s top violator of human rights. Nonetheless, the world body and its commissions and councils remain dispropo...
Apr 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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More than a women’s issue
International Agunah Day, marked last week, was created about a decade ago to publicize the plight of Jewish women whose estranged spouses refuse to provide a get, or divorce declaration. A wife in...
Mar 30, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Is ‘separation’ a step toward peace?
Will a wall around Palestinian neighborhoods of Jerusalem help protect Jewish Israelis from the violence that has plagued the city since last fall? Haim Ramon, a former government minister who spen...
Mar 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pew’s portrait of Israel
The 2013 Pew Research Center’s “Portrait of Jewish Americans” touched off discussions, head-scratching and soul searching about where American Jewry was headed. Even those who saw no revelations in...
Mar 16, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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A new kind of ‘safety’ school
On March 31, a number of colleges announced their admissions decisions for the class of 2020. As colleges and students seek the best fit, I have suggestions for both that take account of rising cam...
Apr 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Tribe’ needn’t be a pejorative label
I am not a well man. In my middle age I have fallen in love again — with the Jewish People. To be more precise, this is not something that just “happened” to me, but has been my conscious decision....
Apr 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fighting oppression, inequality and injustice on Passover
I didn’t grow up celebrating Pesach. But over the years, I’ve attended seders where I was inspired by the remarkable story told in the Haggadah — a tale of a people who, sustained by fortitude and ...
Apr 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Passover a reminder to live a life of purpose
I’ve had the wonderful privilege of meeting thousands of people from all different faith backgrounds out on the campaign trail. It’s been both a humbling and awe-inspiring experience. At every even...
Apr 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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The burning bush and the future of American democracy
Right now, hundreds of people from all walks of life and faith traditions, who marched 140 miles from Philadelphia to Washington, are participating in a weeklong sit-in on Capitol Hill. We marched ...
Apr 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jewish communities have a voice at the United Nations
I recently had the opportunity to join Jeff Finkelstein, CEO of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh, and leaders from Jewish federations across North America to visit the U.N. headquarters ...
Apr 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Modern Orthodoxy will no longer be silenced
May women enter the Orthodox rabbinate? May conversions to Judaism be left to the discretion of a local or communal rabbi, or must they be sanctioned by a centralized rabbinic authority? How do con...
Apr 07, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Turkey and gravy with a side of economic justice
by Nancy K. Kaufman, Guest Columnist
Nov 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
Thanksgiving is all about celebrating bounty — the bounty of family and friends, and of the fruit of hard work. For millions of women and their families, however, that celebration is muted by hards...
Amnesia on settlements afflicts Martin Indyk
by Benyamin Korn, Guest Columnist
Nov 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
A form of amnesia must be affecting the Obama administration’s former chief Mideast negotiator, Martin Indyk. It is, however, a very selective kind of amnesia — he forgets only concessions that Isr...
Terrorism is terrorism
Nov 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Following the attacks on Paris by terrorists allied with the so-called Islamic State the week before last, many in the Jewish world have noted the contrast between the full-throated reactions of po...
The real fight against evil
Nov 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
The outpouring of grief for the victims of last Friday’s terror attack in Paris and the tricolored expressions of solidarity show how close to home the Islamic State killings hit people around the ...
In 2065, the Jewish world will look vastly different
by Rabbi Danny Schiff, Guest Columnist
Nov 19, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
The good news is that the Jewish people not only will be alive and prospering, but also will be continuing to make significant contributions to humanity, despite our steadily declining percentage o...
Simply put, this was an assault on the opportunity to learn
by Cary Nelson, Guest Columnist; On behalf of the Alliance for Academic Freedom (AAF)
Nov 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
Moshe Habertal is generally considered the finest expert on medieval Jewish thought of his generation. His most recent book is “Maimonides: Life and Thought,” published in 2013. Habertal holds join...
Antiochus rises again
Nov 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Israeli researchers announced last week that they believe they have found the Jerusalem fortress of Antiochus IV, the Hellenistic king who is the villain of the Chanukah story. If they are correct,...
Obama could learn from Bill Clinton how to be a true friend of Israel
by Gil Troy, Guest Columnist
Nov 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
By now it should be obvious how absurd it is to call President Barack Obama Israel’s “best friend” ever, as Thomas Friedman of The New York Times has claimed. A Blame Israel Firster, Obama won’t us...
Pursuing a project on the Jews of Amiens and the Department of the Somme
by David Rosenberg, Guest Columnist
Nov 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
My wife pointed out that at the very end of our trips to France, which were partly vacation, partly research trips for me, I always contrived to find some historical sources, which absolutely requi...
A test for the big tent
Nov 04, 2015 | 3 3 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
What is an individual’s responsibility for decorum inside an open tent of the Jewish community? And how should the community respond to demonstrations within its walls? These questions were put to ...