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Jul 10, 2018, 8:30 PM
Do not underestimate the malice
Martin Luther's vile invective was hate speech, no different from today's racism disguised as anti-Zionism
Aug 21, 2017, 4:43 PM
The selective rage of the Left
Neo-Nazi assaults get the righteous backlash they deserve; not so for attacks spurred by hatred of Israel
Apr 26, 2017, 11:10 PM
Still on Aliyah Step 1: MORE BUREAUCRACY
Yesterday, I was under the impression that I had finished the paperwork for our aliyah. My husband and I have scanned and uploaded countless forms, sent them an Apostille-stamped marriage certificate, located the graves of dead Jewish ancestors, proved...
Apr 25, 2017, 2:44 PM
Aliyah, Step 1: Bureaucracy
On her Kafkaesque path to prove she’s Jewish, so she can make that move of all moves -- to Israel
Nov 15, 2016, 3:26 AM
The unravelling of a friendship
My friend Sasha and I shared a house when we were doing our master's degrees, and when she discovered my abject poverty we reached a deal: she bought the food (I had no money) and I did the cooking...
Nov 11, 2016, 10:56 PM
Safe spaces and the community of the good
Burning flags in the street is not going to win friends or influence people to join your 'community of the good'
Oct 26, 2016, 11:44 PM
More on un-assimilation: diaspora within a diaspora
Many friends are sharing posts that rail against the rise in racist hate crimes in Britain. I share their abhorrence, but I can't help noticing that most will not share posts about the increasing number of attacks on Jews...
Oct 14, 2016, 5:29 PM
Goysplaining in the UK
Here is a conversation I am tired of having. A Gentile friend or acquaintance will express shock and surprise when I say that there has been an increase in anti-Semitism in Britain. Often they claim not to have heard...
Jul 2, 2016, 2:06 PM
A plea for reason, civility and statistics
Britain has voted for Brexit, and my facebook page is once again filled with vitriol. Those who wished to Remain are saying that Leavers are ignorant, racist nationalists, or in the words of one Remainer on my timeline, Leave...
Jun 29, 2016, 3:04 PM
Nothing to Fear but Fear itself
Many years ago, in 1980, I hitchhiked across America with my then boyfriend. Bored with the Interstate, we headed west on Route 2. Our lifts were frequent, and they were informative, but the information was largely of a hair-raising...
Rivka Bond is a retired Archaeology Professor living in the UK. She has lived in England, Wales, Scotland, Germany, America and The Netherlands, and has worked on excavations in Israel, Egypt, Jordan, Greece, Ireland and the UK.