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'Excruciating': A Tonge-lashing from an anti-Semite
Jenny Tonge may have surpassed even her own toxic speech in asking why Jews need a safe haven 'when the going gets tough'
Judge, priest, prophet, and king
Even Moses was replaceable, but it took 4 different models of leadership to cover his job
Stuff people leave on benches
A Tel Aviv tale of giveaways and takeaways
To lead is to serve
The Torah is a sustained exploration of the extent to which a society can be organised not on the basis of power (Shoftim)
Beinart’s airport grilling was no mistake
Netanyahu doesn't think the policy is wrong -- he's just sorry it was applied to a prominent Jew
Put me on the list
Everyone has the right to deny access to those they consider dangerous, but that doesn't make it the smart move
Israel is the only Jewish state we have
The vast majority of Diaspora Jews know that helping Israel may be the best investment for their own futures
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Women & Judaism
Israel: Jewish and Democratic
Death and Mourning
Aug 17, 2018, 3:17 PM
Hodge Comparisons: A New Frontier in Legitimate Antisemitism (Part I)
What's the worst Labour antisemitism comment you've seen recently? And just how bad was it? As I sit scrolling through Twitter in the dull dismay of the perpetually unsurprised, I can see an utter deluge of tasteless #hodgecomparisons tweets from Corbyn...
Aug 17, 2018, 1:55 PM
Israel, This Is Exactly Who We Are
There's something that gets under my skin. Something that really bothers me. Something that makes me twist uncomfortably clenching my teeth together in a grinding motion that will definitely earn a reprimand from my dentist. It’s not the incessant criticism...
Allen S. Maller
Aug 17, 2018, 1:53 PM
First artistic depiction of a bi-gender Adam HaKadmon found near Bethlehem
According to a Times of Israel article (6/28/18) the first artistic depiction of Adam HaKadmon was uncovered in the 1930s in a cave near Bethlehem called Ain Sakhri. The ancient (11,000 years old) sculpture, chiseled out of a...
Aug 17, 2018, 12:27 PM
Jews and Australian Politics
So much has been written about Australia’s Anglo-Celtic culture and historic aboriginal traditions that it can be conveniently forgotten that Australia also possesses a rich multicultural heritage. In Jews and Australian Politics, Levey and Mendes note that “Judged by...
Roger M. Kaye
Aug 17, 2018, 12:26 PM
King Canute – Alive and Well and Living in America
The apocryphal story of King Canute and the tide was first recorded by Henry of Huntingdon in the 12th century. In the original story, Canute demonstrates that he has no control over the incoming tide. He was trying to...
Aug 17, 2018, 12:06 PM
A Review of Anti-Semitism in America After the Unite the Right 2 Rally
Let’s be realistic. The magnitude of racism and anti-Semitism in America cannot be measured by the low attendance at the recent Unite the Right 2 rally, the one-year commemoration of the violent protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, which had resulted...
Aug 17, 2018, 12:06 PM
Atheism as the new ‘Religion’ of our time
It is part of a post-modern discourse that dominates the Media of our time the collective accusation of Religion at whole from a new-age atheist perspective. Part of the increase of this new age atheistic perspective is the usage...
Aug 17, 2018, 9:27 AM
Labeling journalists “the enemy of the people”
“The FAKE NEWS media (failing @nytimes, @NBCNews, @ABC, @CBS, @CNN) is not my enemy, it is the enemy of the American People! 1:48 PM - 17 Feb 2017” -President Trump “When American leaders stand up for a free press, they embolden...
Aug 17, 2018, 9:26 AM
Min Ha-Maitzar… From Out of the Depths
In a few days on the 20th of Elul I will light a candle and go to the synagogue to recite the Kaddish prayer for my beloved and sainted wife. It is two years since I closed her eyes...
Aug 17, 2018, 9:25 AM
I generally don't like to go off-topic from focusing on the hearing-impaired. But, I feel the need to express something extremely touching that occurred last weekend. This story is about a cop who works in the Jerusalem, the great capitol...