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Nov 8, 2018, 5:32 PM
On Jew-hatred in the Women’s March
On Jew Hatred in the Women’s March In the wake of Donald Trump’s election victory two years ago, despite his recorded remarks bragging about committing sexual assault, to which he felt entitled as a self-declared “star,” millions of women and...
Nov 2, 2018, 11:55 AM
On Jewish Unity in the Aftermath of the Pittsburgh Synagogue Massacre
Amidst the horror of the massacre of 11 Jews during services in a Pittsburgh synagogue last shabbat and the severe injury to others still fighting for their lives, there has been a swirl of controversy over remarks by the...
Oct 23, 2018, 10:10 PM
To the GA and Jewish Agency Chair Herzog: New Visions for Unity at the Kotel
The GA—the General Assembly of the Jewish Federations of North America—is currently holding its annual meeting; this year, in Israel. High on its agenda is the simmering crisis in Israel-US Jewry’s relations. And high on the list of problems is...
Sep 16, 2018, 12:02 PM
On sexual abuse in the public sector and how it ends
Look at who comprises the government: it’s men, entirely men; a cabinet of men with a sprinkling of women
Jun 21, 2018, 2:19 PM
Gaza: What is Happening and What Needs to Happen
It has become clear that Hamas knows that Israel, focused on the north (Iran in Syria, and Lebanon), does not want a war in Gaza. That gives them license to do whatever they wish to Israel’s south, and they...
May 25, 2018, 4:15 PM
After the Gaza Whirlwind, Voices
As became clear almost two weeks ago, when the violence on the Gaza border abruptly died down, Egypt has begun playing an assertive role about the Strip. Qatar is involved, and apparently, Jordan is, too: King Abdullah was suddenly...
May 23, 2018, 12:22 PM
Split screens, personal
Much has been made of the split-screen images produced on Monday, May 11, showing scenes of violence on the Gaza-Israel border on one side and a smiling Ivanka Trump (or alternatively, a delighted-looking Netanyahu), at the opening of the...
May 10, 2018, 1:58 PM
About the Iran Deal
My jury is out about all this. I am no expert and have heard the arguments by people I respect, like Congressman Adam Schiff, as well as people I don’t, for the deal’s necessity and about the folly of...
May 4, 2018, 9:48 AM
Gaza and us
Really, this is a Hamas show, manufactured in large part as a tactic against the Palestinian Authority
Apr 18, 2018, 3:29 PM
Israel. Yom Hazikaron, 2018
It's Yom Hazikaron here, and it is all enveloping. Radio, TV; the sirens, the ceremonies. People streaming to cemeteries. One story after the other, so the losses are not just numbers but faces, beautiful faces, and names. And particulars of...
Shulamit S. Magnus is a professor of Jewish history and an award-winning author of books on Jewish modernity and on Jewish women's history and writing.