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Boehner De-Funds <br>
Bob Englehart, The Hartford Courant
Boehner De-Funds
Bob Englehart, The Hartford Courant
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Death Selfie<br>
Osama Hajjaj, Jordan
Death Selfie
Osama Hajjaj, Jordan
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All about Shmuley
Is Rabbi Shmuley Boteach the Jewish Al Sharpton? Like the reverend who is often identified as “civil rights leader Al Sharpton,” Boteach is an amalgam of activism and self-promotion — having brande...
Feb 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Schabas rests
As chairman of a three-person U.N. human rights panel appointed to investigate violations during last summer’s Gaza war, Canadian law professor William Schabas was deemed by many to be biased again...
Feb 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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The fallout from Dermergate
As Benjamin Netanyahu’s man in Washington, Israeli Ambassador Ron Dermer has succeeded in identifying himself more closely with his prime minister than any other envoy in the nation’s history. That...
Feb 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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A new AMIA bombing victim
With the death by gunshot wound of Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman, the investigation into the 1994 bombing of the AMIA Jewish center in Buenos Aires has ground to a halt. Nisman was hours away...
Jan 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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No hoax in Paris
There is a disturbing counter-narrative about who was behind this month’s terror attacks in Paris that led to the deaths of 14 innocent people. Listen to Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan: “...
Jan 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 127 127 recommendations | email to a friend
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What next for France?
The Islamist radicals who murdered 17 people in two attacks in Paris last week targeted, on the one hand, an irreverent magazine and, on the other, the Jews. Charlie Hebdo and Hyper Cacher might no...
Jan 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 130 130 recommendations | email to a friend
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What’s in a name? That which we call ‘Islamic’ …
When President Bush declared a “War on Terror” after the September 11, 2001 attacks, I wrote a piece decrying his use of the term. Terror is a mechanism, an ideological tool. The people who flew pl...
Feb 26, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Purim poser: What is our fascination with villains?
Who is the Haman in your life? The person, who like the bad guy in the Megillah Esther that we read on Purim, schemes to bring you down. When we get to the place in the Megillah where Haman is forc...
Feb 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Reflections on the Jewish Federations’ solidarity mission to Paris
My early days as a Jewish Federation professional came at a time when our system was evolving away from reliance on messages of combating anti-Semitism and statements of “never again” to one of str...
Feb 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Playing the race card against Israel
When all else fails, play the race card. With the White House campaign against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu running out of steam, the administration’s supporters scraped the bottom of ...
Feb 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Are voluntary dues enough to get people to join synagogues?
Michael Paulson reported in The New York Times on the “Pay What You Want” model that some synagogues are implementing to reduce the financial barrier to membership. Paulson estimated that about 30 ...
Feb 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Startup nation’ Israel’s best defense: science education
Due to a seemingly never-ending cycle of war in Israel, the Jewish state is constantly taking great measures to strengthen its military and defend its borders. Fueled by wartime pressures, the “sta...
Feb 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Time to reconsider the Jewish love affair with buildings
The halls of the Omaha, Neb., Jewish Community Center are often empty, but not because there is no Jewish life here. Quite the contrary. On any given day, we have an impressive number of activities...
Feb 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Archives
A plan for strengthening Jewish early childhood education
by Lisa Farber Miller, Guest Columnist
Jan 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
Jewish tradition teaches that “with each child the world begins anew.” If we believe this statement from the midrash is true and that Jewish life and learning offer something special, even inspirin...
The ‘calm’ that never was
by Stephen M. Flatow, Guest Columnist
Jan 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
Twenty-four Palestinian terrorist attacks. Seven attempted attacks. Twenty-one Israeli Jews injured, some of them maimed for life. Does that sound like your idea of “calm?” It does to The New York ...
A new AMIA bombing victim
Jan 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
With the death by gunshot wound of Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman, the investigation into the 1994 bombing of the AMIA Jewish center in Buenos Aires has ground to a halt. Nisman was hours away...
What Selma means to the Jews
by Susannah Heschel, Guest Columnist
Jan 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 136 136 recommendations | email to a friend
The 50th anniversary of the 1965 march at Selma is being commemorated this year with the release of the film “Selma.” Regrettably, the film represents the march as many see it today, only as an act...
French aliyah: a delicate balance
by Danny Danon, Guest Columnist
Jan 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 120 120 recommendations | email to a friend
The moment the news broke about the horrific attack on the kosher supermarket in Paris, there was almost completely unanimous reaction in Israel. The expressions of anger and shock at the series of...
No hoax in Paris
Jan 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 127 127 recommendations | email to a friend
There is a disturbing counter-narrative about who was behind this month’s terror attacks in Paris that led to the deaths of 14 innocent people. Listen to Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan: “...
Charlie Hebdo and the temptation of self-censorship
by Ben Sales, JTA
Jan 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 132 132 recommendations | email to a friend
As predictably as birds will fly south for the winter, last week’s abominable terrorist attack on the headquarters of the French satirical magazine, Charlie Hebdo, brought forth the usual burnt-out...
HarperCollins must not contribute to delegitimization of Israel
by Daniel S. Mariaschin, Guest Columnist
Jan 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 123 123 recommendations | email to a friend
Before the HarperCollins Middle East atlas story is deleted from email inboxes, it pays to spend another moment ruminating on the damage caused by companies that ought to know better. On its websit...
What next for France?
Jan 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 130 130 recommendations | email to a friend
The Islamist radicals who murdered 17 people in two attacks in Paris last week targeted, on the one hand, an irreverent magazine and, on the other, the Jews. Charlie Hebdo and Hyper Cacher might no...
Golem story warns of dangers of ‘intelligent’ machines
by Rabbi Benjamin Blech, Yeshiva University
Jan 07, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 128 128 recommendations | email to a friend
Stephen Hawking is much in the news these days. His personal story, the subject of the recently released film “The Theory of Everything,” is already spoken of as an Oscar contender. Diagnosed in 19...