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Boehner De-Funds <br>
Bob Englehart, The Hartford Courant
Boehner De-Funds
Bob Englehart, The Hartford Courant
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Death Selfie<br>
Osama Hajjaj, Jordan
Death Selfie
Osama Hajjaj, Jordan
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All about Shmuley
Is Rabbi Shmuley Boteach the Jewish Al Sharpton? Like the reverend who is often identified as “civil rights leader Al Sharpton,” Boteach is an amalgam of activism and self-promotion — having brande...
Feb 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Schabas rests
As chairman of a three-person U.N. human rights panel appointed to investigate violations during last summer’s Gaza war, Canadian law professor William Schabas was deemed by many to be biased again...
Feb 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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The fallout from Dermergate
As Benjamin Netanyahu’s man in Washington, Israeli Ambassador Ron Dermer has succeeded in identifying himself more closely with his prime minister than any other envoy in the nation’s history. That...
Feb 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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A new AMIA bombing victim
With the death by gunshot wound of Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman, the investigation into the 1994 bombing of the AMIA Jewish center in Buenos Aires has ground to a halt. Nisman was hours away...
Jan 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 123 123 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 | 126 126 recommendations | email to a friend
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What’s in a name? That which we call ‘Islamic’ …
When President Bush declared a “War on Terror” after the September 11, 2001 attacks, I wrote a piece decrying his use of the term. Terror is a mechanism, an ideological tool. The people who flew pl...
Feb 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Purim poser: What is our fascination with villains?
Who is the Haman in your life? The person, who like the bad guy in the Megillah Esther that we read on Purim, schemes to bring you down. When we get to the place in the Megillah where Haman is forc...
Feb 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Reflections on the Jewish Federations’ solidarity mission to Paris
My early days as a Jewish Federation professional came at a time when our system was evolving away from reliance on messages of combating anti-Semitism and statements of “never again” to one of str...
Feb 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Playing the race card against Israel
When all else fails, play the race card. With the White House campaign against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu running out of steam, the administration’s supporters scraped the bottom of ...
Feb 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Are voluntary dues enough to get people to join synagogues?
Michael Paulson reported in The New York Times on the “Pay What You Want” model that some synagogues are implementing to reduce the financial barrier to membership. Paulson estimated that about 30 ...
Feb 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Startup nation’ Israel’s best defense: science education
Due to a seemingly never-ending cycle of war in Israel, the Jewish state is constantly taking great measures to strengthen its military and defend its borders. Fueled by wartime pressures, the “sta...
Feb 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Time to reconsider the Jewish love affair with buildings
The halls of the Omaha, Neb., Jewish Community Center are often empty, but not because there is no Jewish life here. Quite the contrary. On any given day, we have an impressive number of activities...
Feb 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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The importance of tzedakah: As Jews, we all need each other
Sep 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
“Hello, Mrs. Rudolph!” the smiling man greets me, as I answer the front door. I have just gotten up from dinner in response to the familiar sequence of events: first, the doorbell and a two-second ...
A particularly dreadful year
Sep 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
As the United Nations General Assembly gathered this week in New York, one U.N. watcher was quoted as saying: “It does feel like a particularly dreadful year.” The ballooning of the Islamic State, ...
Community leaders reflect on the challenges ahead for Israel, the Palestinians and the United States.
Sep 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
Editor’s Note To coincide with the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks and the end of Israel’s recent war­ in Gaza, The Jewish Chronicle solicited views from a diverse sampling of leade...
Settlements as punishment?
Sep 09, 2014 | 2 2 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
The building of settlements in the West Bank of Israel is, to say the least, controversial. In Israel itself, there is a lack of consensus regarding the effort. The Palestinians believe that the se...
The Hillary I know
by Lazar Palnick, Guest Columnist
Sep 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
Last month, I read an opinion piece in a Jewish publication wrongfully accusing Hillary Clinton of being anti-Israel and not fighting for the issues that matter most to Jewish Americans. This could...
Abandoned by the Democratic Party? Fight back
by Abby W. Schachter, Guest Columnist
Aug 21, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
“We are a people without a party. We are abandoned” said the woman next to me, as we waited for the recitation of Lamentations, the annual commemoration of the saddest day of the Jewish calendar ma...
Another witch hunt?
Aug 21, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
The choice of Canadian law professor William Schabas, 63, as chairman of a U.N. human rights panel to investigate violations in the Gaza war does not inspire confidence that the group’s processes o...
Being Jewish in France today
by Simone Rodan-Benzaquen, Guest Columnist
Aug 01, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 59 59 recommendations | email to a friend
“Wie Gott in Frankreich leben”—“living like God in France”—was a popular Yiddish saying among Ashkenazi Jews for a long time. It suggested a certain fascination with France, implying that Jews livi...
Finding equality in a Jerusalem bomb shelter
by Rabbi Aaron D. Panken, Guest Columnist
Aug 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
When the siren sounded, the Rolling Stones’ tortured 1969 track “Gimme Shelter” popped into my head, oddly enough. That haunting song offered a stunning reminder of the endless horrors of war, reaw...
Madeleine Albright still pressuring Israel after all these years
by Stephen M. Flatow, Guest Columnist
Aug 01, 2014 | 2 2 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
It’s been 22 years since Madeleine Albright was a foreign policy adviser to President Jimmy Carter, 17 years since she was America’s ambassador to the United Nations and 13 since she was secretary ...