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Hillary Clinton has the temperament, experience and judgment to be commander-in-chief

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WASHINGTON, D.C.  — I support Hillary Clinton for president because I have seen her work up close – as first lady, senator from New York and s…

At a time of Jewish introspection, Donald Trump offers hope

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NEW YORK  — As my family and I prepare for Rosh Hashanah, we look back with grateful hearts for the brachot, blessings, in our lives. We take …

What I wish synagogues knew about single parents

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I’m not sure where to begin. I first want to say that my synagogue – and I think synagogues in general – have done a really great job of welco…

It’s important to thank interfaith families

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Thank you: two simple words with tremendous meaning. Thank you for being part of our community. Thank you for raising your children with us. T…

Looking ahead to awe

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The month of Elul will be nearly half over by the time you read this. It’s the month when Jews take stock of the year just passed, in preparat…

Completing 41 years of on-the-job training

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I’m working on my last newspaper deadline. I won’t be in the office Monday morning to face the one step forward, two steps back dance while ti…

In Berlin: German Jews, Israelis aid Mideast refugees

In Berlin: German Jews, Israelis aid Mideast refugees

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Last summer, with the refugee crisis at its apex, millions of men, women and children fled to Europe for safe haven, encountering one closed b…

Shabbos Island: The place for a mental fitness moment

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We are living in unprecedented times. Everywhere we turn, there’s a whole lot of crazy going on. The political scene is a daily Theatre Of The…

Campus Zionists don’t need safe spaces, they need self-confidence.

Campus Zionists don’t need safe spaces, they need self-confidence.

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This is the first installment in “The Climate on Campus,” a four-part series of op-eds on how students and institutions are meeting the BDS ch…

Building character in crucial teen years

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What if humility, joy, courage, integrity (just to name a few virtues) were the guiding lights in the souls of our youth?

Silence in the face of slander

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Editor: The article “Citing ‘core beliefs,’ 40 Orthodox clergy condemn Trump’s ‘hateful rhetoric,’ Rabbi Dr. Shmuly Yanklowitz among leaders o…

Jewish pride on campus is under siege

Jewish pride on campus is under siege

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NEW YORK — Over 300,000 Jewish college students have arrived or will arrive shortly on American campuses — and what they experience there is l…

Strength, not ignorance

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“College students tend to be open-hearted and naively helpful to causes that they think merit their attention.” This is what Richard L. Cravat…

Ears wide open: Talk with an Egyptian

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Shoehorned into the center seat in a row of three smack-dab in the middle of a jumbo jet, I ordered a glass of red wine. The fellow in the ais…

It’s a gift

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Pardon our pride in believing that Jewish News is a community asset. Many have asked how much the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Phoen…

Betrayal on left: Prelude to a pogrom?

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Very recently filmmaker Ami Horowitz documented how Portland State University students reacted when being asked to pledge money to purchase ex…

How Mike Pence, Trump’s VP pick,  supports traditional Jewish values

How Mike Pence, Trump’s VP pick, supports traditional Jewish values

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"Veeps: Supporters make case for major party choices" – Two partisan opinion pieces extol the merits of the major parties' vice presidential r…

Why Tim Kaine, Clinton’s VP pick,  is good for Israel and Jewish values

Why Tim Kaine, Clinton’s VP pick, is good for Israel and Jewish values

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"Veeps: Supporters make case for major party choices" – Two partisan opinion pieces extol the merits of the major parties' vice presidential r…

Recalling Munich, but ...

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Down in Rio de Janeiro on Aug. 14, under the auspices of the International Olympic Committee, senior Brazilian officials and Israeli sports re…

Re-engaging Jewish men in their 30s, 40s

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We know that the 30s and 40s have been a period when young men frequently check out from Jewish life. Busy with career-building and family-bui…