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State of the Union <br>
Randall Enos, Cagle Cartoons
State of the Union
Randall Enos, Cagle Cartoons
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President Obama Brandishes Veto Pen at State of the Union Address<br>
RJ Matson, Roll Call
President Obama Brandishes Veto Pen at State of the Union Address
RJ Matson, Roll Call
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No hoax in Paris
There is a disturbing counter-narrative about who was behind this month’s terror attacks in Paris that led to the deaths of 14 innocent people. Listen to Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan: “...
Jan 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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What next for France?
The Islamist radicals who murdered 17 people in two attacks in Paris last week targeted, on the one hand, an irreverent magazine and, on the other, the Jews. Charlie Hebdo and Hyper Cacher might no...
Jan 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Golem story warns of dangers of ‘intelligent’ machines
Stephen Hawking is much in the news these days. His personal story, the subject of the recently released film “The Theory of Everything,” is already spoken of as an Oscar contender. Diagnosed in 19...
Jan 07, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Empty gestures
In 2012, when the Palestinians won “nonmember observer state status” in the United Nations, Israel responded by withholding the tax revenues it regularly collects for and passes on to the Palestini...
Jan 07, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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European hypocrisy
The past month has been difficult for Israel. With its government in turmoil as the nation girds for the next election, the country has seen a disturbing flare-up of Palestinian violence — includin...
Dec 31, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Welcome home, Alan Gross
It became clear last week that the release of USAID contractor Alan Gross from Cuban imprisonment was a piece of a complex international puzzle involving nothing less than the restoration of U.S.-C...
Dec 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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A plan for strengthening Jewish early childhood education
Jewish tradition teaches that “with each child the world begins anew.” If we believe this statement from the midrash is true and that Jewish life and learning offer something special, even inspirin...
Jan 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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The ‘calm’ that never was
Twenty-four Palestinian terrorist attacks. Seven attempted attacks. Twenty-one Israeli Jews injured, some of them maimed for life. Does that sound like your idea of “calm?” It does to The New York ...
Jan 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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What Selma means to the Jews
The 50th anniversary of the 1965 march at Selma is being commemorated this year with the release of the film “Selma.” Regrettably, the film represents the march as many see it today, only as an act...
Jan 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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French aliyah: a delicate balance
The moment the news broke about the horrific attack on the kosher supermarket in Paris, there was almost completely unanimous reaction in Israel. The expressions of anger and shock at the series of...
Jan 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Charlie Hebdo and the temptation of self-censorship
As predictably as birds will fly south for the winter, last week’s abominable terrorist attack on the headquarters of the French satirical magazine, Charlie Hebdo, brought forth the usual burnt-out...
Jan 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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HarperCollins must not contribute to delegitimization of Israel
Before the HarperCollins Middle East atlas story is deleted from email inboxes, it pays to spend another moment ruminating on the damage caused by companies that ought to know better. On its websit...
Jan 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Anti-Israel forces losing ground
Critics of Israel periodically issue doomsday warnings about how the Jewish state will face international isolation if it does not quickly give in to Palestinian demands. Last week’s United Nations...
Jan 07, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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The number seven: lucky for me, powerful for Israel
by Efrat Avramovich, Guest Columnist
Jul 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
The number seven is one of the most powerful numbers in Judaism. God’s earthly masterpiece took seven days to be completed; we celebrate Shabbat on the seventh day of each week; Jews celebrate Pass...
‘Who am I to judge?’
by Danny Schiff, Guest Columnist
Jul 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
A year after Pope Francis assumed the leadership of the Catholic Church, much has changed in the style of the papacy.  But one utterance in particular has become emblematic of how many have come to...
Shame in the House of Israel
Jul 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Coming as it did on the heels of the discovery of the bodies of three Israeli teens, the murder of Mohammed Abu Khdeir, a 16-year-old Palestinian, was assumed to be an act of revenge. Whether the s...
Simplest, most important lesson of the Holocaust is missing
by Abby W. Schachter, Guest Columnist
Jul 09, 2014 | 4 4 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
“To me it’s just abysmal that out of 50 states only five currently have Holocaust education mandated … and Pennsylvania is long overdue,” said Rhonda Fink-Whitman, who wrote “94 Maidens,” a novel i...
Presbyterian (USA) divestment vote smacks hard at cherished relationships
by Rabbi James Gibson, Guest Columnist
Jul 08, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Rabbis (as well priests, ministers and imams) have a special standing in society at large. This is based on the general level of respect granted religious leaders based on an appreciation of their ...
Operas you won’t be seeing at the Met
by Ben Cohen, Guest Columnist
Jun 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
Here are three operas that won’t get staged at the famed Metropolitan Opera (Met) in New York City anytime soon. “Omar.” The story of a young Iraqi man who was beaten and tortured by Saddam Hussein...
Obama’s ‘always have Israel’s back’ pledge rings hollow
by Moshe Phillips and Benyamin Korn, Guest Columnists
Jun 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
The State Department’s demand that Israel “exercise restraint” in its search for the Hamas kidnappers makes a mockery of President Obama’s pledge two years ago that he “will always have Israel’s ba...
With friends like these …
Jun 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
What’s with the Presbyterians? On the one hand, The Presbyterian Church (USA) says it loves its “Jewish sisters and brothers” and believes in interfaith dialogue; and its member churches frequently...
Our challenge as Zionists: Defend Israel
by Abby W. Schachter, Guest Columnist
May 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
To restate the obvious: There is a war against Israel and the Jews. The latest victims are Israelis Mira and Emmanuel Riva, who last week were shot to death at the Jewish museum in Brussels, along ...
Young Jews, peace process rejected in J Street vote
by Maddie Ulanow
May 21, 2014 | 3 3 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
We are a generation that is more progressive and more critical of Israel than our parents.