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Adam Zyglis, The Buffalo News
Manchester attack
Adam Zyglis, The Buffalo News
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Trump visits Wailing Wall
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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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Why I’m an enthusiastic ‘Trumpster’
by Robert Sklaroff, Guest Columnist
Nov 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 191 191 recommendations | email to a friend
Candidly and colorfully, Donald Trump says what others dare to think and proposes changes that others fear to reveal. Voters flock to his rallies to hear his observations and to be entertained by h...
A return to civility
Nov 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 203 203 recommendations | email to a friend
Americans used to talk about election-related violence and contested balloting in other countries with a degree of smugness, confident that it couldn’t happen here. Not anymore. This year’s preside...
Donald, Israel and the Jews
by Arthur C. Abramson, Guest Columnist
Oct 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 213 213 recommendations | email to a friend
It’s that time of the year, shortly before a presidential election with control of Congress also on the line. The American Jewish community is, as usual, asking a perennially problematic question: ...
This Jewish grandmother is riding on the Trump train
by Lynne Kessler Lechter, Guest Columnist
Oct 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 204 204 recommendations | email to a friend
The popular dystopian series “The Hunger Games” contrasts the pampered, powdered denizens of the capital district of Panem against the hardscrabble, miserable lives of the inhabitants of the surrou...
UNESCO cannot change history
Oct 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 206 206 recommendations | email to a friend
There was at least one piece of good news after votes by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, or UNESCO, over the last two weeks that effectively denied the Jewish ...
Toomey has earned the support of Pennsylvania voters
by Howard A. Cohen, Guest Columnist
Oct 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 226 226 recommendations | email to a friend
As most of the readers of the The Jewish Chronicle know, this is one of the nastiest, angriest and most expensive elections in Pennsylvania history, and it will get worse before Election Day. It al...
McGinty the choice for Jews, the middle class and national security
by Dan Frankel, Guest Columnist
Oct 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 203 203 recommendations | email to a friend
This time of year is special for me and my family — and the entire Jewish community. The High Holidays are a time for all of us to gather together with friends and loved ones, reflect on the year t...
Preparing the people for peace
Oct 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 210 210 recommendations | email to a friend
When President Juan Manuel Santos of Colombia won the Nobel Peace Prize on Oct. 7, his country had just narrowly voted to reject the peace treaty he had negotiated to end a half-century of civil wa...
The voice of Republican Jews remains silent on presidential race
by Jason Berger, Guest Columnist
Oct 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 208 208 recommendations | email to a friend
Jewish donors are overwhelmingly supporting former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton this election season. That comes as no surprise given that President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Gov....
I’m grateful for kehilla insurance
by Alan Gross, Guest Columnist
Oct 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 202 202 recommendations | email to a friend
Now that I’ve had some time to reflect on my years of captivity in Cuba, I’m starting to feel settled into my new life in freedom and much more interested in the coming five years than in the five ...