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The Syrian attack
The chemical weapons airstrike in Syria on April 4, which killed some 80 civilians and which the West blames on the government of Bashar al-Assad, helped focus the Trump administration on the compl...
Apr 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Haley’s Comet flies over AIPAC
Israel has long had the deck stacked against it in the international arena, and that fact has been no more evident than at the United Nations, which continually and unfairly singles out the Jewish ...
Apr 06, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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The bomb threatener
We were as surprised as anyone else by the arrest of a suspect in the bomb threats against JCCs and other Jewish institutions in the United States and abroad, even as we counseled three weeks ago t...
Mar 30, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kippah misuse and kippah abuse
The kippah, the head covering also known as a yarmulke, has become shorthand for Jewish. See a man with a skullcap and, unless he’s the pope, you’ll probably assume that he’s a Jew — and you’d prob...
Mar 23, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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Not the suspect we expected
For all we know, the person who committed the lion’s share of the bomb threats against Jewish institutions really is a right-wing anti-Semitic nut, with David Duke on his speed dial. But that isn’t...
Mar 08, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 72 72 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ken Livingstone: enabler of evil
I’ve written many times about the anti-Semitism that continues to plague the British Labour Party — once a noble party of both opposition and government that has now, under its current far-left lea...
Apr 20, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mission to India reaffirms JFNA’s remarkable commitment
Prior to visiting India, I was told that there is a spiritual richness within the billions of people who live there that cannot be touched, explained, measured or described … only felt. I was told ...
Apr 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Stop denying the Israeli consensus on the Palestinians
Yair Lapid is the current favorite to become prime minister the next time the Israeli people go to the polls to elect a new Knesset, at some point in the not-too-distant future. But whether or not ...
Apr 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dear Mr. Kushner … a letter from the other side
I am not the obvious person to write a letter to you. We are different from each other in so many ways. You work for a Republican administration and I am a life-long Democrat. Your family is from B...
Apr 06, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cleaning for Passover and the search for spirituality
As Passover approaches many Jews go into spring cleaning mode. Getting rid of chametz concretizes into actions such as putting away all of our everyday pots and dishes or making them kosher for Pas...
Apr 06, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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A historic opportunity for America
I was in Missouri for last fall’s presidential election, having timed a business trip to be there for what was clearly going to be a historic result. If Hillary Clinton were elected, it would be th...
Mar 30, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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Making sense of the hatred of others
I’m the great-granddaughter of immigrants, three times. Each set of great-grandparents left the Old Country fleeing oppressive regimes, fearing war, or looking for a place to start a family. As for...
Mar 30, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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Making sense of an historic election
by Jason Hoffman, Guest Columnist
Nov 17, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 143 143 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
When the ‘emperor’ has clothes
by Lynne Kessler Lechter, Guest Columnist
Nov 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 140 140 recommendations | email to a friend
A week after an historic election, we are witnessing an historic epidemic of mass hysteria. Shock, surprise and dark anger abound. Houses and condos are going up for sale in California as Californi...
The need to move forward
Nov 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 158 158 recommendations | email to a friend
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 ...
A milestone anniversary for Sivitz Jewish Hospice
by Rabbi Eli Seidman, Guest Columnist
Nov 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 154 154 recommendations | email to a friend
Former Chief Rabbi of the United Kingdom Jonathan Sacks has written that there is no Hebrew word for “optimism.” But we do have a word for “hope.” He explains that optimism is passive. It is merely...
Engaging neighbors takes more than a check
by Lee Feldman, Guest Columnist
Nov 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 145 145 recommendations | email to a friend
You cannot buy friends. The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh announced that it gave Federation money to the Bhutanese community, the Japan America Society, Junior Achievement of Western Penn...
Pushing back at the Wall
Nov 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 156 156 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
Stand with Israel; vote against Trump
by Melody (Mostow) Coven, Guest Columnist
Nov 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 169 169 recommendations | email to a friend
When I boarded the plane for Israel three years ago, I sat in the Pittsburgh International Airport with my husband of 16 days, unsure of what awaited us. Fresh out of college and newly married, we ...
Why I’m an enthusiastic ‘Trumpster’
by Robert Sklaroff, Guest Columnist
Nov 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 158 158 recommendations | email to a friend
Candidly and colorfully, Donald Trump says what others dare to think and proposes changes that others fear to reveal. Voters flock to his rallies to hear his observations and to be entertained by h...
A return to civility
Nov 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 170 170 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
Donald, Israel and the Jews
by Arthur C. Abramson, Guest Columnist
Oct 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 181 181 recommendations | email to a friend
It’s that time of the year, shortly before a presidential election with control of Congress also on the line. The American Jewish community is, as usual, asking a perennially problematic question: ...