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Jul 13, 2016, 8:01 PM
A Jewish response to recent shootings in the U.S.
It is the role of Jewish community relations to reach out to the various ethnic and religious communities and speak out with a Jewish perspective on the issues of the day. In the U.S., the week earlier this month which...
Mar 9, 2016, 12:02 AM
Syrian Rebels Not Shooting At Israel?
Last month, in late February, I had the occasion to travel to the Golan Heights with my American niece and her Israeli boyfriend, a proud young man who grew up in Tzfat and environs and knows the Upper Galilee...
Feb 8, 2016, 6:08 PM
Responding to the ‘Stabbing Intifada’
Although we live thousands of miles away from Israel’s borders, most U.S. Jews stand in solidarity with our brothers and sisters there as yet again they are experiencing a continuing wave of deadly violence. The attacks against Jewish Israelis by...
Jan 31, 2016, 4:40 AM
Flint, MI water crisis
Detroit, Michigan’s Jewish community has stepped up to help its neighbors who are a one hour drive north, in Flint, folks that are in the midst of a serious water crisis. The world media has reported on the rise...
Jan 25, 2016, 9:45 PM
Jan. 27, Int’l Holocaust Remembrance Day
The creation of Israel in 1948 and its continued existence today is an important response to the horrors of the Nazi Holocaust, commemorated worldwide each year on January 27th. A world once shocked by Germany's war crimes knows that...
Jan 24, 2016, 8:56 AM
This past week a senior Israeli military official from the army’s Gaza Division was quoted as saying that Hamas has rebuilt its rocket systems and restored its stockpiles on Israel’s southern border, while U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry...
Jan 20, 2016, 8:48 PM
Israel: Ready for War but Prepared for Peace
The recent brouhaha between Israeli cabinet minister Naftali Bennett and Israel’s foreign ministry brought to mind the topic of Israel’s diplomacy – effective or not? Israel is known for its military prowess, its high tech weaponry, and its intelligence services,...
Allan Gale is the Associate Director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Metropolitan Detroit. He is a frequent writer and lecturer.