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Jun 22, 2019, 11:34 AM
‘Fighting’ hate by indulging it
The hosting of Louis Farrakhan at a Catholic Church was not, as billed, an effort to 'bring people together.' Far from it
May 27, 2019, 8:27 AM
A new meaning for ‘securing the Jewish future’
We endure this moment.... …to enjoy many of these: The 1990 North American Jewish Population Study reset the Jewish communal agenda. While not exactly blindsided, the greater than assumed findings of diminished Jewish identity alarmed community leaders. “Continuity” became a buzzword. But...
Feb 18, 2019, 11:51 PM
Detecting the ‘free speech’ card as a BDS bluff
Laws are one way to combat BDS. Opponents assert they violate America’s free speech protections. Their arguments misrepresent what those laws, and free speech, entail. Free speech is America's most zealously guarded freedom. That is appropriate. It is why advocates...
May 7, 2018, 9:46 PM
Iran in Syria ~ Soviet missiles in Cuba
What Winston Churchill said about Russia—it's a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma—would be an understatement applied to Syria today. The country's unfathomable death toll and heart-wrenching refugee crisis are the human rights outrage of this decade. The...
Sep 11, 2017, 9:59 PM
The next BDS battlefield
'Socially Responsible Investing' is being used to block funding of Israel-linked companies
Mar 22, 2016, 11:50 AM
We vacation, but not our tzedakah
This morning brought the good news of additional Yemenite Jews being rescued by the Jewish Agency to the freedom and safety in Israel. The last such operation, in August 2013, prompted a similar reaction to that experienced today: First published...
Nov 12, 2015, 10:32 AM
Labeling Michael Oren’s E.U. stamp idea as “almost ripe”
The knesset member's retaliatory proposal isn't bad, it's just backwards
Mar 14, 2015, 12:12 AM
Photoshopping Rasmea Odeh
Here's what supporters of a Palestinian convicted of lying to US immigration authorities don't like to mention
Mar 5, 2015, 6:32 PM
10 chilling observations of Paris in winter
With 40 others from across the United States, Bill Silverstein, Chairman of the Chicago Jewish Federation and I recently participated in a Jewish Federations of North America solidarity and fact-finding mission to Paris. These are our top ten impressions: 1)...
Feb 1, 2015, 3:24 PM
Everyone in the IDF is special
Where are the army trainers, supply sergeants, vehicle mechanics, dish washers and engineers?
Jay Tcath is Executive Vice President of the Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago.