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The Syrian attack
The chemical weapons airstrike in Syria on April 4, which killed some 80 civilians and which the West blames on the government of Bashar al-Assad, helped focus the Trump administration on the compl...
Apr 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Haley’s Comet flies over AIPAC
Israel has long had the deck stacked against it in the international arena, and that fact has been no more evident than at the United Nations, which continually and unfairly singles out the Jewish ...
Apr 06, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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The bomb threatener
We were as surprised as anyone else by the arrest of a suspect in the bomb threats against JCCs and other Jewish institutions in the United States and abroad, even as we counseled three weeks ago t...
Mar 30, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kippah misuse and kippah abuse
The kippah, the head covering also known as a yarmulke, has become shorthand for Jewish. See a man with a skullcap and, unless he’s the pope, you’ll probably assume that he’s a Jew — and you’d prob...
Mar 23, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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Not the suspect we expected
For all we know, the person who committed the lion’s share of the bomb threats against Jewish institutions really is a right-wing anti-Semitic nut, with David Duke on his speed dial. But that isn’t...
Mar 08, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sour on Sarsour
What’s Linda Sarsour’s angle? The American activist, who was a surrogate for Sen. Bernie Sanders during his presidential campaign and an organizer of the Women’s March that brought half a million p...
Mar 02, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 72 72 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ken Livingstone: enabler of evil
I’ve written many times about the anti-Semitism that continues to plague the British Labour Party — once a noble party of both opposition and government that has now, under its current far-left lea...
Apr 20, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mission to India reaffirms JFNA’s remarkable commitment
Prior to visiting India, I was told that there is a spiritual richness within the billions of people who live there that cannot be touched, explained, measured or described … only felt. I was told ...
Apr 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Stop denying the Israeli consensus on the Palestinians
Yair Lapid is the current favorite to become prime minister the next time the Israeli people go to the polls to elect a new Knesset, at some point in the not-too-distant future. But whether or not ...
Apr 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dear Mr. Kushner … a letter from the other side
I am not the obvious person to write a letter to you. We are different from each other in so many ways. You work for a Republican administration and I am a life-long Democrat. Your family is from B...
Apr 06, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cleaning for Passover and the search for spirituality
As Passover approaches many Jews go into spring cleaning mode. Getting rid of chametz concretizes into actions such as putting away all of our everyday pots and dishes or making them kosher for Pas...
Apr 06, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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A historic opportunity for America
I was in Missouri for last fall’s presidential election, having timed a business trip to be there for what was clearly going to be a historic result. If Hillary Clinton were elected, it would be th...
Mar 30, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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Making sense of the hatred of others
I’m the great-granddaughter of immigrants, three times. Each set of great-grandparents left the Old Country fleeing oppressive regimes, fearing war, or looking for a place to start a family. As for...
Mar 30, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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Police, people of color and a Jewish dream of justice
by Leo Ferguson, Guest Columnist
Jul 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 241 241 recommendations | email to a friend
Two weeks ago, we watched in horror and dismay as violent event after violent event unfolded, each amplifying and recontextualizing the one before it. By Friday morning, July 8, five Dallas police ...
Why infertility is a Jewish issue — and what we can do about it
by Michelle Ben-Aviv, Guest Columnist
Jul 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 229 229 recommendations | email to a friend
Growing up, I always dreamed of being a mom. Even as a kid I would brainstorm baby names, tell my dolls bedtime stories and swear that I would be a cool mom and let them eat cookies for breakfast, ...
Gingrich’s irresponsible screed
Jul 21, 2016 | 2 2 comments | 238 238 recommendations | email to a friend
Jews and students of Jewish history know well the dangers and often deadly consequences of the accusatory process known as “scapegoating.” In 20th-century America, traditional scapegoats were black...
How Elie Wiesel inspired the Free Soviet Jewry movement
by Glenn Richter, Guest Columnist
Jul 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 253 253 recommendations | email to a friend
On my bookshelves there are two rows of volumes on the Soviet Jewry movement. Squeezed in among the tomes is a small, well-worn paperback with pages no longer attached to the spine, “The Jews of Si...
The ‘religionization’ of Israel is troubling, but the fears about it are hysterical
by Shuki Friedman, Guest Columnist
Jul 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 226 226 recommendations | email to a friend
Religionization! Religionization! To read the newspaper headlines in Israel, to view its documentary films and attend its expert panels with academics, a stranger might think that upon landing at B...
Are fatal shootings on the rise?
Jul 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 217 217 recommendations | email to a friend
We are still reeling from the fatal shootings by police of African-American men last week — followed by the deadly revenge attack on Dallas police who, ironically, were protecting the rights of act...
The Iran Deal’s anniversary
Jul 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 234 234 recommendations | email to a friend
In the run up to the July 14 first anniversary of the Iran nuclear deal, the pundits have provided mixed reviews. Those who were in favor of the deal cite Iran having apparently abided by the requi...
Americans reached new levels of generosity in 2015, did Jewish donors?
by Robert Evans, Guest Columnist
Jul 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 247 247 recommendations | email to a friend
Perhaps helped with several mega-gifts, American donors in 2015 were more generous than ever, according to the 61st issue of “Giving USA,” the annual report on charitable activity in the United Sta...
Lubavitcher Rebbe’s leadership behind modern Jewish awakening
by Rabbi Yitzchak Schochet, Guest Columnist
Jul 06, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 257 257 recommendations | email to a friend
When assuming his mantle of leadership in 1950, the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, who escaped war-torn Europe, confronted the inevitable problem the Jewish world in a post Holoca...
Elie Wiesel
Jul 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 235 235 recommendations | email to a friend
We join in mourning the passing of Elie Wiesel, one of the most famous Holocaust survivors, who died Saturday at the age of 87. Like many other heroic figures of the tumultuous last century, Wiesel...