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Alen Lauzan Falcon, Chile, Caglecartoons.com
American Skittles phobia
Alen Lauzan Falcon, Chile, Caglecartoons.com
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Randall Enos, Cagle Cartoons
The Big Debate
Randall Enos, Cagle Cartoons
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editorial
J Street crosses the line
Should American groups that support those living in the West Bank lose their tax-exempt status because the support fosters the entrenchment of Israeli settlements and is contrary to formal American...
Sep 15, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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A setback in space
The Israeli Amos 6 communications satellite that was destroyed in an explosion on the launch pad last week was reputed to be the country’s most advanced. But what Israel — and the world — lost duri...
Sep 07, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tempest in a swimsuit
Jewish publications are not known for their swimsuit issues, let alone swimsuit editorials. But the tussle over the burkini in France is fit for commentary because it exposes yet another misfire ai...
Sep 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Crown Heights, 25 years later
Twenty-five years ago, a car in the motorcade of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, accidentally hit and killed 7-year-old Gavin Cato in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn, N.Y...
Aug 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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Not in the Olympic Spirit
The Olympic Spirit is supposed to promote healthy sports competition, divorced from political or more serious differences between countries whose athletes choose to compete. In ancient Greece, warr...
Aug 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
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Black lives matter, and so does Israel
Americans of goodwill have rightly been concerned by violence, much of it by police, against unarmed black men, from the choking of Eric Garner to the rough ride given to Freddie Gray. Jews are no ...
Aug 10, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 59 59 recommendations | email to a friend
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opinion
Hillary Clinton has the temperament, experience and judgment to be commander-in-chief
I support Hillary Clinton for president because I have seen her work up close — as first lady, senator from New York and secretary of state. She has the temperament, experience and judgment to be c...
Sep 28, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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At a time of Jewish introspection, Donald Trump offers hope
As my family and I prepare for Rosh Hashanah, we look back with grateful hearts for the brachot, blessings, in our lives. We take time to reflect on the joys and the challenges, the ups and downs t...
Sep 28, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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When will the U.S. stand with terror victims?
Terror victims and their advocates suffered a major setback Aug. 31, when a U.S. appeals court overturned a $655 million judgment that had been obtained by Mark Sokolow and 10 other families agains...
Sep 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Special-needs summer camp an eye-opening experience
This year, I had the incredible opportunity to be the “mother,” adviser and friend to 15 young adults with varying levels of disabilities who take part in the Vocational-Education Program (Voc-Ed) ...
Sep 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jewish pride on campus is under siege, here’s what your kids can do to fight back
Over 300,000 Jewish college students have arrived on American campuses — and what they experience there is likely not only to broaden their minds and uproot long-held assumptions, but shake their J...
Sep 15, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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As an African Israeli, I find claims of state racism against Falash Mura outrageous
“We are committed to helping ensure that the State of Israel welcomes Jews of all colors.” “We say, we have black lives that matter in Africa.” “In America, race has been a central area of Jewish c...
Sep 15, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Do not underestimate Raoul Wallenberg’s priceless, timeless legacy
Now that disturbing new questions surface following the horrific, but hardly definitive, answers uncovered regarding the time and manner of Raoul Wallenberg’s death, all freedom-loving people must ...
Sep 07, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rebranding helps USCJ envision its future in a rapidly changing Jewish world
by Rabbi Steven Wernick and Rabbi Steven Wernick, Guest Columnist
Mar 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 108 108 recommendations | email to a friend
Rabbis Menken and Lerner, thank you. You’re right. Conservative Jews do deserve more than PR. And more is exactly the point of the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism’s current branding initia...
Unnecessary provocation
Mar 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 103 103 recommendations | email to a friend
Controversy over the massive, bipartisan customs bill that President Barack Obama signed into law last week has boiled down to the question of “conflation.” The law, which deals with international ...
Why the Western Wall deal is a victory for now, but not forever
by Debra Bennet, Guest Columnist
Feb 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 118 118 recommendations | email to a friend
On the morning of Dec. 1, 1988, a group of about 70 Jewish women entered the sacred space of the Western Wall. The women represented all the major streams of Judaism. Some wore prayer shawls or kip...
Congress at its best
by Jennifer Dekel, Guest Columnist
Feb 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 111 111 recommendations | email to a friend
The pursuit of justice for U.S. victims of Palestinian terrorism is an issue that is beyond partisan politics, the U.S. Congress demonstrated this month. On Feb. 2, the National Security Subcommitt...
How to answer strange questions
Feb 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 106 106 recommendations | email to a friend
When strangers come to your synagogue, how should they be treated? Congregations in the Miami area have put that question to the test, and it turns out that the answer isn’t so simple. According to...
What is disability inclusion?
Feb 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 109 109 recommendations | email to a friend
February is Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month. Which prompts the question: What is disability inclusion? Is it not “inclusion” when a program is organized for people with disabilities around...
The Supreme Court’s Jewish gentile: My memories of Justice Scalia
by Nathan Lewin
Feb 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 113 113 recommendations | email to a friend
“When there was no Jewish justice on the Supreme Court,” Antonin “Nino” Scalia told me, “I considered myself the Jewish justice.” After Abe Fortas resigned in May 1969, there would be no Jewish jus...
Morally bankrupt climate on U.S. campuses spells trouble
by Noah Beck, Guest Columnist
Feb 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 113 113 recommendations | email to a friend
To understand just how depraved today’s college campuses are, compare the treatment of two professors — one defending a Western, pro-American democracy (Israel) and the other suspected of supportin...
Repairing Pittsburgh, repairing the world
by Zack Block, Guest Columnist
Feb 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 121 121 recommendations | email to a friend
Shortly after joining the Repair the World team as its Pittsburgh director, I was asked by our national staff about our volunteering plans for MLK Day. After all, MLK Day is a national service day ...
Eugene Borowitz, teacher of rabbis, defined dilemma of the modern Jew
by Rabbi David Ellenson, Guest Columnist
Feb 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 110 110 recommendations | email to a friend
In “Ethics of the Fathers,” the rabbis teach that we must grant respect and honor to an individual who teaches us even the smallest bit of knowledge. For those of us who were the students of Rabbi ...