September 18, 2018

Opinion

Last week, the Nation of Islam called the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) a “racist spy agency.” “Sisters” Tamika Mallory and...
Whenever I go on a tear about how much I love Israel, my Israeli best friend rolls his eyes and says, “You should live here.”
Much of the commentary on the 70th anniversary of Israel’s founding has focused on the miraculous re-creation of the Jewish state...
I consider myself a Joel-ite, as do a few of my friends. Or is it Joel-ian? If the Joel cult grows, I suppose we’ll figure it out.
If you’re a Never Trumper, you probably don’t see many redeeming features in our brash and rude tweeter in chief.
In “Portman-gate,” this week’s scandal of sorts, acclaimed Israeli-American actress Natalie Portman has been variously praised as a hero...
“The American left is quite different from the Israeli left,” said American-born Israeli author Yossi Klein Halevi during a talk last...
Most good people want to become better people. The slightly less good people just want other people to become better people.
When the Genesis Prize Foundation announced last November that the Israeli-born actress Natalie Portman would be the recipient of this...
Just when you think Passover 5778 was behind us, just when the haggadot have been shoved into the cabinet marked “Don’t Touch Till April,”
Natalie Portman must be a conflicted soul. In 2015, she told the Hollywood Reporter she was “very upset and disappointed” by the...
I used to make jokes about David Levy. I was a kid in Maryland when Levy (who, it was announced recently, will be awarded the prestigious...
A recent Claims Conference study that showed Americans’ knowledge of the Holocaust was unexpectedly low, particularly among millennials,
Last week, I was kicked out of a Jewish museum in Granada, Spain. I wish I were being funny or ironic, but this unfortunate...
I am a liberal And I’m here to take back the word from those who have hijacked it for their illiberal agendas. I am a liberal Which means...
There’s something inexplicable about Israel. On the surface, we know it’s one of the most maligned countries on earth.
As a child, whenever I asked my mother to tell me about her escape from the Nazis, she always had the same answer:
Question: Which group of people is the largest minority (roughly 20 percent) in the United States but usually is left out of current...
If you had asked me as a child what I’d always remember from Jewish Day School, I doubt I would have counted Larry Milder’s song...
Like many Jewish mothers, Jody Barrens Moran knew she wanted to do something extra special for her son Max’s bar mitzvah,
It is written in the Talmud, “Ten measures of beauty descended upon the world, nine were taken by Jerusalem.”
Last week, Syrian dictator Bashar Assad used chemical weapons on his own people. The government of Israel responded to that atrocity,
Yizkor stickers. Standing at attention. The blaring of a siren. Reading the names of fallen soldiers. For many schools,
The pesky truth about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict finally came out last week — and hardly anyone noticed.
Another week, another Israel bashing session at the United Nations. Following the Hamas-led riots at the Israel-Gaza border on Friday that...
Go back a few centuries and picture yourself on a small street in a Jewish neighborhood in Casablanca, Morocco, as the sun is starting to set.
“This year we are here, next year in the Land of Israel. This year we are still slaves, next year may we be a free people.”
We often have tunnel vision when we’re in a difficult place. “I just need to get through this,” we say. And it’s true —
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