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Michael G. Gold
It won’t end with Ukraine
Yes, Putin misjudged his target, but now, with global interest in the war waning, he’ll bide his time, and then, look out world
Help Ukraine and you help Israel
Jewish support would help open the Ukrainian market to Israeli companies – and cover the humanitarian aid provided by before October 7
When did cultural appropriation get cool again?
A deep dive into the hypocrisy of sporting keffiyehs and the malevolent ignorance of accessorizing with bloody hands
In the Kalanit fields
Seeing red in the wake of October 7 can spark Jewish survival instincts, shed Jewish insecurity, and reveal the truth about Jewish anti-Zionists
Give the first Israel Prize in Citizen Heroism to Netanyahu
After all, he’s the one who ordered a preemptive attack on Gaza (in 2014). It’s right there in his autobiography
Israeli kitchen dreams
The notion of hosting holiday meals with extended family and friends every single week might not play too well in Peoria
What Israel’s local elections mean right now
The choices voters make about how to live with their neighbors will augur a new contract for life at the national level
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Itamar Ben Gvir
Feb 23, 2024, 11:52 PM
The turban from Turkish Pashas to the settlers
My great-grandfather was a tailor in Budapest, and at his request my grandmother became a milliner so that the family business would include not only clothing but also hats. After World War II, my grandfather "didn't come back" from...
Feb 23, 2024, 11:52 PM
Red Cross Has a Long History of Double Crossing Jews
In the pantheon of international organizations that treat Israel with a mix of disdain and indifference, the International Committee for the Red Cross is a cut above the rest. It’s not the most loathsome NGO (the United Nations Relief and...
Yael Chaya Miriam Gray
Feb 23, 2024, 11:48 PM
What’s the wrestling match between Yaakov and Esau’s angel at the Ford of Jabbok (Bereishis 32: 22-31) all about?
An Answer: Our Sages tell us that what happened to the Avot (fathers) in the Torah is a signpost for their children: what's happened to the fathers in the past will happen to their children in the future -...
Feb 23, 2024, 9:14 PM
Absent but more felt, Missing but not forgotten: Hersh Goldberg-Polin
I read a poem recently that moved me greatly. It said: Often what you really have is that which you give away, what you most profoundly say is indeed what you leave unsaid when you wisely decide not to respond,...
Feb 23, 2024, 8:32 PM
Reason, Reasonableness & Realpolitik
Under Biden, important foreign policy interests are being sacrificed domestic ones Foreign policy is really domestic policy with its hat on.= Hubert H. Humphrey Under the Biden administration, US foreign policy appears afflicted by several perturbing defects. Indeed, it seems to...
Feb 23, 2024, 6:57 PM
Antisemitism and the Voiceless
Like all of us, I have been struggling since October 7th. How could the incomprehensible, happen to us, again? The atrocities and their aftermath, the beautiful souls with so much life to live and so much good to share...
Audrey N. Glickman
Feb 23, 2024, 6:54 PM
Palestine, Israel, and Allegheny County Council
All politics is local, they say. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, is the seat of Allegheny County, among 130 municipalities. The legislating body of the County is the County Council. (The City of Pittsburgh and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania have legislative...
Feb 23, 2024, 6:46 PM
An Insidious Form Of Antisemitism
Deborah Lyons, Canada's special envoy on Holocaust remembrance and combating antisemitism and its former ambassador to Israel, did not mince words. After learning that Leah Goldstein, a Canadian Jewish athlete, had been disinvited as the keynote speaker at an International...
Feb 23, 2024, 6:29 PM
The British in Palestine
How and when did Zionist dreams first gain traction? And can this help us post-October 7th? Before the Balfour Declaration in 1917 offering British support for a Jewish homeland, Herzl & co's Zionist dream had seen Zionists travelling as far...
Feb 23, 2024, 6:21 PM
You + totality& integrity. What is the greater cause? What does that mean these days? We are individuals. We have a responsibility to ourselves. Yes that is important, it is where giving begins. But we are also part of an integral fabric....