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Elor Azaria is Not My Son

Azaria entered the courtroom with an in-your-face smile, mugging for the cameras, acting more like a superstar than a soldier convicted of manslaughter. His mother was wearing blue and white nail polish, the letters on each nail spelling out “mother's hero.” Read More »

An American Jew in Israel

By Uri Regev Jessica Fishman’s skillfully written memoir Chutzpah and High Heels: The Search for Love and Identity in the Holy Land presents to the reader a key chapter in the life of a young American Jewish woman who attempted to transform her life through Aliyah. It describes the numerous challenges she confronted in her decision to uproot herself to ... Read More »

What Netanyahu and Israel Owe American Jews

Netanyahu

Netanyahu has a responsibility to confront anti-Semitism worldwide. And that includes an increasingly vocal anti-Semitism in the U.S. Read More »

Trump and Netanyahu: Two Sides of the Same Coin

Trump and Netanyahu

Trump and Netanyahu have joined forces, and we won’t be able to overcome the one without overcoming the other. Resistance to one of this Tweedle-dum and Tweedle-dumber twinset requires resistance to the other. Read More »

The Books That Predicted the Presidential Election

In his victory speech in 2008, President Obama said, “If there is anyone out there who still doubts that America is a place where all things are possible, tonight is your answer.” This November, in a New Yorker article titled “It Happened Here,” editor David Remnick recalled Obama’s quote: “A very different answer arrived this Election Day,” he writes. “America is indeed a place where all things are possible: that is its greatest promise and, perhaps, its gravest peril.” Read More »

Book Review // Moses: A Human Life

Zornberg brings us a Moses who, with his flawed speech and insecure relationship with the Israelites, still brings the divine words to a people in need of spiritual direction. Read More »

Opinion // How Liberal Streams of Judaism Turned the Next Generation Against Its Birthright

Tikkun olam promises much and demands comparatively little in the way of sacrifice. This is its greatest strength and, perhaps, its major weakness. Read More »

Lest We Forget

Toscano felt proud of Anna, and after many hours he asked her the critical question: “Can I portray you?” Read More »

No One Had to Die in Umm al-Hiran

Adalah

The already fraught relationship between the State of Israel and its Bedouin citizens deteriorated even further with recent deadly altercation in the Bedouin village of Umm al-Hiran. Read More »

Jewish Germans and the History of Fashion

Few people these days are aware that Berlin, in the 1920s and early 1930s, was the capital of the world’s fashion industry. And this illustrious position was almost exclusively thanks to Jewish innovators. But the invaluable contribution of Jewish Germans has been forgotten—until now. Read More »