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Adam Zyglis, The Buffalo News
Texas Paranoia
Adam Zyglis, The Buffalo News
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Christie's Inflategate
John Cole, The Scranton Times-Tribune
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Netanyahu’s new government
Despite being a coalition comprised of the “right” and the “religious,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s fourth government, which was scheduled to be voted in on Wednesday, does not appear to be...
May 14, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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The hope of Ethiopian-Israelis
It would be a mistake to try to draw too many comparisons between Sunday’s protest in Tel Aviv by Ethiopian-Israelis and the upheavals resulting from the line of demonstrations stretching from Ferg...
May 06, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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A Unique Death
Each of the recent well-publicized and widely condemned deaths of young black men at the hands of police, beginning last August with the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., has its unique ci...
Apr 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Reasonable people can agree
Last week, in a spirit of political compromise that has been in short supply for the past several years, the Obama administration and senators from both parties agreed to an oversight role for Cong...
Apr 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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A real Palestinian tragedy
The news of the Yarmouk Palestinian refugee camp — like almost all news out of Syria — is grim. The camp, on the southern edge of Damascus, is under siege by both the Islamic State, which began dec...
Apr 16, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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Now for the hard part
The broad outlines of a deal on Iran’s nuclear program, reached by international negotiators last week, offers both hope and concern about whether Tehran’s ambitions can be constrained in exchange ...
Apr 09, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
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Return the Talmud’s confrontational voice to Judaism
The very idea of identifying religious faithfulness with a commitment to critically engaging and bravely confronting one’s religion’s sources of authority runs afoul of what might well be termed th...
May 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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My message to the man who attacked me at the Kotel
On a sunny morning last month, I was swept into the women’s section of the Western Wall in Jerusalem in a flurry of aggression directed at the Women of the Wall, the Israeli group fighting for wome...
May 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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An open letter to top Presbyterian theologian
To David Esterline, incoming president of the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary: First, congratulations on your appointment, as reported in The Jewish Chronicle. I wish you all success in your new en...
May 14, 2015 | 3 3 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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March of the Living retraces journey from death to freedom in Israel
This year, I had the honor of attending March of the Living, a journey to Poland to see the concentration camps, participate in Yom Hashoah services and then march with approximately 13,000 other p...
May 14, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Courting Adelson is not Jewish outreach
This past weekend, a collection of GOP presidential candidates arrived in Las Vegas for a meeting of the Republican Jewish Coalition. But don’t allow yourself to be fooled into thinking that these ...
May 06, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Why more American Jews are voting Republican
America has good allies all around the world, but there is no greater ally than Israel, a beacon of democracy, freedom and liberty in a part of the world filled with darkness. However, the Obama ad...
May 06, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Balancing friendships: India’s ties with Israel remain strong, but Iran is not far behind
Russian Ambassador Alexander Kadakin is a popular figure in Delhi’s diplomatic community. Famous for his long stint in India and specialist knowledge of South Asia, Kadakin draws attention in parti...
Apr 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Archives
Golem story warns of dangers of ‘intelligent’ machines
by Rabbi Benjamin Blech, Yeshiva University
Jan 07, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 212 212 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...
Anti-Israel forces losing ground
by Moshe Phillips, Guest Columnist
Jan 07, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 207 207 recommendations | email to a friend
Critics of Israel periodically issue doomsday warnings about how the Jewish state will face international isolation if it does not quickly give in to Palestinian demands. Last week’s United Nations...
Empty gestures
Jan 07, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 215 215 recommendations | email to a friend
In 2012, when the Palestinians won “nonmember observer state status” in the United Nations, Israel responded by withholding the tax revenues it regularly collects for and passes on to the Palestini...
Yes Virginia, it is torture and it is a crime
by Dennis Jett, Guest Columnist
Dec 31, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 221 221 recommendations | email to a friend
Most newspapers attempt to provide balance on their opinion pages by featuring differing points of view. The supposedly liberal New York Times has the reliably conservative David Brooks and Ross Do...
European hypocrisy
Dec 31, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 210 210 recommendations | email to a friend
The past month has been difficult for Israel. With its government in turmoil as the nation girds for the next election, the country has seen a disturbing flare-up of Palestinian violence — includin...
The wonders of Cuba: What’s not to love?
by Stanley Cohen, Guest Columnist
Dec 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 228 228 recommendations | email to a friend
My love affair with Cuba began early. Even as a student at Allderdice in the 1950s, I relished every bit of detail about that little island so close to America. It has a wonderful and remarkable hi...
Ominous clouds gather over French Jewry
by Ben Cohen, Guest Columnist
Dec 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 128 128 recommendations | email to a friend
It’s an article that’s more than 10 years old now, but I still maintain that anyone who wants to get an insight into the dynamics of anti-Semitism in France would do well to consult “France’s Scarl...
Welcome home, Alan Gross
Dec 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 207 207 recommendations | email to a friend
It became clear last week that the release of USAID contractor Alan Gross from Cuban imprisonment was a piece of a complex international puzzle involving nothing less than the restoration of U.S.-C...
Putting the Pittsburgh Jewish Community Scorecard into action
Dec 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 207 207 recommendations | email to a friend
The Pittsburgh Jewish Community Scorecard ( jewishscorecard.com ) “went live” on Feb. 18, 2014. The Scorecard is a catalyst for a vibrant, thriving and engaged Jewish community.  As a Pittsburgher,...
Anti-Semitism in Armenia: a clear and present danger
by Arye Gut, Guest Columnist
Dec 18, 2014 | 14 14 comments | 200 200 recommendations | email to a friend
The conflict in Syria has forced millions to leave their homes, among them many of the country’s Armenian minority. Many have fled and returned to Armenia, a safe haven for ethnic Armenians — much ...