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Boehner De-Funds <br>
Bob Englehart, The Hartford Courant
Boehner De-Funds
Bob Englehart, The Hartford Courant
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Death Selfie<br>
Osama Hajjaj, Jordan
Death Selfie
Osama Hajjaj, Jordan
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All about Shmuley
Is Rabbi Shmuley Boteach the Jewish Al Sharpton? Like the reverend who is often identified as “civil rights leader Al Sharpton,” Boteach is an amalgam of activism and self-promotion — having brande...
Feb 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Schabas rests
As chairman of a three-person U.N. human rights panel appointed to investigate violations during last summer’s Gaza war, Canadian law professor William Schabas was deemed by many to be biased again...
Feb 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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The fallout from Dermergate
As Benjamin Netanyahu’s man in Washington, Israeli Ambassador Ron Dermer has succeeded in identifying himself more closely with his prime minister than any other envoy in the nation’s history. That...
Feb 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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A new AMIA bombing victim
With the death by gunshot wound of Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman, the investigation into the 1994 bombing of the AMIA Jewish center in Buenos Aires has ground to a halt. Nisman was hours away...
Jan 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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No hoax in Paris
There is a disturbing counter-narrative about who was behind this month’s terror attacks in Paris that led to the deaths of 14 innocent people. Listen to Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan: “...
Jan 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 124 124 recommendations | email to a friend
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What next for France?
The Islamist radicals who murdered 17 people in two attacks in Paris last week targeted, on the one hand, an irreverent magazine and, on the other, the Jews. Charlie Hebdo and Hyper Cacher might no...
Jan 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 127 127 recommendations | email to a friend
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What’s in a name? That which we call ‘Islamic’ …
When President Bush declared a “War on Terror” after the September 11, 2001 attacks, I wrote a piece decrying his use of the term. Terror is a mechanism, an ideological tool. The people who flew pl...
Feb 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Purim poser: What is our fascination with villains?
Who is the Haman in your life? The person, who like the bad guy in the Megillah Esther that we read on Purim, schemes to bring you down. When we get to the place in the Megillah where Haman is forc...
Feb 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Reflections on the Jewish Federations’ solidarity mission to Paris
My early days as a Jewish Federation professional came at a time when our system was evolving away from reliance on messages of combating anti-Semitism and statements of “never again” to one of str...
Feb 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Playing the race card against Israel
When all else fails, play the race card. With the White House campaign against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu running out of steam, the administration’s supporters scraped the bottom of ...
Feb 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Are voluntary dues enough to get people to join synagogues?
Michael Paulson reported in The New York Times on the “Pay What You Want” model that some synagogues are implementing to reduce the financial barrier to membership. Paulson estimated that about 30 ...
Feb 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Startup nation’ Israel’s best defense: science education
Due to a seemingly never-ending cycle of war in Israel, the Jewish state is constantly taking great measures to strengthen its military and defend its borders. Fueled by wartime pressures, the “sta...
Feb 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Time to reconsider the Jewish love affair with buildings
The halls of the Omaha, Neb., Jewish Community Center are often empty, but not because there is no Jewish life here. Quite the contrary. On any given day, we have an impressive number of activities...
Feb 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Anti-Israel forces losing ground
by Moshe Phillips, Guest Columnist
Jan 07, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 121 121 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 | 129 129 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 | 135 135 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 | 124 124 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 | 142 142 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 | 42 42 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 | 121 121 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 | 121 121 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 | 13 13 comments | 114 114 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 ...
The ‘Israeli example’
Dec 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 118 118 recommendations | email to a friend
The release on Dec. 9 of the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee’s report on the CIA’s interrogation of terror suspects showed that the agency’s use of “enhanced interrogation techniques” was both l...