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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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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 | 16 16 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 | 21 21 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 | 32 32 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 | 33 33 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 | 30 30 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 | 62 62 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 | 7 7 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 | 10 10 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 | 35 35 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 | 21 21 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 | 38 38 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 | 14 14 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 | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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Archives
A historic opportunity for America
by Sagi Melamed, Guest Columnist
Mar 30, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 133 133 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
Making sense of the hatred of others
by Abi Nathan, Guest Columnist
Mar 30, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 122 122 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
The bomb threatener
Mar 30, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 129 129 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
What’s a progressive to do when Trump seeks Middle East peace?
by Joel Rubin, Guest Columnist
Mar 23, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 135 135 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
Look to Azerbaijan as a model of peaceful coexistence
by Marcia Bronstein, Guest Columnist
Mar 23, 2017 | 8 8 comments | 128 128 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
Kippah misuse and kippah abuse
Mar 23, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 138 138 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
Now is the time to turn around
by Rabbi Barbara Symons, Guest Columnist
Mar 15, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 150 150 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
Baseball’s Cinderella mensches
by Bonnie Glick, Guest Columnist
Mar 15, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 134 134 recommendations | email to a friend
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 ...
Yeshiva story offers a glimmer of hope in Pennsylvania
by Angela Liddle, Guest Columnist
Mar 08, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 145 145 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
A sobering Purim
by Rabbi Tzvi Sinensky, Guest Columnist
Mar 08, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 130 130 recommendations | email to a friend
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...