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Adam Zyglis, The Buffalo News
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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 | 8 8 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 | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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The spectacle of the battling New York mayors
Political attack dogs, like their furry namesake, come in many breeds. But even in the same breed, no two attack dogs are exactly the same. And so it was with two former Republican mayors of New Yo...
Aug 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Continuing skirmishes with the Chief Rabbinate
Israel’s haredi Orthodox Chief Rabbinate has racked up a series of recent victories against those who want to expand the country’s religious freedoms. In the Jewish state, religious questions are a...
Jul 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Gingrich’s irresponsible screed
Jews and students of Jewish history know well the dangers and often deadly consequences of the accusatory process known as “scapegoating.” In 20th-century America, traditional scapegoats were black...
Jul 21, 2016 | 2 2 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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Why Tim Kaine, Clinton’s VP pick, is good for Israel and Jewish values
American Jewish voters have naturally voted for Democratic candidates because it has meant voting to support strong social justice and a strong U.S.-Israel relationship. Hillary Clinton and her vic...
Aug 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mike Pence, Trump’s VP pick, supports traditional Jewish values
With the presidential race heating up, a number of progressive Jewish commentators have portrayed the Republicans’ vice presidential candidate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, as a conservative extremist ...
Aug 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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To heal divisions among the Jewish people, divide the land
“If there is something that deprives me of sleep it is the fissures in Israeli society,” former Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon declared just after he resigned in May. That same day Ehud Barak, who p...
Aug 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Could the dispute in the South China Sea affect debate over Palestinian statehood?
Could satellite photos of a tiny island in the South China Sea affect the debate over creating a Palestinian state? The photos, released earlier this week by the Center for Strategic and Internatio...
Aug 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Turning the Temple from construct into construction
If you’re looking for the mothership of Jewish guilt, it can be found in our responsibility to rebuild the Third Temple, the beit hamikdash. Our Sages say that if we don’t witness its rebuilding, i...
Aug 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pope Francis must insist Auschwitz church be moved
Two weeks ago, Pope Francis made a pilgrimage to Poland, visiting Auschwitz — the notorious death camp in Poland where 1.1 million Jews were murdered during the Holocaust. Auschwitz is comprised of...
Aug 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Enough delays: It’s time to bring the Falash Mura home
We met Demoz Deboch at services in Gondar, Ethiopia. It was Friday night in June of 2013 and we were surrounded by hundreds of white-clad Falash Mura, the descendants of Jews who were now living a ...
Aug 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Netanyahu leans right
May 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 70 70 recommendations | email to a friend
With his offer to bring the ultranationalist Yisrael Beiteinu party into his governing coalition, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has probably formed the most right-wing ruling coalition ...
A threat to religious liberty
by Andrea Kline Glickman, Paula L. Garret and Tanya Bielski-Braham, Guest Columnists
May 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 71 71 recommendations | email to a friend
Our nation was founded on religious freedom — not the freedom to use one’s religious beliefs to harm or discriminate. All people must be able to make reproductive health care decisions on the basis...
Israel’s right to the Golan
by Stuart V. Pavilack, Guest Columnist
May 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 69 69 recommendations | email to a friend
As the quagmire in Syria continues, President Basher al-Assad recently indicated he wanted any peace talks to include the possible return of the Golan Heights. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netan...
A call for civility in the public sphere
May 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 72 72 recommendations | email to a friend
Diversity of opinion has long been a feature of Jewish tradition as well as of American democracy. Argument “for the sake of heaven” — disagreement in search of a higher truth as opposed to disagre...
Jewish teenagers want to engage. Just ask them
by David Bryfman, Guest Columnist
May 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 70 70 recommendations | email to a friend
Welcoming teens into Jewish life is both one of the most important and seemingly challenging endeavors of the Jewish community. The rapid decline in teen engagement in Jewish life post-b’nai mitzva...
Yes, there is a Jewish left on campus, and it needs to be heard
by Brooke Davies, Guest Columnist
May 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 71 71 recommendations | email to a friend
Recently, in an article for JTA, “The Missing Left: Where’s the support for liberal Zionists on campus?” Andrew Silow-Carroll noted that “many American pro-Israel organizations and leaders ignore o...
Misleading with contempt
May 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 68 68 recommendations | email to a friend
Politics, diplomacy and warfare are not for the naïve. So we probably shouldn’t be upset to learn that the Obama administration manipulated the media to tell a narrative about the nuclear negotiati...
We ignore nuclear power development at our peril
by Edward H. Klevans, Guest Columnist
May 05, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 80 80 recommendations | email to a friend
What the future holds for nuclear power will have an important bearing on efforts in the United States and globally to reduce carbon emissions. Right now, we are not doing enough, fast enough to es...
‘M’ is for the many ways she meddles
by Ozzie Nogg, Guest Columnist
May 05, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 73 73 recommendations | email to a friend
You know the old saying: God couldn’t be everywhere, so he created mothers. Well, OK then. Since the Almighty is all powerful, all wise, a just and merciful lawgiver with eyes everywhere beholding ...
Syria’s insoluble puzzle
May 05, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 68 68 recommendations | email to a friend
“In the last 48 hours, we have had an average of one Syrian killed every 25 minutes. One Syrian wounded every 13 minutes.” That was U.N. envoy Staffan de Mistura’s assessment of the carnage, as the...