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Wednesday, October 28, 2020

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Shmuel Rosner

2929 ARTICLES

Chuck Freilich: The future of the US Israel connection

Shmuel Rosner and Chuck Freilich discuss what moves the future president should make regarding America's relationship with Israel and more... Professor Chuck Freilich, a former...

Anti-Semitism in the United States: New Facts About (Mostly) Feelings

Last week, the American Jewish Committee released only half of its annual survey of American Jewish opinion. It was mostly about American politics, Trump...

Rosner’s Torah Talk: Parshat Noah with Emily Holtzman

Emily Holtzman is a Rabbinical Student at the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies, AJU. She is our guest for Parshat Noah. In this parsha, Noah builds an ark,...

Jacob Dayan: Will Biden be good for Israel?

Shmuel Rosner and Jacob Dayan discuss Biden's relationship with Israel. Jacob Dayan was chief of staff for two Israeli foreign ministers, served as an Israeli...

The AJC Survey of Jewish Americans: Trump Voters, Biden Voters, and Israel

Most Jewish voters believe that Biden will better handle COVID-19, terrorism, anti-Semitism, and Iran. But Israel is an exception: close to half of all Jews surveyed by the AJC believe that Trump is better suited to strengthen the relations with Israel (42%).

The Israel File Appendix: Rise of the Right

We send The Israel File every Sunday, and that’s a good way for you to know everything you need about Israel’s coming week in...

Time for Israelis to Prepare for Biden

A recently released poll from I24News told us what we already know: Most Israelis want Donald Trump to keep his position as president. And no,...

Rosner’s Torah Talk: Bereshit with Matthew Schultz

Matthew Schultz is a writer of fiction and nonfiction and a rabbinic student at Hebrew College.His work has been anthologized in Best American Nonrequired...

Aviram Halevi: On the IDF’s Top Secret Unit

Shmuel Rosner and guest Aviram Halevi discuss Aviram's new book "Sayeret Matkal: The Greatest Operations of the Elite Commando Unit of Israel." Aviram Halevi served...

Rabbi Uri Regev: The 2020 Israeli State and Religion Index

Shmuel Rosner and Rabbi Uri Regev discuss the new Israeli state and religion index published by Hiddush, and its implication on Israeli and world...

Simchat Torah with Rabbi Aaron Melman

Rabbi Aaron Melman assumed the role of head rabbi at Congregation Beth Shalom in Northbrook, Illinois in 2015 and as of this year, will...

A Story of Two Ministers

These two minor, obscure ministers played a symbolic role in the national crisis. Their stories shed light on where we are — and cast a shadow on where we are going. 

Sukkot with Rabbi Nate DeGroot

Rabbi Nate DeGroot is the Hazon Detroit associate director and spiritual & program director. Hazon is a U.S. faith-based environmental organization that strives to...

20 Years After the Second Intifada

Since the Second Intifada, many Israelis no longer see peace with the Palestinians as a realistic goal.

Israel File Appendix: Numbers Under Lockdown

The weighted average below takes into account the timing of the poll (more recent, more important); the number of people surveyed (more people, more...

Why Israel Closes Down

We are spiraling because of the coronavirus —  because of our government’s inability to deal with almost anything other than its own political survival.

High Holy Days or High Fever?

 In a year like no other, it was a Rosh Hashanah like no other. 

Rachel Azaria: A Guide to Social Change in Israel

Shmuel Rosner and Rachel Azaria discuss her latest book (out in Hebrew now), on creating a meaningful social change and the key to a...

A Fickle Israeli Year

Tishrei: A second election within six months was held. Blue and White garnered 33 seats, Likud 32. Many Israelis assumed that this time, Yisrael...

Israel, the Emirates and Bahrain: Yes, It Is Peace

If you needed more proof that history doesn’t follow a script, look to the Sept. 15 White House ceremony, celebrating treaties between Israel and...

Rosh Hashanah with Rabbi Ashira Konigsburg

Rabbi Ashira Konigsburg is the chief operating officer at the Rabbinical Assembly (the international association of Conservative/Masorti rabbis).  She earned an MA in Talmud...

Israel File Appendix: Litzman Out

Another week, another polling average. Israel is currently in campaign mode, even if a clear date for the next election is not yet set. Yaakov...

Parshat Nitzavim-Vayelech with Rabbi Tal Sessler

Rabbi Tal Sessler teaches Jewish Philosophy at the Academy for Jewish Religion in California. He is also the senior rabbi of Sephardic Temple Tifereth...

John Ruskay and Irwin J. Mansdorf: What Does It Mean to Be Anti Israel?

Shmuel Rosner, John Ruskay and Irwin J. Mansdorf continue their discussion on the meaning behind the term "anti Israel." Irwin J. (Yitzchak) Mansdorf is a...

‘Losers’ or ‘Suckers:’ How Americans View the Military from a Distance

About two-thirds of Americans younger than 40 have no family member who has served. And it shows.

Israel File Appendix: Yesh Atid Troubles

Table of Polls The weighted average below takes into account three factors: the timing of the poll (more recent, more important); the number of people...

Ki Tavo Collection

This week’s Torah portion — Parashat Ki Tavo (Deuteronomy 26:1-29:8) — begins with Moses instructing the people of Israel to bring the first fruit...

Natan Sharansky and Gil Troy: ‘Never Alone’

Natan Sharansky and Gil Troy discuss their new book — "Never Alone: Prison, Politics, and My People." Gil Troy is an American presidential historian and...

When the Coronavirus Meets Orthodoxies

How can a rational person prioritize a non-consequential protest over maintaining the public’s health?

Parshat Ki Teitzei With Rabba Melanie Landau

Born and raised in Melbourne, Australia, Rabba Melanie Landau has 20 years of experience in guiding individuals and groups in transformative processes and cultivating...

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Former IDF Chief Medical Officer To Lead Israel’s COVID-19 Fight

One of Israel’s top public health experts is praising the decision to name Prof. Nachman Ash to lead the country’s coronavirus efforts following Prof....

France is Cracking Down on Radical Islam – With the Blessing of its Jewish Minority

(JTA) — As the French government rolls out a controversial plan that amounts to its most robust crackdown on religious activity in decades, it...

US to Extend Bilateral Agreements with Israel into Judea and Samaria, Golan

The United States and Israel will eliminate territorial restrictions for bilateral agreements in a ceremony on Wednesday. The move will build upon a policy shift...

The Jewish Faucis: Orthodox Doctors Battle COVID — and Disinformation — in Orthodox Communities

Orthodox doctors living in Orthodox communities have served in a number of new roles over the course of the past six months — providing medical guidance to COVID patients far beyond the confines of their day jobs, advising on quarantine procedures and shaping policies for camps and schools to reopen.

Jewish Groups React to Amy Coney Barrett’s Confirmation to US Supreme Court

Jewish groups reacted immediately following the U.S. Senate confirmation on Monday of Amy Coney Barrett as the 115th U.S. Supreme Court justice a week...
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