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Bill O'Reilly and slave labor <br>
Dave Granlund, Politicalcartoons.com
Bill O'Reilly and slave labor
Dave Granlund, Politicalcartoons.com
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Putin and Wikileaks <br>
Adam Zyglis, The Buffalo News
Putin and Wikileaks
Adam Zyglis, The Buffalo News
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editorial
Gingrich’s irresponsible screed
Jews and students of Jewish history know well the dangers and often deadly consequences of the accusatory process known as “scapegoating.” In 20th-century America, traditional scapegoats were black...
Jul 21, 2016 | 2 2 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Are fatal shootings on the rise?
We are still reeling from the fatal shootings by police of African-American men last week — followed by the deadly revenge attack on Dallas police who, ironically, were protecting the rights of act...
Jul 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Iran Deal’s anniversary
In the run up to the July 14 first anniversary of the Iran nuclear deal, the pundits have provided mixed reviews. Those who were in favor of the deal cite Iran having apparently abided by the requi...
Jul 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Elie Wiesel
We join in mourning the passing of Elie Wiesel, one of the most famous Holocaust survivors, who died Saturday at the age of 87. Like many other heroic figures of the tumultuous last century, Wiesel...
Jul 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Stew of Demonization
There may be many reasons — none of them justified — why 17-year-old Muhammad Nasser Tarayrah jumped the fence around the Kiryat Arba settlement near Hebron and stabbed to death 13-year-old Hallel ...
Jul 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Israel’s conversion muddle
Israel’s chief rabbinate system has long been known as inflexible about strains of Judaism that do not match its approved brands of Orthodoxy. The bureaucracy and chosen path of the rabbinate has a...
Jun 30, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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opinion
Don’t believe their hype: BDS is marginal at best
Ever since the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel began picking up steam three years ago, its proponents have brazenly declared the movement’s inevitable triumph. In Ap...
Jul 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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ORT’s day schools in former Soviet Union a lifeline to millions
As we mourn the passing of Elie Wiesel, we also worry for the future, how we will be able to remember the Holocaust without survivors and, in turn, how we can remind the world of this greatest of c...
Jul 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Police, people of color and a Jewish dream of justice
Two weeks ago, we watched in horror and dismay as violent event after violent event unfolded, each amplifying and recontextualizing the one before it. By Friday morning, July 8, five Dallas police ...
Jul 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Why infertility is a Jewish issue — and what we can do about it
Growing up, I always dreamed of being a mom. Even as a kid I would brainstorm baby names, tell my dolls bedtime stories and swear that I would be a cool mom and let them eat cookies for breakfast, ...
Jul 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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How Elie Wiesel inspired the Free Soviet Jewry movement
On my bookshelves there are two rows of volumes on the Soviet Jewry movement. Squeezed in among the tomes is a small, well-worn paperback with pages no longer attached to the spine, “The Jews of Si...
Jul 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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The ‘religionization’ of Israel is troubling, but the fears about it are hysterical
Religionization! Religionization! To read the newspaper headlines in Israel, to view its documentary films and attend its expert panels with academics, a stranger might think that upon landing at B...
Jul 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Americans reached new levels of generosity in 2015, did Jewish donors?
Perhaps helped with several mega-gifts, American donors in 2015 were more generous than ever, according to the 61st issue of “Giving USA,” the annual report on charitable activity in the United Sta...
Jul 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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Archives
Death of Justice Scalia leaves many unanswered, unsettling questions
by Cyril H. Wecht, Guest Columnist
Mar 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
The unexpected death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia at a West Texas ranch was shocking, no matter what anyone’s personal sociopolitical and legal beliefs might be. He was a highly respecte...
After all these years, Squirrel Hill is still here — and thriving
by Alec Rieger and Zack Block, Guest Columnists
Mar 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
When was the last time Pittsburgh’s Jewish community closed a street in the heart of Squirrel Hill and threw a party? No politics, no parade, just a good old-fashioned party. Multiple bands, perfor...
Foxes and hedgehogs: Let us all be foxes
Mar 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
As we make our way through this electoral cycle, the noise steadily mounts —from the pundits, the media who promote the pundits, and the candidates themselves who use the media to promote themselve...
Conservative Jews deserve more than PR
by Rabbi Yaakov Menken and Rabbi Pesach Lerner, Guest Columnists
Mar 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
Responding to a dramatic decline in membership, the Conservative Jewish movement’s congregational arm has hired the Good Omen PR agency to survey hundreds of its members and “develop a new ‘positio...
Rebranding helps USCJ envision its future in a rapidly changing Jewish world
by Rabbi Steven Wernick and Rabbi Steven Wernick, Guest Columnist
Mar 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
Rabbis Menken and Lerner, thank you. You’re right. Conservative Jews do deserve more than PR. And more is exactly the point of the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism’s current branding initia...
Unnecessary provocation
Mar 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
Controversy over the massive, bipartisan customs bill that President Barack Obama signed into law last week has boiled down to the question of “conflation.” The law, which deals with international ...
Why the Western Wall deal is a victory for now, but not forever
by Debra Bennet, Guest Columnist
Feb 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
On the morning of Dec. 1, 1988, a group of about 70 Jewish women entered the sacred space of the Western Wall. The women represented all the major streams of Judaism. Some wore prayer shawls or kip...
Congress at its best
by Jennifer Dekel, Guest Columnist
Feb 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
The pursuit of justice for U.S. victims of Palestinian terrorism is an issue that is beyond partisan politics, the U.S. Congress demonstrated this month. On Feb. 2, the National Security Subcommitt...
How to answer strange questions
Feb 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
When strangers come to your synagogue, how should they be treated? Congregations in the Miami area have put that question to the test, and it turns out that the answer isn’t so simple. According to...
What is disability inclusion?
Feb 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
February is Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month. Which prompts the question: What is disability inclusion? Is it not “inclusion” when a program is organized for people with disabilities around...