Sunday, August 9, 2020



When a Good Thing Goes Too Far

Cancellation often is a rash and impulsive act. As a remedy, it is extreme, and should be held in reserve.

Mel Gibson’s Comeback Should Have Never Happened

Winona Ryder’s resurfaced accusations of anti-Semitism remind us that Gibson’s comeback was never deserved.

Thinking of How I Teach My Black, Jewish Daughters About This Moment in History

My family was the only Black family in our synagogue, and I didn’t have adult Jews of Color to look up to.

Is Fighting Violent Anti-Semitism and Saving Lives a Losing Proposition?

There is no more time for excuses not to take action.

Defunding the Police Means Reclaiming Safety

The ultimate safety of all communities, including the Jewish community, will not come from relying on a militarized police force.

Israel’s Political Honeymoon Is Over

The discord in Israel’s unity government is growing louder by the minute.

Some Black Lives Matter Supporters Are Assassinating Martin Luther King Jr.’s Legacy

The sad fact is that Black Lives Matter members and supporters now scoff at his notions, even while paying lip service to King as a paragon.

Why Can’t You Get Canceled for Anti-Semitism?

As careers are ruined for accusations of racism, anti-Semites remain untouchable.

When ‘Never Forget’ Goes Too Far

Virtual reality should not be applied to Holocaust remembrance.

Why A Pro-Israel Congress Is In Danger

Is Eliot Engel the pro-Israel canary in the Democratic congressional coal mine?

Will Jewish Schools Teach the Truth About America?

Compare America to other countries, not to Utopia.

Letters: Coping With the Unrest, Trump’s Farcical Photo Op 

More Brotherhood, Less Hate Mark Schiff’s column about his close relationship with his Palestinian “brother” is so apropos to our nation’s current situation (“A Palestinian...

My Grandparents Were Victimized by Nazis. Why Am I Afraid to Call Myself the Grandson of a Survivor?

While I know the history of pain my Ashkenazi friends’ grandparents endured, they don’t know mine.

Remaking ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ Is the Antidote to Today’s Anti-Semitism Pandemic

Fiddler on the Roof's ability to transcend cultures and generations makes it an effective tool in the fight against anti-Semitism.

Don’t Let the Anti-Semites Hijack Black Lives Matter

We cannot overlook the virus of Jew-hatred when it infects a movement we should be proud to be a part of. 

I Want to Make Aliyah, but I Won’t Make My Decision Out of Fear

I refuse to feel like I was kicked out of America or that I had to flee.

Reckoning with Race

Racism is a precondition to genocide, but genocide is not always the end point of racism.

My Existence as Transgender and Jewish is not an Oxymoron

Transgender Jews are not asking rabbis’ permission to transition. We are asking for acceptance of our transition.

BDS Pits Jewish and Black Communities Against Each Other Amid George Floyd Protests

Once again, this tragic incident has been politicized by anti-Israel supporters.

Can Pro-Israel Democrats Hold off the Next AOC?

In Jamaal Bowman, Elliot Engel faces the toughest primary challenge since he was first elected.

How Is Keeping up Confederate Statues Patriotic?

U.S. President Donald Trump’s vocal rejection of the removal of Southern memorials might seem patriotic, but in reality, it isn’t.

Will 2020 Go Down as The Longest Year?

Will we ever see another year like 2020? Probably not in our lifetimes.

The Dirty Science of The Holocaust Poses Lingering Questions Regarding Medical Ethics

The enduring questions regarding medicine and medical practitioners during World War II and the Holocaust still haunt us.

Dear Jews: The Summer of 2020 Is Not About Us

An extraordinary moment has arisen in America that taps into a deep history of racism that predates the birth of our country. But instead of...

Let’s Protest Partisan Bullying, Too

We must avoid the partisan bully’s orthodoxies and oversimplifications.

Reaching Out to the Elderly, George Floyd Protests, Jews of Color

Reaching Out to the Elderly Several weeks ago, members of the various boards of the Los Angeles Jewish Home were asked to volunteer by calling...

How Will History View the Jews Who Join Protests?

Jews who marched proclaiming that Black Lives Matter may soon see their efforts devalued, their motives questioned.

When Torah and Politics Align

All Jews need to unite with people of color to defeat this common enemy. Our Torah and our survival demand it.

How ‘Defund The Police’ Affects Biden’s Campaign

The public’s mood has swung decisively in favor of more assertive police reform.

New Articles

Trump’s Germany Ambassador Pick Under Fire from Jewish Groups for Statements on Immigrants and Nazi History

The nomination of Douglas Macgregor, a decorated combat veteran who now frequently appears on Fox News, made headlines this week after CNN’s K File unearthed a long history of the retired colonel’s comments.

Israeli Cabinet Meeting Canceled Amid Ongoing State Budget Dispute

Likud Party: Blue and White is blocking a $2.5 billion economic aid program. Blue and White: Likud is refusing to honor the coalition agreement.

David Goldfein, Jewish US Air Force Chief, Is Stepping Down

Gen. David Goldfein, who for a time was in line to become the first Jewish chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, has retired as Air Force chief.

A Jewish Guide to Joe Biden’s VP Short List

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is expected to name his running mate in the next two weeks, and while the list of contenders has changed constantly for months, most reports have now whittled the group of front-runners down to Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren, Susan Rice, Karen Bass, Tammy Duckworth and Keisha Lance Bottoms.

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