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the more things change the more they stay the same
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Bill Schorr, Cagle Cartoons
the more things change the more they stay the same
Bill Schorr, Cagle Cartoons
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Hillary Has A Primary Opponent
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John Darkow, Columbia Daily Tribune, Missouri
Hillary Has A Primary Opponent
John Darkow, Columbia Daily Tribune, Missouri
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From Durban to L.A.: the BDS movement’s long trail of anti-Semitism
Last month, in a breathtaking display of anti-Semitism reminiscent of Nazi Germany, members of the student government at South Africa’s Durban University of Technology called for the expulsion of a...
Mar 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Advocating for Israel in the American media
When was the last time anyone in the American Jewish community heard or saw a creative, impacting short message about the many unique Israeli accomplishments geared to the American public as oppose...
Mar 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Troubling anti-Semitism at UCLA
Rachel Beyda is a UCLA sophomore who recently sought a seat on the judicial board of the school’s Undergraduate Students Association Council. During questioning by the Council on her application, f...
Mar 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Answering Netanyahu
Now that some of the political dust has settled over Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s address to Congress, we join those who have tried to focus on what he actually said and whether the ...
Mar 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Confirming our fears
The results of a new Pew Research Center study finding that global harassment of Jews has reached a seven-year high didn’t come as much of a surprise. With attacks against Jews in Paris and Copenha...
Mar 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Icon makes political statement
Elie Wiesel has taken out full-page ads in The Washington Post and The New York Times in support of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s plan to address both houses of Congress. In the ads, ...
Feb 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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opinion
So much more than a name
I was named after my grandfather, Saul Young. This is his story, but it does not have a happy ending. Saul Young was born in 1895 in Lithuania, then a part of Russia. In the early 20th century, ten...
Mar 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Post-election reality sets in
The celebration that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is enjoying (“On Election Day in Israel, change comes as decisive victory,” March 19) over having achieved what was until Election Day...
Mar 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Netanyahu’s victory
In last week’s election, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu defied polls, surprised pundits and confounded expectations by pulling off a clear victory. We congratulate him as he negotiates a...
Mar 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hillel, we are not your tools but your partners
When Eric Fingerhut¸ Hillel Inter-national president, announced his decision to withdraw a commitment to speak to more than 1,000 students at the upcoming J Street National Conference, he expressed...
Mar 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Times gets it wrong on Jewish National Fund and Bedouin Arabs
In a March 1 op-ed for The New York Times, “The Two Israels,” Nicholas Kristof made a rather broad accusation stating that Jewish National Fund plants forests on land owned by Bedouin Arabs. Unfort...
Mar 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jewish Voice for Peace whitewashes anti-Semitism in the anti-Israel movement
Why is a self-styled “Jewish organization” collaborating with rabid anti-Israel campaigners, including anti-Semites? This is a question that Oakland, Calif.-based Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) shoul...
Mar 12, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Painful words and the abuse that comes with them
“Sticks and stones will break your bones, but words will never hurt you.” Most, if not all, of The Jewish Chronicle’s readership are familiar with the saying and that its philosophy has served gene...
Mar 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Archives
The ‘chicken----gate’ fallout for America, Israel and the Middle East
by Ben Cohen, Guest Columnist
Nov 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 65 65 recommendations | email to a friend
Naftali Bennett, Israel’s economy minister, got it 100 percent right in a Facebook posting just a few hours after the latest blow to American-Israeli relations — aka “chicken----gate” — surfaced in...
Israel’s emerging Muslim-majority ally
by David Bernstein, Guest Columnist
Nov 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
Beginning in the early 1990s, Turkey became the one Muslim-majority country that maintained a robust strategic relationship with Israel. The two countries developed strong trade ties. Israel helped...
Jewish community recharger
Nov 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend
On Sunday, close to 3,000 Jewish professionals and lay leaders will gather at a suburban Washington, D.C., resort to discuss Jewish issues, to network with other active Jews and learn how to be mor...
Rabbis bearing witness in Ferguson
by Michael Adam Latz, Guest Columnist
Oct 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 63 63 recommendations | email to a friend
Early last week, national faith leaders called rabbis, pastors, priests and imams to Ferguson, Mo., a city rife with racial violence and pain. Along with my rabbinic colleagues from Truah: The Rabb...
A tale of two rabbis
by Abby W. Schachter, Guest Columnist
Oct 29, 2014 | 2 2 comments | 65 65 recommendations | email to a friend
Confirmation bias — also called confirmatory bias or myside bias — is a tendency for people to favor information that confirms their preconceptions or hypotheses regardless of whether the informati...
Issues to consider when voting
Oct 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend
Editor’s Note As voters make up their minds in advance of Election Day this Nov. 4, The Jewish Chronicle asked a diverse sampling of leaders of Pittsburgh’s Jewish community which issues they feel ...
Conversions and politics
Oct 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend
Immediately after Rabbi Barry Freundel of Washington, D.C.’s Kesher Israel Congregation was arrested and charged with placing hidden cameras in the changing room of an adjacent ritual bath, the que...
‘The Death of Klinghoffer’ is an injustice to our father’s memory
by Lisa and Ilsa Klinghoffer, Guest Columnists
Oct 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 63 63 recommendations | email to a friend
On Oct. 8, 1985, our 69-year-old wheelchair-bound father, Leon Klinghoffer, was shot in the head by Palestinian hijackers on the Achille Lauro cruise ship. The terrorists brutally and unceremonious...
How Palestinian ‘lawfare’ could backfire
by Danny Danon, Guest Columnist
Oct 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
When it comes to a long-term solution for our conflict with the Palestinians, there is no unanimity among Israelis. Many feel that the two-state solution is the only realistic option, while others ...
From opera house to House of Commons, Diaspora Jews are the target
by Ben Cohen, Guest Columnist
Oct 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 64 64 recommendations | email to a friend
This week, the opera “The Death of Klinghoffer” opened in New York. Rightly castigated for its invocation of unpleasant Jewish stereotypes and its apologia for the Palestinian terrorists’ murder of...