All-American Decency Is the Antidote to Anti-Semitism

It took two killers shooting up a Jersey City kosher-mart and one machete-wielding maniac invading a rabbi’s house in Monseyto reteach the old lesson that Jew-hatred is the most plastic hatred—adaptable, durable, artificial, and frequently toxic.  Until then, even most American Jews kept folding the fight against anti-Semitism into the partisan war over Donald Trump.  Yet reducing Jew-hatred […]

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Tzohar Rabbis: Happy, Halachic, and in love with the Jewish People

Sephardi chief rabbi Yitzhak Yosef’s branding of Russian immigrants as “religion-hating gentiles” has fueled cries for a rabbinate filled with peoplehood-loving Jews. So many of us are desperate for change. Change comes from the bottom-up or from top-down. People love sitting around, doing nothing but grumbling about the leadership failures empowering the chief rabbinate to […]

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Troy: The bubble of delusion

Salman Abu Sitta, a London-based Palestinian, recently attacked me, along with my cousin Adele Raemer, for living in a “denial bubble” about the nakba, the supposed destruction of his home by the “Zionist invasion of Palestine.” His one-sided attack, published on the anti-Zionist news website Mondoweiss, shows that the real conflict is not about the […]

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