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editorial
Wrong address for political statements
In the series of demonstrations that followed the election of Donald Trump, one of the targets of Jewish protestors has been the Jewish Federations of North America. The JFNA building in Washington...
Nov 30, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Jewish Agency after Sharansky
The day before Natan Sharansky was appointed to a second term as chairman of the Jewish Agency for Israel in 2013, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called the former Soviet political priso...
Nov 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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The need to move forward
Last week’s presidential election revealed not so much a nation divided, as it did a society whose residents inhabit two very different realities — with the apparent inability of those who live in ...
Nov 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pushing back at the Wall
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was critical of American Jewish community leaders who were involved in staging a march to the Kotel, or Western Wall, on Nov. 2 as part of a protest to res...
Nov 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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A return to civility
Americans used to talk about election-related violence and contested balloting in other countries with a degree of smugness, confident that it couldn’t happen here. Not anymore. This year’s preside...
Nov 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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UNESCO cannot change history
There was at least one piece of good news after votes by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, or UNESCO, over the last two weeks that effectively denied the Jewish ...
Oct 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
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opinion
The Rockefeller BDS empire, the New Israel Fund and campus anti-Semitism
The New Israel Fund (NIF) recently received a grant to “research and report on anti-Semitism on U.S. campuses.” On the surface, this appears to be a welcome development — a progressive group being ...
Dec 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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The verdict is in: Rabbis should say yes to officiating at interfaith weddings
Newsflash: “A rabbi under the chuppah may boost Jewish engagement in intermarried homes,” according to a study released this past month by the Brandeis University Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Stu...
Dec 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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RCA must stand behind the conversions performed by its members
Let us begin with the facts: Converts whose conversions were conducted according to halachah, or Jewish law, are 100 percent Jewish. In the eyes of God and Torah, they are full Jews, just as Jewish...
Nov 30, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dreaming of health care
Despite reports that the Affordable Care Act is in danger of being obliterated after the election, enrollment in the health insurance marketplace reopened Nov. 1 to high demand, with more than 100,...
Nov 30, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Relentless collaboration a hallmark of effort to repair a fractured world
As fall turns to winter, I am increasingly aware of the importance of service organizations’ role in effecting social change. As American Jews were celebrating the New Year on Rosh Hashanah and ack...
Nov 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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The illiberal world of Stephen Bannon
In considering the furor around President-elect Donald Trump’s decision to appoint Stephen Bannon, the CEO of the hard-right news website Breitbart, as his chief strategist, let’s start with the pe...
Nov 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Making sense of an historic election
Like so many, I’ve been trying to wrap my head around Donald Trump’s victory. And like so many, I thought Hillary Clinton was a horribly flawed candidate. She was running in an election where “popu...
Nov 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Archives
Are fatal shootings on the rise?
Jul 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 144 144 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
The Iran Deal’s anniversary
Jul 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 148 148 recommendations | email to a friend
In the run up to the July 14 first anniversary of the Iran nuclear deal, the pundits have provided mixed reviews. Those who were in favor of the deal cite Iran having apparently abided by the requi...
Americans reached new levels of generosity in 2015, did Jewish donors?
by Robert Evans, Guest Columnist
Jul 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 162 162 recommendations | email to a friend
Perhaps helped with several mega-gifts, American donors in 2015 were more generous than ever, according to the 61st issue of “Giving USA,” the annual report on charitable activity in the United Sta...
Lubavitcher Rebbe’s leadership behind modern Jewish awakening
by Rabbi Yitzchak Schochet, Guest Columnist
Jul 06, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 175 175 recommendations | email to a friend
When assuming his mantle of leadership in 1950, the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, who escaped war-torn Europe, confronted the inevitable problem the Jewish world in a post Holoca...
Elie Wiesel
Jul 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 156 156 recommendations | email to a friend
We join in mourning the passing of Elie Wiesel, one of the most famous Holocaust survivors, who died Saturday at the age of 87. Like many other heroic figures of the tumultuous last century, Wiesel...
The Stew of Demonization
Jul 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 154 154 recommendations | email to a friend
There may be many reasons — none of them justified — why 17-year-old Muhammad Nasser Tarayrah jumped the fence around the Kiryat Arba settlement near Hebron and stabbed to death 13-year-old Hallel ...
We must become survivors’ storytellers — and help them today
by Drew Goldstein, Guest Columnist
Jun 30, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 181 181 recommendations | email to a friend
It could have been the setting for any organizational retreat — the stately mansion, the manicured lawns, an oasis on the edge of the city where leadership groups could come together to brainstorm ...
An ardent plea: Reconsider closing Philadelphia’s Israeli Consulate
by William D. Franklin, Guest Columnist
Jun 30, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 154 154 recommendations | email to a friend
Dear Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu: I wish to express my concerns about Israel’s recent decision to close the Israeli Consulate of Philadelphia (Mid-Atlantic Region) office.  I have had the goo...
Israel’s conversion muddle
Jun 30, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 163 163 recommendations | email to a friend
Israel’s chief rabbinate system has long been known as inflexible about strains of Judaism that do not match its approved brands of Orthodoxy. The bureaucracy and chosen path of the rabbinate has a...
Vote for McGinty a rubber stamp of Obama foreign policy
by Gary Erlbaum, Guest Columnist
Jun 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 167 167 recommendations | email to a friend
In March 2016, only two months after President Barack Obama’s nuclear deal went into effect, Iran fired two long-range ballistic missiles capable of transporting nuclear weapons. One of the missile...