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This week on Twitter, a Jewish writer in Los Angeles decided to dispense some advice to her followers. Ariel Sobel had become aware that a small group of white supremacists was compiling a list … more
In recent years, we’ve grown accustomed to reading about Jews who don’t care much about Israel. That makes the willingness of one non-Jewish man to dedicate so much of his life to … more
American Jews have a long and understandable tradition of advocacy for immigrants. That’s due in part to the fact that most Jews were the children and grandchildren of immigrants as the … more
The following is adapted from my remarks on Monday at the U.S. Department of Justice Summit on Combating Anti-Semitism. It is a matter of no small irony that college campuses are among the places … more
The critics are right about U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman’s presence at the ceremonial opening of Jerusalem’s Pilgrimage Road being unprecedented. None of his predecessors … more
In the view of some ardent defenders of the separation between religion and state, there was no doubt that a war memorial in the form of a 40-foot-tall cross should not be allowed to stay on state … more
When the Trump administration released the economic portion of its Middle East peace plan last week, the avalanche of criticism was immediate and harsh. Though the president’s … more
Contrary to the myths cherished by some American Jews and many non-Jewish sympathizers, Israel is not the 51st state. Though it is bound to the United States by common values of democracy and … more
The numbers are up, but no one seems to care. more
Who could be surprised by the story that grabbed the attention of the Jewish world this past weekend? When Felix Klein, Germany’s first Commissioner for Jewish Life in Germany and the Fight … more
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