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May 15, 2019, 1:57 PM
About Rep. Tlaib’s Remarks: It’s Not About ‘Antisemitism’
There has been an outpouring of responses to the remarks which Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib made last week about Palestinians supposedly offering “safe haven” to Jews fleeing the Shoah. An eruption of Hitler-supporting quotes from Hajj Amin ‘al Husseini, leader...
May 6, 2019, 11:37 AM
So, there is a ceasefire. Another idiotic round, for the same results. Such fresh, horrible trauma. Four devastated families and friends and work associates and neighbors of people killed on this end, as if, going in to yom hazikaron,...
Apr 30, 2019, 12:21 PM
On Jewish Memory: Yom Hashoah, Yom Ha-zikaron
It is yom hashoah this week and the programming, on radio, TV, has already begun. In the next few days, it will become pervasive, with event after event, in synagogues, community centers. And finally, State ceremonies. Reminding...
Apr 12, 2019, 10:02 AM
To the Moon and Back: Final Election Results in Israel
Bennett and Shaked (the New Right party) did not make it into Knesset after all. Talk about a spectacular crash. There certainly is Schadenfreude, but I would not to get too worked up about that outcome. Likud picked up another...
Mar 3, 2019, 3:24 PM
Testing Time for Israel
In the space of one week, the leading political party in Israel and its leader, the prime minister, revived and legitimized a racist, fascist party whose ideology had been banished from the public sphere, and guaranteed that that party...
Feb 14, 2019, 4:25 PM
On Contemporary Jew-Hatred and Mistakes to Avoid
Bigots and bigotry are notoriously impervious to logical consistency. In Judeophobic thinking and politics, Jews are capitalists, the inventors and manipulators of money, par excellence (the Rothschilds, Soros; possessors and manipulators of “Benjamins”); and communists, the inventors and manipulators of...
Jan 31, 2019, 12:08 AM
Loving a mentally ill parent
It wasn't his fault he left us destitute, but what about the rabbis who refused to release my mother from the marriage?
Jan 3, 2019, 7:08 PM
Rank Misogyny in the Israeli Electoral Campaign
Tzipi Livni is the rare politician with coherent, and consistent positions -- and yet she's still 'just' a female
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...
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.