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Friday, January 19, 2018 4:34 pm

Opinion

  • What really happened at the original Trefa Banquet

    By jwadmin on January 17, 2018
    By JONATHAN D. SARNA BOSTON (JTA) – In an article written for J: The Jewish News of Northern California and republished by JTA, David A.M. Wilensky describes with gusto the supposedly mouthwatering delicacies, including Peanut Butter Pie with Bacon and Pulled Pork Potato Kugel, consumed this month by “rabbis and foodies” at the Trefa Banquet 2.0 in San Francisco —complete with a communal […]
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  • After Rubashkin, Orthodox Jews should be working to create sentencing reform

    By jwadmin on January 13, 2018
    By ADENA BERKOWITZ NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – President Trump’s decision to commute the prison sentence of Sholom Mordechai Rubashkin, the kosher slaughterhouse executive who served eight years in prison on bank fraud and money laundering charges, resulted in a vigorous communal discussion, especially within the Orthodox community. There was a great deal of relief among those who felt his original sentence […]
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  • How do you define anti-Semitism? It’s complicated.

    By jwadmin on January 3, 2018
    By ANDREW SILOW-CARROLL NEW YORK CITY (JTA)As I wrote soon after the arrest of Michael Kadar, the Israeli-American teenager accused of making hundreds of bomb threats against Jewish community centers in early 2017 : “[T]he JCC bomb threat hoax wasn’t just an isolated swastika daubing — it was an ongoing story affecting Jewish institutions in nearly every American Jewish community. It shaped a communal […]
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  • This rabbinical student is explaining Judaism to Muslims—in Arabic

    By jwadmin on January 3, 2018
    By BEN SALES NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Is it true that Judaism doesn’t accept converts? Is it true that Jews have to wash their hands before they pray? Is it true that Jews have historically killed their prophets? These are just a few of the questions Elhanan Miller has heard over the years. A fluent Arabic speaker and former Arab […]
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  • Mediterranean food gives heartburn to DNC representative Zogby!

    By jwadmin on December 29, 2017
    By STEPHEN M. FLATOW/JNS – A longtime Democratic Party official is accusing Israel, and celebrity chef Rachael Ray, of committing “cultural genocide” against the Palestinians. It’s just the latest in a long series of extremist remarks by James Zogby, but this should be the proverbial straw that breaks the camel’s back. It’s time for the Democrats to disown Zogby. Ray’s sin […]
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  • Rob Reiner on Judaism, movies and his experience ‘home shuling’

    By jwadmin on December 20, 2017
    By CURT SCHLEIER NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – By his own admission, Rob Reiner was not the right person to direct “LBJ,” a film biography of Lyndon Baines Johnson, the 36th president of the United States. “I had a lot of trepidation,” he said in a telephone interview with JTA. A Changed View In addition to a successful career as an actor, […]
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  • Chanukah gifts— giving and receiving

    By jwadmin on December 20, 2017
    By MARILYN SHAPIRO Larry, my husband, and I have many “pets” in our home. A butterfly rests outside our front door, and two larger ones fly on our lanai wall. A two-foot bear clutching his “Bear Feet Only” sign greets visitors on the front porch. Pedro the Parrot hangs on a curtain rod. And various bulldogs—stuffed, ceramic, and metal, are […]
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  • Israel Needs a Divorce — From the Palestinians and Its Own Prime Minister

    By jwadmin on December 7, 2017
    A provocative Global Politico conversation with former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak By SUSAN B. GLASSER Israel has long had famously contentious politics. But even by those standards, former Prime Minister Ehud Barak’s recent and unusually vituperative campaign against his successor, Benjamin Netanyahu, has by turns surprised, provoked and, depending on their political persuasion, infuriated Israelis. Barak, the longtime Labor Party […]
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  • Why I’m a proud Jewish organ donor

    By jwadmin on November 29, 2017
    By MELISSA HENRIQUEZ     (Kveller via JTA) – In the crazy way that Facebook can bring people together, I along with 50,000 other followers watched a family fight for the life of their precious 2-year-old, Logan. I didn’t know the family personally, but Logan’s story popped into my newsfeed. I was following his family’s anguish, hoping and praying for a miracle […]
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  • Veterans Day: A WW2 Jewish sacrifice remembered

    By jwadmin on November 15, 2017
    By MARILYN SHAPIRO A body of an American solider lying seemingly peacefully in the snow in a battlefield in Belgium. A Jewish boy in Brooklyn orphaned by World War II. And the world-renown photographer who connected the two. This is their story. Samuel Tannenbaum was born on July 10, 1942, in Washington D.C. to Henry and Bertha Fiedel Tannenbaum. Less than two […]
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