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Immigration Police
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Pat Bagley, Salt Lake Tribune
Immigration Police
Pat Bagley, Salt Lake Tribune
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Delirium

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Dario Castillejos, Diario La Crisis
Delirium
Dario Castillejos, Diario La Crisis
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Sour on Sarsour
What’s Linda Sarsour’s angle? The American activist, who was a surrogate for Sen. Bernie Sanders during his presidential campaign and an organizer of the Women’s March that brought half a million p...
Mar 02, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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A school protects its children
The first impulse of most institutions when confronted by an accusation of child abuse by one of its staff is to squelch it. High-profile examples include the Jerry Sandusky scandal at Penn State, ...
Feb 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Everyone’s Talmud
Until modern times, the Talmud was a major Jewish preoccupation. This sprawling compendium of the law, lore and commentary of successive generations of early rabbinic scholars provided Jews with a ...
Feb 15, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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Consider Gorsuch on his merits
The Senate’s advice and consent on a proposed Supreme Court nominee is a fundamental constitutional exercise that is important, consequential and reflective of the checks and balances built into ou...
Feb 09, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
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An order that breeds disorder
Most of the organized Jewish community, along with many conservative voices and most liberal voices, shuddered as the new administration hastily issued an executive order severely restricting immig...
Feb 01, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 67 67 recommendations | email to a friend
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Caught in the middle
President Trump appeared to be addressing his core supporters rather than the nation during his inaugural address last Friday. There was no outstretched hand to the other side, no inclusive referen...
Jan 25, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 74 74 recommendations | email to a friend
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opinion
Now is the time to turn around
When we made plans to visit our daughter who is studying at Hebrew University in Jerusalem, I quickly realized that we would be in Jerusalem for Rosh Chodesh Adar, the new month of Adar. The timing...
Mar 15, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Baseball’s Cinderella mensches
It took the Chicago Cubs 108 years to bring the World Series trophy home. They brought it home in the Jewish calendar year 5777. Maybe 5777 is the lucky year for another Cinderella team. Featuring ...
Mar 15, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Yeshiva story offers a glimmer of hope in Pennsylvania
I have long heard that as people age the shock factor decreases and very little about human behavior is surprising. That was not my experience as I heard Milo Yiannopoulos’ comments seemingly advoc...
Mar 08, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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A sobering Purim
Cemeteries desecrated. Schools and JCCs evacuated. Communitywide rallies. It has been a tense time for Jews across the United States, perhaps none more so than the Jews of Philadelphia. One word ca...
Mar 08, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Embracing the Jewish community’s refugee roots
HIAS was established 135 years ago to protect Jewish refugees who were fleeing the pogroms of Czarist Russia. Today, we remain true to our original mission of refugee protection. We are helping peo...
Mar 02, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Badge of honor turns into a mark of shame
As former director of Jews for Judaism, I used to view my Orthodox Judaism as a badge of honor. I was part of a group that was upholding the values of my ancestors, values that had fundamentally sh...
Mar 02, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Online Talmud the next great technological innovation
When the history of Jewish texts comes to be written, Feb. 7, 2017, will likely be regarded as an important turning point. Why? Here’s what happened. For the first time, the extraordinary Steinsalt...
Feb 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Archives
Preparing the people for peace
Oct 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 149 149 recommendations | email to a friend
When President Juan Manuel Santos of Colombia won the Nobel Peace Prize on Oct. 7, his country had just narrowly voted to reject the peace treaty he had negotiated to end a half-century of civil wa...
The voice of Republican Jews remains silent on presidential race
by Jason Berger, Guest Columnist
Oct 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 161 161 recommendations | email to a friend
Jewish donors are overwhelmingly supporting former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton this election season. That comes as no surprise given that President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Gov....
I’m grateful for kehilla insurance
by Alan Gross, Guest Columnist
Oct 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 141 141 recommendations | email to a friend
Now that I’ve had some time to reflect on my years of captivity in Cuba, I’m starting to feel settled into my new life in freedom and much more interested in the coming five years than in the five ...
Is Caesar the answer?
Oct 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 163 163 recommendations | email to a friend
The Caesar Syria Civilian Protection Act is a bi-partisan bill designed to sanction the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad for mass murder and crimes against humanity. The bill would also sanction en...
Why banning the burkini is possible in France
by Gerard Leval, Guest Columnist
Oct 05, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 172 172 recommendations | email to a friend
Every society is, in large part, the product of its history. France is no exception. In analyzing the widespread attempt by French municipalities to ban the full-body female swimsuit known as the b...
OU’s new women’s commission: Sadly, more of the same
by Avi Weiss, Guest Columnist
Oct 05, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 162 162 recommendations | email to a friend
The Orthodox Union has chosen a group of seven rabbis for the purpose of providing, according to the OU, “guidance regarding the ordination of women and related issues such as the broadest spectrum...
Shalom, Shimon Peres
Oct 05, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 168 168 recommendations | email to a friend
A cartoon by Israeli Amos Biderman making the rounds last week showed Shimon Peres climbing the steps to heaven. Waiting to greet him, wearing robes, wings and haloes, are three former prime minist...
Hillary Clinton has the temperament, experience and judgment to be commander-in-chief
by Stuart E. Eizenstat, Guest Columnist
Sep 28, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 177 177 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
At a time of Jewish introspection, Donald Trump offers hope
by Jason Greenblatt , Guest Columnist
Sep 28, 2016 | 2 2 comments | 177 177 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
Barack and Bibi: The finale
Sep 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 177 177 recommendations | email to a friend
President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hit all the right notes in their public comments before their 35-minute meeting in New York last week during the United Nations ...