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CIA Spies On Congress <br>
Bob Englehart, The Hartford Courant
CIA Spies On Congress
Bob Englehart, The Hartford Courant
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Obama Cares <br>
Steve Sack, The Minneapolis Star Tribune
Obama Cares
Steve Sack, The Minneapolis Star Tribune
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editorial
Bring Levinson home
Now may be the perfect time for the Obama administration to push the Iranian government to come clean on the fate of Robert Levinson. Levinson, 66, of Coral Springs, Fla., disappeared seven years a...
Mar 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Something to build on
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’ recent statement that he would accept a U.S.-led NATO force to patrol a Palestinian state for an indefinite period of time is an interesting developme...
Mar 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Erekat should go
This paper supports the peace process. That’s a clearly defined position to take, even if it’s not universally popular in Jewish Pittsburgh. But we have long held that it is better for Israeli and ...
Feb 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Work to do
Last week, we used this space to criticize the recent — and sadly, latest — attack on a Reform synagogue in the Israeli city of Raanan. The Beit Shmueli synagogue has been targeted several times in...
Feb 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outrageous resource guide
When the Presbyterian Church (USA), at its 2012 General Assembly in Pittsburgh, narrowly rejected a resolution to divest from companies doing business in Israel, while at the same time adopting a m...
Feb 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Comforting to know
Last week, a Torah scribe from Florida visited the Tri-State area. Rabbi Yochanan Salazar checked and repaired Torah scrolls at a Reform congregation in Wheeling, W.Va., and Conservative and Orthod...
Feb 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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opinion
Twersky so much more deserving than a small sendoff
Al Twersky died in early February. Newspapers printed the small obituary, 16 short lines mentioning Edith, his beloved wife of 62 years, his two sons, Jack and Jeffrey, his two grandchildren, Emma ...
Apr 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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The future of Jewish nonprofits: Let the Millenials drive
In 2007, a friend reached out to me for help. Her uncle was a long-term resident at the Reuth Medical Center in Tel Aviv, and she requested that I join her on the American Friends of Reuth’s Young ...
Mar 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Beating back the assault on Israel’s legitimacy
NEW YORK — Leaders of the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement say they are protesting Israel’s policies in the West Bank. They are doing far more than that. BDS advocates routinely oppose a ...
Mar 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Evgeny Kissin and the nature of moral courage
Terry Teachout of The Wall Street Journal posed a very good question, recently: “Do artists have a responsibility to protest against moral injustice?” He was asking in reference to two internationa...
Mar 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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For Netanyahu, the time for talk is past — time now for deeds
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to the AIPAC Policy Conference was another rhetorical tour-de-force by this most silvered-tongued of Israeli leaders. There were applause lines for almost...
Mar 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Life within the Zionist conspiracy: an AIPAC conference
With the coming of spring and the blossoming of cherry blossoms comes the annual migration of pro-Israel activists to Washington, D.C., for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) Poli...
Mar 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Israeli Apartheid Week is a Soviet creation
NEW YORK — #Rethink2014 is one of the more creative Twitter hashtags I’ve recently encountered. Launched by students opposing the hatefest otherwise known as “Israeli Apartheid Week” (IAW), the has...
Mar 14, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Archives
At Veterans Day, soon-to-retire Army chaplain reflects on career
by Rabbi Eli Seidman, Guest Columnist
Nov 06, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
In another two months, I will conclude my military career. That career stretched over eight years of active duty as a chaplain in the Army, and another 16 years in the Pennsylvania Army National Gu...
Being Jewish is all about being in the pews — in some way
by Karen Hochberg
Nov 06, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
My view of Pew is that it is time for Jews to inhabit pews. Be it a pew in a synagogue, an independent minyan, a seat in a Jewish study group or service on a community board or a synagogue committe...
Jew vs. Jew in reverse
by Gary Rosenblatt
Nov 06, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — One of the unintended highlights of this year’s Conversation — the annual Jewish Week-sponsored two-day retreat for a wide variety of Jewish leaders and future leaders from around the co...
Catalyst for dialogue
Nov 06, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Are you all surveyed out yet from the coverage of the Pew Survey of U.S. Jews? Well if not, maybe this will push you over the edge. Last week, AJC came out with its 2013 Survey of American Jewish O...
Why your vote matters on Election Day — even this Election Day
by Michelle Twersky, Guest Columnist
Oct 31, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
As a child, I loved going to the polls with my mother. We would go into the booth together and she would let me pull the lever. That night, I would always try to stay up late enough to find out who...
Message from pope to son of survivors was a tremendous gift
by Menachem Z. Rosensaft
Oct 31, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Pope Francis is an extraordinary man. In the months since Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Buenos Aires became the head of the Roman Catholic Church he has changed the atmospherics of the Vatican ...
Loyalty questions
Oct 30, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
See if this sounds familiar: You’re having a conversation with co-workers or classmates, and the conversation turns to politics — Israel in particular. Someone who knows you’re Jewish suddenly blur...
‘Spirit’ of Sukkot can be tasted in Jerry Parness’ etrog liquor
by Adam Reinherz
Oct 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
Dr. Jerry Parness stood in his Squirrel Hill kitchen fastidiously scraping and squeezing, trying to extract the last juices of the just-concluded festival of Sukkot. He cracked open the sealed lid ...
A step-by-step guide for reading the Pew survey
by Rabbi Scott Aaron
Oct 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
Unless you have been focused on more mundane issues over the past few weeks, such as the government shutdown, America’s fragile debt rating, Obamacare or the possible rapprochement with Iran, you m...
Iran’s diplomatic thaw with the West
by Joel Rubin
Oct 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — Congratulations, Congress. Your Iran strategy is working. Now what? The diplomatic thaw between Iran and the West is advancing, and faster than most of us had imagined. This is the res...