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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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Jews score big in West Virginia race
Nov 04, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
The 2010 election is over. Now comes the hard part: coming together as a nation. That won’t be easy, given the high level of vitriolic attacks launched by both parties during this mid-term election...
Judaism without the ‘experts’  
by Dasee Berkowitz
Guest Columnist
Oct 28, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
Some folks in the Jewish community decry the rise in “privatized Judaism.” From a Jewish institutional perspective, this makes perfect sense. The bar or bat mitzva celebration that takes place outs...
Exploring the generation gap among Jewish leaders
by Gary Rosenblatt
The Week
Oct 28, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — When young Jewish leaders form their own startup groups and/or prayer services, are they rejecting the organized community, or seeking to strengthen it? That was one of the recurring que...
Return to civility? When we say ‘when’
Oct 28, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
Tuesday night, in a debate featuring the candidates for governor of California, moderator Matt Lauer asked the Democrat, Jerry Brown, and the Republican, Meg Whitman, if both would take a pledge to...
Doing our own thing in the world of Jewish giving  
by Howard Rieger
Guest Columnist
Oct 21, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
I recently attended the funeral in Baltimore for a close friend, Dr. Merrill J. Egorin, a physician who devoted his life to developing better treatments for cancer. Dr. Egorin brought a rare combin...
Rabin — and peace — remembered
Oct 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
Just as many Americans remember where they were when John F. Kennedy was assassinated, so do many Jews recall where they were and what they were doing when a gunman — a Jewish gunman, sad to say — ...
ADL shows sensitivity in mosque debate — the rules need to change
by Leonard A. Cole
Guest Columnist
Oct 14, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — In an address at last week’s annual meeting of the Anti-Defamation League, National Director Abraham Foxman urged decent people to speak out against anti-Muslim bigotry. Ordinarily this ...
Critical issues
Oct 14, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
Two developments are unfolding in Israel and the Palestinian territories, which, if mishandled by Israel and the Diaspora alike, could lead to serious problems down the road — if not sooner. First,...
Counting American Jewry -- the rules need to change
by Leonard Saxe
Guest Columnist
Oct 06, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
WALTHAM, Mass. — In a translation that makes the complex seem simple, Anglo Jews call the fourth book of the Torah “Numbers.” Although counting and numbers play a role in the biblical account of ou...
When in doubt, report the news
Oct 06, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
Last week, The Jewish Standard published a same-sex couple’s announcement of their intent to marry. This week, The Jewish Standard published an apology for doing so. The Jewish Standard is the week...