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Back to the Future

17:27 28 January in Latest, Politics
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By Michelle Albert Quick, Mr. President, to the DeLorean! President Obama's State of the Union Address last night was a look back to the past in order to save the future. Obama began with an economic trajectory, citing the rise and fall of the capitally flush American...

A Double Standard?

13:06 27 January in Latest, Politics
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By Symi Rom-Rymer Michael Kimmelman’s recent article, “When Fear Turns Graphic,” offered a peek into the process behind making political art, with the recent Swiss pro-minaret ban ads as his focal point.  Unfortunately, for me, whatever insights he hoped to share were overshadowed by a surprising...

Growth & Expansion

15:21 26 January in Culture, History, Latest, Misc
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By Caroline Kessler As Tu B'Shivat quickly approaches, Prime Minister Netanyahu announced that some settlements will remain a part of Israel. Naturally, the New York Times is covering it here. Isabel Kerschner gives the often needed backstory of which regions Israel is continuing to settle, where...

Jews Up For Grabs

12:48 21 January in Latest, Politics
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By Symi Rom-Rymer In advertising the November debate between Alan Dershowitz and Jeremy Ben-Ami, the 92nd St. Y framed it as a discussion over Israeli policy, Iran, and military vs. diplomatic strategies in the Middle East.   Yet it turned out to be a debate not so...

JStreet on Forbes Avenue

15:59 19 January in Latest, Politics
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By Caroline Kessler All the colleges and universities in Pittsburgh returned for class the week of January 11. As is typical on a Friday night at the Hillel-Jewish University Center, students from Carnegie Mellon University, University of Pittsburgh, and a few other schools gathered for services....

Saviors in the Night

15:48 14 January in Latest, Politics
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By Symi Rom-Rymer Those seeking a Holocaust movie rendered in bold strokes of black and white, where the distinction between good and evil is clear and unwavering, will not find it in “Saviors in the Night;” the opening film of this year’s  New York Jewish Film...

Two Sides to Every Story

13:33 12 January in Latest, Politics
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By Caroline Kessler Although the barrage of international media coverage on Israel’s war on Gaza seems to have sloped off, more personal coverage has emerged. B'tselem, the Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories, started a project to give the people of Gaza...