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Aug 19, 2018, 7:03 AM
Israel, Where East Meets West
I saw this beautiful painting from Morocco at a fair in downtown Washington D.C. and just had to snap a photo. In it, I can almost see myself, standing there, watching the desert riders, and their horses, colorful garb, and swords. I...
Aug 17, 2018, 12:06 PM
Atheism as the new ‘Religion’ of our time
It is part of a post-modern discourse that dominates the Media of our time the collective accusation of Religion at whole from a new-age atheist perspective. Part of the increase of this new age atheistic perspective is the usage...
Aug 17, 2018, 12:34 AM
Avinu Malkeinu and Charlottesville
Today marks the beginning of the High Holy Days season, and one of the keynote prayers of that season is the “Avinu Malkeinu,” the series of petitions that begin with the refrain “Our father, our King.” The first person...
Stephen M. Flatow
Aug 16, 2018, 6:54 PM
Ronald Lauder’s love affair with The New York Times
Why does this Jewish leader opt to criticize Israel in the Times instead of making his case in a Jewish newspaper?
Aug 16, 2018, 2:08 PM
Beyond Israel’s Nation State Law
Israel’s nation-state law has clearly managed to touch a nerve for many around the world. My article about it drew a slew of both positive and negative comments. I will refer to one which was characteristic of most comments and...
Aug 15, 2018, 7:53 AM
Parshat Shoftim: A Political Imperative for Liberal Jews
Elul, the Jewish month leading up to Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, is a time of reflection, soul-searching, and repentance. Even before we reach the holy days designated for new beginnings and atonement, Jews prepare to undertake tshuva, asking...
Moshe-Mordechai van Zuiden
Aug 15, 2018, 12:28 AM
Netanyahu’s big nationalist blunder
Over-ambitiousness defeats itself - the genie is out of the bottle Recently, I explained that the Israeli PM lost his political marbles. I want to revisit the story because I have more to say about it but also because -...
Aug 14, 2018, 6:26 PM
Lauder’s NY Times Op-Ed Misrepresents World Jewry
Ronald Lauder saw it fit to publish an opinion piece in the NY Times about what he believes is wrong with Israel today and how he believes Diaspora Jewry is being affected by internal Israeli policy decisions. Lauder’s position...
Aug 13, 2018, 9:42 PM
New Basic Law wastes time and changes nothing
The Knesset recently passed the new Basic Law: Israel - The Nation-state of the Jewish People and everyone's making a fuss about it. The usual folks who want to see Israel destroyed and its Jewish population thrown into the sea are...
Aug 13, 2018, 3:04 PM
Justice, Justice Shall You Pursue
Rummaging through my filing cabinet this morning, I came across a yellowed clip from the Jerusalem Post, dated May 15, 1992. “Saving Terrorist Ruled a Mitzva,” the headline reads. The article, by Judy Siegel, described how then-Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi...