Thursday, November 15, 2018

Politics

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...

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...