The Promise of the Trump Peace Plan

96 The Promise of the Trump Peace Plan View this email in your browser The W all Street Journal  11/02/2020   The Promise of the Trump Peace Plan   It would bypass corrupt and dictatorial Palestinian leaders who have stalled the process since 1993. By Natan Sharansky and Gil Troy   To complete his “deal of the century,” […]

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Are Rabbinical Schools becoming anti-Israel Bullying Pulpits?

In 2011, when Rabbi Daniel Gordis highlighted “how lonely it can be for an unapologetically pro-Israel student at some of today’s rabbinical schools,” his Conservative and Reform colleagues excoriated him for exaggerating.  Today, his criticisms seem mild; things are far worse. Every year, I hear from non-Orthodox rabbinical students that, in their programs, the once-marginal […]

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Max Singer z”l: Happy Conservative, Optimistic Jew, Fulfilled Zionist

96 Max Singer z”l: Happy Conservative, Optimistic Jew, Fulfilled Zionist View this email in your browser The Jerusalem Post  29/01/2020   Max Singer z”l: Happy Conservative, Optimistic Jew, Fulfilled Zionist     Last Thursday, one of Southern Jerusalem’s leading lights, Max Singer, died. This exuberant futurist who flirted with doomsday scenarios in Cold War America […]

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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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