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Daryl Cagle, CagleCartoons.com
Republican Excuses
Daryl Cagle, CagleCartoons.com
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Adam Zyglis, The Buffalo News
Senate Health Care Bill
Adam Zyglis, The Buffalo News
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editorial
A response to Roger Waters
Musician Roger Waters is known for his elaborate stage shows and for his contributions to the rock group Pink Floyd. Unfortunately, he has also made a name for himself as a vocal supporter of the b...
Aug 17, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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A solution in search of a problem
President Trump, as our nation’s “disrupter in chief,” has a particular genius for discovering problems where none exist. Case in point was his surprise triplet of tweets on July 26 announcing that...
Aug 04, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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The water agreement
Israel, Jordan and the Palestinian Authority took a step toward improving the lives of their people by reaching an agreement last week to increase the supply of fresh water in the region. U.S. Midd...
Jul 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Netanyahu’s Indian bromance
It wasn’t exactly “From Here to Eternity,” but the image of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, up to their shins in the Mediterranean surf and discus...
Jul 12, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
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Israel’s un-welcome mat
This week, 10,000 athletes from 80 countries converged on Israel for the 20th Maccabiah Games, “the Jewish Olympics.” Those are impressive numbers compared to the 800 athletes from 19 countries who...
Jul 05, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 65 65 recommendations | email to a friend
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Israel’s government crashes into the Wall
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is not our elected leader. The government of Israel is not our elected government. But, as members of the Jewish people, the Land of Israel is our ancestra...
Jun 29, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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opinion
I did not march for hate
On Jan. 21, I was part of the Women’s March in Washington. I was thrilled to share this historic day with members of my family. We cheered for policies like equal pay for women’s work, for pro-fami...
Aug 17, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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We stand by free speech
It’s not breaking news that left-wing extremists have made a habit of shutting down, or attempting to shut down, Israel-related events throughout the country. In January 2016 at a Wider Bridge LGBT...
Aug 17, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Do we really oppose terrorism?
It is hard to imagine that it has been 14 years since that day that changed my life forever. Fourteen years ago, on June 11, 2003, I was on bus No. 14 in Jerusalem when an 18-year-old terrorist boa...
Jul 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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United effort on Iran requires additional sanctions
At the height of World War II, Sen. Arthur Vandenberg, a Republican and avowed isolationist, stood on the Senate floor and said, “We cannot drift to victory. We must have maximum united effort on a...
Jul 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
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Stop talking about Diaspora-Israel relations
Recent decisions by the Israeli government have led to expected warnings that Israel is alienating Diaspora Jewry, the loss of which will have severe consequences. With all due respect to Diaspora ...
Jul 12, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
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Toward a new Palestinian state of mind
The Six Day War may have transformed Palestinians’ geopolitical landscape, but when it comes to their collective mindset, there is still room for a major breakthrough. Jerusalem U just finished cre...
Jul 12, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 57 57 recommendations | email to a friend
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Caring for captured and wounded enemy soldiers is a fundamental IDF value
One of the greatest challenges of a medical corps team member is to care for captured and wounded enemy soldiers. I served as an army medic during the 1967 Six-Day War in the battle over Jerusalem ...
Jul 05, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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Archives
Plenty to celebrate about Jewish Pittsburgh
by Avi Baran Munro, Guest Columnist
Jun 29, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 57 57 recommendations | email to a friend
Since I was out of town last week, I missed Rabbi Mark Staitman’s talk about Pittsburgh’s “vanishing” Jewish community. I have enjoyed past Ehrenwerth Lectures, and am so grateful to the Ehrenwerth...
Israel’s government crashes into the Wall
Jun 29, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is not our elected leader. The government of Israel is not our elected government. But, as members of the Jewish people, the Land of Israel is our ancestra...
The essential thing about Judaism that TV writers don’t know
by Yael Perlman, Guest Columnist
Jun 29, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
Every TV show strives to create new and original ideas that before would have never been shown on large scale networks. For instance: the mikvah, a fairly private ritual that is only known to pract...
Jeremy Corbyn didn’t sin, so British Jews shouldn’t give up on Labour
by Ben Cohen, Guest Columnist
Jun 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
For me, the main takeaway from the British election June 8 was that Jeremy Corbyn, the far-left leader of the opposition Labour party, didn’t win it. Most of the ridicule in the wake of the electio...
Judaism requires us to pursue the goals of the Paris climate accords
by David Kraemer, Guest Columnist
Jun 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
The Trump administration’s decision to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement has demanded that we all ask ourselves where we stand on questions of climate change, global warming and our collect...
A matter of transparency
Jun 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 65 65 recommendations | email to a friend
Numerous “American friends of” organizations exist in the Jewish communal firmament to help direct funds to worthy causes in Israel. That’s what most people thought was the case with an organizatio...
Netanyahu calls Trump’s bluff on settlement construction
by Stephanie Breitsman, Guest Columnist
Jun 14, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 89 89 recommendations | email to a friend
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu apparently wants to convince us that he is not interested in reaching a peace deal, but in maintaining power by catering to his radical right flank and the...
Israel critics accidentally admit there is no ‘occupation’
by Stephen M. Flatow, Guest Columnist
Jun 14, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 77 77 recommendations | email to a friend
Noted literary couple Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman have discovered a new cause: the evils of “the Israeli occupation of the Palestinians.” Having become experts on the subject after one brief ...
Save planet Earth
Jun 14, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 69 69 recommendations | email to a friend
While it makes us nervous that the United States is now “aligned” with Syria and Nicaragua as the only other country that is not a member of the Paris climate accord, the real significance of Presi...
From Greeley, Colo., to Manchester, England
by Ben Cohen, Guest Columnist
Jun 07, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 97 97 recommendations | email to a friend
For those — like me — who’d never really given any thought to singer Ariana Grande before the terrorist atrocity at her concert in the British city of Manchester, it took a few minutes to figure ou...