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Boehner Lawsuit <br>
Adam Zyglis, The Buffalo News
Boehner Lawsuit
Adam Zyglis, The Buffalo News
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Israel Stands Firm<br>
Yaakov Kirschen, Dry Bones
Israel Stands Firm
Yaakov Kirschen, Dry Bones
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Support for our beleaguered Israeli family
We are all glued to news sources for information about Israel’s ongoing Gaza war. While there is some sense of déjà vu in the daily reports of the conflict — reminding us of a similar war fewer tha...
Jul 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Shame in the House of Israel
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...
Jul 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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With friends like these …
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...
Jun 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Young Jews, peace process rejected in J Street vote
We are a generation that is more progressive and more critical of Israel than our parents.
May 21, 2014 | 3 3 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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It’s time to raise minimum wage
The Torah provides a moral imperative: “Justice, justice shall you pursue.”  In practical terms in today’s economic environment, that means at the very least we should support a just minimum wage –...
May 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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How will Modi lead?
A youthful nation and growing economic powerhouse, India has long been forging strong business relations with Israel. Those ties are expected to grow stronger following last week’s landslide electi...
May 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Being Jewish in France today
“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...
Aug 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Finding equality in a Jerusalem bomb shelter
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...
Aug 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Madeleine Albright still pressuring Israel after all these years
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 ...
Aug 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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First lesson of war: Maintain the blockade
During the first 24 hours of the Gaza war, Palestinian terrorists fired more than 200 rockets into Israel. Yet only one Israeli was wounded, and none were killed. How is that possible? When Israel ...
Jul 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Abbas, Auschwitz and Palestinian strategy
It was often remarked that the late Palestine Liberation Organization leader Yasser Arafat would sound moderate when speaking in English and utterly intransigent when speaking in Arabic. Much of th...
Jul 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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The number seven: lucky for me, powerful for Israel
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...
Jul 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Who am I to judge?’
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...
Jul 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Catalyst for dialogue
Nov 06, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
Are you all surveyed out yet from the coverage of the Pew Survey of U.S. Jews? Well if not, maybe this will push you over the edge. Last week, AJC came out with its 2013 Survey of American Jewish O...
Why your vote matters on Election Day — even this Election Day
by Michelle Twersky, Guest Columnist
Oct 31, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
As a child, I loved going to the polls with my mother. We would go into the booth together and she would let me pull the lever. That night, I would always try to stay up late enough to find out who...
Message from pope to son of survivors was a tremendous gift
by Menachem Z. Rosensaft
Oct 31, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Pope Francis is an extraordinary man. In the months since Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Buenos Aires became the head of the Roman Catholic Church he has changed the atmospherics of the Vatican ...
Loyalty questions
Oct 30, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
See if this sounds familiar: You’re having a conversation with co-workers or classmates, and the conversation turns to politics — Israel in particular. Someone who knows you’re Jewish suddenly blur...
‘Spirit’ of Sukkot can be tasted in Jerry Parness’ etrog liquor
by Adam Reinherz
Oct 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
Dr. Jerry Parness stood in his Squirrel Hill kitchen fastidiously scraping and squeezing, trying to extract the last juices of the just-concluded festival of Sukkot. He cracked open the sealed lid ...
A step-by-step guide for reading the Pew survey
by Rabbi Scott Aaron
Oct 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
Unless you have been focused on more mundane issues over the past few weeks, such as the government shutdown, America’s fragile debt rating, Obamacare or the possible rapprochement with Iran, you m...
Iran’s diplomatic thaw with the West
by Joel Rubin
Oct 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — Congratulations, Congress. Your Iran strategy is working. Now what? The diplomatic thaw between Iran and the West is advancing, and faster than most of us had imagined. This is the res...
Ironic snub
Oct 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
Saudi Arabia’s announcement last week that it would refuse a seat on the United Nations Security Council set a historic precedent. No other nation has ever refused a rotating seat on the powerful p...
Jewish living is more about G-d, spirituality than religion
by Lieba Rudolph
Oct 16, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
The Pew Research Center’s results are in and they confirm what American Jews have been suspecting for some time now: Intermarriage is up and religious affiliation is down. And everyone who cares ab...
Why Yair Lapid is wrong on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict
by Ben Cohen
Oct 16, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
I’ll confess that when I first read about Israeli Finance Minister Yair Lapid’s disagreement with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s insistence that the Palestinians recognize Israel as a Jewish s...