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Oct 3, 2023, 6:50 PM
A Regular Demonstration in Or-Akiva
Here are my remarks at the demonstration last Saturday in Or-Akiva - a not-so-large community that cares a lot about Israel and will not give up. -- Good evening, Or-Akiva! It's good to be here tonight and meet people who care....
Sep 28, 2023, 9:58 PM
Senator Menendez, Please Sit Down!
Bob Menendez should step down from his Senate seat. To be clear, I voted for Menendez twice. Few people in the history of the Senate have been better champions of the United States/Israel relationship than Bob Menendez, and the U.S....
Sep 28, 2023, 4:03 PM
Enchanting Uzbekistan: An evening at the Museum of Islamic Art
Uzbekistan, a land of ancient history and diverse traditions, took center stage at the Museum of Islamic Art in Jerusalem with a captivating exhibition that celebrated the country's cultural treasures. This immersive experience transported visitors on a visual and...
Sep 28, 2023, 9:56 AM
Cannabis Advocacy is a Jewish Issue
Cannabis, kaneh bosem has always played a role in Jewish medicinal and spiritual practice, which can help explain the prominent role that Israel has played in the modern history of cannabis research. Yet with a changing narrative around cannabis...
Sharona Margolin Halickman
Sep 26, 2023, 2:56 PM
The evolvement of the mitzvah of shaking the Lulav
The Rabam, Mishneh Torah- Zmanim- Hilchot Shofar, Sukkah and Lulav 7:13-18 speaks about the evolvement of the mitzvah of Lulav: The Original Mitzvah: The mitzvah of shaking the lulav only applies on the first day of the holiday of Sukkot in...
Sep 22, 2023, 10:32 PM
Thinking about the Roman Empire? Here’s a Jewish background.
The Roman Empire has unexpectedly exploded on social media. Videos of adult women have been asking their male spouses “How often do you think about the Roman Empire?” have gained popularity in recent days and weeks. The answer is...
Francine M. Gordon
Sep 20, 2023, 8:38 PM
Dear Nir – To My ‘Partner’ Nir Barkat
Once upon a time when I lived in Cleveland, I chaired a Jewish Agency Partnership project that connected me to many major players in Israel's civil society. People with great affluence and influence who now hold positions of power,...
Sep 19, 2023, 6:31 PM
Antisemitism is never Israel’s fault
This week is bound to be an uncomfortable one for American Jews on both sides of the political aisle and the country itself. First, you have Israel’s nothing-if-not-controversial prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu landing in California to talk tech with the...
Sep 18, 2023, 10:41 PM
The Awakening of the Israeli Diaspora
A few years ago, I wrote a Ph.D. dissertation on the Transnational Life of Israeli citizens living in Mexico. I was attracted by the idea that globalization has led to increased migration and transformations in mobility patterns. I understood...
Arunansh B Goswami
Sep 18, 2023, 10:41 PM
Jews of Georgia
It was not long ago that the author of this article was ambling through the streets of Krasnaya Sloboda in Azerbaijan, home of Juhuri speaking mountain Jews. It was here that several Caucasian Jews settled after successfully surviving the...