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Nov 17, 2018, 4:09 AM
Election controversy in Florida for Governor and Senate
Here we go again! As that noted philosopher, Yogi Berra, might have said, it is "deja vu all over again." It seems that in every election cycle there are substantive issues with the validity of the vote count in...
Eric M. Robbins
Nov 12, 2018, 4:35 PM
Tending the Garden: Turning a corner in the Israeli-Diaspora crisis
Relationships are a lot like gardening, they need constant tending. The Israel-Diaspora relationship, a unique alliance born of shared history and a common destiny, has lately resembled a forlorn flower bed. Weeds galore. Pottery shards. Planters up-ended. But for many who...
Nov 7, 2018, 10:20 PM
It takes two to divide
This god of ours has a wicked sense of humor. It keeps playing the same joke on us over and over and over again. It can’t get enough. No matter how many times we repeat the cycle, it still...
Nov 2, 2018, 3:18 PM
Love on the path to consolation
The gruesome murder of 11 unique Jewish souls joined in their community sanctuary last Shabbat morning weighs on the hearts and minds of those preparing for our day of rest. Additional victims and first responders continue to face their...
Nov 1, 2018, 9:45 PM
We shall replace you
In the few days since the GA, as I have been writing the second part of my "white paper" (Investing In Shared Destiny), the world has changed. It is impossible to ignore the tragic events in Pittsburgh, or therefore...
Nov 1, 2018, 6:06 PM
Good Israel Education is Good Education
Last week I returned from JFNA’s General Assembly in Tel-Aviv, which was preceded by a Jewish Agency convening about Israel Education. In both forums, I heard two distinct critiques about the state of Israel Education in North America (and,...
Oct 28, 2018, 11:59 AM
Israel or Diaspora? – Part 3: The only realistic solution
I wrote this a few days before the synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh. The intention was to highlight the only realistic solution for Israel, not the Diaspora. Now I'm starting to believe it's for both. (More about America's anti-Semitic tumor...
Susan L.M. Goldberg
Oct 28, 2018, 1:22 AM
Pittsburgh: Time to Choose Peoplehood Over Politics
This morning I woke up to find that yet another barrage of rockets slammed into Israeli communities along the Gaza border last night. Only a few hours later did I learn that a synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, had been...
Oct 27, 2018, 7:37 PM
Israel or Diaspora? – Part 2: How it is when Politics is Religion
We can talk about how it should be, or we can talk about how it is. To pay lip service to the former, Jews all over the world deserve a say in Israel’s religious affairs. I’d even say a vote....
Oct 26, 2018, 10:27 PM
The Consistency of Inconsistency: The American G.A. and Israel
The underwear was showing. No one was embarrassed. Everyone complained. No one was happy. The General Assembly of American Jewish Federations met in Tel Aviv. Americans blamed Israelis and Israelis blamed Americans. The divide was moderated by those who held...