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Adam Zyglis, The Buffalo News
Manchester attack
Adam Zyglis, The Buffalo News

Trump visits Wailing Wall
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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The ballad of Julia Ioffe
Dec 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 159 159 recommendations | email to a friend
Julia Ioffe is, by all accounts, a sharp and insightful journalist. If her name is familiar to you, that may be because she spent a good part of 2016 chained to the rise of Donald Trump. Her April ...
What the row over Keith Ellison says about American Jews
by Joel Rubin, Guest Columnist
Dec 15, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 156 156 recommendations | email to a friend
When Keith Ellison threw his hat into the ring to seek the chairmanship of the Democratic Party, he challenged long-held thinking about the type of person that could lead a major American political...
Let’s keep the Democratic Party our home
by Barbara Goldberg Goldman, Guest Columnist
Dec 15, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 149 149 recommendations | email to a friend
“Where do we go from here?” That’s the question Democrats must answer, and answer soon. And yet the discussions that will ensue are but one part of the beauty of America, an America that often is d...
Illegal West Bank construction
Dec 15, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 163 163 recommendations | email to a friend
In a speech last week to the Brookings Institution’s Saban Forum, Secretary of State John Kerry noted that there are “about 11,000 demolition orders for Palestinian homes through the West Bank.” Th...
ADL seizes the center
Dec 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 167 167 recommendations | email to a friend
It’s not often that a Jewish organization revises its position on a public matter. Most groups are beholden to an ideological slice of donors and members and are frozen on a single track. Yet, the ...
The Rockefeller BDS empire, the New Israel Fund and campus anti-Semitism
by Yona Schiffmiller
Dec 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 166 166 recommendations | email to a friend
The New Israel Fund (NIF) recently received a grant to “research and report on anti-Semitism on U.S. campuses.” On the surface, this appears to be a welcome development — a progressive group being ...
The verdict is in: Rabbis should say yes to officiating at interfaith weddings
by Rabbi Adina Lewittes and Rabbi Amichai Lau-Lavie, Guest Columnists
Dec 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 164 164 recommendations | email to a friend
Newsflash: “A rabbi under the chuppah may boost Jewish engagement in intermarried homes,” according to a study released this past month by the Brandeis University Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Stu...
RCA must stand behind the conversions performed by its members
by Rabbis Avi Weiss and Marc Angel, Guest Columnists
Nov 30, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 170 170 recommendations | email to a friend
Let us begin with the facts: Converts whose conversions were conducted according to halachah, or Jewish law, are 100 percent Jewish. In the eyes of God and Torah, they are full Jews, just as Jewish...
Dreaming of health care
by Nancy K. Kaufman, Guest Columnist
Nov 30, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 162 162 recommendations | email to a friend
Despite reports that the Affordable Care Act is in danger of being obliterated after the election, enrollment in the health insurance marketplace reopened Nov. 1 to high demand, with more than 100,...
Wrong address for political statements
Nov 30, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 179 179 recommendations | email to a friend
In the series of demonstrations that followed the election of Donald Trump, one of the targets of Jewish protestors has been the Jewish Federations of North America. The JFNA building in Washington...