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Steve Sack, The Minneapolis Star Tribune
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Steve Sack, The Minneapolis Star Tribune
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A matter of trust, sanctity
The arrest last week of Rabbi Barry Freundel on six charges of voyeurism has shaken his congregation, Kesher Israel in Georgetown, as well as the Jewish community of greater Washington and the Orth...
Oct 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Staying ahead of crises
Recent news of the first transmission of the Ebola virus in the U.S. — a nurse in Texas infected by the disease while treating the now-deceased Thomas Eric Duncan, with the CDC attributing her infe...
Oct 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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A particularly dreadful year
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, ...
Sep 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Settlements as punishment?
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...
Sep 09, 2014 | 2 2 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Another witch hunt?
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...
Aug 21, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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We’ve seen this before
The scourge of anti-Semitism is rearing its ugly head in Europe. And a troubling number of people aren’t even pretending anymore. Gone are the days of the false explanation that “I’m not anti-Semit...
Aug 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rabbis bearing witness in Ferguson
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...
Oct 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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A tale of two rabbis
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...
Oct 29, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Issues to consider when voting
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 ...
Oct 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Conversions and politics
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...
Oct 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘The Death of Klinghoffer’ is an injustice to our father’s memory
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...
Oct 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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How Palestinian ‘lawfare’ could backfire
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 ...
Oct 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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From opera house to House of Commons, Diaspora Jews are the target
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...
Oct 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Time to redefine tikkun olam
by Abby W. Schachter
Dec 11, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
At his recent appearance here in Pittsburgh, Yossi Klein Halevi made an amazing declaration, when he redefined tikkun olam. Rather than basing his definition on some amorphous notion of social just...
Nelson Mandela and Zionism — the real story
by Ben Cohen
Dec 11, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
In the coming days, there will be much reflection on the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela, following the former South African president’s passing on Dec. 5. And in the coming weeks, we can anticip...
An iconic hospital
Dec 11, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
Reports last week that Hadassah Medical Center (HMC) is on the brink of financial collapse have come as disturbing news to the Jewish world. The Forward reported on Dec. 3 that HMC faces a $300 mil...
Israelis must learn to listen to our American cousins
by Marcie Lenk, Guest Columnist
Dec 04, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM — American Jewish leaders understand that they have a partnership with Israel. Zionism began as a movement of Jews from all over the world, and 65 years after the establishment of the Sta...
Shavit: ‘We’ve lost our narrative’
by Gary Rosenblatt
Dec 04, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — Ari Shavit, the popular Israeli newspaper columnist for Haaretz, seems to be everywhere in the American media these days, talking about his newly published and highly praised book, “My P...
In praise of Al Jazeera America — Israeli media can take a lesson
by Samuel Hantverk, Guest Columnist
Dec 04, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
Al Jazeera. Simply hearing the name would bother me two years ago, like nails on a chalkboard. In my ethnocentric view, I believed Al Jazeera existed for the sole purpose of promoting anti-Israel p...
Egyptian Nazi scandal exposes academic dishonesty
by Ben Cohen
Dec 04, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
Imagine the following scenario. A storied American university holds a conference on the future of democracy in Europe. Among the invited speakers are representatives of two of the continent’s neo-N...
Lead with our hearts
Dec 04, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
When the Union for Reform Judaism opens its 2013 biennial convention later this month in San Diego, it will open the gathering to outsiders. People not affiliated with the movement may attend. Many...
Buying time, at great risk
Dec 04, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
One thing is for sure about the interim nuclear deal negotiated over the weekend between Western powers and Iran: Israel hates it. At least, the Israeli government hates it. There are some quarters...
Pew findings pale before question, ‘Why be Jewish?’
by David Brent
Nov 20, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
The beginning of Parshat Toldot states that Abraham “begat” Isaac, using the word holid. This is in contrast with the word to describe Abraham’s fathering of Ismael with Hagar yaldah. The Rav (Rabb...