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David Fitzsimmons, The Arizona Star
David Fitzsimmons, The Arizona Star

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Nate Beeler, The Columbus Dispatch
Mixed Messages
Nate Beeler, The Columbus Dispatch

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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 | 11 11 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 | 29 29 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 | 34 34 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 | 45 45 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 | 59 59 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 | 71 71 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 | 16 16 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 | 22 22 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 | 20 20 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 | 6 6 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 | 46 46 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 | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bibi is serious about peace
Sep 29, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 57 57 recommendations | email to a friend
Of all the things Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said throughout his long political career, this one quote of his from the Jerusalem Post Wednesday strikes us as especially enlighten...
Changing high court and a blueblood’s family prejudices
by Eve Pell
Guest Columnist
Sep 24, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
MILL VALLEY, Calif. — I am a WASP, the five-times-great-granddaughter of John Jay, first chief justice of the United States and one of our founding fathers. Two weeks after Yom Kippur, when Jewish ...
Recognition: the pros and cons
Sep 24, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend
In an interview Monday with a Palestinian news group, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said Israel is “free to call itself the Israeli Zionist Jewish Empire.” He said that in response ...
Netanyahu 2.0 is not your same old Bibi
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Sep 16, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 63 63 recommendations | email to a friend
Few people follow the Middle East closer than David Makovsky. An award-winning journalist, Makovsky covered the peace process from 1989 to 2000. He is the former executive editor of the Jerusalem P...
Daylight savings for life — it can save lives, too
by Rabbi Danny Schiff
Guest Columnist
Sep 16, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM — Yet again, here in Israel we are embroiled in our annual struggle over daylight savings. Since 2005, Israel has ended daylight savings immediately after the first Shabbat following Rosh...
Judging a magazine by its cover?
Sep 16, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 67 67 recommendations | email to a friend
The Sept. 13 Time Magazine cover features a Star of David made of flowers encircling the headline “Why Israel Doesn’t Care About Peace.” No matter your political or religious standpoint, it’s a jar...
Harvard, Hampshire disinformation makes for a sobering lesson
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Sep 13, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 65 65 recommendations | email to a friend
This recent news item was too hard to believe. Had Harvard, arguably the most prestigious university in the nation, really divested its holdings in Israeli companies? As it turns out, the news was ...
In rebuttal: In supporting Republicans, columnist distorts facts in attack on Democrats
by Ivan C. Frank
Guest Columnist
Sep 13, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 70 70 recommendations | email to a friend
Last week, in an op-ed written by conservative columnist Abby Wisse Schachter in The Jewish Chronicle, Schachter rails against Democrats for trying to help fix the mess that Republicans have gotten...
Koran burning a legal abomination
Sep 13, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 71 71 recommendations | email to a friend
We admit it, the pastor of the far-right Florida church that plans to burn copies of the Koran on Sept. 11 as some sort of twisted tribute to the victims of 9/11, has a legal right to do so. Morall...
Shofar is wake-up call to honest assessment — for ourselves and for Mideast
by Pesach Lerner
Guest Columnist
Sep 02, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 71 71 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — With the advent of Rosh Hashana, reflection and introspection dominate our thoughts as we are called upon to examine our lives and focus on improving ourselves both as human beings and a...