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Pat Bagley, Salt Lake Tribune
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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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Archives
Changing high court and a blueblood’s family prejudices
by Eve Pell
Guest Columnist
Sep 24, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 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 | 37 37 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 | 39 39 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 | 37 37 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 | 43 43 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 | 41 41 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 | 46 46 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 | 47 47 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 | 48 48 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...
A test of American and Jewish values
by Rabbi Paul Tuchman
Guest Columnist
Sep 02, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
We fortunate American Jews are living in a golden age. By “golden age” I mean the free and full observance of Judaism coupled with unlimited participation and achievement in a majority non-Jewish s...