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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 | 20 20 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 | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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A school protects its children
The first impulse of most institutions when confronted by an accusation of child abuse by one of its staff is to squelch it. High-profile examples include the Jerry Sandusky scandal at Penn State, ...
Feb 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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Everyone’s Talmud
Until modern times, the Talmud was a major Jewish preoccupation. This sprawling compendium of the law, lore and commentary of successive generations of early rabbinic scholars provided Jews with a ...
Feb 15, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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Consider Gorsuch on his merits
The Senate’s advice and consent on a proposed Supreme Court nominee is a fundamental constitutional exercise that is important, consequential and reflective of the checks and balances built into ou...
Feb 09, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
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An order that breeds disorder
Most of the organized Jewish community, along with many conservative voices and most liberal voices, shuddered as the new administration hastily issued an executive order severely restricting immig...
Feb 01, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 70 70 recommendations | email to a friend
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What’s a progressive to do when Trump seeks Middle East peace?
We are living in a season of deep political turbulence and passions are justifiably running hot. #Resist calls pop up everywhere. In moments like these, Democrats and progressives like myself refle...
Mar 23, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Look to Azerbaijan as a model of peaceful coexistence
I was a participant on a 34-member Muslim and Jewish women’s bridge building delegation last week to the Republic of Azerbaijan sponsored by the Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom. Azerbaijan was chosen b...
Mar 23, 2017 | 2 2 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Now is the time to turn around
When we made plans to visit our daughter who is studying at Hebrew University in Jerusalem, I quickly realized that we would be in Jerusalem for Rosh Chodesh Adar, the new month of Adar. The timing...
Mar 15, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Baseball’s Cinderella mensches
It took the Chicago Cubs 108 years to bring the World Series trophy home. They brought it home in the Jewish calendar year 5777. Maybe 5777 is the lucky year for another Cinderella team. Featuring ...
Mar 15, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Yeshiva story offers a glimmer of hope in Pennsylvania
I have long heard that as people age the shock factor decreases and very little about human behavior is surprising. That was not my experience as I heard Milo Yiannopoulos’ comments seemingly advoc...
Mar 08, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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A sobering Purim
Cemeteries desecrated. Schools and JCCs evacuated. Communitywide rallies. It has been a tense time for Jews across the United States, perhaps none more so than the Jews of Philadelphia. One word ca...
Mar 08, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Embracing the Jewish community’s refugee roots
HIAS was established 135 years ago to protect Jewish refugees who were fleeing the pogroms of Czarist Russia. Today, we remain true to our original mission of refugee protection. We are helping peo...
Mar 02, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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C’mon Shas, police yourselves
Sep 02, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
For those of you who don’t know, the Orthodox Israeli political party Shas, which, given the low threshold of votes needed to win seats in the Knesset, is a power broker in that country’s politics,...
Anti-Zionists plumb new depths: Cliona Campbell’s story
by Ben S. Cohen
Guest Columnist
Aug 26, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
It’s very rare that you come across someone deserving of the title “hero” — or “heroine,” for that matter — but I just did. Cliona Campbell is a 19-year old student from Cork, in Ireland. She is so...
American Jews respond to Pakistan floods
Aug 26, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend
We hope you saw an item in last week’s Chronicle about Federation-supported relief effort for the flood victims in Pakistan. The American Jewish World Service and Jewish Joint Distribution Committe...
Rubashkin’s sentence inappropriate for crimes of which he was convicted
by Robert Steinbuch & Brett Tolman
Guest Columnists
Aug 19, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
Sholom Rubashkin was the vice president of America’s largest kosher meat plant, Agriprocessors, located in Iowa. Rubashkin provided kosher meat to Jews throughout much of the country seeking to com...
A nation’s image is a fickle thing
Aug 19, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
Countries can work for years, decades even, to build a respectable name for themselves in the view of the world. Like a house of cards, though, one false move can have the process topple to the gro...
The wrong fight
Aug 12, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 63 63 recommendations | email to a friend
How regrettable that CNN host and Newsweek columnist Fareed Zakaria felt the need to return an award presented by the Anti-Defamation League to protest ADL’s opposition to a proposed mosque near Gr...
It’s amazing what you can find in your desk
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Aug 05, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 66 66 recommendations | email to a friend
Not long ago I was clearing out my desk (no, I wasn’t fired). I do that once in while to get rid of items long since forgotten — gum bands, old agendas — and make way for new papers and items I’d l...
The Jewish wedding that wasn’t
Aug 05, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 65 65 recommendations | email to a friend
The bride wore a stunning strapless, silk organza Vera Wang wedding gown, enhanced by a swirling ball skirt with a silk tulle diagonally draped bodice and accented by an embellished belt. The groom...
Direct talks are needed to advance peace
by Joel Lion
Guest Columnist
Jul 29, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 67 67 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — In the history of the State of Israel, never have there been preconditions for face-to-face peace talks. While it was not obligated to do so, the Israeli government last November ordered...
‘Rape by deception’ charge rings false
Jul 29, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 74 74 recommendations | email to a friend
It’s a Saturday night in a Pittsburgh bar. A young, well-dressed man approaches a woman and orders her a drink. They strike up a conversation and the spark of chemistry is lit. By night’s end, the ...