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This week’s haftarah is the single most longed-for haftarah of the entire year. Until now, the Three Weeks and Tisha b’Av have forced us to focus upon the trials and tribulations of … more
Whatever motivated Prime Minister Naftali Bennett to speak of Israeli security forces and police acting to maintain order on Jerusalem’s Temple Mount after Arab disturbances while … more
The anti-Zionist activist Roger Waters, who also doubles up as the bassist of veteran rockers Pink Floyd, gave a ringing endorsement last week to one of the candidates in the Chilean presidential … more
A recent post on my Facebook feed disparagingly accused Israel of being a theocracy. Like so many accusations against Israel—including apartheid, genocide and colonialism—this … more
Buried inconspicuously in this week’s parsha, Vaetchanan, is a short sentence with explosive potential, causing us to think again about both the nature of Jewish history and the Jewish task … more
To those who followed the saga of Ben & Jerry’s two-month-long social-media silence, the outcome was never going to be sweet. In the wake of the fighting between Israel and … more
From time to time, a carton of Ben & Jerry’s lurks in our house. Mostly, one of the teenagers bought it secretly in an hour of need and tucked it away deep in the freezer, somewhere beyond … more
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has announced that the Church of England plans to offer its “repentance” over anti-Semitic church laws that were passed in the 13th … more
A new poll claims that 22 percent of American Jews believe “Israel is committing genocide against the Palestinians.” That would be alarming—if they actually know what … more
The fallout over Ben & Jerry’s decision to no longer sell its products in what the company calls “occupied Palestinian territory” ignited a firestorm throughout the Jewish world … more
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