Today, even the engaged intermarry. Many campus Jews who attend Shabbat services or defend Israel nevertheless date non-Jews.
“Every society produces sinners; It is absurd to expect Israeli society to be criminal-free; This expectation reflects a reverse bigotry, putting Israel, Zionism and the Jewish people on probation.”
Donald Trump has compared himself to the legendary American showman, but he has more in common with items found in Barnum’s museum than his incredible political legacy. Donald Trump’s boundless buffoonery seems tailored to today’s boundary-less and clownish culture, wherein real estate riches and celebrity fame ooze seamlessly into political popularity—at least in sleepy summertime […]
Sixty years after it opened, Disneylan—and its subsequent iterations—shows how one man rebranded America into Happy Land Slow-starters, take heart! If Walt Disney had defined Disneyland by its opening day performance 60 years ago on July 17, 1955, he would have been Dis-heartened and Dis-missed his $17 million theme park as a Dis-aster.
‘Everyone” knows that young American Jews are abandoning Israel. Leftists particularly blame Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s rightwing, pro-Orthodox, anti-Palestinian government, claiming, as Peter Beinart did in 2010, that young American Jews are tired of checking “their liberalism at Zionism’s door.”
Moynihan mocked diplomats who believed their mission was to woo the enemy rather than defend America. Forty years ago, in July 1975, America’s new UN ambassador heard how American diplomats at the first International Women’s Conference in Mexico City tolerated Third World insults. Banging his fist on the table, Daniel Patrick Moynihan exclaimed: “We’ve got […]
Taglit says: follow your own muse, evaluate these 10 days in the context of the 8,000 or so other days you have lived, then trailblaze your own identities. Tomorrow, Taglit-Birthright Israel will dedicate the partially restored ruins of an 1,800-year-old synagogue in Arbel National Park in memory of Max Steinberg. There, overlooking the Galilee and […]