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Allan T. Marks
Jun 30, 2018, 12:51 AM
Empathy must conquer fear
No battles are as fierce as the ones fought between brothers. I speak not of the ongoing conflict between Israelis and Palestinians, but of the rifts between right and left in Israel, and between Israeli and Diaspora Jews. Outsiders seldom...
Edmund C. Case
Jun 12, 2018, 1:57 PM
A much better response to Michael Chabon
Instead of labeling intermarriage a threat, we need a 'radical inclusion' approach for interfaith families
Jun 7, 2018, 11:21 PM
Intrafaith Dialogue for Jews: Healing the Divisions Created by History and Politics
I spent three days at the Yemenite Conference organized in conjunction with the American Sephardi Federation. The Conference was focused on Jewish Muslim relations in Yemen, but of course touched on many other issues - the Yemenite experience of...
Jun 5, 2018, 8:00 PM
Don’t America’s liberal rabbis have better things to do than snipe at Israel?
Why smearing Democrats as “Anti-Israel” wont sway voters The above headline appears in the February 4th issue of Forward, although I will not be reading the pearls of wisdom written by its author Aaron Davis a former Obama flunky now re-tooled...
Jun 5, 2018, 10:29 AM
Forget Michael Chabon. What of Rabbi Ellenson?
Dear Rabbi Ellenson, I read your op-ed in response to Michael Chabon's commencement address and was left mystified. In your article you defend your choice of Chabon as graduation speaker. You recognize that he articulated a strong position on the Israeli settlements, but...
Jun 3, 2018, 4:36 PM
The Ultimate Guide to Hebrew Learning in Israel
People ask me how I managed to learn Hebrew so fast. I tell them that I don’t know, whether two years is a short period to learn Hebrew from scratch. But I do manage to communicate with my hairdresser...
May 15, 2018, 6:24 PM
What if a President Hillary had recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital?
From the endless stream of press releases emerging from the headquarters of liberal and progressive Jewish organizations, not to mention the high and low dudgeon of a cash-starved, forever-schnorring leftwing weekly The Forward, one can easily conclude that the...
Moshe-Mordechai van Zuiden
May 10, 2018, 2:57 AM
It seems that Orthodox Rabbis need to be confronted loudly
Changes in Jewish Law are needed, in order and possible, if only the rabbis specialized in Jewish Law had the guts - many have suggested. Yet, building Halachah is not a democratic process, so public pressure will not help -...
May 4, 2018, 6:01 PM
Why engaging millennials is not worthless
To Jack Wertheimer: Marginalizing us is not going to do the Jewish community any good in the long run
Apr 20, 2018, 10:50 AM
Trying to Root a New Jewish Cosmopolitanism
I tweeted on April 16, in response to yet another IfNotNow demo on behalf of the terrorist Hamas-sponsored Great March on Israel's Gaza boundary that they were rootless cosmopolitans and I took flack. That was an anti-Semitic term I was informed. An anti-Semitic slur....