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Adam Zyglis, The Buffalo News
Manchester attack
Adam Zyglis, The Buffalo News
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Trump visits Wailing Wall
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Jos Collignon, CagleCartoons.com
Trump visits Wailing Wall
Jos Collignon, CagleCartoons.com
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Recipes for disunity
For decades, Haredi-Orthodox authorities have sought to tighten their control over Israel’s already strict interpretation of personal status questions, such as who may marry and whose conversions a...
May 18, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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The toxic brew of politics and religion
Here’s a thought experiment: Imagine your rabbi dedicating his Yom Kippur sermon to why he will be voting for Candidate X come Election Day, and why you should, as well. Now suppose the rabbi made ...
May 11, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Is this really happening in NYC?
Gentrification is a serious issue in many large cities. Rising real estate values, which are generally a sign of economic health, can bring with them upper-income residents who displace lower-incom...
May 04, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Spicer’s Yom HaShoah lesson
It would be simple to play the moral outrage card on White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer’s confused comparison of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s use of chemical weapons and Adolf Hitler’s r...
Apr 20, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 57 57 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 | 78 78 recommendations | email to a friend
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Yes, Virginia, there are Jews there
First, the bad news. Shockingly, we have all been hearing and reading about vicious anti-Semitic attacks in Europe: shootings, stabbings, political leaders rabble-rousing crowds to rise up against ...
May 25, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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College doesn’t turn Jews away from Judaism
In a recent analysis of U.S. religious groups, the Pew Research Center reported that the most educated American Jews are also the least religious. In considering these findings, it’s tempting to th...
May 25, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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The war never ended for poor, elderly Jews in former Soviet Union
We Americans use the phrase “the greatest generation” to describe those who grew up during the Depression, prevailed in World War II and contributed to America’s postwar prosperity and influence. B...
May 18, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jewish sensitivity demands securing U.S. borders
I am not a rabbi, but I know that throughout Jewish history, many of our holidays can be summed up as, “They tried to kill us, but we survived. Let’s eat.” As history continues to repeat itself, “t...
May 18, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Europe seeking to take home the Startup Nation
Israel’s economic strength, along with the buzz of Israel’s startup nation reputation and hi-tech scene, has not eluded one of Israel’s closest neighbors — Europe. Through technological cooperation...
May 11, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Can Trump survive Abbas?
There was something of a motivational speaker about President Donald Trump as he welcomed Mahmoud Abbas, the geronto-crat at the helm of the Palestinian Authority for the last 12 years, to the Whit...
May 11, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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No justification for high school assignment debating genocide
In a series of serendipitous events on April 4, two 17-year-olds, Jordan April and Archer Schurtliff, became my heroes. Upon arriving in Oswego, N.Y., for my book signing at River’s End Bookstore, ...
May 04, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Archives
Our $42.5 million failure
Nov 11, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 65 65 recommendations | email to a friend
Tuesday’s announcement that 17 people, including former and current employees of the Claims Conference, were arrested for defrauding the fund providing restitution to Holocaust survivors should be ...
It’s not going to be a Tea Party on Iran
by Joel Rubin
Nov 08, 2010 | 2 2 comments | 73 73 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — As the broader political climate within which foreign policy is made lurches to the right, the new Washington will have to contend with a fractured Congress and, as a consequence, unce...
A GOP Congress means good things for Israel
by Abby Wisse Schachter
Nov 08, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 72 72 recommendations | email to a friend
As with any election, some people are pleased with the results of Tuesday’s vote, while others are bitterly disappointed.  For lovers of our republic, supporters of Israel, and those deeply concern...
Jews score big in West Virginia race
Nov 04, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 69 69 recommendations | email to a friend
The 2010 election is over. Now comes the hard part: coming together as a nation. That won’t be easy, given the high level of vitriolic attacks launched by both parties during this mid-term election...
Judaism without the ‘experts’  
by Dasee Berkowitz
Guest Columnist
Oct 28, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 73 73 recommendations | email to a friend
Some folks in the Jewish community decry the rise in “privatized Judaism.” From a Jewish institutional perspective, this makes perfect sense. The bar or bat mitzva celebration that takes place outs...
Exploring the generation gap among Jewish leaders
by Gary Rosenblatt
The Week
Oct 28, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 69 69 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — When young Jewish leaders form their own startup groups and/or prayer services, are they rejecting the organized community, or seeking to strengthen it? That was one of the recurring que...
Return to civility? When we say ‘when’
Oct 28, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 68 68 recommendations | email to a friend
Tuesday night, in a debate featuring the candidates for governor of California, moderator Matt Lauer asked the Democrat, Jerry Brown, and the Republican, Meg Whitman, if both would take a pledge to...
Doing our own thing in the world of Jewish giving  
by Howard Rieger
Guest Columnist
Oct 21, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 76 76 recommendations | email to a friend
I recently attended the funeral in Baltimore for a close friend, Dr. Merrill J. Egorin, a physician who devoted his life to developing better treatments for cancer. Dr. Egorin brought a rare combin...
Rabin — and peace — remembered
Oct 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 74 74 recommendations | email to a friend
Just as many Americans remember where they were when John F. Kennedy was assassinated, so do many Jews recall where they were and what they were doing when a gunman — a Jewish gunman, sad to say — ...
ADL shows sensitivity in mosque debate — the rules need to change
by Leonard A. Cole
Guest Columnist
Oct 14, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 83 83 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — In an address at last week’s annual meeting of the Anti-Defamation League, National Director Abraham Foxman urged decent people to speak out against anti-Muslim bigotry. Ordinarily this ...