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Are fatal shootings on the rise?
We are still reeling from the fatal shootings by police of African-American men last week — followed by the deadly revenge attack on Dallas police who, ironically, were protecting the rights of act...
Jul 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Iran Deal’s anniversary
In the run up to the July 14 first anniversary of the Iran nuclear deal, the pundits have provided mixed reviews. Those who were in favor of the deal cite Iran having apparently abided by the requi...
Jul 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Elie Wiesel
We join in mourning the passing of Elie Wiesel, one of the most famous Holocaust survivors, who died Saturday at the age of 87. Like many other heroic figures of the tumultuous last century, Wiesel...
Jul 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Stew of Demonization
There may be many reasons — none of them justified — why 17-year-old Muhammad Nasser Tarayrah jumped the fence around the Kiryat Arba settlement near Hebron and stabbed to death 13-year-old Hallel ...
Jul 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Israel’s conversion muddle
Israel’s chief rabbinate system has long been known as inflexible about strains of Judaism that do not match its approved brands of Orthodoxy. The bureaucracy and chosen path of the rabbinate has a...
Jun 30, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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No easy answers in Orlando bloodbath
Omar Mateen’s massacre of 49 patrons at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Fla., appears to have touched more pressure points than any of the other well-known mass shootings in the last two decades. There...
Jun 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Police, people of color and a Jewish dream of justice
Two weeks ago, we watched in horror and dismay as violent event after violent event unfolded, each amplifying and recontextualizing the one before it. By Friday morning, July 8, five Dallas police ...
Jul 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Why infertility is a Jewish issue — and what we can do about it
Growing up, I always dreamed of being a mom. Even as a kid I would brainstorm baby names, tell my dolls bedtime stories and swear that I would be a cool mom and let them eat cookies for breakfast, ...
Jul 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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How Elie Wiesel inspired the Free Soviet Jewry movement
On my bookshelves there are two rows of volumes on the Soviet Jewry movement. Squeezed in among the tomes is a small, well-worn paperback with pages no longer attached to the spine, “The Jews of Si...
Jul 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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The ‘religionization’ of Israel is troubling, but the fears about it are hysterical
Religionization! Religionization! To read the newspaper headlines in Israel, to view its documentary films and attend its expert panels with academics, a stranger might think that upon landing at B...
Jul 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Americans reached new levels of generosity in 2015, did Jewish donors?
Perhaps helped with several mega-gifts, American donors in 2015 were more generous than ever, according to the 61st issue of “Giving USA,” the annual report on charitable activity in the United Sta...
Jul 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lubavitcher Rebbe’s leadership behind modern Jewish awakening
When assuming his mantle of leadership in 1950, the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, who escaped war-torn Europe, confronted the inevitable problem the Jewish world in a post Holoca...
Jul 06, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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We must become survivors’ storytellers — and help them today
It could have been the setting for any organizational retreat — the stately mansion, the manicured lawns, an oasis on the edge of the city where leadership groups could come together to brainstorm ...
Jun 30, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
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A choice that needs our protection
by Rabbis Marla Hornsten and Ari Lorge, Guest Columnists
Dec 17, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 81 81 recommendations | email to a friend
The recent violent assault on a Planned Parenthood center in Colorado is a cause for concern among all people of goodwill, regardless of political or religious affiliation. The staff members and cl...
Why campus anti-racism protests are bad for the Jews
by Tammi Rossman-Benjamin, Guest Columnist
Dec 17, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
A day before University of Missouri graduate student Jonathan Butler made headlines with a hunger strike protesting racism on campus, a coalition of 36 Jewish and civil rights organizations contact...
Progress in the absence of peace
Dec 17, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
In an op-ed in The Washington Post last week, Israeli President Reuven Rivlin outlined a kinder, gentler right-wing approach to the Palestinians living under Israeli control that would focus on imp...
Why no Facebook filter in solidarity with Israeli victims?
by Jordana Horn, Guest Columnist
Dec 09, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
“Show your support for the people of Paris by temporarily updating your profile picture with this new template we created,” read the Facebook-sponsored text promoted not 24 hours after last month’s...
We are all God’s children
by Barbara Weinstein, Guest Columnist
Dec 09, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
On Nov. 5, delegates to the Union for Reform Judaism’s 73rd biennial convention unanimously adopted a resolution on the rights of transgender and gender nonconforming individuals. It was a moment o...
Iran’s effort to build a bomb
Dec 09, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
Throughout its negotiations over an agreement to restrict its nuclear development program in exchange for economic sanctions relief, Iran insisted that its historic nuclear activities were for peac...
In refugee debate, let’s keep sight of the real issue
by Daniel Berkowitz, Guest Columnist
Dec 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
Imagine if “Millions of European Jews Face Annihilation — Roosevelt Administration Blames Climate — Pledges to Allow 10,000 Jews to U.S. by 1943” headlined The New York Times in 1941. Replace Jews ...
The Republicans’ rhetoric of hate and fear
by Walter Brasch, Guest Columnist
Dec 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
Fear, laced with paranoia, is driving the American response against allowing Syrian refugees into the United States. President Barack Obama has said he would accept 10,000 refugees, all of them sub...
Countering BDS at the Ex-Im Bank
Dec 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
President Barack Obama is expected to oppose anti-BDS (boycott, divestment and sanctions against Israel) language in a must-pass transportation and infrastructure bill that would reauthorize the Ex...
Turkey and gravy with a side of economic justice
by Nancy K. Kaufman, Guest Columnist
Nov 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
Thanksgiving is all about celebrating bounty — the bounty of family and friends, and of the fruit of hard work. For millions of women and their families, however, that celebration is muted by hards...