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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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Frankel talks budget crunch, marijuana in interview
by Abby Wisse Schachter
Dec 02, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
Mazal tov to State Rep. Dan Frankel, who on Nov. 2 was re-elected in a walk. Now that the election is over and the state is facing a major budget crunch, it seemed an opportune moment to sit down w...
Who really pulls the strings?
Dec 02, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
We hope John Mersheimer and Stephen Walt are paying attention to the WikiLeaks story. The two professors, you may recall, wrote a book in 2007, “The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy,” in which ...
Porn claims, internal fighting make AIPAC vulnerable
Nov 24, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
Just two weeks ago, the Jewish world was rocked — and completely let down — when 17 employees of the Claims Conference were arrested for stealing $42.5 million that should have gone to serve Holoca...
Beck’s Holocaust revision is a threat to history
by Simon Greer
Guest Columnist
Nov 18, 2010 | 13 13 comments | 57 57 recommendations | email to a friend
On Nov. 11, Glenn Beck and the leadership of Fox News made a mockery of their commitment to me and two rabbis. Let me take a few steps back to tell you why what happened scares me. On Tuesday night...
Israel, like Obama, seeing importance in India ties
by Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi
Guest Columnist
Nov 18, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — President Obama’s trip to India last week highlights India’s growing importance to the United States. Similarly, cooperation between India and Israel is expanding, as the importance of...
Bridge over troubled waters
by Gary Rosenblatt
New York Jewish Week
Nov 18, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — One of the enduring images of Hurricane Katrina for the Jewish community of New Orleans, and well beyond, was of a kipa-wearing rescue worker, in waist-high water, carrying one of seven ...
Decry discrimination
Nov 18, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
Remember the movie “Gentleman’s Agreement?” The film noire picture featured a crusading non-Jewish journalist, played by Gregory Peck, who posed as a Jew to learn firsthand what anti-Semitism in Am...
Funding to protect water, public lands, more critical than ever
by Fred Scherlinder Dobb and Terry Gips
Guest Columnists
Nov 11, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — With a tradition thousands of years old, Judaism informs us on taking the long view — the Divine view, as it were, since God is concerned even to the thousandth generation in the futur...
The divine mystery of human genius
by Menachem Z. Rosensaft
Nov 11, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — Pitting science and supposedly rational thought against religion and what is deemed by some to be primitive superstition sets up a wholly specious straw man. In a purely Hegelian context...
Arab discrimination runs counter to vision for Israel
by Jay Bushinsky
Nov 11, 2010 | 2 2 comments | 64 64 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM — Hopes were high among Israel’s supporters when the United Nations General Assembly debated the Palestine issue 63 years ago that the proposed Jewish state would be “a light unto the Gen...