Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Author: elisniv

Israel Boycotts, Now Organic

15:24 09 August in Politics
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By Aarian Marshall Something’s afoot in the Park Slope Food Co-op. If you are not a local of bourgeois Brooklyn, if the New York Times Metro Section isn’t quite your thing, you may have never heard of the co-op. It began in 1973 in Brooklyn’s Park Slope,...

Why Should Zion Mourn?

10:41 09 August in History, Religion
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By Adina Rosenthal “The ways of Zion do mourn, because none come to the solemn assembly; all her gates are desolate… and she herself is in bitterness.” These words are found in the opening lines of Eichah, The Book of Lamentations, read each year on Tisha...

The anti-Manischewitz

10:03 03 August in Culture, History
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By Adina Rosenthal Move over Manischewitz; Jewish wine is no longer synonymous with the sweet, syrupy stuff used for Jewish ceremonies. The Israeli wine and beer industry has boomed in the last few years, becoming a player in the global alcohol market.  In 2010, the Israeli...

A Golden Opportunity for Livni

17:39 02 August in Politics
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By Niv Elis It’s not clear why the Israeli left has shied away from putting economic arguments for peace front and center.  But the recent explosion of economically driven populist angst may change all that. For nearly two weeks, Israeli citizens have protested en masse in the...

Blame Canada (for Anti-Zionism)

12:20 26 July in Politics
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By Adina Rosenthal Canadian bacon isn’t the only thing that’s unkosher. Earlier this month, the Canadian Parliamentary Coalition to Combat Antisemitism (CPCCA), released its report concluding that anti-Semitism is on the rise in Canada, especially on university campuses. Since its inception in March 2009, the CPCCA,...

We, the (Arab) People

14:24 20 July in Latest, Politics
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By Aarian Marshall Like many people my age, I watched the Arab Spring on CNN, from my university’s Student Campus Center. Sometimes, someone would change the channel—March Madness was on, and basketball involves a crowd of people screaming plus the satisfaction of a conclusion in 90...

A Declaration of Ignorance

15:01 19 July in Politics
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By Steven Philp Republican or Democrat, American Jews inherit a history of progressiveness concerning issues of race and religion. Yet a pledge released by the conservative organization Family Leader, expounding racism and religious intolerance uncharacteristic of our community, includes an unexpected Jewish stamp of approval. The...