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Rachel Sharansky Danziger
Nov 2, 2018, 2:58 PM
You think Jewish unity is impossible? I know better
What it means for all Jews to come together... for one Jewish cause
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...
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, 7:08 PM
Israel or Diaspora? – Part 1: It’s the Jews who are fighting
For the first time in its history, Diaspora Jewry is feeling increasingly let down by its relationship with Israel. Some would even say slighted – and rightfully so – while others might call them a freier (sucker). But the...
Sep 5, 2018, 6:31 AM
Being a Homeless Jew
As we conclude this long, Labor Day Weekend, somewhere between fixing the camper and visiting some local Jewish communities in Detroit, a sad realization dawned on me. I’m a homeless Jew! No, not in the physical sense (though many would argue...
Moshe-Mordechai van Zuiden
Aug 28, 2018, 11:20 PM
‘Aleinu leshabei’ach – It would fit us to glorify
The 'Aleinu Prayer starts out explaining in beautiful Hebrew that it would fit us Jews to glorify and ascribe greatness to G^d. Then it mentions that Jews stand out. Our uniqueness ("the Chosen People") is always connected to obligation,...
Dana Janine Diamond
Aug 8, 2018, 10:08 PM
We recently lived in the rural country for several years and loved the beauty and peace and quiet. But more often than we'd like, we saw trucks going by, proudly waving the Confederate flag. Once my daughter and I...
Aug 3, 2018, 1:49 AM
The Jewish Nation at a Crossroads
I shall be telling this with a sigh Somewhere ages and ages hence: Two roads diverged in a wood … - Robert Frost, “The Road Less Travelled” Tisha B’Av, the holiday commemorating the destruction of the Great Temple that stood in ancient times...
Jul 30, 2018, 8:59 AM
An open letter to Rabbi Rick Jacobs
(or why I fear for the imminent demise of Tikkun Olam) Dear Rabbi Jacobs, Like you and your constituents, Tikkun Olam is something I care about deeply. Indeed I share your concerns about a world spinning out of control, and the...
Dana Janine Diamond
Jun 28, 2018, 4:03 PM
America’s Farewell to Judeo
I conducted research on this since the election. A lot of people voted for Trump because they wanted Gorsuch, because their Christian religion values embryos equally or even over actual human life. This is not true in the Jewish...