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Apr 14, 2018, 9:43 AM
One Jew at a Time
“Each time I come here, I get permission to be a Zionist, I didn’t know it was ok…” My twenty-something Passover Seder guest didn’t know he could be exactly what he was: both Progressive and a Zionist. We have to...
Apr 1, 2018, 6:55 PM
What Gen’ Z Can Learn from Bob Dylan and Rabbi Elazar
One of the most interesting stories in the Haggadah is one from Gemara Brachot. It tells us of Rabbi Elazar ben Azaria who was an 18-year-old Talmudic genius. He had been chosen to become the Nassi (President of the...
Mar 26, 2018, 11:34 PM
Talking Left-wing Blues
As a student in the University of Manchester, UK, I was around during the Greater Manchester Mayoral elections. Through my political involvement, I was able to host Q&A sessions with the candidates. While listening to the dulcet tones of...
Sep 7, 2017, 3:15 PM
Finkelstein goes punk
Norman Finkelstein is a punk. No, really. That’s punk as in punk rock — and in what may yet be the most interesting career swerve for the outspoken critic of Israel (and, occasionally, of the BDS cause) since being denied...
Aug 20, 2017, 8:17 PM
A Follow Spree – America in the 21’st
A ‘Follow Spree’ is just what it sounds like. A person will quite literally follow hundreds of people on some form of social network, to find out where a celebrity will appear, what he or she said, will be wearing,...
Aug 11, 2017, 11:59 AM
The Kidnapped Wife — The Temple Mount
There was once a man who had but, one wife. She was his night, his day, his very life. All could greet her but he. No one allowed them to let them be. "But we love each other?" No one helped, even his own...
Jun 4, 2017, 8:59 PM
Genetically Modified News
Following the The Six-Day War at 50 anniversary, the NY Times allowed a long piece to be published in it's Sunday Review, called "The Past 50 Years of Israeli Occupation. And the Next by Nathan Thrall. Nathan Thrall is another...
Jan 23, 2017, 3:34 PM
Clapton to Retire: Now THAT’S News
With the inauguration of President Trump, protests in the streets, criticisms of Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump and whether they should have attended a service in honor of their father (in-law) at the National Cathedral on Shabbat, former social-justice-warrior...
Jan 8, 2017, 11:20 AM
A Mixtape For My Turmoiled Relationship, Israel.
There was a time when people would make each other mixtapes where they would put songs associated with the fondest memories, or moments in their lives. They could be addressed to a beloved one, to a dear friend, or...
Jan 3, 2017, 11:04 PM
The Arab-Israeli Conflict: A Primer
There are some basic requirements to understanding this conflict, a conflict I’ve studied for over 35 years – and I still don’t know all there is to know. One basic requirement is studying the history of the region. It...