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Pat Bagley, Salt Lake Tribune
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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 | 20 20 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 | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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A school protects its children
The first impulse of most institutions when confronted by an accusation of child abuse by one of its staff is to squelch it. High-profile examples include the Jerry Sandusky scandal at Penn State, ...
Feb 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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Everyone’s Talmud
Until modern times, the Talmud was a major Jewish preoccupation. This sprawling compendium of the law, lore and commentary of successive generations of early rabbinic scholars provided Jews with a ...
Feb 15, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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Consider Gorsuch on his merits
The Senate’s advice and consent on a proposed Supreme Court nominee is a fundamental constitutional exercise that is important, consequential and reflective of the checks and balances built into ou...
Feb 09, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
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An order that breeds disorder
Most of the organized Jewish community, along with many conservative voices and most liberal voices, shuddered as the new administration hastily issued an executive order severely restricting immig...
Feb 01, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 70 70 recommendations | email to a friend
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What’s a progressive to do when Trump seeks Middle East peace?
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...
Mar 23, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Look to Azerbaijan as a model of peaceful coexistence
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...
Mar 23, 2017 | 2 2 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Now is the time to turn around
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...
Mar 15, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Baseball’s Cinderella mensches
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 ...
Mar 15, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Yeshiva story offers a glimmer of hope in Pennsylvania
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...
Mar 08, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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A sobering Purim
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...
Mar 08, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Embracing the Jewish community’s refugee roots
HIAS was established 135 years ago to protect Jewish refugees who were fleeing the pogroms of Czarist Russia. Today, we remain true to our original mission of refugee protection. We are helping peo...
Mar 02, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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Archives
Judaism without the ‘experts’  
by Dasee Berkowitz
Guest Columnist
Oct 28, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 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 | 10 10 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 | 10 10 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 | 18 18 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 | 16 16 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 | 24 24 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 | 23 23 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 | 25 25 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 | 30 30 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...
Bibi is serious about peace
Sep 29, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
Of all the things Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said throughout his long political career, this one quote of his from the Jerusalem Post Wednesday strikes us as especially enlighten...