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Fight Jewish Stereotypes by Sanctifying God’s Name, by Levi Welton (Algemeiner)

By   /  August 26, 2018  /  International, Judaism  /  No Comments

Aug. 23, 2018 In the summer of 1966, Stephen Carter, who is today a prestigious law professor at Yale, moved with his family to a new neighborhood in Washington, DC. They were one of the only African-American families in a predominantly white neighborhood. Carter writes: My two brothers and two sisters and I sat on […]

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Welcome To The Dysfunctional Relationship Between Israelis, American Jews, by Yossi Klein Halevi (Jewish Week, ?from TOI)

By   /  August 22, 2018  /  International, Israel, Jewish Community, Judaism, Mid. East news, Terrorism  /  No Comments

May 30, 2018 Navigating contradictory geographies. American Jews live in the safest and most accepting diaspora Jews have known; Israelis live in the most dangerous region on the planet. Click here for full article

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Israel Is Proud of Who We Are – Naftali Bennett (NYT via Daily Alert)

By   /  August 16, 2018  /  Israel, Judaism  /  No Comments

Aug. 16, 2018 Israel Is Proud of Who We Are – Naftali Bennett We Israelis are proud of who we are. We are proud of our Jewish traditions and identity, and we are proud of the equality and freedoms for all our people. Last month our government passed the Nation State Law, which reaffirms the centrality […]

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Soul-Searching After a Rabbi Was Detained in Israel, by Daniel Gordis (Bloomberg News)

By   /  July 23, 2018  /  Human Rights, Israel, Jewish Community, Judaism  /  No Comments

July 23, 2018 Is this the sort of nation Israelis want? Click here for article

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For these I weep, by Dr. Mordechai Kedar (INN)

By   /  July 20, 2018  /  History, Israel, Judaism  /  No Comments

July 18, 2018 The oft-quoted verse from Lamentations 1:16, read on eve of the 9th of Av fast, is as apt today as it was when the Prophet Jeremiah said it while mourning the destroyed first Holy Temple. Click here for full article on Israel’s problems today

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A DOSE OF NUANCE: IF AMERICAN JEWISH PROGRESSIVES REALLY SEEK CHANGE…by Daniel Gordis (J. Post)

By   /  July 20, 2018  /  friends/enemies, International, Israel, Judaism, Mid. East news, U.N. & NGOs  /  No Comments

July 18, 2018 It is that utter lack of interest in what actually interests the citizens of Israel that has to change. Israel is composed of Orthodox Jews who (aside from a few statistically meaningless exceptions) are opposed to any change to the long-standing status quo and the mass of secular Israelis who, while not opposed to […]

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After ISIS, Secrets Of Jewish Mosul Emerge From The Rubble, by Seth J. Frantzman and Omar Mohammed (Forward via Mosaic)

By   /  July 16, 2018  /  History, Islamic fundamentalism, Jewish Community, Judaism, Mid. East news, Terrorism  /  No Comments

July 9, 2018 Islamic State (IS), like the Taliban, systematically destroyed ancient religious sites in the places that came under its control—some because they were associated with non-Muslim religions, others because they were venerated by Muslims in a way that IS deemed idolatrous. Alongside the physical destruction resulting from the war itself, this policy has […]

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The Red Mailbox – Jonathan Davis (TOI via Daily Alert)

By   /  April 21, 2018  /  Israel, Judaism  /  No Comments

Apr. 20, 2018 The Red Mailbox – Jonathan Davis In 1971 I was a young, lone soldier who had immigrated to Israel from California. I lived in Jerusalem in a building where I did not know my neighbors at all since I was in the army most of the time. They were all much older, from the FSU […]

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Call to Action: Article & Petition: Do not give holy Jewish artifacts to a country that expelled its Jews, by Carole Basri (TOI)

By   /  March 6, 2018  /  Call to action, friends/enemies, Human Rights, International, Judaism, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Mar. 6, 2018 Click here for article Click here for petition

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It’s Time to Show a Little Love, by Daniel Gordis (J. Post)

By   /  December 15, 2017  /  International, Israel, Jewish Community, Judaism, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Dec. 13, 2017 Let us begin with the patently obvious. US President Donald Trump is an inveterate liar. He is (think Billy Bush bus tape) an alleged self-proclaimed sexual predator. He is waging an unwavering attack on the American free press, and is, say many, doing profound damage to what was once the world’s greatest […]

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