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Daryl Cagle, CagleCartoons.com
Republican Excuses
Daryl Cagle, CagleCartoons.com
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Adam Zyglis, The Buffalo News
Senate Health Care Bill
Adam Zyglis, The Buffalo News
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editorial
Netanyahu’s Indian bromance
It wasn’t exactly “From Here to Eternity,” but the image of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, up to their shins in the Mediterranean surf and discus...
Jul 12, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Israel’s un-welcome mat
This week, 10,000 athletes from 80 countries converged on Israel for the 20th Maccabiah Games, “the Jewish Olympics.” Those are impressive numbers compared to the 800 athletes from 19 countries who...
Jul 05, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Israel’s government crashes into the Wall
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is not our elected leader. The government of Israel is not our elected government. But, as members of the Jewish people, the Land of Israel is our ancestra...
Jun 29, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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A matter of transparency
Numerous “American friends of” organizations exist in the Jewish communal firmament to help direct funds to worthy causes in Israel. That’s what most people thought was the case with an organizatio...
Jun 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Save planet Earth
While it makes us nervous that the United States is now “aligned” with Syria and Nicaragua as the only other country that is not a member of the Paris climate accord, the real significance of Presi...
Jun 14, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Reunited Jerusalem at 50
The celebrations of 50 years since the reunification of Jerusalem have been going on in that city since last month’s Jerusalem Day. This week, with the anniversary of the Six Day War on the secular...
Jun 07, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 63 63 recommendations | email to a friend
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opinion
Do we really oppose terrorism?
It is hard to imagine that it has been 14 years since that day that changed my life forever. Fourteen years ago, on June 11, 2003, I was on bus No. 14 in Jerusalem when an 18-year-old terrorist boa...
Jul 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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United effort on Iran requires additional sanctions
At the height of World War II, Sen. Arthur Vandenberg, a Republican and avowed isolationist, stood on the Senate floor and said, “We cannot drift to victory. We must have maximum united effort on a...
Jul 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Stop talking about Diaspora-Israel relations
Recent decisions by the Israeli government have led to expected warnings that Israel is alienating Diaspora Jewry, the loss of which will have severe consequences. With all due respect to Diaspora ...
Jul 12, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Toward a new Palestinian state of mind
The Six Day War may have transformed Palestinians’ geopolitical landscape, but when it comes to their collective mindset, there is still room for a major breakthrough. Jerusalem U just finished cre...
Jul 12, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Caring for captured and wounded enemy soldiers is a fundamental IDF value
One of the greatest challenges of a medical corps team member is to care for captured and wounded enemy soldiers. I served as an army medic during the 1967 Six-Day War in the battle over Jerusalem ...
Jul 05, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Let’s break our current political intolerance
The shooting in Alexandria, Va., that nearly killed Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.) could have been a horrifying massacre. That it wasn’t was a miracle, a combination of good fortune and valiant heroism...
Jul 05, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Plenty to celebrate about Jewish Pittsburgh
Since I was out of town last week, I missed Rabbi Mark Staitman’s talk about Pittsburgh’s “vanishing” Jewish community. I have enjoyed past Ehrenwerth Lectures, and am so grateful to the Ehrenwerth...
Jun 29, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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Archives
How Jews can put their liberalism to good use
by Abby Wisse Schachter
Feb 03, 2011 | 2 2 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
“It was a terrible mistake for Obama to make democratization seem like an ‘imposition,’ with its imperialist implications, and to conflate it with military invasion. The promotion of democracy is a...
New Middle East has rough birth
Feb 03, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
No one knows for sure if Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak will stay in power until September (as he hopes) or until tomorrow (as hundreds of thousands of demonstrators on the streets demand). This ...
Attempts to isolate Israel won’t succeed
by Alan Eisner
Guest Columnist
Jan 27, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — A new campaign orchestrated by the Palestinian Authority to score diplomatic points and win international recognition for a unilateral declaration of independence seems to be gathering...
Reb Bunim: A master for our times
by Menachem Z. Rosensaft
Jan 27, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — There are two very distinct types of religious leaders: those who consider their particular ideologies and practices to be exclusive and sacrosanct, and those who seek to help others fin...
Inappropriate use: part II  
Jan 27, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
Last week, we said here that it was too bad we needed to write an editorial about Sarah Palin’s use of the term “blood libel” to describe attacks on her following the shooting of U.S. Rep. Gabriell...
Israel’s greatest threat (hint: it isn’t terrorism)
by Jackie Frankel
Guest Columnist
Jan 20, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
TEL AVIV — The world likes to believe that threats on Israel’s security by its neighbors are the country’s greatest concern. The narrative of two ancient peoples in one Holy Land fighting for their...
Inappropriate use  
Jan 20, 2011 | 5 5 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
It’s too bad we have to write this editorial. We had hoped that once Sarah Palin realized the true context of the term “blood libel,” she would excuse herself for using it and that would be that. B...
Israel’s treatment of African immigrants gives cold shoulder
by Jay Bushinsky
Jan 20, 2011 | 3 3 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
TEL AVIV — Last month, Israeli police, re-enforced by secret service personnel, scooped up 170 illegal African immigrants, men women and children, and flew them to an undisclosed destination — pres...
Fight for Pollard is for the wrong reasons
by Abby Wisse Schachter
Jan 06, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 59 59 recommendations | email to a friend
Can you guess the issue that the Zionist Organization of America, Democratic Rep. Barney Frank, American Values President Gary Bauer and the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism agree on? It’s...
My sabbatical plans: to keep quiet, listen and learn
by Rabbi Aaron Bisno
Guest Columnist
Jan 06, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
“I never learned anything while talking,” my professor declared.  By the time I entered his classroom, Rabbi Jacob Rader Marcus was already in his late 90s and had been teaching American Jewish His...