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Wealth versus democracy
In the world of politics and diplomacy, we are accustomed to understatement and a fair degree of obfuscation in much of the public discourse that unfolds around us. So when someone says what’s real...
Nov 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Who is Jonathan Greenblatt?
As national director of the Anti-Defamation League for a generation, Abe Foxman became the authority on what is and isn’t anti-Semitism. Foxman’s name, in many respects, became a synonym for the ve...
Nov 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jewish community recharger
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...
Nov 06, 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 | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 3 3 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 | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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opinion
Stop reckless sponsorship of anti-Israelism
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — I never imagined that a day would come when some of the world’s leading corporations would fund calls for Israel’s destruction, let alone at one of the world’s most prestigious u...
Nov 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Who’s blocking a two-state solution?
Does Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas want peace with Israel? Given his posture since peace talks broke down in April, his inflammatory U.N. speech and ongoing rhetoric, and now a...
Nov 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Turning the page on the special U.S.-Israel relationship
The Nov. 4 midterm election results have obvious implications for American domestic policy. For us in Israel, however, the new Congress and the last two years of President Barack Obama’s administra...
Nov 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Deal or no deal? Iran says shut up and decide
As everyone seems to be saying, there is less than a fortnight to go before we hit the Nov. 24 deadline for a final agreement with Iran over its nuclear program. And as more and more people are for...
Nov 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kristallnacht’s lessons for today
Each year on the anniversary of Kristallnacht, we recall the opening salvo of the violent assault on Jews that foreshadowed the Holocaust and ask ourselves what should have been done at that moment...
Nov 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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What to do about car terrorism?
As I prepare for an upcoming visit to Israel, I can’t help but feel a twinge of apprehension. How could it be otherwise? The recent vehicular terrorist attacks in Jerusalem inevitably make every vi...
Nov 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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The ‘chicken----gate’ fallout for America, Israel and the Middle East
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...
Nov 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Archives
Hamas closes 2013 not with a bang, but a whimper
by Ben Cohen
Jan 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — Israel ended 2013 in much the same way as previous years: facing a surge of terrorist activity from the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip. On Dec. 24, Salah Shukri Abu Latyef, a 22-year-old Israeli...
Pittsburgh on overdrive
Jan 07, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
Jewish Pittsburgh had much to be proud of Monday when the city’s new government was sworn in. Bill Peduto, a longtime city councilman from the East End, where many Jewish residents live, took the o...
Israel Outreach: Broad vs Deep
by Gary Rosenblatt
Jan 02, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — Did you know that Israel is the first country to ban underweight models? A recent law prohibits the use of ultra-skinny young women and of altering images in photos and ads. And a new te...
Looking forward
Jan 02, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
There’s a patch of old snow in a corner      That I should have guessed Was a blown-away paper the rain      Had brought to rest. It is speckled with grime as if      Small print overspread it, The...
Making a difference: This is not your mama’s religious school
by Melissa Werbow, Guest Columnist
Dec 26, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
(Editor’s note: This is the first in a recurring series of columns about people who are making a difference in Jewish education.) When I was a little girl my family lived too far away from a synago...
Taking ‘yes’ for an answer on Iran
by Lara Friedman, Guest Columnist
Dec 26, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
For years, Israel and the American Jewish community have been sounding the alarm over Iran’s nuclear program.  This alarm is wholly justified, given the Iranian regime’s record in the nuclear arena...
Biden comes to the aid of Holocaust survivors
by Menachem Z. Rosensaft
Dec 26, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — For decades now, the plight of thousands of Holocaust survivors throughout the world has been getting worse. Fully recognizing the moral imperative of not abandoning these victims of Naz...
In defense of circumcision
Dec 24, 2013 | 21 21 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
Following the news that parents of a baby boy severely injured during his bris were suing the Pittsburgh mohel, Rabbi Mordechai Rosenberg, critics of circumcision in general went online posting som...
South Africa: A lesson for Israelis, Palestinians?
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Dec 19, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
Before he boarded a flight for South Africa last week to attend his medical school reunion, Dr. Farrel Buchinsky, a pediatric ENT at Allegheny General Hospital, took time to discuss the changing fa...
Shabbat dinner a valued tradition regardless of your observance level
by Mark Rubenstein, Guest Columnist
Dec 19, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
Shabbat dinner with my mom, Mildred Rubenstein, has been the one constant in my life. Beginning at a young age, our family would celebrate Shabbat every Friday night.  We would light the candles, c...